Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dog Food

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

Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dog Food

Science Diet Puppy 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 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 Large Breed Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Whole Grain Corn
  2. Chicken By-Product meal
  3. Corn Gluten Meal
  4. Liver Flavor
  5. Dried Beet Pulp

Whole Grain Corn is the first 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.

Chicken By-Products is the second ingredient. This ingredient is impossible to determine the actual quality of. The AAFCO definition of chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.”

Corn Gluten Meal is the third 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.

Beet Pulp is the fifth ingredient. It is thought by some to be a cause of excess stress on kidneys and cause allergies and ear infections.

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Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Soybean Oil, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Fish Oil, Potassium Citrate, Iodized Salt, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, 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, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

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Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Average Nutrient Contents

Nutrient Dry Matter1
%
Protein 31.3
Fat 16.8
Carbohydrate (NFE) 42.0
Crude Fiber 2.8
Calcium 1.20
Phosphorus 0.87
Sodium 0.57
Potassium 0.79
Magnesium 0.107

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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2 Responses to “Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Dog Food”
  1. Brian says:

    Not sure why so many people buy this food? It is overrated and is not cheap. The first five incredients are sub-par to say the least!

  2. Mari says:

    Hi I Have A German Shepard Weeks Today =)

    And I Was Wondering If This Is Good For Her She Is On Purina Puppy Chow Right Now Our Vet Recomended This Dog Food To Uss .

    What Do You Think ?

    Sensirouly

    Mari

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