It’s a rare opportunity these days to buy from a family-owned and operated business. When it comes to nutritious, quality dry dog food, Ohio Pet Foods is a diamond in the rough. They cook their kibble in small batches at low temperatures. This ensures the freshest food for your furry companion.
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Blackwood Sensitive Skin and Stomach Dog Food
Made in the USA
As the name suggests, the All-Stages Sensitive Skin and Stomach dog food from Blackwood is ideal for those who have big dogs that suffer from skin and stomach sensitivity. Blackwood, a BrightPet Nutrition Group product, is a very popular brand that is known for creating high-quality products. This food is no exception, and it is one of the best options for dogs in all stages of their life.
In recent years BrightPet Nutrition Group acquired Ohio Pet Foods, a family-owned and operated pet food business in operation for many decades. Long ago they adopted a slow-cook, small-batch approach to making kibble for both dogs and cats.
This method helps retain nutrition as the kibble is cooked at much lower temperatures for longer periods of time, resulting in a higher starch conversion (for more energy) and an overall higher quality product.
One of the biggest challenges facing most pet food manufacturers is their ability to get large quantities of product to consumers before it expires. Unfortunately, this means many of them have opted to cook very large amounts of food at high temperatures in order to get the kibble bagged and out the door. Make sure you read our article on how to understand when dog food was made and when it expires.
High-quality proteins, like real lamb, chicken, or salmon meal, are the top ingredients that are found within many dry food formulas. Blackwood Sensitive Skin and Stomach is formulated using key ingredients that can help support your dog’s specific needs, based on their lifestyle and other unique needs. High-quality proteins, like real lamb, chicken, or salmon meal, are the top ingredients that are found within many dry food formulas. Blackwood Sensitive Skin and Stomach is formulated using key ingredients that can help support your dog’s specific needs, based on their lifestyle and other unique needs.
The specialized Sensitive Skin and Stomach dog food is perfect for dogs that might experience sensitivity in those areas. This dry formula is made with real lamb meal as its primary ingredient. This is another popular topic for debate in the industry. It turns out ‘meal’ retains 80% more protein than its ‘real’ meat counterpart (i.e. moisture plays a big role here). To further increase the quality of their food, Backwood slow cooks it’s kibble in small batches. This ensures the nutrition stays in the food and makes it to your dog’s bowl. It also contains brown rice, oat groats, and veggies that are easy for your dog to digest. Read more about this formula’s nutrition here.
Real protein meal, whole food, and even raw protein are top ingredients in formulas that promote overall health in your dogs. Each ingredient that comes after it is there to serve a particular purpose and each reputable manufacturer’s dry formula is tailored to provide the best fat-to-protein ratio to help your dog maintain their ideal body condition.
Spoiler alert! Every ingredient listed after ‘salt’ makes up less than 1% of the overall recipe. Read more here regarding how to decipher pet food ingredients and nutrition.
Blackwood Sensitive Skin and Stomach dog food is the culmination of decades of advanced nutrition research from the brand and is backed by leading pet food nutritionists, including veterinarians, and behaviorists. Together, they aim to provide your dog with all of the nutrition they need to be at their best.
It’s hard to find much wrong with this formula. The guaranteed analysis shows a strong protein profile (you may look for more protein if your pooch is more active), healthy fat content, and both omega and probiotic supplements.
It may not be available at your local pet store.