Innova adult dry dog food

Innova Adult dog food is produced and manufactured by, Natura Pet Products.  While not as good as its partner brand EVO, Innova makes a decent dog food. We believe that if there was more meat content in this food it would be a premium brand of dog food.

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Innova Adult Dry dog food first five ingredients:

  1. Turkey- Turkey is the clean combination of flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey or a combination of thereof - exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.
  2. Chicken- Chicken is the clean combination of flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken - exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.
  3. Chicken Meal- Chicken meal is the dry rendered (cooked down) product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of chicken -- exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, or entrails.
  4. Barley-Barley is a major food and animal feed crop, a member of the grass family Poaceae. Ground barley is the entire barley kernel, ground or chopped. Ground Barley is a good quality source of carbohydrates. Because Natura uses the entire barley kernel, it contributes additional protein, barley oil, bran, vitamins and minerals to the diet.
  5. Brown Rice- The whole rice kernel containing the nutrient-rich bran with only the rice hull removed. Rice bran is rich in numerous nutrients like B-vitamins, magnesium, and fatty acids.

Now at first glance it would appear that this formula of Innova Adult dog food would have sufficient amount of meat. The first two ingredients are inclusive of water. Meaning that once the ingredient is removed of its water content, it will weigh less and fall further down on the ingredients list. Thus making this a little lighter on the meat content than one would be led to believe.

The fourth and fifth ingredients come in the way of grains. Depending on the true weight of the "Turkey" and "Chicken" ingredients these could possibly be the second and third true ingredient, making this a heavy grain food. Rice and Barley are decent quality grains and a good source of carbs.

Other noteable ingredients are herring coming in at the 10th ingredient. This is probably too far down in the ingredients list to provide much more meat content. Innova Adult offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and also includes who eggs, which is a great source of protein.







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