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4 Health Performance Formula for Adult Dog Food

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This dog food has been given a 5 stars brand rating.  One cup supplies 276 K cal/cup and has been formulated for highly active sporting and working dogs. Analysis shows it contains 30% crude protein, 30% carbohydrates and 20% crude fat.

 

It features two main protein sources – chicken and chicken meal – both excellent sources of animal protein and omega-6 fatty acids.

 

The carbohydrates in this food are rice and cracked pearled barley.  Rice is easy to digest and good for dogs with sensitive stomachs.  Cracked pearled barley is a very good source of fiber, manganese, and omega-6 fatty acids.  It also helps in maintaining stable blood sugar levels.

 

Chicken fat is the main source of fat for this food.  It is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content. For preservative, tocopherol (a form of Vitamin E) is added.

 

Some other notable ingredients are dried plain beet pulp, flaxseed, and fish meal.  Plain beet pulp is a good dietary fiber that also acts as a prebiotic.  Flaxseed, the best plant source of omega-3 fatty acids also contains magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, and thiamin.  Fish meal is an excellent source of animal protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

In addition to the vitamins and mineral supplements, it also has dried chicory root which acts as a prebiotic.  Glucosamine and chondroitin are added for healthy joints and prevention of arthritis.

 

4 Health Chicken and Rice Formula for Adults Dry Dog Food

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This food is highly recommended and has been given a 4 stars brand rating.

Analysis of this dog food shows a protein reading of 29%, a fat level of 17% and carbohydrates content of approximately 46%.

 

The main protein sources are chicken (a quality source of meat protein), chicken meal (a meat concentrate containing nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken), and fish meal (another protein rich meat concentrate).  No plant based protein boosters are included in the ingredients list.

 

The main carbohydrates sources are barley, millet, and brewers rice.  Barley does not only provide carbohydrates but it also supplies fibers and other nutrients.  It has a low glycemic index, thus it is good for stable blood sugar levels. Millet is a gluten-free grain, rich in the B-vitamins, high in fiber and contains essential minerals.  Brewers rice is a good source of energy and provides adequate nutritional value.

Chicken fat is an excellent source of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that is essential for life.  Flaxseed (rich in soluble fiber) is undoubtedly one of the best sources of omega-3.  Both ingredients supply the fat content of this food.

 

Two significant ingredients of this dog food are chicory root and chelated minerals.  Chicory root is a very good source of inulin a soluble dietary fiber and a prebiotic that promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive system.  Chelated minerals are essential minerals that are proteinated for easy absorption.

 

Recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals are also added to maintain good health and growth of your pets.

 

4Health Lamb & Rice Formula For Adult Dogs

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Expert Dog food reviewers give this nutritious dog food a 3.5 rating for its high protein and fat content.  It comes in two versions: the dry version and the canned ones. It is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of adult dogs as recommended by the AAFCO and it provides vital nutrients at a reasonable price.

 

The main ingredients are lamb and lamb meal which are good sources of meat protein, a very essential nutrient for the health and growth of your pets.  Meat protein is a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, and Niacin, as well as trace elements such as Iron, Zinc, Copper, and Selenium with plenty of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Supplementary protein is also supplied by egg products and fish meal.

 

Whole grain brown rice, ground white rice, oatmeal, cracked pearled barley, and millet are the carbohydrates in this formula.  They are good sources of dietary fiber and other nutrients such as selenium, manganese, phosphorus, folates,  and omega-6 fatty acids.

 

Chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (a form of Vitamin E) is the main fat source in the food. Vitamin C is also used as a preservative.

 

Other added supplements are taurine for heart health, glucosamine and chondroitin for joint problems and arthritis, and chelated minerals for good absorption.

 

4 Health Dog Food, Grain Free Beef and Potato Adult Formula Dry Food

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Highly recommended by some dog food experts, this dog food is rated 3.5 stars and is formulated for adult dogs with grain and gluten allergies. 

 

Analysis shows that the formula contains 31% protein, 17% fat, 44% carbohydrates, and 4.4% fiber.  However, it is good to note that although the main ingredients are beef and beef meal, pea protein, dried peas, and flaxseed give it an added boost.  It is therefore safe to say that this product is a plant-based kibble, which contains a moderate amount of meat protein.

 

The main sources of fat are sunflower oil (a very good source of omega-6), flaxseed (the best source of omega-3), and beef tallow (a product of beef rendering). Potatoes and tapioca (both gluten free) are the main sources of carbohydrates. 

 

Fiber is supplied by flaxseed, a very good source of soluble fiber and dried plain beet pulp, a good source of insoluble fiber.  Both are beneficial for intestinal health and maintaining blood sugar levels.

 

Chelated minerals (minerals chemically attached to protein) such as zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, and copper proteinate, are added for easy absorption of the essential minerals that are needed for growth and development.

 

The formula also contains potassium chloride, Vitamin E, Vitamin C,  choline chloride, niacin, d-calcium panthothenate, biotin, sodium selenite, vitamin D3, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin B12, calcium iodate, Vitamin B6, and folic acid.

 

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