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This is a unique dog food because the first ingredient is kangaroo and the second is kangaroo meal. Kangaroo meat is low in saturated fat and is supposed to be a quality protein. While the ingredients list is impressive for this dog food, Scout is having a hard time recommending a dog food with such a big carbon footprint. Australia is a long way from North American dog parents. If you can get past this and the high cost–or you live down under–, this is a dog food that offers your pooch a unique and complete diet.
- Twice as much Vitamin B12 as other meats, and rich in Iron, essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids, other B Vitamins, and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA).
- No corn, wheat, soy, dairy, and chicken make this a dog food suitable for dogs with a variety of allergies and sensitivities.
- Balanced formula of carbohydrates and fruits and vegetables offers a low glycemic index diet and high level of antioxidants and fiber to support digestive health and immunity.
Kangaroo, Kangaroo Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Pea Flour, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Citric Acid), Flaxseed, Red Lentils, Green Lentils, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Pea Protein, Natural Flavors, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Yeast), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin A, Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Lactic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols.
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
|Nutritional Component||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||26.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FAT||14.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.5% max||–||–|
|OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS||0.6% min||–||–|
|OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS||3.0% min||–||–|
* – indicates not yet analyzed
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)|
|Under 10 LBS||1/4 – 3/4|
|10-20 LBS||3/4 – 1 1/4|
|20-30 LBS||1 1/4 – 1 1/2|
|30-40 LBS||1 1/2 – 2|
|40-60 LBS||2 – 2 1/2|
|60-80 LBS||2 1/2 – 3|
|80-100 LBS||3 – 3 1/4|
While this is definitely a top quality dog food, Scout can only recommend this if you have a dog that truly needs a very specialized diet due to allergies or other health issues. The very high cost and the fact that it comes from so far away when there are so many quality grain free dog foods produced closer to home make this a hard dog food to support from an environmental and budget stand point. It is great that Australians are using ingredients that make sense for their area but for the rest of this, there are better options.