If your dog is sensitive to wheat, corn, soy, or chicken, this formula based on beef and rice will satisfy his desire for a great-tasting crunch while delivering all the nutrition he needs to keep on the go. Vitamin E and selenium supplements provide antioxidants and ingredients that supply both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids will keep his skin and coat shiny and beautiful. This food is designed for adult dog maintenance.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
Diamond Naturals Beef Meal and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food contains 338 Kcal per cup of kibble.
Diamond Naturals Beef Meal and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food costs approximately $37 for a 40 pound bag of product.
|January 17, 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Beef Meal and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food|
- Beef meal – a product that is dried than fresh beef and that has up to 300% more protein than fresh beef
- Cracked pearled barley – this whole grain supplies carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients
- Ground rice – mainly supplies carbohyhdrates
- Peas – this contributes protein as well as fiber, carbs, and vitamins
- Egg product – high quality contribution of protein and fat to the food
Other Ingredients List
- rice bran
- chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
- fish meal
- dried plain beet pulp
- pea protein
- natural 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 supplement
- calcium pantothenate
- manganese sulfate
- sodium selenite
- pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
- vitamin B12 supplement
- vitamin D supplement
- folic acid
Diamond Naturals Beef Meal & Rice Adult Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
Review of the main ingredients shows that this is primarily a grain-based kibble that has a good amount of protein from beef meal. The use of dry meals helps in the manufacture of dry kibble because the moisture content is so low. Meals are also generally very high in protein content when compared to fresh meats. Other protein contributions are also made by the egg product, the peas, and the fish meal that appear farther down on the list. The grains are primarily barley (whole grain), rice (perhaps mostly white rice), and peas. Grains provide carbohydrates as well as the structure for holding the kibble together. The Diamond Naturals brand does not use wheat, corn, or soy ingredients since some dogs are sensitive to them.
Analysis of the other ingredients reveals fairly standard additions, including rice bran and flaxseed for additional fiber and nutrients, and preserved chicken fat as a high quality source of additional energy and nutrition. Though some view beet pulp as an inexpensive filler ingredient, it is actually loaded with fiber and may have good effects on both blood sugar regulation and intestinal health. Thus, it is an acceptable ingredient in the probable amount found here. Full vitamin and mineral supplementation of the formula appear to make the diet complete. The minerals are the chelated kind which are taken up more easily in the intestine and are a feature of many better quality dog foods. There is no mention of pre- or probiotics, good bacteria that aid in establishing good conditions within the gut.
This food is moderate in both protein and fat content and will mostly likely provide adequate nutrition for a healthy adult dog throughout its active years. Dogs with special nutritional status, like pregnant or lactating mothers, puppies, or overweight dogs, can find other products made by the same brand that are specifically suited for their needs.
Diamond Pet Foods, Inc. is a private company and has its company headquarters in Missouri. Three manufacturing locations in the United States make all of the Diamond pet food products.