Wellness Large Breed Puppy Dog Food Review

November 18, 2011

Wellness Large Breed Puppy (LBP)
3/5 paws

Wellness Large Breed Puppy Dog Food Review

Wellness Large Breed Puppy Dog Food

Price per 15lbs: $34
Company: Once part of Mother Hubbard but now a fully owned subsidiary of Berwind Corporation
True Wellness means every ingredient has a purpose in every food we make. We study until we’re confident of its health benefit… and then, we make sure to put in the right amount so you’ll see a difference in your animal— We never add ingredients just to have the newest ‘buzzword’ on the label.

With a longer growth cycle and faster potential growth rate, large breed puppies have a unique physical composition that creates special nutritional needs. The Large Breed Puppy Health Recipe for Dogs is designed to support the unique needs of larger dogs through nutrient-rich whole foods. Most importantly the food offers controlled energy intake for paced growth and precise calcium/phosphorus levels (larger breeds need to be wary of growing too fast too soon because of orthopedic issues).

Recommended by Dog Food Analysis and noted as an overall good dog food at Dog Food Scoop.

Dog food is easy to find in many of the large pet store chains. No problems transitioning to this food.

The company does not specify that products are made in the USA only, so some ingredients could be outsourced from other countries such as China.

Deboned Chicken, Whitefish, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Peas, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Salmon Meal (a source of DHA – Docosahexaenoic Acid), Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (a source of DHA – Docosahexaenoic Acid), Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Salt, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 26.0%
Crude Fat 12.0%
Crude Fat 13.50%
Crude Fiber 5.0%
Moisture 11.0%
Calcium 1.0%
Calcium 1.40%
Phosphorus 0.90%
Phosphorus 1.20%
Vitamin E 150 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 2.50%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.50%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* 0.13%
Beta Carotene* 5 mg/kg
Lycopene* 0.25 mg/kg
Taurine* 0.09%
Total Micro-organisms 20,000,000 CFU/lb

3,520 kcal per kilogram or 366 kcal per cup

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