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REVIEW
4.3

Summary

This formula combine a holistic understanding of dog’s ancestral diet with science-based nutrition to create a balanced and nutritionally adequate dry dog food. Evaluating by its ingredients alone Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood – Red Meat Feast seems to be a highly recommended dry dog food.

Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood – Red Meat Feast

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Red Meat Fish recipe is a highly digestible diet based on the whole prey model of dog’s ancestors, but including also excellent nutritional components that are chief for modern age dogs.

This recipe is a grain-free formulation allowing optimal nutrient absorption and prevents adverse reactions such as constant allergies, flatulence and indigestion. It is an allergy-friendly alternative for dogs with sensitivities to more common animal protein sources.

Read Meat Feast formula has meat as the first three ingredients. In addition to the meat, it includes low glycemic carbohydrates like garbanzo beans, peas and lentils, which offer healthy, long lasting energy sources.

Health starts with diet, from preventable disease to overall wellness. In addition to the high-quality protein and nutrient dense ingredients these recipe includes a diverse range of fruits and vegetables that offer important vitamins and minerals.
Dog Food Analysis

  • Protein: Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Pork Meal
  • Fat and Oil: Canola Oil, Herring Oil, Flaxseed Meal
  • Carbohydrates: Garbanzo Beans, Lentils
  • Fiber: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Fruits and vegetables: Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Dried Kelp, Tomatoes, Dehydrated Alfalfa Leaf, Dried Pumpkin
  • Flavorings: Natural Flavor
  • Preservatives: Mixed Tocopherols
  • Sweeteners: Absent
  • Dyes: Absent
  • Supplements and minerals: Chicory Root Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Green Lipped Mussels, Dried Sea Cucumber; Vitamins & Minerals – Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate), Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate; Probiotics & Enzyme Blend – Yeast Extract, Brewers Dried Yeast, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Yucca Schidigera Plant Extract, Selenium Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract and Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract

Yellow ingredients represent controversial or low quality ingredients. Consult our nutrient detailed analysis and find out why.

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Nutrient Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis Dry Matter Basis
Protein 35 % (min.) 39 %
Fat 18 % (min.) 20 %
Fiber 4 % (max.) 4 %
Moisture 10 % (max.) NA
Carbohydrates 26 % (min.) 29 % (EV)
Omega 3 2.6 % (min.) NA
Omega 6  1.4 % (min.) NA

(NA: not available; EV: estimated value)

Consult our article named “How do we convert guaranteed analysis into dry matter basis?” and find out how we calculate nutrients percentages on a dry matter basis.

This brand presents an above-average protein and fat percentages. Considering the carbohydrates percentage, it is below-average when compared to classic dry dog food.

This formula has omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids guaranteed levels, which have been broadly studied for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile for All Life Stages.

Detail Ingredient Analysis

Protein: Deboned Lamb is a good quality ingredient. Lamb Meal is considered a meat protein concentrate. Lamb is both highly palatable and easily digested. Red meats like lamb do contain high levels of cholesterol and high levels of purines and other minerals which should be avoided in dogs with urinary conditions.

Pork Meal is another concentrated form of meat protein. It is recognized as a good, highly palatable meat source. Like lamb, pork contains high levels of purines and other minerals which should be avoided in dogs with urinary conditions.

Carbohydrates: Garbanzo Beans are fiber-rich legumes. Lentils are a quality source of carbohydrates and they are rich in natural fiber too.

However, lentils and garbanzo beans contain a considerable amount of protein, a factor that must be considered when evaluating the real meat content of this dog food.

Fat and oil: Canola Oil can be a controversial item. It can sometimes be derivative from genetically modified rapeseed. Additionally, critics argue that canola oil has a high content of the known toxin, erucic acid, but there is little solid evidence to confirm or deny the danger associated with this toxin. However, Canola oil is a good source of essential omega 3 fatty acids.

Herring Oil is a source of omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which present anti-inflammatory benefits. It is also a source of energy and rich in several vitamins including vitamins A, B3, and D.

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Flaxseed Meal is another source of omega 3 fatty acids which have antioxidant properties. It is also particularly rich in soluble fiber. Flaxseed contains specialized phenolic compounds known as lignans which have phytoestrogenic and anti-tumorigenic properties. Flaxseed lignans with phytoestrogenic properties can interfere with the female dog’s reproductive cycle.

