Lotus Oven-Baked Chicken Small Bites Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food

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Feed your furry friend the nutrition she needs with the scrumptious flavor she loves! Lotus Wholesome Chicken Small Bites Recipe is oven-baked kibble that combines real chicken, fish, brown rice and recognizable fruits and vegetables into bite-sized pieces. The beneficial blend of olive and salmon oils provides your pup with healthy omega fatty acids, while vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients help support her overall health. Plus, this kibble tastes just like an oven-baked chicken cookie that your canine companion won’t be able to resist!

Key Benefits
  • Crafted with healthy grains you can feel good about feeding your dog.
  • Bite-sized kibble is oven-baked to help preserve protein, amino acids, along with vitamins and antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.
  • Features fresh chicken as the #1 ingredient.
  • Low in starch and less processed than other kibbles.
  • Contains optimized calcium and phosphorus.

This product has recently undergone a packaging and slight formulation change. Please refer to transition instructions when transitioning your pet to the new formula. Customers may receive the old formulation and packaging during this transition.

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  • Item Number
    82171
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Old Formulation: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Rye Whole Ground Brown Rice, Pollock, Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Pea Fiber, Organic Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Pumpkin, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Blueberries, Potassium Chloride, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Garlic, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate (a Source of Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Iron Proteinate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Soluble, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Soluble, and Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Soluble, Inulin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Niacin, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.

New Formulation: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rye, Brown Rice, Barley, Oats, White Fish, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pea Fiber, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Pumpkin, Spinach, Potassium Chloride, Salmon OIl, Olive OIl, Salt, Garlic, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Yucca Schidegera extract, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

Old Formulation: 3,612 kcal/kg, 683.7 kcal/cup

New Formulation: 3,456 kcal/kg, 654.2 kcal/cup

Old Formulation:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein24.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber4.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin E100 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.50% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.50% min
Glucosamine600mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate450mg/kg min
Ascorbic Acid250mg/kg min
Ash5.87%
Calcium1.08%
Phosphorus0.88%
Sodium0.27%
Magnesium0.17%

New Formulation

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein24.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin E150 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.3% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.0% min
Ascorbic Acid250mg/kg min
Ash6.0%
Feeding Instructions

Old Formulation:

WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs1/4
9 lbs1/2
16.5 lbs3/4
25.5 lbs1
35.5 lbs1 1/4
47 lbs1 1/2

New Formulation:

WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs1/4
9 lbs1/2
16.5 lbs1
24.5 lbs1 1/4
34.5 lbs1 1/2
45 lbs2
FAQ

Why is baked dry pet food better than extruded dry pet food?

Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability - in 1 third - party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 11/2 times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And we do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 - 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).Oven - baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4 oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6 ozSlow oven - baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.

Why do some of the lotus kibble pieces look like they have grill marks on them?

Lotus dry foods are baked in real ovens, like the 1 you have at home. So, of course, there will be some browning from the oven. The Lotus kibbles come out shaped slightly different from each other—the same way homemade cookies are never perfectly round.

Where does lotus source all of their ingredients?

All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are 3 exceptions on our ingredient lists: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal - all these great ingredients come from New Zealand.

Where is lotus made?

Our oven - baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. all of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro - cannery in California.

Why are whole grains beneficial?

We use whole grains because of the many nutritional benefits they provide. For example, brown rice provides vitamin E to help maintain healthy cells. Brown rice also supplies insoluble fiber which becomes food for the good bacteria in your pet’s large intestine.In fact, our brown rice is actually more expensive than chicken meal because it’s the same brown rice you’d cook at home. Although chicken meal is a nutritious ingredient, it’s not used in the household kitchen.Rye is another whole grain, but this 1 has the highest concentration of lignans, antioxidant like compounds that help keep cells healthy.Barley and oatmeal are a great source of B vitamins, as well as insoluble fiber, which can help feed good bacteria in the large intestine.

What makes the oil blend in lotus so good for my pet’s skin and coat?

We selected 3 special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits. We chose soy oil because it is a good source of omega - 6 and omega - 3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid. We chose olive oil because it’s a rich source linoleic acid (omega - 6). And we added salmon oil because it’s rich in 2 omega - 3 fatty acids - DHA and EPA. DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.

How do I know that lotus is really ethoxyquin free?

Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.

I hear many pet food companies say their food contains no soy. will the soy oil in lotus cause an allergic reaction in my dog or cat?

No, the soy oil is 1 of the oils in Lotus that supplies both linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) and alpha linolenic acid(an omega 3 fatty acid). It is not a protein like soybean meal which is often used as an inexpensive source of protein in some foods. Allergies are primarily caused by proteins, not fatty acids or oils. In fact, Lotus does not use any concentrated plant based proteins like soybean meal, potato protein, pea protein or rice protein concentrate, for that very reason.

I’ve heard that taurine is a necessary nutrient for cats. I’ve seen added taurine recently in some lamb and rice foods for dogs. why doesn’t lotus add taurine to their lamb and rice formula for dogs?

Because dogs can produce taurine if they have all of the required amino acids. Lotus lamb supplies these amino acids with lamb meat, Pollock and lamb meal as protein sources and not just lamb meal. Lamb meal tends to be higher in ash (bone) and collagen than lamb meat and doesn’t have as much usable protein. Also, Lotus does not use ingredients like rice bran which is often combined with lamb meal which is often the only protein source in other dog foods. When a dog is fed this type of diet, he/she may not get all of the required amino acids to produce taurine, so those dog foods add taurine. A deficiency in taurine can lead to heart issues.

Who does the artwork on lotus’ packaging?

All of the Lotus packaging artwork is done by Bay Area artist Nicholas Wilton. The natural, organic shapes and textures represented in Wilton’s work reflect the organic, holistic nature of Lotus foods. That’s why we chose Wilton to illustrate the images that our art director, Betsy Nathane designed. Wilton’s work can be found at nicholaswiltonpaintings.com

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    I Really Wanted to Like This

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    I had high hopes for this kibble. The ingredient list was healthy. I have a small breed dog that has a hard time eating hard dry kibble. I thought an oven baked kibble would be softer than traditional kibble. It was softer and was the perfect small bite size. However I am not sure if it is the food itself or if it was an old bag. When I opened the bag it smelled stale. It did not smell appealing at all. I left the bowl out all day and my dog did not eat a single kibble!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My pack of 5 Poms all approve! And I approve of ingredients (small bites)

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    I've got 5 Poms in age range from 1 to 15 years. They all seem to love this, even as treats. I have one very fickle Pom, named Lola. She will refuse many different types of dry food. So Lola is the real test as to whether Lotus Chicken is palatable. YES, Lola, my fickle eater approved, so this is a keeper! I also liked how they all enjoyed chewing these tiny crunchies VS trying to swallow whole. Most importantly, no meat by-products, non-GMO... all healthy wholesome ingredients! Picture of ingredients included since it was not on this website.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Daisy Approves

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    She LOVES this food. She was on blue buffalo small breed (pink bag) but she always left the black pieces and it seemed she forced herself to eat. This food she eats it and it seems like she enjoys it. She never cleaned out a bowl until I bought this food. I’m hoping this goes on sale often so I can buy more bags. I bought it when it was on sale for 20. The big giant bag. So that was a steal!!! I’m definitely going to keep buying this.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Yummy Tiny Bites

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    I have a Basenji who really likes small treats and bits. He absolutely loves these tiny stars.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Lotus baked chicken for small breeds

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    I think this is a really good food however my picky eaters won't eat it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny bites is perfect for tiny dogs!

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    Clean tidy food that is not dusty or crumbly. My dog love it (at least for now - he is so picky.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    I love the Kibble size

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    Both of my dogs seem to really love this food I will buy this again

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a favorite....

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    I got this for my Chinese Crested who weighs 12 lbs. This is the first food he hasn't liked very well but I can get him to eat it in small amounts by mixing it with homemade ground turkey, brown rice and green beans. The kibbles are teeny-tiny, about the size of a corn kernel. I haven't tried soaking them in chicken broth yet. That's my next tactic. I'm a believer in rotating dog foods for better health, and this just happens sometimes.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for little mouths!!

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    My dog had to have her teeth removed & is a very finicky eater. I started her on a softer product but wanted her stools to remain solid. This did the trick & I mix a handful into whatever she’s eating.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Dog hated it

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    Although it was absolutely no fault of Chewy, my dog hated this food.Don't know what I'll try next??????????

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