Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food Review

//Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food Review

Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food Review

Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food

Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food

Addiction’s Salmon Bleu is a hypoallergenic formula with an optimum balance of important nutrients.

Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants from berries, this tasty and nutritious grain-free diet is perfect for dogs of all life stages.

Addiction’s Salmon Bleu Formula contains Salmon as its only fish source. Salmon is perfect for preserving your dog’s skin healthy.

Other first-rate ingredients in this recipe are Cranberries, Blueberries and Raspberries.

Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food is also rich in glucosamine that promote healthy hips and decrease joint pain.

Dog Food Analysis

  • Protein: Salmon Meal
  • Fat and Oil: Chicken Fat, Flaxseed
  • Carbohydrates: Potatoes, Tapioca
  • Fiber: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Fruits and vegetables: Peas, Dried Kelp, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Dried Spinach
  • Flavorings: Natural Flavor
  • Preservatives: Preserved with natural mixed tocopherols
  • Sweeteners: Absent
  • Dyes: Absent
  • Supplements and minerals: Sodium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract and Spearmint Extract.

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

Nutrient Analysis

Guaranteed analysis Dry Matter Basis
Protein 23 % (min.) 26 %
Fat 13 % (min.) 14 %
Fiber  3 % (max.) 3.3 %
Moisture 10 % (max.) NA
Carbohydrates 43 % (min.) (EV) 48 % (EV)

(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 formula presents an adequate amount of proteins, fat, fiber and carbohydrates. You should adjust feeding volumes to your dog’s individual nutritional requirements. For example, puppies and nursing dogs may eat more than the suggested labeled amounts per day.

Addiction’s Salmon Bleu is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Detail Ingredient Analysis

Protein: Salmon meal is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E. In addition, it’s very tasty and offers nourishment to your dog’s coat and skin.

Carbohydrates: Potatoes are not grains. They are considered as complex carbs which are easier to digest than whole grains and don’t spike blood sugar levels like the simple carbs do.

Tapioca is used as a carbohydrate source in grain free dog foods. However, due to its overall deficiency of all nutrients other than starch, it is generally considered as a low grade filler for dogs.

Fat and oil: Chicken Fat is a good source of essential fatty acids and a first-rate source of energy. Essential fatty acids are vital for appropriate growth, reproduction and healthy skin and coat.

Flaxseed contains flax seed oil, which is one of the richest sources of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids. This ingredient is controversial because of its content in phytoestrogens which can have an impact on dog’s fertility. In this dog food I believe that flaxseed is not a motive for concern.

Fruits & Vegetables: Peas contain antioxidants and a wide spectrum of nutrients including vitamins C, K and B1, manganese, fiber and folate.

Dried Kelp is a good source of essential vitamins, minerals (comprising iodine) and antioxidants.

Dried Cranberries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They have also been broadly recognized as helping to avoid urinary tract infections.

Dried Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamins, potassium, and fiber.

Dried Spinach is a good source of fiber, phytonutrients, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and has many health benefits.

Flavors: Natural Flavor is a medium quality ingredient. It’s nutritionally acceptable and unlikely to cause any problems. Its significant function is flavoring rather than nutritional.

Supplements: Green Tea Extract contains powerful antioxidants called catechins which are good for the cardiovascular system.

Rosemary Extract is used as a natural preservative.

Spearmint Extract is a natural herbal extract that augments the flavor of foods.

Brewers Dried Yeast can be a controversial item. This ingredient is rich in minerals. Some believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system. Criticizers claim yeast ingredients can be related to allergies and can increase the risk bloat.

This dog food doesn’t contain chelated minerals. Inorganic minerals are difficult to absorb in the gastrointestinal tract.

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

Final Comment

Based on the ingredients included in Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food we give a 4.25 stars score.

Evaluating by its ingredients alone Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food seems to be a highly recommended dry dog food.

This recipe is a great choice for dogs who suffer allergies to chicken, beef or lamb.

Berries are rich in antioxidants which help the general health and immune system of your dog. This grain free dog food does not contain by products, fillers, corn, wheat, soy, artificial Colors and flavorings.

Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food main benefits:

  • Salmon is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Contains a healthy and tasty blend of berries
  • Preserves coats shiny and skin clean and healthy
  • Reduces food-related allergies
  • Contains added glucosamine for pain-free joints
  • It’s a grain free formula

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

Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food

Positive Aspects

  • Salmon Meal
  • Chicken Fat
  • Potatoes
  • Peas, Dried Kelp, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Dried Spinach
  • Grain free formula
  • Glucosamine
  • Omega 3 fatty acids

Negative Aspects

  • Flaxseed
  • Tapioca
  • Natural Flavor
  • Brewers Dried Yeast

Available in: 4 lb (1.8 Kg), 20 lb (9 Kg) and 33 lb

By | 2016-12-16T21:42:50+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Review|Comments Off on Addiction Grain-Free Salmon Bleu Dry Dog Food Review

About the Author:

Dora Mancha

Hi! I’m Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 – 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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