Fruits and vegetables: Peas contain health-promoting antioxidants as well as a wide spectrum of healthy nutrients including vitamins C, K, and B1, manganese, fiber, and folate. Critics argue that some dogs are not able to digest peas properly, however, if your dog has not a problem digesting peas you should not be worried about this ingredient.

Apple aid to clean residue off the dog’s teeth helping freshen breath. They are also a good source of fiber, vitamin A and C.

Cranberries have a high antioxidant content. They can also be used as an aid to the treatment, management, and prevention of urinary tract infections in dogs.

Carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A, numerous minerals, soluble fiber and natural anti-oxidants.

Dried Kelp is rich in natural salts and minerals, and it has some benefits for your dog’s health, such as balancing endocrine glandular function and promoting healthy skin and coat.

Tomatoes are an excellent natural source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as high-quality dietary fiber and minerals including molybdenum, potassium, chromium, and manganese. Another important tomato’s component is lycopene, an antioxidant, which is thought to reduce the possibility of cancer in dogs and improve canine vision.

Dehydrated Alfalfa Leaf is high in protein and fiber. This uncommon ingredient is frequently associated with horse feeds.

Dried Pumpkin is a good source of fiber and beta-carotene/vitamin. It helps to keep your dog’s digestive tract motility and can aid with digestive issues. Pumpkin makes your dog’s stool firmer.

Flavors: Natural Flavor can be used for any extract from any source whose major function is flavoring. In dry pet foods, natural flavorings occasionally refer to a mixture of fresh meat and oils which is sprayed on to the food.

Supplements: Chicory Root is a source of fructooligosaccharides, which feed intestinal bacteria. These bacteria play a major role in immune system function and global wellness.

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Dried Green Lipped Mussels contain a rare blend of omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are widely known as having an anti-inflammatory effect and are recommended as a natural pain relief for arthritis.

Dried Sea Cucumber contains glucosamine, chondroitin, and mucopolysaccharide. These components are anti-inflammatory that aid in arthritis and other joint conditions. Glucosamine also helps with lubrication of the joints. This ingredient is recognized to reduce a component of the inflammation pathway.

Brewers yeast can be a debatable ingredient. Although this ingredient is rich in minerals and other healthy nutrients. Some consider yeast repels fleas and boosts the immune system. Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies and bloat.

Selenium yeast is a natural supplement considered as an anti-cancer element.

Probiotics are the “good bacteria” that help improve the digestibility of ingredients and are a vital element of the immune system.

Chelated minerals are attached to an easily absorbable substance. So they get into the bloodstream more readily.

This food does not contain sweeteners, dyes or artificial preservatives.

Final Comment

Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood – Red Meat Feast gets a 4.3 stars score.

Evaluating by its ingredients alone Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood – Red Meat Feast seems to be a highly recommended dry dog food.

This formula combines a holistic understanding of the dog’s ancestral diet with science-based nutrition to create a balanced and nutritionally adequate dry dog food.

Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood – Red Meat Feast main benefits:

  • Grain free formula
  • High protein diet
  • Low glycemic carbohydrates
  • Antioxidant blend
  • Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids sources
  • 100 % natural
  • Probiotic and enzyme blend for a healthy digestion
  • Appropriate for all ages and all breeds
  • Power boost blend which includes pumpkin, sea cucumber and healthy, digestive enzymes

The following table is a summary of the positive and controversial/negative ingredients found during the qualitative analysis of this dog food.

Only Natural Pet Canine PowerFood – Red Meat Feast

Positive Aspects

  • Deboned Lamb, Lamb Meal, Pork Meal
  • Herring Oil
  • Garbanzo Beans, Lentils
  • Fresh and dries fruits and vegetables
  • Mixed Tocopherols
  • Vitamins
  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Probiotics & Enzyme Blend
  • Chelated Minerals

Negative Aspects

  • Flaxseed Meal
  • Canola Oil
  • Natural Flavor
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Peas

Available in: 1 lb (0.45 Kg); 4.5 lb (2 Kg); 22.5 lb (10.20 Kg)


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*Disclaimer: We are not vets nor animal nutritionists. Please consult with your own veterinarian when choosing and/or trying new foods.*