It contains no artificial flavors, colors, or fillers and is low in sodium. It is ideal for dogs of all ages up to 80 pounds. The premium quality meat meal of SportMix is made from high-quality parts of meat such as lamb, beef, or turkey, which are processed under contract. There is an abundance of quality amino acids and vitamins that can be found in these meats.
It also contains premium quality minerals, fiber, fatty acids, vitamins B and D, calcium, potassium, and zinc. It does not contain lactose or dairy products. This is why the ingredient list is so short. It is the first sport mix that offers a complete sport meal with protein and all the necessary amino acids.
No Soybean Meal Used
Another key feature of this premium brand is that there is no soybean meal used in the formula. Soybean meal is considered to be a by-product of soybeans and has nothing to do with good dog nutrition. The other ingredients in the formula have been carefully selected to meet AAFCO Animal Food Safety guidelines for human nutrition. For example, there is a third ingredient called by-product meal that is primarily used for the carbohydrate portion of the formula. It is made from corn by-products and wheat.
There is one new ingredient in SportMix that is truly a game changer and will revolutionize the way you feed your dog. It is the Chicken Meal Recipe (also known as the chicken meal powder) and it is completely digestible by puppies and has an outstanding intestinal digestion. It also will speed up the dogs’ weight loss process and it has been clinically proven to reduce the incidence of flatulence in dogs. There are only a few brands on the market that use this ingredient, and they are the ones I recommend.
A Wonderful Canine Nutrition Brand
The high meat content is just one of the reasons that SportMix is such a wonderful canine nutrition brand. The other reason is that they have a very abundant ingredient list that provides an excellent diet for a wide variety of breeds. If you look at their nutrient profile, you will find that there are only a handful of other pet foods that can compare to the comprehensive nutrition offered by SportMix. This wide range of choices means that you can easily find a high meat, high fiber, high calcium diet that will make your dog healthy and happy.
Another standout feature of SportMix is that they have several wonderful vegetarian options including rice and bean burgers, red beans, peas, and dried egg product. Each of these pet foods offers a unique flavor that is not found in traditional beef, lamb or chicken diets. For example, dried egg product is much less pungent than beef meal, which makes it ideal for those who have digestion concerns or are lactose intolerant. You also won’t find the unhealthy byproducts that are found in traditional commercial dog foods. This vegetarian option is rich, hearty, flavorful, and very digestible.
One important thing to note when you shop for vegetarian options from SportMix is that they don’t use the trans fat that you see in traditional commercially produced dog foods, nor do they use artificial preservatives. Instead, they use a trans-fat free (all natural) ingredient called sodium tallow.
This ingredient is derived from beef fat and gives your pet plenty of healthy omega 3 fatty acids to help keep their body healthy. They have a long shelf life and a virtually maintenance-free existence, which is one more reason why they are so popular with pet owners.
The final common meat meal recipe that the company uses in their line of premium dry dog food is called sportmix primal. This recipe combines beef, turkey, lamb and chicken meal, and includes medium chain triglycerides (MCT), medium-low-density fiber corn oil, and fresh vegetables and brown rice. MCTs are short Chain fatty acids that can be broken down easily in your pet’s digestive system and help maintain healthy weights. For those who are lactose intolerant or need a source of l-carnitine, this recipe is also made with fresh coconut oil, which provides ample amounts of l-carnitine without having to worry about loading up on the saturated fats. This chondroitin sulfate-free, wheat gluten-free, soy-free and corn gluten meal are the most comprehensive, most effective diet on the market for dogs and is extremely beneficial to your dog’s health.