Holistic Select has been one of the better foods I’ve found readily available in Australia, so if you live near City Farmers or PetBarn then this could be a good choice. It’s pricier than other foods, but you’re paying for better ingredients. This review is for their Turkey & Lentil recipe, which is grain free and also potato free which is unusual.
Deboned Turkey and Turkey Meal make up the first ingredients which is great to see. Turkey is a decent lean meat, and the protein level is high in this food at 32%.
Next we find peas, lentils, and chick peas which will bulk up the protein levels in the food and also the amount of fibre, which can help both diarrhea and constipation, as well as promoting weight loss and reducing the risk of colon cancer. They’re good ingredients, but it’s worth noting these legumes will likely outweigh the meat content.
Other Holistic Select recipes seem to contain decent oils, such as Menhaden Fish Oil, but this seems to be lacking in this recipe. Brewers yeast is a by-product of beer brewing and is historically thought of as a waste product, although in recent years it’s been proved to have some nutritional merit.
Overall this is a solid food, and cheaper than the more premium Earthborn from the same manufacturer.
Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Pea Protein, Pork Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Fish Flavor, Pumpkin, Cranberries, Apples, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Papaya, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Blueberries, Pomegranate, Calcium Carbonate, Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma reesei Fermentation Product, Dried Rhizopus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.
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- Decent ingredients in general
- Emphasis on legumes