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Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Review

Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Diet Adult Dry Dog Food Review

Our Recommendation

Blackwood is a reasonably priced dog food for adult dogs that need to watch their weight or less active senior dogs.

  • No corn, wheat, or soy.
  • Slow cooked for maximum nutrient retention.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Premium chicken is the first ingredient.
  • Real fruits and vegetables provide a balanced diet and rich flavor for even the pickiest eaters.
  • Probiotics for healthy digestion.
  • Blend of grains helps with digestion and provides the carbs your dog craves.
  • Glucosamine added for hip and joint health.

Blackwood is a good choice for your senior dog or less active adult dog. Maintaining a healthy weight can be very hard for some dogs but a specially formulated dog food can be the answer to the problem. I like that Blackwood contains a big variety of ingredients so I know my dog has a balanced diet when eating this brand.

I give Blackwood 4 Paws Up Out of 5. It contains a lot of different grains and the cost is as high as some grain-free dog foods.


Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Millet, Ground Grain Sorghum, Oat Groats, Pearled Barley, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Dried Yeast, Egg Product, Menhaden Fish Meal, Chicken Cartilage, Calcium Carbonate, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Lecithin, Salt, Monosodium Phosphate, Dl-Methionine, Menhaden Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Ground Rosemary, Ground Thyme, Ground Cumin, Ground Yellow Mustard, Crushed Red Chili Pepper, Cranberry, Apple, Pumpkin Meal, Kelp Meal, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Fructooligosaccharide (Fos), Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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.
Caloric Content 3,135 – 3,260 kcal/kg

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).

Feeding Amounts

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs 3/8 – 1/2
5 lbs 1/2 – 3/4
10 lbs 3/4 – 1
20 lbs 1 1/4 – 1 1/2
30 lbs 1 3/4 – 2
40 lbs 2 – 2 1/2
50 lbs 2 1/2 – 2 3/4
60 lbs 2 3/4 – 3
70 lbs 3 – 3 1/2
80 lbs 3 1/4 – 3 3/4
100 lbs 3 3/4 – 4 1/4

Feeding and Transition Instructions:

This food is only suitable for adult dogs and not recommended for pregnant or nursing females. To transition your dog to Blackwood, gradually replace their regular food with Blackwood over the course of 5-10 days depending on your dog’s level of digestive sensitivity.

The Bottom Line

Blackwood is suitable for adult dogs that need to watch their weight or an older dog that is less active but needs a good food that provides joint and hip support. The easy to digest formula is suitable for any dog with a sensitive stomach or digestive issues. The addition of probiotics means you don’t have to add an additional supplement for digestion in many cases.

Blackwood is available in various package sizes so you can try it out with your dog without investing in the largest bag size. This is helpful if you have a small or medium sized dog and are not sure what food you want to use as your regular kibble.