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Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food Review

Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food Review

Our Recommendation

Some dogs need more protein than others to maintain good body condition and strong muscles. Adirondack 26% Adult Active formula provides all the nutrition to keep active dogs healthy and at the top of their game!

  • Pork and chicken for a great combination of flavor that dogs will chomp down fast.
  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • No corn, wheat, or soy so dogs that are sensitive to these grains or have allergies can enjoy Adirondack.
  • Probiotics mean your dog has less chance of stomach issues and they get the maximum nutritional value of everything they eat.
  • Sorghum adds a touch of natural sweetness that dogs love!
  • Affordable and easy to get.

I really don’t have any objections to any of the major ingredients in this dog food. It is not grain-free but it does use brown rice as the main grain, which is better than white rice in terms of nutritional value. Pork meal is something dogs love but if you are concerned about GMOs it is worth noting that pigs are fed a lot of GMO feed in their lives so you may want to consider that. Other than that, this is a dog food that would work well for dogs that have sensitivities to a lot of major brands that are heavy on corn, wheat, soy, and animal digest. Just remember this is for active dogs: If your dog is not as active then you should choose the Adirondack 21% Adult dog food.


Pork Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Oat Groats, Ground Grain Sorghum,
Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pearled Barley, Dried
Plain Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Natural
Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine,
Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product
Dehydrated, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin
Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin
Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate,
Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3
Supplement, Folic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate,
Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate,
Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium
Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

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Adirondack Pet Food 22459 21% Protein Everyday Recipe For Adult Dogs, 30lb.

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Nutritional Analysis

Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:

1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level

Caloric Content

3,601 kcal/kg, 452.5 kcal/cup, 3.6 kcal/g

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional Component Value Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards
____________________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________
CRUDE FAT 15.0% min
MOISTURE 10.0% max
TOTAL MICROORGANISMS 150,000 cfu/lb min    

* – indicates not yet analyzed

Feeding Amounts

Depending on your dog’s size and activity level, they may need more or less food in their daily feeding amounts.

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
_______________________ _______________________
10 LBS 3/4
20 LBS 1 1/3
40 LBS 2 1/4
60 LBS 3
80 LBS 3 1/2
100 LBS 4 1/3

Transition Instructions

Replace regular kibble with Adirondack 26% over a period of 5-7 days or up to 10 days for dogs that don’t tolerate changes in diet so well or have allergies.

The Bottom Line

Adirondack’s approach to dog food is to keep it simple with ingredients and don’t use any cheap fillers, artificial colors, or flavors. I like that they add probiotics so I don’t have to. Adirondack has many different formulas so there is one that will work for your dog no matter what life stage they are at. While Adirondack is not grain-free, it does not have grains like corn, wheat, or soy but rice so more dogs can eat this food with no problems. I recommend this formula for active adult dogs that need a high performance meat based ration.

Scout’s Pick

Adirondack Pet Food 22459 21% Protein Everyday Recipe For Adult Dogs, 30lb.

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