Rice and any other grain in dog food is a filler that their bodies can't use.
???? Any time I have read anything about rice in dog food it was described as a highly digestible carbohydrate source and brown rice adds fiber, carbohydrates, and vitamin B.
As far as the "poultry fat" I understand what you are saying about it being unspecified. But my question was whats wrong with that? It seems your saying the reason poultry fat being unspecified is bad is b/c it's unspecified. Well....why?
The food is regulated by AAFCO so none of the fat will be a type that is actually bad for the dog. Why does it matter if there is some duck fat mixed in with chicken fat? Actually it might be beneficial the fact that its more diverse. I am not claiming to be right, just discussing what I think and looking for further factual explanation.
Another thing to remember is, most of the time there is a lot more grain based protein than meat.
This I agree with, I used to be heavy into working out and I am well aware that not all protein is created equal and this was one of the main reasons I was debating going to Wellness. However I am still concerned about the richness of the food and the fact that dogs poop larger and more often... this when has me a little baffled when I really think about it.
With all that said, I am now actually looking at Chicken soup for the dog lovers soul as it seems to be a great food and a pretty cheap price too! Interested in your opinions on it...
Here is the formula:
Fresh, Pure, Wholesome Ingredients
Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials procedures substantiate that Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul™ Adult Dog Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs.
Chicken, turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, whole grain brown rice, whole grain white rice, oatmeal, potatoes, cracked pearled barley, millet, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), duck, salmon, egg product, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, 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, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
Crude Protein 24% minimum
Crude Fat 14% minimum
Crude Fiber 3% maximum
Moisture 10% maximum
Sodium 0.3% maximum
Vitamin E 300 IU/kg minimum
0.4 mg/kg minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 2.2% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.4% minimum
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.
3,593 kcals/kg (336 kcals/cup) Metabolizable Energy