Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Company HQTewksbury, Massachusetts
Parent companyWellPet LLC
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Estimated Nutrient Content
To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.
Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.
Dry Matter Analysis
Calorie Weighted Basis
- Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
- High-quality ingredients
- Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
- Low protein content
- High in carbohydrates
- Low in moisture
- Contains plant-based proteins
The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Holistic Select since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.
Since 2011 Holistic Select has never been recalled.
Our review of Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.
The first ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.
The second ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.
The third ingredient is Lentils. Lentils are legumes. In pet food, lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.
The fourth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is Dried Ground Potatoes. Dried ground potatoes are potato tubers that have been ground before being dehydrated. In pet food, dried ground potatoes serve as a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Dried ground potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.
When we analyzed the ingredients in Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.
|Product info||Market Price Avg.||% From the Avg|
|Price per lb||$2.62||$2.51||+4%|
|Price per 100 kcal||$0.15||$0.17||-8%|
|Price per day||$0.09||$0.10||-9%|
Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for dry dog food.
Large breed dogs can certainly have a couple of nutritional needs unique to them. Orthopedic disease is chief among them. These can include hip and elbow dysplasia and earlier onset of arthritis. For this reason, somelarge dog breed foods may contain joint health ingredients like glucosamine and omega fatty acids. The risk of bloat is also much higher for large breed dogs, and this risk can be reduced with large kibble size and foods with a lower fat content.
With that in mind, we’ve compared Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:
|Product info||All Products avg.||% From the Avg|
|Caloric Content||3804 kcal/kg||3537 kcal/kg||+8%|
Overall, this is a plant based food that’s low in protein with moderate fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Dog Foods.