Inception Dog Food Review | Rating
Review of Inception Dog Food
Inception Dog Food receives the advisor’s second highest rating from 4.5 stars.
The Inception product line includes the 4 dry dog food listed below.
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile, if available … GRowth (puppy), M.Maintenance (adult), ONll stages of life, S.complementary or U.nspecified.
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Recipe and label analysis
Inception pork recipe was chosen to display the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutritional analysis.
The following label and nutrient data is calculated on a dry matter basis.
Inception pork recipe
Dry dog food
Estimated nutrient content of dry matter
Protein = 14th% | Fat = 17th% | Carbohydrates = 61%.
Ingredients: pork, pork meal, oats, millet, milo, pork fat (mixed tocopherol preserved), natural flavor, ground flaxseed, potassium chloride, choline chloride, salt, tricalcium phosphate, taurine, L-carnitine, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement , Vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate)
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 6.8%.
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|Guaranteed analysis||12%||fifteen%||N / A|
|Dry matter base||14%||17%||61%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||12%||36%||53%|
Protein = 12% | Fat = 36% | Carbohydrates = 53%.
Inception dog food ingredient analysis
The first ingredient in this dog food is pork meat. Pork is defined as “the clean meat obtained from slaughtered pork”.
Despite being a high quality ingredient, raw pork contains up to 73% water. After cooking, most of this moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.
Once processed, this item would likely make up a smaller fraction of the total content of the finished dog food.
The second ingredient is Pork meal. Pork meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains almost 300% more protein than fresh pork. But it can also be rich in ash – about 25-30%.
However, the ash content of the final product is usually adjusted in the recipe so that its mineral profile complies with AAFCO guidelines.
The third ingredient contains oatsthat are high in B vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
The next ingredient is millet, a gluten-free grain made from certain grass seeds. Millet is hypoallergenic and naturally rich in B vitamins and fiber, as well as other essential minerals.
The fifth shot is milo. Milo is another name for sorghum, a starchy cereal grain with a nutrient-like nutritional profile.
Since it is gluten-free and has a more even blood sugar behavior than other types of grain, Milo can be considered a high-quality non-meat ingredient.
The sixth ingredient is Pork fat, a product from the production of pork.
Pork fat, commonly known as lard, can add a significant flavor to any dog food. And it can be high in linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid.
While it doesn’t sound very appetizing, pork fat (in moderate amounts) is actually an acceptable ingredient in pet foods.
After this natural taste, we find linseed, one of the best plant-based sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. When first ground with a meal, flax seeds are also high in soluble fiber.
However, flaxseeds contain around 19% protein, a factor that needs to be considered when assessing the actual meat content of this dog food.
The ninth ingredient is Potassium chloride, a dietary supplement that is sometimes used to replace the sodium in table salt.
From here the list contains a Number of other articles.
But to be realistic, ingredients that are so low on the list are (other than dietary supplements) likely not to be influenced the overall rating of this Inception product.
Notable at 3 Exceptions…
First, we find no mention of Probiotics, friendly bacteria that are applied to the surface of the nibble after processing to aid digestion.
Next, this food contains chelated minerals, Minerals that have been chemically bound to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.
And finally we find Taurine, an important amino acid that is linked to the healthy functioning of the heart muscle. Although taurine is not normally considered essential in dogs, some dogs have been shown to be deficient in this critical nutrient.
Because taurine deficiency is more common in pets eating grain-free diets, we see its presence in this recipe as a positive addition.
Inception Dog Food looks like one just because of its ingredients above average dry product.
The dashboard shows a dry matter protein value of 28%, a fat content of 17% and an estimated carbohydrate of around 47%.
As a group, the brand has an average protein content of 28% and an average fat content of 17%. Taken together, these numbers indicate a carbohydrate content of 47% for the entire product line.
And a fat to protein ratio of around 60%.
Which means that this Inception product …
Above average protein. Almost average fat. And above average carbohydrates compared to other dry dog foods.
Even when you factor in the protein-boosting effects of flaxseed, it still looks like the profile of a dry dog food that contains a remarkable amount of meat.
Our rating of Inception dog food
Inception is a Grain included dry dog food with a remarkable amount of called meat meal as the main source of animal protein, which is what earns the brand 4.5 stars.
Has Inception Dog Food been recalled?
The following automated list (if any) contains them all Dog food reminds since 2009 in connection with Inception.
No recalls noted.
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