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Lotus Oven-Baked Small Bites Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food

Lotus Oven-Baked Small Bites Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Los Angeles, California
Parent company
Lotus Pet Food, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.27
Primary proteins
  • Sardine
  • Herring
  • Dried Egg Product
  • Pea Protein Concentrate

Ingredients

Sardine, Herring, Dried Potatoes, Dried Peas, Dried Egg Product, Pea Protein Concentrate, Pea Fiber, Cassava Flour, Catfish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Ground Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Carrots, Apples, Salt, Calcium Propionate, Monosodium Phosphate, Garlic, Dried Kelp, Spinach, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Inulin, Yucca Schidigera, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 36%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? 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 25%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? 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 83%

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: 25%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 8.5%

Carb: 37.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 9.44%

Carb: 41.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.91%

Fat: 35.23%

Carb: 38.86%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Lotus has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
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 Lotus since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Lotus has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Lotus Oven-Baked Small Bites Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Sardine. Sardines are small, oily fish that are used for human consumption worldwide. In pet food, sardine serves as a source of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and Omega-3 essential fatty acid.

The second ingredient is Herring. Herring is a general term for several species of saltwater fish. In pet food, herring can be a good source of protein, plus it offers many other important nutrients including essential fatty acids.

The third ingredient is Dried Potatoes. Dried potatoes are dehydrated potato tubers. Only the edible portion of the potato plant is used in production. In pet food, dried potatoes serve as a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.

The fourth ingredient is Dried Peas. Dried peas are dried seeds from any edible pea plant species. The dried peas in pet food are typically ground to provide a source of plant-based protein, fiber, and other important nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Egg Product. Dried egg product can refer to dried or dehydrated egg white, yolk, or shells, or a combination of all three. The dried egg product found in pet food is a good source of healthy, easily digested protein.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Lotus Oven-Baked Small Bites Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$7.15

Market Price avg.

$3.56

% From the Avg

+101%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.45

Market Price avg.

$0.23

% From the Avg

+100%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.27

Market Price avg.

$0.14

% From the Avg

+94%

Lotus Oven-Baked Small Bites Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced well above the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Lotus Oven-Baked Small Bites Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

27.78%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-8%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

15.56%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-3%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.56%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

41.67%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-13%

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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