- Brand: Taste of the Wild
- Recipe: Sierra Mountain Canine Formula with Roasted Lamb
- Food Type: Dry
- Life Stage: All Life Stages
This Sierra Mountain Canine Formula with Roasted Lamb recipe is a grain-free formula made with high-quality proteins to meet your dog’s needs for real meat. This formula features lamb as the primary meat ingredient, utilizing both fresh lamb and lamb meal as well as roasted lamb. Supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables, this recipe is also rich in healthy nutrients and natural flavors – it also offers a balance of omega fatty acids to support your dog’s healthy skin and coat. Simply put, if you are looking for a high-quality, high-protein diet for your dog, consider this recipe.
Top 5 Ingredients: Lamb, Lamb Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Peas
As promised, the first two ingredients in this Sierra Mountain Canine Formula with Roasted Lamb recipe are lamb and lamb meal – you will also notice that roasted lamb appears further down the ingredients list. It bodes well for this recipe that both fresh lamb and lamb meal are included because fresh meats contain up to 80% moisture by volume. This usually means that when the product is cooked, much of that moisture is lost which makes the final volume of protein much lower. The inclusion of lamb meal in this recipe means that this is not a problem, however, because lamb meal has already been cooked to remove moisture. This recipe also contains egg product as a supplementary protein.
In addition to being high in protein, this formula is also a good source of healthy fats. Canola oil is the primary source of fat which works with the salmon oil to balance out the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content of this recipe. Your dog needs plenty of healthy fats to support his immune system as well as his skin and coat but, more importantly, to provide a concentrated source of energy. The carbohydrates used in this recipe – sweet potatoes, potatoes, and peas – also provide energy but they are more important as a source of dietary fiber. This recipe also includes supplementary fibers like tomato pomace, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, and raspberries.
Overall, this recipe offers complete and balanced nutrition for dogs in all life stages. What you may notice, however, is that the crude protein content is a little bit lower than other Taste of the Wild dry food formulas at 25%. This is well within the recommended values for dogs, however, so it is not a problem. It is also a good thing that this recipe is gluten-free and grain-free, plus it is made with novel proteins which offer excellent digestibility as well.
Guaranteed Analysis: Taste of the Wild Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 pounds or more as an adult).
- Crude Protein (Min) – 25%
- Crude Fat (Min) – 15%
- Crude Fiber (Max) – 4%
- Moisture (Max) – 10%
- Zinc (Min) – 150mg/kg
- Selenium (Min) – 0.35 mg/kg
- Vitamin E (Min) – 150 IU/kg
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min) – 2.4%
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min) – 0.3%
- Calorie Content – 3,611 kcal/kg (338 kcal/cup)
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
How Much Does it Cost? $$$$
This Sierra Mountain Canine Formula with Roasted Lamb recipe comes in 5-pound, 15-pound, and 30-pound bags. The average price per pound for this recipe ranges from about $1.50 to $2.0, depending on the retailer.