Petcurean GO Natural Grain Free Canine
Date of last review: Thu February 8, 2007
A 50lb dog should be fed 2 cups (active), 1 ¾ (less active) or 2 ½ cups for a puppy
Chicken Meal, Chicken, Turkey, Turkey Meal, Potato, Chicken Fat, ( preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Herring Meal, Peas, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Salmon, Duck, Salmon Meal, Salmon Oil, Dried Whole Egg, Flax Seed Oil, Brewers Yeast, Pea Fiber, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, MOS, Pumpkin, Apples, Carrots, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Lentils, Alfalfa Sprouts, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, Vitamins, Chelated Minerals, Yucca
Crude Protein min 42%
Crude Fat min 20%
Crude Fiber max 2.5%
Moisture max 10%
Calcium min 1.8%
Phosphorus min 1.2%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids min 3%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids min .5%
All meat sources are fit for human consumption, anti-biotic free, hormone free, cage free.
This formulation is 80% meat, 0% grains
* No Petcurean Products contain Menadione Sodium Bisulphate.
The first four ingredients in this food are all named meat products. The second and third of these oare meat inclusive of water content (about 80%) and once that is removed it is likely that these ingredients would be more accurately placed somewhat further down the ingredient list (ingredients are listed in order of weight). However, since they are preceeded and followed by two meat meal ingredients, we can have very high confidence in the level of meat content of the food. There are further meat meal ingredients 7th, 10th and 11th on the ingredient list which, although not contributing significantly to the overall meat content, further increases our confidence in the food.
This is an entirely grainless dog food. The major carbohydrate source is potatoes, which are also a good source of B vitamins and other minerals. The food contains whole eggs and a good range of probiotics. Peas and tomato pomace are primarily fibre, but in small quantities do not detract from the overall product. The food further contains fruits and vegetables as minor ingredients.
This food is outstanding in that it contains no grains whatsoever. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet. This is a far more natural food concept and combined with a complete lack of any low quality or controversial ingredients is the reason this food is placed in a class above the more conventional form dry dog foods.
The only caution we would make on this food is that the high protein content may make it suitable for adult dogs only, particularly in the case of large breeds.