Nutra nuggets’ promise is : to deliver a super premium pet food that promotes the overall health of your dog. Nutra nuggets reports using carefully crafted nutrient-rich proteins and precise levels of vitamins and minerals to ensure proper nutrition at all stages of life. Nutra-Nuggets claims their formula is tailored to meet the needs of different pets while still providing great taste, nutrition, and value.
Is that true ? Let’s see…
|Wheat, corn||Some dogs can be allergic to it. Low nutritional value.|
|High carbohydrate levels||Promotes weight gain|
|Sodium Selenite||A controversial form of Sodium|
|Manufacturing Process||Cooking at low temperatures helps to maintain the nutritional value of food because it prevents the loss of nutrients that are sensitive to high temperatures.|
|Plant protein||Although acceptable in small quantities, the ratio is too high here. Some pet food uses high-protein plant ingredients to increase the overall protein level, making it appear as though it contains a large amount of meat, which is more appealing to customers.|
|Controversial Ingredients||Like Dl-methionine and Dried Beet Pulp|
|Proteins||Beef is good source of proteins but high in fat.|
|Probiotics||Can help dog digestion.|
|Vitamins and minerals||Seems to be enough to prevent nutritional deficiencies.|
Beef, beef meal, rice bran, wheat flour, whole grain ground corn, ground white rice, dried beet pulp, dried yeast, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, fish meal, flaxseed, salt, potassium chloride, DL-Methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.
The first ingredient in Nutra Nuggets is Beef, a good source of protein but hight in fat.
The fourth and fifth ingredient are corn and wheat, cheap and controversial cereal grains with low nutritional value for a dog.
The seventh ingredient is beet pulp, a by-product of sugar beet processing that is high in fiber. Some consider it an inexpensive filler, while others believe it has benefits for intestinal health and blood sugar regulation. We bring attention to the controversy surrounding this ingredient, but believe it can be included in reasonable amounts in most dog foods
Conclusion : is Nutra nuggets a good food for dogs ?
The nutrition ratio of this food seems to be similar to that of other common pet foods, and it mainly contains named ingredients. We consider this food to be acceptable and suggest feeding it alongside other pet foods with higher levels of meat to balance the diet.