Dogs have different lifestyles just like people do! This formula is especially made to satisfy the high energy needs of sporting and working dogs. If your dog has a high energy job, or if he is just a high energy pet and needs extra nutrition to maintain condition, this food will satisfy his hunger and give him what he needs to keep on going. It is more calorie dense than the brand’s original adult dry food and has increased levels of vitamins and minerals to make sure your dog is utilizing all the energy possible.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Diamond Hi-Energy Dry Dog Food contains 394 Kcal per cup of dry kibble.
Diamond Hi-Energy Dry Dog Food costs approximately $42 for a 50 pound bag.
|January 17, 2013
|Diamond Hi-Energy Dry Dog Food
- Chicken by-product meal – a high protein meal that is made of processed chicken parts
- ground corn – for metabolizable carbohydrates
- wheat flour
- rice bran – provides fiber and vitamins
- chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) – a good source of energy as well as vitamins
Other Ingredients List
- corn gluten meal
- dried plain beet pulp
- fish meal
- natural chicken flavor
- meat meal
- potassium chloride
- choline chloride
- vitamin E supplement
- iron proteinate
- zinc proteinate
- copper proteinate
- ferrous sulfate
- zinc sulfate
- copper sulfate
- potassium iodide
- thiamine mononitrate
- manganese proteinate
- manganous oxide
- ascorbic acid
- vitamin A supplement
- calcium pantothenate
- manganese sulfate
- sodium selenite
- pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
- vitamin B2 supplement
- vitamin D supplement
- folic acid
Diamond Hi-Energy Sporting Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
An analysis of the most important ingredients shows that the food gets its protein mostly from chicken by-product meal with some contribution from the fish and meat meals farther down in the list. Chicken by-product meal is perhaps not the highest quality source of protein, since by-products are what is left over from the slaughtering process and don’t generally include deboned cuts of meat. However, processed meals are higher in protein than fresh meat and the product does have a protein level in the moderate range. Corn and wheat ingredients are controversial for some people because they may be a factor in the development of food allergies or sensitivities in certain dogs. However, they can also be a good source of carbohydrates and energy. Preserved chicken fat is a high quality ingredient and a good source of energy and vitamins in the diet.
Other than dried beet pulp, a review of the rest of the ingredients shows typical supplements and additions. Beet pulp is a high fiber by-product of beet processing. Because of its high fiber, many people like beet pulp for its effects on intestinal health and blood sugar regulation, and it can be viewed as a healthy addition to the formula. The mix seems to be adequately supplemented with vitamins and minerals. The minerals are the kind that are chelated to protein, which is a form that is easier for your dog to absorb.
In review, this kibble is grain-based with significant protein contributions from meat meals. In comparison with their original adult dry dog food, it has higher levels of protein and fat and has somewhat more calories per cup. This satisfies their claim that a hardworking dog that uses more energy could benefit from this food. Your dog will get more energy when he eats the same amount that he is accustomed to and it will allow him to maintain good condition even when he is expending a lot of energy in exercise or in work. Periodically check his weight and change how much you are feeding him if his weight changes in an inappropriate direction.
Diamond Pet Foods, Inc. is privately owned and has its headquarters in Missouri. All of its pet foods are manufactured in the USA.