The Canidae company is well known for the manufacture of high end pet products and this Land & Rice product is another excellent product from them. Canidae do not use products that would not be considered fit for human consumption hence you see that they do not make use of any by-products in the products.
There are no fillers in their products and lamb meal is the main ingredient in this product. with additional lamb added in small qualities further down their list of ingredients. The protein content of 21% is lower than many high end food products on the market and might not be really suited for a working dog. The grain mixture is good with rice bran being the odd one out.
Fiber in this product is provided by the use of peas and tomtato pumace which is not really a good source of fiber. On the plus side of this product you will note that they have added sunflower seed and also flaxseed which is good for the dogs overall health. This dog food is a pretty good balance in keeping a balanced dog food within an average price range. Yes there are better products around ont he market such as Blue Wilderness but then we have to consider the price range and pet food market that each product is aiming for. This is your more mid range price market whereas Blue Wilderness is more of your elite or high end pet-food market.
Good choice in grains and lamb meal being the main ingredient is an excellent choice for a dog food. The addition of fruits and sunflower oil rounds this product off very well. Good balance in the price range.
Ingredients: Lamb meal, brown rice, cracked pearled barley, rice bran, peas, millet, canola oil, lamb, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, sun cured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid, cobalt proteinate, organic selenium, papaya, pineapple.