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Inukshuk Professional Dry Dog Food 26/16

Inukshuk Professional Dry Dog Food 26/16
Company info
Company HQ
New Brunswick, Canada
Parent company
Corey Nutrition Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.07
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Fish Meal Herring
  • Anchovy
  • Chicken Liver

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Fish Meal (Herring & Anchovy), Ground Whole Grain Barley, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Ground Whole Grain Wheat, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Form of Vitamin E), Wheat Shorts, Whole Brown Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Brewer's Yeast, Kelp Meal, Malted Barley Flour, Chicken Liver, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Propionate, DL Methionine, Flaxseed, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Zinc Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Calcium Io date, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Cobalt Sulfate, Folic Acid, Selenium Yeast, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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63%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 38%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 80%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

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: 26%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 44.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 3.89%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 49.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 23.78%

Fat: 35.53%

Carb: 40.69%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Inukshuk has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Contains kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Inukshuk has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Inukshuk Professional Dry Dog Food 26/16 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 Fish Meal Herring. Fish meal herring is the ground, dried tissue from the herring fish. In pet food, fish meal herring can serve as a source of easily digested protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to benefit your companion’s overall health.

The third ingredient is Anchovy. Anchovy is a general term for small marine fishes called anchovies, and generally refers to the entire fish rather than meat alone. When added to pet food, anchovy can be a good source of protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to benefit your companion’s overall wellbeing.

The fourth ingredient is Ground Whole Grain Barley. Ground whole grain barley is a cereal grain that has been milled into smaller fragments for better digestibility. In pet food, whole grain ground barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals including iron.

The fifth ingredient is Ground Whole Grain Corn. Ground whole grain corn is made with cooked and/or dried kernels from any corn species. In pet food, ground whole grain corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Inukshuk Professional Dry Dog Food 26/16, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.03

Market Price avg.

$3.48

% From the Avg

-42%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.12

Market Price avg.

$0.22

% From the Avg

-44%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.07

Market Price avg.

$0.13

% From the Avg

-43%

Inukshuk Professional Dry Dog Food 26/16 is priced well 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 Inukshuk Professional Dry Dog Food 26/16 to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

28.89%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-4%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

17.78%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+11%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.89%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-27%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

49.44%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+4%

Analysis Overview

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

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