Your perky smaller dog needs great nutrition to stay healthy and active just like any bigger dog does. This dry kibble has the same healthy ingredients and balanced nutrition that is found in the brand’s regular adult dry formula but is made in a smaller kibble that is easier for your smaller breed dog to eat. It contains the right mix of antioxidants and balanced omega fatty acids to keep your favorite pet’s skin and coat looking healthy and shiny.
Nutritional Content Information
Kcal Information – Calories Per Cup
This dry food will provide 345 Kcal per cup of product.
An 18 pound bag of this product costs approximately $25.
|February 7, 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Small Breed Chicken and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food|
- Chicken – Deboned chicken flesh and skin that supplies plenty of protein and vitamins
- Chicken meal – This is a quality ingredient much higher in protein than fresh chicken and contains phosphorus and calcium from the bones as well
- Cracked pearled barley – Barley has more protein than rice and is a slow burning carbohydrate that has a good effect on blood sugar levels
- Ground rice – Rice provides very digestible carbohydrates
- Egg product – This is made from cooked whole eggs, a good source of protein and vitamins
Other Ingredients List
- chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
- dried plain beet pulp
- natural chicken flavor
- fish meal
- potassium chloride
- choline chloride
- dried chicory root
- yucca schidigera extract
- 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 Small Breed Chicken and Rice Adult Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
This food relies on the healthful benefits of fresh chicken as well as chicken meal to provide adequate protein for your active dog. Because it is lower in moisture content and higher in protein, the chicken meal probably provides the most protein, and since it includes the chicken bones, is also a valuable source of needed minerals. Carbohydrates are supplied by whole grain barley as well as rice, both healthy ingredients that will help to give your pet the energy he needs. No corn, wheat, or soy is present so this food is good for animals that are sensitive to those ingredients.
Analysis of the rest of the ingredients shows the full vitamin and mineral supplementation that you expect from a good dog food. The minerals are protein-chelated, which is a kind that is better absorbed by your pet. Beet pulp is the residue left over from the processing of beet sugar, and is a healthy, high-fiber ingredient that also helps to establish good bacteria in the gut. Fish meal, flaxseed, and chicken fat help to provide the omega fatty acids needed by your dog for optimal health.
Review of the product indicates this food will most like provide an adequate diet for your pet during his active adult lifetime. How much you feed him depends on his size and activity level. Start with the amounts recommended on the bag and adjust as necessary if he seems to be gaining or losing weight. Your healthy dog should look lean and act energetically.
Diamond Pet Foods, Inc. is a family-owned company that was established in 1970. Its headquarters are located in Missouri, and they manufacture their foods in several locations throughout the United States. The company states that their system of 151 quality checks ensure that every ingredient is fresh and every product healthy so you can have confidence that your pet will thrive.