Is Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food Good?
Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5-star rating — around 20% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are quite fine, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
What We like
- Lower in Carbs — Less than 34%
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
What We Concern
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have different ratings. This means they might be designed a bit differently.
Recipe to review
To rate Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Black Gold Original Performance.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||29%|
|Fat||15% or more||20%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||39%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||3.3%|
39 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Beef MealAnimal Protein
Corn Gluten MealPlant Protein Concentrate
Dried Beet PulpCarbs
Chicken By-product MealAnimal Protein
Natural FlavorsFood Additive
Brewers Dried YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Dried Chicory RootCarbs
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B-12 SupplementSupplement
Ferrous Sulphate MonohydrateSupplement
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Dried Saccharomyces CerevisiaeProbiotics
Dried Enterococcus Faceium Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
TipsWe find 7 Concerned and 4 Notice ingredients from Black Gold Original Performance. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Corn Meal
- Dried Beet Pulp
- Natural Flavors
- Brewers Dried Yeast
- Barley Malt
- Sodium Selenite
- Ground Wheat
- Corn Gluten Meal
- Brown Rice
- Chicken By-product Meal
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
29%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Medium !
It looks like it contains a moderate amount of meat. Your furbabies should still be fine with it.
Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 2 recipes, the group has an average of 32% protein, 22% fat and 34% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 2 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 7 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 6 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food has an carbs level that is higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Black Gold Performance Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.