Chicken Soup for the Soul Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Review

by

Samantha Biggers

Last updated Oct. 1, 2018

What This Article Covers

Our Recommendation

This popular dog food brand combines all your dog's favorite proteins and flavors into one great formula. The amount of variety they offer is surprising.

  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • No by-products or digest.
  • No corn, wheat, or soy.
  • Probiotics help make this formula easy to digest and aid in immunity.
  • Balanced nutrition for large breed dogs.
  • Provides L-Carnitine and glucosamine for joint and hip support.
  • Affordable choice for large breed dogs and those with more than one large dog to feed.
  • Fish provides a source of oils that can help with skin and coat.
  • Great blend of protein from chicken, turkey, duck, and fish.

It's great when dog foods don't just include a bunch of meat and cheaper grains. This food has fruits and vegetables in it so your dog gets a good balance. Dogs really like a lot of the foods we eat but that gets overlooked a lot of the time because it costs more to make. Fruits and veggies are valuable sources of antioxidants for your dog.

Ingredients

Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Peas, Oatmeal, White Rice, Turkey Meal, Millet, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Ocean Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Duck, Salmon, Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Cranberries, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flake, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Proteinate, L-Carnitine, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Riboflavin Supplement, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate

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

http://talkspetfood.aafco.org/

(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

3,490 kcal/kg; 350 kcal/cup


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional Component Value Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards
____________________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________
CRUDE PROTEIN 24.0% min - -
CRUDE FAT 13.0% min - -
CRUDE FIBER 4.5% max - -
MOISTURE 10.0% max - -
ZINC 180 mg/kg min
SELENIUM 0.35 MG/KG MIN

* - indicates not yet analyzed

Transition Instructions

Over 7 days gradually replace your dog's current food with Chicken Soup for the Soul brand. If your dog is very sensitive to food changes you can increase the transition period to up to 14 days. Ask your vet for food advice if your dog has any pre-existing conditions.

Feeding Amounts

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
40 - 60 LBS 2 3/4 - 3 3/4
60 - 80 LBS 3 3/4 - 4 3/4
80 - 100 LBS 4 3/4 - 5 1/2
100 - 125 LBS 5 1/2 - 6 1/2
125 - 150 LBS 6 1/2 - 7 1/2
150 - 175 LBS 7 1/2 - 8 1/2
175 - 200 LBS 8 1/2 - 9 1/3
200 - 250 LBS 9 1/2 - 11

Feeding Instructions

Always have fresh water available near where your dog is going to eat. The feeding amounts listed above are just guidelines.and may need to be adjusted to suit your dog's activity level and age. Large dogs may be better off if their food is split into two feedings per day.

The Bottom Line

Chicken Soup For The Soul Large Breed Adult Dog Food is a good choice for budget conscious parents of big dogs. The easy to digest formula provides a great variety of proteins and while it contains grains, it does not have corn, wheat, or soy. The Chicken Soup brand is great about leaving out artificial colors and flavors.