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Black Gold Explorer Mature 7+ Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag

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Your faithful canine companion deserves the highest quality kibble—treat them to something special with Black Gold’s Explorer Mature 7+ Formula Dry Dog Food! Carefully crafted for seniors, this formula contains all the natural building blocks needed to maintain healthy joints and mobility as your dog ages. Black Gold’s wholesome formula is also designed to deliver all the essential oils your old timer needs to maintain strong cognitive function as well as gut-friendly prebiotics for increased digestibility. Enjoy the active lifestyle you have had together all these years with Black Gold Explorer!

Key Benefits
  • This wholesome formula is made in the USA without corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.
  • Includes Omega fatty acids sourced from fish oil for improved mobility and joint health.
  • Crafted with an essential oil blend of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids for DHA and EPA.
  • This nutrient dense formula contains prebiotics and oatmeal for sensitive stomachs.
  • Packed with antioxidants sourced from real fruits and vegetables for stronger immune systems.

Provide plenty of fresh, clean water in a clean container at all times. Remember to thoroughly wash your hands after handling your dog’s food or feeding utensils.

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  • Weight
    40.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion
Nutritional Info

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pearled Barley, Beef Meal, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon Oil, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Pea Protein, Dried Chicory Root, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Beta Carotene, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Yeast Culture.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3350 Kcal/kg or 328 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein27.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber3.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Linoleic Acid2.0% min
Zinc150 mg/kg min
Vitamin E175 IU/kg min
Omega-62.3.0% min
Omega-30.5% min
Glucosamine350 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate500 mg/kg min
L-Carnitine20 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions

The chart below shows the of Black Gold Explorer Mature 7+ Formula Dog Food that is required daily to maintain condition and to support a normal level of activity in Adult dogs of varying sizes. Amounts are based on a standard measuring cup. A cup will hold about 3 1/2 oz of Black Gold Explore Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Formula Dog Food.

WeightDaily Guide
5 - 10 lbs 3/4 - 1 cup
10 - 15 lbs1 - 1 2/3
15 - 25 lbs1 2/3 - 2 1/2
25 - 40 lbs2 1/2 - 3 1/2
40 - 60 lbs3 1/2 - 4 1/2
60 - 80* lbs4 1/2 - 5 3/4

*For larger dogs, feed an additional 1/2 cup per day for each 10 lbs. of additional body weight over 80 lbs.

Transition Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a 6 day period. Suggested transition as follows: * Day 1 - 1/4 Black Gold Explorer, 3/4 current food * Day 2 - 1/2 Black Gold Explorer, 1/2 current food * Day 3 - 3/4 Black Gold Explorer, 1/4 current food * Day 4 - 100% Black Gold Explorer

Rating: 4.2 of 5 stars 19 Reviews 19 Reviews 4.3 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 4.2 of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dog hates it

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    Our senior dog has NEVER avoided meal time until this food. When her last food got discontinued I read so many reviews and looked at so many ingredient lists. Thought this would be a good replacement, but obviously not. This dog eats everything. She will eat veggies (even lettuce), fruits, and even licks flour off the floor when I make bread. Not sure why she hates this stuff, but I will not buy again. We still have a lot left but I won't make her eat it. Back to the search.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this for sensitive tummies & seniors

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    Our dog has a sensitive digestive system so we have to be careful what she eats. She likes this food a lot- when we first started incorporating it into her old kibble brand, to switch her gradually, she treated this like a treat. No diarrhea or discomfort for her, and it’s easy on her senior teeth. This is our new brand!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Won't buy it again

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    I bought this food on sale partly because I buy different food for my animals with every bag and also because of the large size bag, a 40-pounder, as I have 4 dogs and I foster as well. Since I opened this bag I have had the worst time trying to get my animals to eat. I feed my animals a healthy diet, raw meat, vegetables, olive oil, supplements, etc., mixed with dog food and they are just not having it. And because it is all of them, I trust their judgement and will not buy Black Gold again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Older dogs enjoyed it, younger dog became too powerful

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    My veterinarian recommended an expensive dog food for my aging German Shepherd Zeus to help with his arthritic back. If I only had one dog I probably would've just paid the premium, but I have 3 dogs and we free feed them because they don't have issues with food. So I researched and found this product with comparable ingredients at a fair price. Within a month of changing to this food our two aging dogs started acting younger again. Our younger dog has benefited too, with seemingly endless amounts of energy. They still get excited over this food and have maintained healthy weights while on it. The kibbles are smaller than I was expecting but my dogs don't seem to mind.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog gobbled this up so quick!

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    I've never heard of this brand, but the ingredients looked good and it already had some great reviews! We were running low on food and switched over to this one and my dog has had no issues. His skin is getting better and his digestive system seems to be doing really well! We'll definitely keep using this brand!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    black gold

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    so far he loves it but hes 135 lbs so you see he is well fed

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Black gold

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    Our dogs did not like it. Very hard to get them to eat it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sully loves this food

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    My elderly dog Sully has gotten picky in his old age. He’s a Rottie so he’s big but he doesn’t like big chunks of food so this food is perfect for him. He eats it up with no issues and he seems to be moving a little better.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    What a wonderful surprise!

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    My dog Sherlock is a rescue dog, estimated to be around 6yrs old. It's taken time but he's come along in adapting to his new home, but he hated the brand names I was buying. It also turned out he had a sensitive tummy. So I searched and saw this thought I'd try it. Wow, it's like I have a puppy. He like the food, which is scores over the other so called 'top brands' and it doesn't upset his stomach. His 'going' is regular again and he's up and playing, so the support for his joint obviously work. I couldn't be happier. Thank.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dogs seem to love it!

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    I have 8 dogs, all rescues, with different needs and this food seems to be great for all of them. Thank you for keeping your prices reasonable. It helps those of us who rescue and take on more animals than we ever thought we'd have...but they are our kids. Plain and simple...

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