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“Flavorful, easy-to-digest” rings a sound of relief to those canines with sensitive skin and stomach issues. Yes, my little Harley has battled with gastrointestinal issues and skin irritability for years so I understand the benefits of feeding your pooch digestible food that will give them the nutrients they need. Blackwood’s Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula asserts its kibble recipe is made from small batches slowly cooked to “deliver superior nutrition in every bowl.”
Blackwood Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula is made of super-premium natural lamb full of proteins. Upon reading the ingredients, I also noticed essential vitamins, nutrients, and dietary supplements that help maintain dogs with sensitive stomachs happy and energetic:
- Probiotics aid in digestion.
- Super premium, all-natural chicken protein provides energy.
- Excludes corn, wheat, and soy.
- No artificial flavors or colors.
Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Millet, Ground Grain Sorghum, Catfish Meal, Oat Groats, Canola Oil, Potato Protein, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Monosodium Phosphate, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Dl-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Apple, Pumpkin Meal, Ground Rosemary, Ground Thyme, Ground Cumin, Ground Yellow Mustard, Crushed Red Chili Pepper, Cranberry, Kelp Meal, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Fructooligosaccharide (Fos), Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Calcium Carbonate, 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.
Blackwood Pet Food 075492050055 5000 Catfish Meal & Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula Dry Dog Food, 5Lbs
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
3,524 kcal/kg, 462 kcal/cup, 4 kcal/g
* – indicates not yet analyzed
|Nutritional Component||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||23.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FAT||12.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.0% max||–||–|
|OMEGA-6 (LINOLEIC ACID)||2.6% min|
|OMEGA-3 (LINOLENIC ACID)||1.25% min|
|TOTAL MICRO ORGANISMS||31,000,000 CFU/lb min|
As soon as your puppy reaches 6 months, they can transition to adult kibbles. Blackwood recommends you feed your pup according to the breed; this includes your canine’s activity level and metabolism. Blackwood also recommends you feed your dog according to a set schedule.
Follow the feeding chart. If you are changing your dog’s diet, mixing rationed portions of old and new is how most dog parents ween their dogs from one food to another. However, I recommend asking your vet first when making any change to your pup’s diet. In addition, make sure you always have plenty of fresh and clean water for your little one.
|Weight||Daily Feeding (cup)|
|3 LBS||1/3 – 1/2|
|5 LBS||3/8 – 2/3|
|10 LBS||2/3 – 3/4|
|20 LBS||1 – 1 1/3|
|30 LBS||1 1/3 – 1 3/4|
|40 LBS||2 – 2 1/3|
|50 LBS||2 1/4 – 2 2/3|
|60 LBS||2 2/3 – 3 1/8|
|70 LBS||3 1/4 – 4|
|80 LBS||4 1/8 – 4 2/3|
|100 LBS||4 3/4 – 5 1/8|
Daily feeding amounts vary more or less depending on your dog’s size and level of activity. Specific needs also play a role in the amount of kibbles to feed your dog. For example, health issues can affect your dog’s appetite and activity. When this happens, you may need to make adjustments to your dog’s food in order to maintain proper weight and health. You should always follow the recommendations of your dog’s veterinarian.
Blackwood Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula Dry Food is a premium, healthy food full of nutrients, protein, and probiotics. Slow cooked for better nutrition, Blackwood’s food is more digestible to dogs. The slow cook process produces proteins, vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy coat. Its palatable flavors make the food appetizing to dogs while increasing stamina and immunity. All their formulas (excluding 1000 Everyday Diet and 2000 Active Diet) are corn, wheat, and soy free. There are no ingredients that may cause skin allergies or irritate your dog’s stomach.
Blackwood guarantees all natural ingredients that undergo a 360-degree quality control and several tests before the dry food is shipped to stores. Your canine will have plenty of natural ingredients to choose from, including beets, brown rice, carrots, spinach, pumpkin puree, and New Zealand green-lipped mussels.
If your little one has tummy or skin issues, then Blackwood Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula dry food may be a good choice to start with.
Blackwood Pet Food 22234 All Life Stages, Special Diet, Sensitive Skin, Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Recipe, 15lb.