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Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food Review

//Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food Review

Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food Review

Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food

Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food
Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas and Carrots Canned Dog Food is a grain-free recipe. All ingredients are smothered in a yummy gravy.

It is a delicious meal and at the same time it has an excellent nutritional content. You can use it for everyday feeding, or to mix with dry food for an extraordinary treat.

Selected premium ingredients combined in proper proportions help support your dog’s health and well-being.
This dog food tastes and smells very good. It represents a delicious and nutritious way to improve your dog’s mealtime.

Dog Food Analysis

  • Protein: Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, egg whites, eggs
  • Fat and Oil: None
  • Carbohydrates: Potatoes, potato starch
  • Fiber: Guar gum, fruits and vegetables
  • Fruits and vegetables: Peas, carrots, red peppers, celery
  • Flavorings: Natural flavor
  • Preservatives: The canning process is the preservation method. No preservatives either natural or artificial are added.
  • Sweeteners: absent
  • Dyes: absent
  • Supplements and minerals: Water Sufficient for Processing, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement), Choline Chloride, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme

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

Nutrient Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis Dry Matter Basis
Protein 8 % (min.) 44 %
Fat 4 % (min.) 22 %
Fiber 1 % (max.) Discount:
Moisture 82 % (max.) NA
Carbohydrates NA 22 % (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. The ash value considered to the calculation of the estimated value of carbohydrates was 2 %.

This Wellness canned dog food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and maintenance.

This recipe does not contains any plant-based protein boosters. It is a meat-based canned dog food using a significant amount of a named meat – chicken – as its main source of animal protein.

Detail Ingredient Analysis

Protein: Chicken is a blend of skin and flesh obtained from whole chickens. It is a good excellent source of high quality protein and fatty acids.

Chicken broth refers to the water in which the ingredients have been cooked.

Chicken liver is liver specifically from chicken. It is an outstanding source of high quality protein and it is full of vitamins A, D and B.

Eggs are a source of high quality protein and fatty acids. It is a complete protein source because it offers all the essential amino acids. The fatty acid profile includes arachidonic acid, and omega 6 fatty acids connected with healthy skin and coat.

Carbohydrates: Potatoes are whole cooked potatoes that include the skins. Potatoes offer B vitamins, carbohydrates, zinc, vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals.

Potato starch represents an important binding agent in grain-free dog foods. However, while whole potatoes contain lots of healthy nutrients, pure potato starch is pure starch and many vet nutritionists have worries over whether dogs can digest significant amounts of starches competently.

Fiber: Guar gum is used as a thickener and stabilizer in canned food. In addition, it is a highly soluble and highly digestible fiber with a low caloric content that is known to considerably decrease cholesterol levels.

Fruits and vegetables: Peas are an exceptional source of protein and fiber. Peas contain antioxidants as well as a wide spectrum of nutrients including vitamins C, K and B1, manganese, fiber and folate. However, some dogs can present some difficulty in digesting peas and develop some gastroinstestinal problems such as vomit and diarrhea. In these specific cases this food can be problematic.

Carrots are an excellent source of fiber and minerals. They are full of beta carotene, an antioxidant necessary for neutralizing free radicals (cancer causing agents).

Red peppers provide beta carotene and fiber, as well as other nutrients and antioxidants.

Celery contains water, dietary fiber and other healthy nutrients.

Flavor: Natural flavor corresponds to any extract from any food whose significant function is to enhance flavor. This is a very broad term and could refer to everything from herbs or meat meals to more dubious ingredients like digest.

Supplements: Water adds moisture to this food. Water is a predictable finding in most canned dog foods.

Rosemary is an excellent and natural preservative that is also know to prevent cancer.

Sage presents antimicrobial and antibiotic proprieties and helps prevent gingivitis. Sage is used as a food preservative, flavoring agent and health-supporting tonic and medicine.

Thyme is used in dog food to augment flavor and improve digestion. In addition, it acts as an anti-bacterial agent. Thyme contains vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.

This food contains chelated minerals which have been chemically attached to protein. This facilitates their absorption in the gastrointestinal tract.

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

Final Comment

Based on the ingredients included in Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food we give a 4.2 stars score.

Evaluating by its ingredients alone Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots seems to be a highly recommended canned dog food.

This recipe is a healthy and delicious way to mix or top any meal to add flavor and taste to dry food.

The amount of food appropriate for your dog depends on age, exercise level, breed and environment. Always provide access to fresh water.

Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food main benefits:

  • Healthy and natural ingredients
  • Supplemented with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • Does not include wheat, meat by-products, or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Suitable for growth and maintenance
  • Chicken stew with tender cuts in savory gravy
  • Grain-free. Grains are a common allergy trigger for dogs

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

Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned Dog Food

Positive Aspects

  • Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, egg whites, eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Guar gum
  • Carrots, red peppers, celery
  • Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
  • Chelated minerals
  • Grain free
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Negative Aspects

  • Potato starch
  • Peas
  • Natural flavor

 

Available in: 12.5 oz (354.37 g) cans

By | 2016-12-16T21:42:57+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Review|Comments Off on Wellness Chicken Stew with Peas & Carrots Canned 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.