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Black Gold Explorer Original Performance Formula 26/18 Dry Dog Food, 50-lb bag

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Give your intrepid adventurer exactly what they need to thrive with Black Gold’s Explorer Original Performance Formula 26/18 Dry Dog Food! Carefully balanced with all the necessary nutrients needed to lead an active, adventurous lifestyle, this formula gives your dog all the energy they need to hunt, track, explore or just be your sidekick. Formulated with all the essential oils needed to maintain strong cognitive function and gut-friendly prebiotics for increased digestibility, your dog will thrive on Black Gold Explorer.

Key Benefits
  • This wholesome formula is made in the USA with no by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.
  • Includes added glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for healthy joints and added mobility.
  • 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.
  • Made with high protein to support increased energy levels for stamina and endurance.
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
    133092
  • Weight
    50.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Pea-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Beef Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Brown Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Natural Flavors, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Malted Barley, Dried Chicory Root, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Yeast Culture, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (Me) = 3769 Kcal/Kg Or 384 Kcal/Cup (Calculated)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein26.0% min
Crude Fat18.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Zinc150 mg/kg min
Vitamin E50 IU/kg min
Omega-63.0% min
Omega-30.3.0% min
Glucosamine300 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate150 mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions

Food requirements will vary depending on breed, environment, temperament, and stress factors. Show dogs and working dogs will require additional amounts of food depending on their degree of activity or stress. Food intake should be adjusted to maintain optimum body weight. Follow the recommended feeding guide below or use the self-feeding method.

WeightDaily Guide
5-10 lbs3/4 - 1 cup
10-15 lbs1 - 1 2/3 cups
15-25 lbs1 2/3 - 2 ½ cups
25-40 lbs2 ½ - 3 ½ cups
40-60 lbs3 ½ - 4 ½ cups
60-80* lbs4 ½ - 5 ¾ cups

*For larger dogs, feed an additional ½ 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 39 Reviews 39 Reviews 4.2 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Food

    By Dana on Mar 2, 2021

    I recently began fostering and 8 year old dog. He was in a shelter and was refusing to eat, losing weight. We gave him the new food and what a difference. He has gained weight and he acts like a puppy. Thank you for help saving his life!!!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Question about the ingredients....?

    By My3dogs on Oct 25, 2020

    We have 3 dogs in various sizes, so big bags of dog food is a must in our wolfpack!! We saw this brand at our local store which is cheaper then chewy but they don't deliver to your door like chewy does so the extra cost not a big deal. They seem to like it, but the littlest pup is kinda having loose stool. I'm not sure if it's from the change of food or the ingredients. Time will tell.....What does concerne me is it says it is made in the USA with no by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.... But when reading the ingredients it says Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Natural Flavors...... This is very confusing and conflicting info We have 3 dogs in various sizes, so big bags of dog food is a must in our wolfpack!! We saw this brand at our local store which is cheaper then chewy but they don't deliver to your door like chewy does so the extra cost not a big deal. They seem to like it, but the littlest pup is kinda having loose stool. I'm not sure if it's from the change of food or the ingredients. Time will tell.....What does concerne me is it says it is made in the USA with no by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.... But when reading the ingredients it says Chicken By-Product Meal (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Natural Flavors...... This is very confusing and conflicting info! So which is it....are you using by-products or not???!!! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good feed but extremely to high

    By Highdoller on Sep 11, 2020

    Good feed but extremely over priced If your feeding one dog I guess it’s fine Sincerely A coon hunter with a pen full of dogs

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awesome!

    By 54321 on May 7, 2020

    I don't normally write reviews often but I just HAVE to with this. I own three yes three Great Danes and one crazy Irish setter. The Danes I have struggled with diarrhea and lose stools ever since I got them. All different breeders so not genetic. I tried EVERYTHING! Purina pro plan, purina pro plan sensitive, Diamond naturals chicken, diamond naturals beef, several others but the only one that SEEMED to help some was diamond naturals lamb and rice. Well it helped the two Danes but not the others. A breeder suggested several times I give this a try since I could buy it at the local hardware store near me for 30.00 a bag. I thought no way would a cheaper food with corn etc help my dogs. This I don't normally write reviews often but I just HAVE to with this. I own three yes three Great Danes and one crazy Irish setter. The Danes I have struggled with diarrhea and lose stools ever since I got them. All different breeders so not genetic. I tried EVERYTHING! Purina pro plan, purina pro plan sensitive, Diamond naturals chicken, diamond naturals beef, several others but the only one that SEEMED to help some was diamond naturals lamb and rice. Well it helped the two Danes but not the others. A breeder suggested several times I give this a try since I could buy it at the local hardware store near me for 30.00 a bag. I thought no way would a cheaper food with corn etc help my dogs. This will be a mess. Well I didn't even transition as their poop was water anyway so how much worse could it get? Let me tell you within 24 hours it was like the heavens opened and smiled finally down on my poor pups. All had solid stools only pooping twice a day now and thriving! If you have been going through what I have don't over think. least try the small bag and see if it helps. This was a God send for my Danes. The lady that suggested it has nine! And she said this was the only one that works well for hers. I over thought way too much looking for something that was perfect ingredients and the perfect protein etc. Thank you black gold! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Performance Blend Please!

    By birddog on Dec 28, 2019

    I like the 26/18 formula for my very active/hyper 2 year old black lab. What I don't like is not being able to find an expiration date on any of the 50-lb bags I've bought. I think one bag went or was bad cuz my dog would not touch it. So I started buying four 15-lb bags of Black Gold 'Performance Blend' which have an expiration date on them, my theory being that I could use up one 15-lb bag in a week while keeping the others sealed and fresh. Sorry to say, Chewy has been out of the 'Performance Blend' 15-lb bags for some time now so I'm assuming that it isn't made anymore as Chewy now offers the more expensive 15-lb bag of Black Gold Explorer Original Performance 26/18 Dry Dog Food instead.. I like the 26/18 formula for my very active/hyper 2 year old black lab. What I don't like is not being able to find an expiration date on any of the 50-lb bags I've bought. I think one bag went or was bad cuz my dog would not touch it. So I started buying four 15-lb bags of Black Gold 'Performance Blend' which have an expiration date on them, my theory being that I could use up one 15-lb bag in a week while keeping the others sealed and fresh. Sorry to say, Chewy has been out of the 'Performance Blend' 15-lb bags for some time now so I'm assuming that it isn't made anymore as Chewy now offers the more expensive 15-lb bag of Black Gold Explorer Original Performance 26/18 Dry Dog Food instead... … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Food, Great Company

    By KENN on Mar 18, 2020

    My brother recommended this food to me for my dog. My dog absolutely loves this food! I would recommend this food for sure. I love Chewy!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dogs wont eat it

    By Marge on Apr 19, 2020

    All 3 of our dogs wont touch this unless I add canned food or some kind of sauce or gravy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it I have a picky eater

    By Lacey on Jan 24, 2020

    So I have a high strong Belgian malinois mix so very high metabolism and shes also extremely picky so this food did wonders I have a healthy happy chubby "finally" pup

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Paid to much

    By Nobark on Apr 14, 2020

    I can buy at my local grocery store for $39.99 so I overpaid with chewy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dog Food

    By Radioflyerrider on Feb 16, 2020

    This dog food keeps my shiba in tip top shape and never bothers his sensitive tummy

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