Lotus Baked Wholesome Chicken Adult Dog Food Kibble
Natural chicken, whole ground brown rice, wholesome fruits and vegetables and Lotus' special blend of soybean, olive and salmon oils make the original Lotus recipe taste like delicious oven-fresh chicken cookies. The cat is so jealous right now!
WHY IS BAKED DRY PET FOOD BETTER THAN EXTRUDED DRY PET FOOD?
Because Lotus bakes their dog and cat foods, they are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then, there’s better palatability – in one third-party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 1½ times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And they do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (you can feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).
Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 to 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking.This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).
Oven-baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Average extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus' fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend's cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.
Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus wieghs only 4oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6oz. Slow oven-baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.
Chicken, Chicken Meal,Whole Ground Rye Whole Ground Brown Rice, Pollock, Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Pea Fiber, Soybean oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Blueberries, Potassium Chloride, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Garlic, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate (a source of Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Iron Proteinate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation soluble, Dried Lactobacillus lactis fermentation soluble, and Dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation soluble, Inulin, Yucca schidigera extract, Dried Kelp, Niacin, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.
Crude Protein (Min) 24.0%
Crude Fat (Min) 12.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) 4.5%
Moisture (Max) 10.0%
Vitamin E (Min) 100 IU/kg
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (Min) 0.50%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Min) 2.50%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (Min) 600mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (Min) 450mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (Min) 250mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.