CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Elements with Lamb Dry Dog Food Review

Canidae grain free pure elements with lamb review

This dry dog food is manufactured by CANIDAE in The United States .

first 10 ingredients of CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Elements with Lamb include:
1.) Lamb
2.) Turkey Meal
3.) Chicken Meal
4.) Sweet Potatoes
5.) Chickpeas
6.) Peas
7.) Chicken Fat
8.) Menhaden Fish Meal
9.) Potatoes
10.) Sun-cured Alfalfa

This dog food is reccommended for all breeds. It's estimated cost is $2.37 per lb.

Our Rating: 8.5
Our Rating: 7.5 - 9
Rating Logic:
Base Score: 4
Bad Ingredients: -1
Good Ingredients: +0.5
Top 10: lamb meat: +1
First 3: lamb meat: +1
Top 10: turkey meat: +1
First 3: turkey meat: +1
Top 10: fish meal fish: +1

Detailed Nutrition Analysis

Estimated Nutrient Content
Protein: 35.56%
Fat: 20.0%
Carbs: 40.0%
Analysis:

This dog food was found to have a healthy nutrient breakdown.

Breakdown of the Main Ingredients

Analyzing the first 10 ingredients in a dog food is a great way to understand the overall nutrient content of the dog food because AAFCO requires all dog food ingredients to be listed in order of predominance by their weight. Here's a closer look at what's inside CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Elements with Lamb.
Lamb: Lamb is a great protein source for dogs that has recently become very popular as pet owners look to move away from beef and chicken due to food allergy concerns.
Turkey Meal: Turkey is an excellent protein source for your dog that's recommended by the AKC and others.
Sweet Potatoes:
Chickpeas: Chickpeas provide excellent nutrients for your dog including proteins, lecithin, potassium, magnesium, copper, folate, and a wide variety of vitamins. Chickpeas also have fiber to help digestion.
Peas: Peas are a very popular ingredient in dog foods today, especially with many dog foods going grain-free. Peas are a great source of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein for your dog.
Menhaden Fish Meal: Fish meal is typically made from caught fish not used for human consumption.
Potatoes:
Sun Cured Alfalfa: Alfalfa is an herb with many health benefits including arthritis pain relief and it's loaded with important nutrients.

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Knowing What's Good and What's Not

Full Ingredients: Lamb, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, Peas, Chicken Fat, Menhaden Fish Meal, Potatoes, Sun-cured Alfalfa, Natural Flavor, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Source of Vitamin E).

Controversial Ingredients:

  • Natural flavor: What exactly is "natural flavor"? It's impossible for us to say exactly. It's some sort of meat-based or plant-based additive to make the dog food taste better. Due to the mystery behind what exactly is being added to the dog food, we suggest you avoid this ingredient. Reference

Good Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas provide excellent nutrients for your dog including proteins, lecithin, potassium, magnesium, copper, folate, and a wide variety of vitamins. Chickpeas also have fiber to help digestion. Reference
  • Alfalfa: Alfalfa is an herb with many health benefits including arthritis pain relief and it's loaded with important nutrients. Reference

Ingredients You May Wonder About:

  • Fish meal: Fish meal is typically made from caught fish not used for human consumption. Reference
  • Copper: Copper is found in nearly all living things and is required in the diet to keep a dog healthy. As a result, nearly all dog foods add small levels of copper in accordance to AAFCO guidelines.
  • Copper: Copper is found in nearly all living things and is required in the diet to keep a dog healthy. As a result, nearly all dog foods add small levels of copper in accordance to AAFCO guidelines.
  • Thiamine mononitrate: This is a scientific name for Vitamin B1. Too little Vitamin B1 can cause a variety of health issues and any excess is easily flushed from the body. Most manufacturers add this dog food to stay in line with AAFCO guidelines. Reference
  • Niacin: Also known as Vitamin B3.
  • Calcium pantothenate: This is another B Vitamin that's healthy for your dog and considered a requirement for a complete diet by the AAFCO. Reference
  • Pyridoxine: Also known as Vitamin B6, a healthy part of your dog's diet. Reference
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus: Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a probiotic added to help promote a healthy stomach and digestion in your dog.
  • Lactobacillus casei: Lactobacillus Casei is a probiotic with many known benefits in humans. Reference
  • Mixed tocopherols: Tocopherol may sound like a nasty chemical, but it's actually a naturally occuring organic chemical compound and a type of Vitamin E. Tocopherol can be derived from various nuts and vegetable oils. These serve as a natural preservative for dog foods.