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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.
Precautions

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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  • Item Number
    133069
  • Weight
    40.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

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

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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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Quite Popular

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    We have 2 dogs, both 7+. Tucker is a 100 pound pit bull that has a sensitive stomach. Even to sensitive stomach food! This has been the most successful bag yet! We've tried products all over the board for 4 years. Finally...this he loves and his stool is regular. Oscar is a rat terrier mix and about 8 pounds. He's mostly toothless. The kibbles are just the right size for him and he grubs it down! I do add warm water to soften it for him. Which makes all the difference. Set this up for auto ship first weekend in July to ship every 4 weeks. That's tomorrow! Still enough in the bag to last another week at least. Will be buying this as long as possible and 100% recommend!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great food

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    Our dogs are 10 and 15. They really like this food and have shown improvement in joint issues. Their coats are the healthiest they've ever been! And I like the price!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Pluses and minuses, mostly positive

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    I have 5 dogs: a 4 lb long-haired Chihuahu, 15 lb Border Terrier, 40 lb Catahoula, and two 60+ lb German Shepard/Heeler mix. They were on Blue Buff for almost a year but that was breaking the bank being the same price for half the weight. I switched over to Black Gold a month ago. At first the reviews weren't great. The chihuahua does not care for the larger kibble and the big girls knocked their bowls over. After 2 days they all got use to the new food and actually EAT LESS!! I still give them the recommended serving size for their weights but they seem content without cleaning their bowls. Only three drawbacks so far... 1. I would like the option of a smaller bag since they don't I have 5 dogs: a 4 lb long-haired Chihuahu, 15 lb Border Terrier, 40 lb Catahoula, and two 60+ lb German Shepard/Heeler mix. They were on Blue Buff for almost a year but that was breaking the bank being the same price for half the weight. I switched over to Black Gold a month ago. At first the reviews weren't great. The chihuahua does not care for the larger kibble and the big girls knocked their bowls over. After 2 days they all got use to the new food and actually EAT LESS!! I still give them the recommended serving size for their weights but they seem content without cleaning their bowls. Only three drawbacks so far... 1. I would like the option of a smaller bag since they don't need to eat as much before walking away from their bowls. 2. Since switching, my oldest (17 yrs) has developed terribly foul gas. She's been gassy in her old age but now it can clear a room. The kibble is on the larger size so it is difficult for smaller mouths and older mouths with fewer teeth. My fix for this is to pour water in the bowls about 15 minutes before feeding. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    She Loves It

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    I have never seen my 11-year old dog take to a food like this. Instead of finding barely touched food for days, I find a licked clean bowl almost daily. And I believe this has also improved her digestion. Count me as one very satisfied customer.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Stuff

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    Thor is a 10.5 year old rottweiler. Sensitive stomach, tried a couple of different brands/flavors. He finally quit getting an upset (sick) stomach with this food. Reasonable priced and he likes the flavor.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    English Bully

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    great food. has helped my dog walk a bit easier. I squirt fish oil in with it to add to the lub'in to the hip

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    The pellet kibble is hard for older dogs to chew.

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    The kibble is pellet shaped and my senior dog has a harder time eating it. He does well with the Victor brand dog food, which is saucer shaped. As for nutrition, his health has declined a bit, but he doesn't like eating so it's hard to gauge an accurate change in health.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for old dogs

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    My dog is and older dog and she is a alpha blue bulldogs she is 7 she has been having hip issues and sensitvey to food they were making her break out in horrible hot spots so we needed to change her diet and we didn't want anything that had corn wheat and other nasty fillers they put in dog food. We just got her food maybe 2wks ago and it was easy to change her over from the other food to this brand they have easy measuring on the bag for accuracy and after we transferred her to Black gold food only it took maybe a week and she has been playing like a puppy she wants to go for more walks im so happy she isn't sluggish anymore or itchy even her coat looks good the only thing I don't like is My dog is and older dog and she is a alpha blue bulldogs she is 7 she has been having hip issues and sensitvey to food they were making her break out in horrible hot spots so we needed to change her diet and we didn't want anything that had corn wheat and other nasty fillers they put in dog food. We just got her food maybe 2wks ago and it was easy to change her over from the other food to this brand they have easy measuring on the bag for accuracy and after we transferred her to Black gold food only it took maybe a week and she has been playing like a puppy she wants to go for more walks im so happy she isn't sluggish anymore or itchy even her coat looks good the only thing I don't like is she has really bad gas from it but I think it's just switching her to the food but other then that buy it if your dog is older and looks sluggish.. … more

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