Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Small Bites Dog Food


Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Small Bites Dog Food is made and manufactured by; Hills Pet Nutrition Inc... Science diet makes both dry and canned versions of dog food. We are going to be reviewing the dry versions.


Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Small Bites Dog Food Review


As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.




Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Small Bites Dog Food First Five Ingredients:




  1. Lamb Meal
  2. Brewers Rice
  3. Rice Flour
  4. Ground Whole Grain Wheat
  5. Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
Lamb Meal is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is based around meat and protein that comes from meat. It’s always good when the first ingredient is a named meat.

Brewer’s rice is the second ingredient and is a lower quality grain and is also considered a by-product.

Rice Flour is the third ingredient and is a grain fragment and also a filler. Fillers offer no nutritional value to your dog’s food.

Wheat is the fourth ingredient and is thought to be the number one ingredient linked to cases of allergies.

Sorghum, the fifth ingredient is primarily a filler and offers an additional source of carbohydrates. We feel there are better sources of carbohydrates. Sorghum is a lower quality ingredient.



Science Diet Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe Adult Small Bites Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Rice Flour, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.



Science Diet Lamb Meal and Rice Recipe Adult Small Bites Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

NutrientDry Matter 1
%
Protein23.0
Fat16.0
Carbohydrate (NFE)52.9
Crude Fiber2.5
Calcium1.05
Phosphorus0.67
Sodium0.29
Potassium0.71
Magnesium0.100
¹The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.