With 2 meats and 3 grains before the first fat we feel there is a decent amount of meat in this dog food . With all dog foods we do recommend adding some meat to your dog’s diet. We do not see any negative ingredients; therefore we do recommend this dog food.
By Nature Duck and Sweet Peas Flavor Ingredient Analysis

  1. Duck meal http://dogfoodchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/by-nature-large-breed-adult-formula-dog-food.jpg
  2. Turkey meal
  3. Ground barley
  4. Ground oats
  5. Ground brown rice
Duck meal is an excellent meat for dogs.

Turkey is also an excellent meat for dogs.

Ground barley is a medium grade grain.

Ground oats are a pretty decent grain.

Ground brown rice is as good a grain as one could find.



By Nature Duck and Sweet Peas Flavor Ingredient List

Duck Meal, Turkey Meal, Ground Barley, Ground Oats, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Stabilized with Mixed Tocopherols), Sweet Peas, Flaxseed Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavors, Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Chicory Root, Raspberries, Turmeric, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Selenium Yeast, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles.

By Nature Duck and Sweet Peas Flavor Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.
  • Crude Protein (minimum)27%
  • Crude Fat (minimum)15%
  • Crude Fiber (maximum)4%
  • Moisture (maximum)10%
  • Copper (minimum)25 mg/kg
  • Manganese (minimum)35 mg/kg
  • Zinc (minimum)170 mg/kg
  • Vitamin A (minimum)12,100 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (minimum)275 IU/kg
  • Taurine (minimum)*0.03%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)*0.30%
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)*3.00%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.


By Nature Duck and Sweet Peas Flavor Feeding Guide

Feeding Guidelines (cups* per day)
Body WeightAge in Months
in Lbs.2 – 45 – 78 – 12Adult
Less than 10 1 ⁄ 4 – 1 1 ⁄ 4 1 ⁄ 4 – 1 1 ⁄ 4 1 ⁄ 2 – 1 1 ⁄ 2 – 1
10 – 201 – 21 – 21 – 1 3 ⁄ 4 1 – 1 3 ⁄ 4
20 – 301 3 ⁄ 4 – 31 3 ⁄ 4 – 31 1 ⁄ 2 – 31 2 ⁄ 3 – 2 1 ⁄ 3
30 – 502 1 ⁄ 2 – 4 1 ⁄ 4 2 1 ⁄ 2 – 4 1 ⁄ 2 2 1 ⁄ 2 – 42 1 ⁄ 2 – 3 1 ⁄ 2
50 – 704 – 53 1 ⁄ 2 – 53 1 ⁄ 2 – 4 1 ⁄ 2 3 – 4
70 – 1003 1 ⁄ 2 – 6 1 ⁄ 2 3 1 ⁄ 2 – 63 – 5 1 ⁄ 2
** A standard 8 oz. measuring cup holds approximately 4.0 oz. of By Nature Duck & Sweet Peas Flavor Dog Food.


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Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup