Nutrition - 8/10
Ingredients - 7/10
Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods is a high-quality wet dog food. It has significantly above average protein and fat content and a significantly below average carbohydrate content. It contains a small range of high-quality meat ingredients, one of which is Kangaroo. In addition, it contains Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Carrots. These are considered high-quality sources of carbohydrates and also contribute much-needed fiber. Sadly, the formula also makes use of Pea Flour which is a low-quality ingredient. The very limited range of ingredients may make Kangaroo Formula suitable for dogs with serious dietary sensitivities or allergies. The fact that Kangaroo meat is very rarely used reinforces this potential.
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A Full review of Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods by Billy And Margot
The ideal nutrition for a dog is entirely dependant on their unique circumstances. However, a high proportion of protein and fat combined with a lower proportion of carbohydrates is most appropriate nutrition profile for the vast majority of dogs. Dog’s are very capable of consuming a high proportion of carbohydrates, but a diet high in protein and fat is more appropriate and a better reflection of their natural ancestral diet.
Carbohydrate Content Analysis
Dogs use carbohydrates as a simple energy source. Dogs do not require significant carbohydrates in their diet and they are commonly added to reduce cost and increase shelf life. As the chart above displays, a maximum of 23% of Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods calories are derived from carbohydrates. Please note that this is the maximum amount of carbohydrates as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of carbohydrates is likely to be a lot lower. This is below average for a Wet Dog Food.
This is a low level of carbohydrates and marginally above what we consider a dog’s natural carbohydrate intake should be. The carbohydrates that are present appear to be sourced from a small range of vegetables such as Peas, Sweet Potatoes, and Carrots. These are considered relatively high-quality sources of carbohydrates.
Protein Content Analysis
Dogs use Protein for growth, development, and maintenance. Excess protein can be burned as calories. As the chart above displays, a minimum of 35% of Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods calories are derived from protein. Please note that this is the minimum amount of protein as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of protein is likely to be higher. This is significantly above average for a Wet Dog Food.
This is a high proportion of protein and will be adequate for almost all dogs including those who are very active. Kangaroo is the primary protein source. Kangaroo meat is considered a high-quality source and will provide your dog with the full range of amino acids.
Fat Content Analysis
Dogs use fat as a concentrated energy source. In addition, fats also play a role in development and maintenance. As the chart above displays, a minimum of 42% of Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods calories are derived from Fat. Please note that this is the minimum amount of fat as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of fat is likely to be a lot higher. This is significantly above average for a Wet Dog Food.
This level of fat is very satisfactory and can provide dogs of all activity levels with a highly concentrated source of energy. In addition, the vast majority of this fat content appears to be sourced from animal fats. Animal fats such as Kangaroo Fat are considered high-quality sources and are a natural part of a dog’s diet.
The calorie density of Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods is unknown.
Once again please note that the values in this section are calculated using the products guaranteed analysis. The guaranteed analysis only lists the minimum and maximum values and as a consequence, these can sometimes be an inaccurate representation. As a rule of thumb, most dog foods will contain slightly more protein and considerably more fat than their guaranteed analysis. This will have the knock-on effect of reducing the relative amount of carbohydrates present. However also note that every dog food is different and some will be considerably closer to the guaranteed analysis than others.
Guaranteed Analysis – Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods
Pet foods in the United States are legally required by the AAFCO to have a guaranteed analysis on their packaging. A guaranteed analysis must display certain nutritional information. This is similar to how nutritional values are now commonly displayed on food for human consumption. The information that must be displayed includes Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fiber, and Moisture. Some guaranteed analysis will contain additional information. The guaranteed analysis for this product is listed below.
- Crude Protein (Min) – 7.50%
- Crude Fat (Min) – 4.00%
- Crude Fiber (Max) – 1.00%
- Moisture (Max) – 82.00%
The ingredients of pet food are disclosed on the packaging of the product as a list in descending order. Therefore the ingredients at the start of the list make up the bulk of the pet foods content. As a consequence, the quality of these primary ingredients is the most significant factor in determining the quality of pet food.
However, ingredients listed further down the ingredient list should not be ignored, especially if they could have adverse or harmful effects on a pet.
- Beef Liver
- Sweet Potatoes
- Pea Flour
Dangerous / Harmful Ingredients
In-Depth Meat/Fish Ingredient Review
The meat and fish ingredients of dog food are without a doubt the most important. They are critical as they provide the majority of the protein and fat that dogs desperately need. Also, these ingredients would have made up the bulk of dogs ancestors diet. Therefore, the quality of a dog food formulas meat and fish ingredients is crucial. Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods contains three sources of meat or fish.
The primary meat source present is Kangaroo. Kangaroo is considered a high-quality source of protein. Kangaroo meat is often praised for being very low in fat, particularly saturated fat. In addition, it contains high levels of Iron and Vitamin B12.
The secondary meat source present is Chicken. Chicken is considered a high-quality source of protein. In addition to being a fantastic protein source, chicken has high levels of Niacin and Vitamin B6.
Beef Liver is considered a high-quality source of meat. Liver contains a much higher concentration of some nutrients than traditional meat cuts. Some of the nutrients present in Liver are Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Iron. In addition to these nutrients Liver also contains a high amount of protein.
In-Depth None-Meat Ingredient Review
Pea Flour is a by-product of Peas. Pea Flour is considered a low-quality ingredient. Pea Flour is similar to Pea Protein but also contains a considerable proportion of carbohydrates. Pea Flour is often used as a cheap filler and the carbohydrates and plant-based protein it provides are inferior to the nutrition other whole ingredients can provide. Pea Flour is an ingredient commonly used in a technique called Ingredient Splitting.
Sweet Potatoes are a starchy vegetable and a source of complex carbohydrates. Sweet Potatoes are considered superior to traditional Potatoes as they contain more fiber and a more extensive range of vitamins and minerals. Some examples of vitamins and minerals that are abundant in Sweet Potatoes are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Calcium. The higher amount of fiber and the range of micronutrients in Sweet Potatoes mean that they are considered a high-quality ingredient despite containing mostly carbohydrates.
Peas are a member of the legume family of vegetables. Legumes are famous for having a relatively high amount of protein for a vegetable. Legumes also contain a high amount of fiber, which is important for healthy digestion. Pet foods often use legumes as a replacement for grains in grain-free pet food. Protein from vegetables such as legumes should not be a replacement for protein from meat. Instead, it should act as an additional protein source.
Sunflower Oil is one of a number of oils commonly added to pet food. Sunflower Oil contains high amounts of Omega 6 Fatty Acids. However, it does not provide any of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are often considered the more beneficial of the two. For that reason, Sunflower Oil is considered by many to be a less desirable addition than other oils such as Salmon and Canola Oil.
Full Ingredient List – Billy And Margot Kangaroo Casserole With Superfoods
Water Sufficient For Processing, Kangaroo, Chicken, Beef Liver, Pea Flour, Sweet Potato, Peas, Carrots, Sunflower Oil, L-Lysine, Animal Plasma, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Caramel Color, Guar Gum, Dextrose, Inulin, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Blueberry, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid), L-Methionine, Salt, Honey (Manuka).