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Earthborn Holistic make some decent dog foods, and their grain free Primitive Natural is nigh on flawless. Let me explain…
When looking for a quality food the first thing to do is check the ingredients contain a decent source of meat protein. Dogs are essentially carnivores so meat should make up most of their diet.
We find a protein-packed chicken meal as the main ingredient, a great lean meat. Given the high protein content of 38% we can rest assured there’s a very generous quantity of chicken. We also find whitefish meal as the 4th ingredient to further bulk up the meat/fish in the food. This is really good to see.
The main source of carbs comes from potatoes, which is a solid choice. I’d prefer to see the lower GI alternative of sweet potato, but given the carbs are low in this food I don’t see it as a huge issue.
Eggs as the 5th ingredient are good to see. We also have a range of fruits and veggies which are a sign of a quality product.
It’s nice to see Taurine included for a healthy heart, brain, and eyes. Although it naturally occurs in meat and offal it isn’t often added specifically to dog foods.
If we look at the guaranteed analysis we find this to be one of the lowest carbohydrate kibbles available on the market. That’s fantastic to see.
I’d definitely recommend feeding this food, especially to a younger and more active dog. If you have an older dog or less active dog it may be worth feeding a food without such a high protein level and corresponding price tag.
A resounding 5 stars!
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Great meat content, low in carbs.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Whitefish Meal, Egg, Tomato Pomace, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Peas, Spinach, Garlic, Yucca, Taurine, Cottage Cheese, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Beta-Carotene, Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.