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Horizon Pulsar Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food

Horizon Pulsar Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Saskatchewan , Canada
Parent company
Horizon Pet Nutrition
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Chicken
  • Liquid Egg Product

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Peas, Pea Starch, Chicken, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Liquid Egg Product, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Blueberries, 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, Dried Lactobacillus, Platarum 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.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 42%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 78%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 65%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 87%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

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.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 28%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 9%

Ash: 6.8%

Carb: 36.2%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30.77%

Fat: 16.48%

Fiber: 5.49%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 39.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 27.83%

Fat: 36.2%

Carb: 35.97%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Horizon has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Horizon since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Horizon has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Horizon Pulsar Grain-Free Chicken Recipe 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 Red Lentils. Red lentils are legumes. In pet food, red lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

The third 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 fourth ingredient is Pea Starch. Pea starch is a gluten-free starch that comes from ground peas. The pea starch in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, and is typically used as a thickener, filler, or gelling agent.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Horizon Pulsar Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$3.03

Market Price avg.

$3.56

% From the Avg

-15%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.18

Market Price avg.

$0.23

% From the Avg

-20%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.11

Market Price avg.

$0.14

% From the Avg

-22%

Horizon Pulsar Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Horizon Pulsar Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

30.77%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+2%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.48%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+3%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.49%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

+2%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

39.78%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-17%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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