Is Nature’s Select Dry Dog Food Good?
Nature’s Select Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3-star rating — around 31% 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 fine, and might be best to feed with other pet food with higher meat as a whole to balance the diet.
What We like
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- 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 Nature’s Select Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Nature’s Select Classic Nutrition.
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||27%|
|Fat||15% or more||13%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||46%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||4.7%|
57 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.
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Whole Grain MilletCarbs
Turkey MealAnimal Protein
Yeast CulturePlant Protein Concentrate
Dehydrated Alfalfa MealCarbs, Plant Protein
Natural FlavorFood Additive
Egg ProductAnimal Protein
Dried Blueberry PowderCarbs
Dried Seaweed MealCarbs
Zinc Methionine ComplexSupplement
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Hydrolyzed YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Iron Amino Acid ComplexSupplement
Manganese Amino Acid ComplexSupplement
Selenium YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Brewers Dried YeastPlant Protein Concentrate
Dried Enterococcus Faceium Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation ExtractProbiotics
Silicon DioxideFood Additive
Tetra Sodium PyrophosphateFood Additive
Green Tea ExtractOthers
Yucca Schidigera ExtractCarbs
TipsWe find 10 Concerned and 3 Notice ingredients from Nature’s Select Classic Nutrition. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Yeast Culture
- Natural Flavor
- Egg Product
- Tomato Pomace
- Hydrolyzed Yeast
- Selenium Yeast
- Brewers Dried Yeast
- Vegetable Oil
- Brown Rice
- Powdered Cellulose
- Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate
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
27%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.
Nature’s Select 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 6 recipes, the group has an average of 27% protein, 14% fat and 45% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is -3 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is -1 (%) less than ideal
- Carbs is 17 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Nature’s Select Dry Dog Food has an carbs level 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 Nature’s Select Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3 star rating.
Do we recommend Nature’s Select Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food that we think it is best to feed with other pet food with higher meat as a whole to balance the diet.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.