Dry Dog Food: Anchovy & Sardine and Salmon Meal - Holistic Select
Evaluating by its ingredients alone Canine Turkey and Sardine Raw Frozen Formula seems to be a highly recommended raw dog food.
Dogs can be intolerant of all sorts of thngs.
I've known a dog that cannot tolerate Kangaroo, I've known of a dog who was seriously ill when being fed chicken, my own dogs do badly with lamb or mutton. Many dogs -- so I'm told -- cannot tolerate beef. I know a dog who cannot tolerate much protein at all. She's on a very expensive prescrition diet.
None of this means that it is bad advice to recommend these foods for 'dogs in general'. Most dog do well on sardines and love them.
With my dogs, even when the dry food is 'fresh' and clean smelling, I can still smell the rancidity in their very loose stools after the've eaten commercial dry dog feed. Along your lines oF reasoning I would say "How dare perople ever recommend dry dog feed for dogs!"
Primal Pet Foods Canine Turkey and Sardine Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Salmon and Anchovy & Sardine Meal Dry Dog Food - Holistic Select
Topic: Sardines for Dogs - Dog Food Advisor
Holistic Select Radiant Adult Health Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meal Dry Dog Food is formulated for dogs with allergies or digestive issues. The main meat meals are completely fish-based and include anchovies, sardine and fish meal, which are all ethoxyquin-free. It also contains probiotics to aid in healthy digestion and comes as a round kibble. Quality Source Nutrient Amount Daily value% Nutrient Density
Excellent Vitamin B12 8.22 mcg. 137.0 12.9Excellent Tryptophan 0.25 g 78.1 7.3Excellent Selenium 48.48 mcg 69.3 6.5Excellent Vitamin D 250.24 IU 62.6 5.9Excellent Omega 3 fatty acids 1.36 56.7 5.3Very Good Protein 22.65 g 45.3 4.3Very Good Phosphorus 450.80 mg 45.1 4.2Good Calcium 351.44 mg 35.1 3.3Good Vitamin B3 4.83 mg 24.1 2.3
Some of the reasoning behind using more sardines is it can be served as a whole food that has not been overprocessed where as fish oils not only become rancid quickly after opening but they have been overprocessed. Also, the small fish are immature members of the larger species of fish and have not accumulated the heavy metals in their short life span. In reality, the sardine is such a perfect food that in it you can gain total nutrition. The problem is that your dog would also start to have the same fishy smell coming through the oils in their skin, so small amounts on a daily basis would work best. It works well for use during high activity as a snack, going into the system quickly to give you the added boost needed to do their job, be it showing in the conformation ring or in the field, tracking, herding or running agility with the added benefit of keeping the dog from overheating, almost as if you added coolant to the dogs radiator. For those that follow a holistic approach to your dogs’ diet the sardine is considered neutral in thermal character and the trigger to the dog, for palate identification this would be a sweet and salty treat working well with the spleen and stomach energy flows.Holistic Select Radiant Adult Health Anchovy, Sardine & Salmon Meal Dry Dog Food is beneficial for dogs with allergies or digestive issues. It is free of any poultry, beef and corn and uses easy to digest low-allergenic grains and probiotics to promote healthy digestion. The main grains are rice and oatmeal which are good sources of carbohydrates and add to the protein dogs get from the fish meal. The omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids come from not only the main ingredients of anchovy, sardine and salmon, but also from the added menhaden oil and flaxseed, which are beneficial in maintaining and promoting healthy skin and coat.Does anyone have any thoughts on sardine oil as a supplement (Primal sells sardine oil)? I’ve seen a lot about adding oil to your dogs food but I’ve not seen sardine oil mentioned. Good, bad are other types of oil better? As always, thanks to all that reply. Dori