Lotus Oven-Baked Chicken Small Bites Recipe Puppy Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag

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Your puppy’s ability to grow healthy and strong starts with his nutrition, so feed him Lotus Oven-Baked Chicken Small Bites Recipe! This oven-baked kibble for puppies combines real chicken, chicken liver, 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 his 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 puppy.
  • 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.

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  • Item Number
    82223
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Puppy
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

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

Caloric Content

3,559 kcal/kg, 673.6 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein27% min
Crude Fat16.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin E150 UI/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.6% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.50% min
Ascorbic Acid250 mg/kg min
Ash7.75%
Feeding Instructions
WeightWeaning to 5 Months (cups)6 Months - 9 Months (cups)10 months - Adult (cup)
5 lbs1 1/213/4
10 lbs2 1/21 1/21
20 lbs3 3/42 1/21 3/4
30 lbs53 1/42 1/4
40 lbs 3 3/42 3/4
60 lbs 53 1/2
80 lbs 64 1/4
100 lbs 5
125 lbs 5 3/4

Reproduction: Provide increasing amounts of food the latter half of gestation. The amount may be twice normal intake. Feed to consumption during Lactation.

Growth: Introduce dry food around the 5th week and provide as much food as puppies will consume from weaning until full - grown. Always provide a source of clean fresh water.

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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    Excellent food

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    I have been raising and training show and performance dogs all my adult life.. this is the nicest food I have ever come across.. right now I am feeding an Italian Greyhound this food. She loves it, the bites are proper size for her, her poops are small.. most of the food is utilized therefore.. not a lot of bulk and fillers..the ingredient list is full of real food, clean human grade food. The pup is in good weight and proper bloom of coat etc..I like some “good” grains in my dogs food.. this has them. My only wish now, is that they make additional small bite dry foods with grain.. the only one I can use is Puppy chicken, or Adult Chicken.. the rest are grain free.. c’mon Lotus, hear my request I have been raising and training show and performance dogs all my adult life.. this is the nicest food I have ever come across.. right now I am feeding an Italian Greyhound this food. She loves it, the bites are proper size for her, her poops are small.. most of the food is utilized therefore.. not a lot of bulk and fillers..the ingredient list is full of real food, clean human grade food. The pup is in good weight and proper bloom of coat etc..I like some “good” grains in my dogs food.. this has them. My only wish now, is that they make additional small bite dry foods with grain.. the only one I can use is Puppy chicken, or Adult Chicken.. the rest are grain free.. c’mon Lotus, hear my request! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Sadly, my puppy does not like it - prefers the duck

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    My picky pup does not like this puppy version and eats around them. He prefers the duck flavor or even the full size bites of duck (which I accidentally bought). Will be donating it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Puppy Loves It!

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    A friend of mine recommended this brand for my puppy, and he loves it! I am so impressed with the ingredients! You should give it a try if you're in the market of finding grain free food for your fur baby!

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    must not taste good

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    my dog refused these and I bought several bags with different flavors.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy my puppy found a food that she likes - Lotus!

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    I tried over 10 different high-quality dog foods for my new Chihuahua. The only food that she would eat was Lotus. And the ingredients in Lotus is so nutritional, healthy and exactly what my Chihuahua needs since Chihuahuas' diets are very specific in ratio of protein, vegies, fruit, carbs.

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