Horizon Legacy Pet Food

December 16, 2009 at 11:42 pm Leave a comment


The controversy over feeding dogs a high protein diet continues to become more and more heated. This post is not to take sides or defend either position. This is simply a review of a new product, Horizon Legacy, which has recently been launched in the United States and happens to be a high protein, no grain diet.

The staff at Nature’s Pet Market is constantly striving to identify and select the best possible food to fit each category of need. Up to this point, the best high protein, no grain option for dogs was one of the following: EVO, Nature’s Variety Instinct, Orijen, Canidae Grain Free, GO!, Earthborn Primitive, or Solid Gold Barking at the Moon. Each food offers some unique advantages as indicated below:

-EVO: One of the most reliable manufacturing facilities and testing facilities in the industry
-Nature’s Variety: Potato free
-Orijen: Great grain free fish formula
-Canidae Grain Free: New with a great grain free fish formula
-GO!: Made in Canada and the highest kcal/cup
-Earthborn Primitive: Priced under $50 for a large bag
-Barking at the Moon: Beef & Fish based

We wanted to find a product that stood out from the rest in terms of advantages and we found it in Horizon Legacy.

Advantages:

-Manufactured in own facility
-All ingredients sourced within 75-100 miles of facility
-Potato free (Fresh fruits and vegetables, including peas, carrots, apples, broccoli and bok choy add flavour and additional nutrients.
-High meat content
-Naturally Sourced Antioxidants Blueberries, cranberries and pumpkin, all with strong antioxidant properties to protect from free radicals.
-Digestive Enzymes: a custom blend of Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulose, Lactase & Bromelain to enhance absorption of nutrients, deliver nutrients and carry away wastes, digest food, purify the blood and feed the brain to strengthen the immune system.
-Chelated minerals
-Balanced Levels of Essential Fatty Acids: Human grade chicken fat, whole ground flaxseed and salmon balanced to an optimal level. All sources of EPA, DHA, ALA and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids.
-Reasonably priced (similar to EVO – around $59.99 for a large bag)

Next time you visit your local Nature’s Pet Market, ask the associate for more details. www.NaturesPetMarket.com

Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, pea, pea starch, turkey meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of vitamin E), salmon meal, pea fibre, flaxseed, egg product, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, vitamin E), carrots, apples, broccoli, bok choy, cabbage, blueberries, salt, fructooligosaccharides, yucca schidigera extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, pineapple, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried rhizopus oryzae fermentation extract, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, and dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), ferrous sulphate, iron proteinate*, zinc sulphate, zinc proteinate*, manganous oxide, manganese proteinate*, copper sulphate, copper proteinate*, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, magnesium oxide.

Nutritional Information
Crude Protein (min.): 34%
Crude Fat (min.): 15%
Crude Fibre (max.): 3.5%
Moisture (max.): 10%
Ash (max) 8.4%
Omega 3:1%**
Omega 6:3%**

*chelated minerals
**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles.

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