If you love your pet you will make sure that he gets everything he needs to keep being healthy and active throughout his whole life. This recipe by the Diamond brand is designed to provide the basic the nutrition by adult dogs that have moderate activity levels. Its formula is based on chicken protein and it has balanced omega fatty acids to give your dog the beautiful shiny coat that is the mark of a healthy animal.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food contains 330 Kcal per cup of kibble.
Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food costs approximately $20 for a 20 pound bag, $35 for a 40 pound bag, and $50 for a 43 pound bag.
|January 17, 2013|
|Diamond Maintenance Dry Dog Food|
- Chicken by-product meal – a ground meal made from rendered chicken parts
- Wheat flour – added for carbohydrates and to hold the kibble together
- Whole grain ground corn – this provides easily digestible carbohydrates
- Millet – a whole grain that contributes carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients
- Rice bran – this is the exterior coating of the rice kernel that is polished off during processing and contributes both vitamins and fiber to the food
Other Ingredients List
- ground rice
- chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
- dried plain beet pulp
- brewers rice
- fish meal
- egg product
- natural chicken flavor
- 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 suplement
- calcium pantothenate
- manganese sulfate
- sodium selenite
- pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
- vitamin B12 supplement
- vitamin D supplement
- folic acid
Diamond Maintenance Adult Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
An analysis of the ingredients shows that is kibble is based on grains, primarily wheat and corn along with millet and rice. The protein component is listed as the first ingredient and is chicken by-product meal. This is a meal made from the parts left over after processing chicken and includes meat but is not primarily made from deboned meat. Nevertheless, it is a high protein ingredient that also contains significant other nutrients. Fish meal somewhat further down the list also contributes extra protein. The grains provide carbohydrates that are easily digestible and the millet, rice bran, and flaxseed also provide fiber. Some people may have dogs that are sensitive to corn or wheat or think that these grains are implicated in the development of food allergies. Preserved chicken fat is a high quality ingredient that supplies energy as well as other essential nutrients.
Beet pulp may be controversial for some people, but most view it as a good source of fiber and appreciate its effects on intestinal health and blood sugar regulation. The rest of the ingredients seem to be fairly typical vitamin and mineral supplements. This kibble includes minerals that are chelated to protein, which are the kind that are most easily absorbed and are typically found in better dog foods.
In review, this food has moderate protein levels and is fairly low in fat. It seems to be adequately supplemented with vitamins and minerals and will probably provide an adequate diet for moderately active dogs as stated by the manufacturer. Whenever you begin feeding a new food to your pet, let him eat the recommended amounts for his age and weight and then adjust how much you give him if you notice a change in his condition, either up or down. A healthy dog should have a lean and athletic look, have plenty of energy, and have a bright and shiny coat.
Diamond Pet Foods, Inc. is a privately held company that has its headquarters in Missouri. Diamond manufacturers all of its pet foods in three plants located throughout the United States.