Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food

December 6, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Science Diet

Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food

Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food is made and manufactured by; Hills Pet Nutrition Inc… Science diet makes both dry and canned versions of dog food. We are going to be reviewing the dry versions.

Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Lamb Meal
  2. Brewers Rice
  3. Rice Flour
  4. Corn Gluten Meal
  5. Ground Whole Grain Wheat

Lamb Meal is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is based around meat and protein that comes from meat. It’s always good when the first ingredient is a named meat.

Brewer’s rice is the second ingredient and is a lower quality grain and is also considered a by-product.

Rice Flour is the third ingredient and is a grain fragment and also a filler. Fillers offer no nutritional value to your dog’s food.

Corn Gluten Meal is the fourth ingredient. Corn provides your dogs with no nutritional value. Dog’s digestive systems have a hard time digesting this ingredient. If you feed your dog a corn kernel, you will get a corn kernel out. Corn in excess has also been linked to many cases of dog allergies.

Wheat is fifth ingredient and is thought to be the number one grain that causes allergies within dogs and should be avoided if at all possible.

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Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Flour, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Liver Flavor, Soy Protein Isolate, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Oil, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, DL-Methionine, Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Dried Chicken Cartilage, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Threonine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract

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Science Diet Puppy Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Large Breed Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient Dry Matter1
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Protein 29.7
Fat 18.0
Carbohydrate (NFE) 40.8
Crude Fiber 4.2
Calcium 1.17
Phosphorus 1.03
Sodium 0.60
Potassium 0.77
Magnesium 0.093

¹The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.

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Should you have a concern regarding the diet of your dog, you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is the opinion of the author, and is presented solely for informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving professional veterinary care for your dog(s).
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