We are puzzled why potato protein and natural vegan flavors are this high on the ingredient list for this dog food . Good protein mostly comes from a meat source. If you are going to add a artificial flavor, why not have it be a duck flavor.  Tomato pomace is a filler, but it does serve a purpose with high fiber. Overall this is a decent dog food.

Pure Vita Duck and Oatmeal Formula Ingredient Analysis

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  2. Duck meal
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Barley
  5. Potato protein

Duck is a great meat source for dogs and they seem to love the taste of duck.

Duck meal is another good meat source.

Oatmeal has been linked to the control of heart disease in humans. We feel this is as good a non meat ingredient that can be found in a dog food.

Barley is a medium quality grain.

Potato protein really does not offer anything to a dog in the way of a nutrient source.

Pure Vita Duck and Oatmeal Formula Ingredient List

Duck, duck meal, oatmeal, barley, potato protein, natural vegan flavors, flaxseed, sunflower oil, alfalfa, tomato pomace, carrots, peas, apricots, cherries, cranberries, salt, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, aspergillus niger, trichoderma longibrachiatum, bacillus subtillis), acai berry, glucosamine hydrochloride, tumeric, taurine, chicory extract, lecithin, pomegranate extract, garlic, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), yucca schidigera extract, chondroitin sulfate, zinc proteinate, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, iron proteinate, pantothenic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, folic acid, calcium iodate, cobalt proteinate, biotin, selenium proteinate, vitamin B12 supplement, rosemary extract.

Pure Vita Duck and Oatmeal Formula 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 (Min.)24.0%240 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.)13.0%130 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.)6.0%60 g/kg
Moisture (Max.)10.0%100 g/kg
Selenium (Min.)0.3 ppm0.3 mg/kg
Vitamin E (Min.)150 IU/kg150 IU/kg
*Omega - 6 Fatty Acids (Min.)2.6%26 g/kg
*Omega - 3 Fatty Acids (Min.)0.50%5 g/kg
*Glucosamine (Min.)550 ppm550 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (Min.)150 ppm150 mg/kg
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (Min.)100 mg/kg100 mg/kg
*Lactobacillus Acidophilus (Min)50 million CFU/lb50 million CFU/lb
*Enterococcus Faecium (Min)35 million CFU/lb35 million CFU/lb
*Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Min)900 million cells/lb900 million cells/lb
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.