Lotus Oven-Baked Duck Small Bites Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Feed your sensitive sidekick the grain-free nutrition she needs with the scrumptious flavor she loves! Lotus Oven-Baked Duck Small Bites Recipe is oven-baked kibble that combines real duck and recognizable fruits and vegetables like peas, apple, blueberries, pumpkin and more 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 duck cookie that your canine companion won’t be able to resist!

Key Benefits
  • 100% grain-free for sidekicks with sensitivities.
  • Bite-sized kibble is oven-baked to help preserve protein, amino acids, along with vitamins and antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.
  • Features fresh duck as the #1 ingredient and only animal protein source, making it paw-fect for pups on a limited ingredient diet.
  • Low in starch and less processed than other kibbles.
  • Contains optimized calcium and phosphorus.

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  • Item Number
    82256
  • Weight
    4.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Duck, Duck Meal, Peas, Cassava Flour, Potatoes, Herring Meal, Pea Fiber, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sweet Potatoes, Ground Flaxseed, Duck Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Carrot, Apple, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Propionate, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Blueberries, Pumpkin, Spinach, Dried Kelp, Garlic, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Protein, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Yucca Schidegera extract, Inulin, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,559 kcal/kg, 673.6 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fiber5.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin E100 UI/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.6% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.7% min
Ascorbic Acid250mg/kg min
Ash7.50%
Feeding Instructions
WeightAdult Daily 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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Baked is nice, but prefer a lower carb

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    I like the fact that it's baked, which is the primary reason why I purchased it. However, I won't buy again because of it has higher in carbs than I'm comfortable with. I searched your product lines for a baked kibble that I would feel ok with buying regularly. After some research, the one I'm most impressed with at this point is Stella & Chewy's but I didn't see it offered on your website. If you decide to carry it in the future I will certainly order it, but as it stands I will have to go to a local seller.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Delicious and Hearty

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    Our chi has always loved this brand, but we have to switch to a lower cal brand. It is very high quality!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Picky little dog likes it

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    I have bought a huge variety of food for my 14 yr old picky little dog who will turn his nose up at most everything. My holistic vet recommended because it is not high pressure processed but oven baked at lower temps which is much better for the dog. I was surprised he actually likes it! Duck is his favorite but I do rotate thru the proteins. The small kibble is just the right size for a 15 lb toothless old dog.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves this food

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    I have a fussy 14 year old shih tzu . He really loves this food. I mix dry food and canned food together for him. He will eat this food alone with nothing mixed in. He also has a chicken allergy and that is the reason I tried this. There is no chicken broth or chicken meal in the ingredients. This is rated very good on dog food advisor also.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Just to let you know how I feel about your service, so far very satisfied

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    Murphy loves this!!! She is also on a prescription Hills food, which I purchase from you which makes it very easy for me, one call shopping!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Picky Eater Here!

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    My dog is the pickiest of eaters when it comes to dry food, but he loves this food. I cant believe it. Most importantly, his poops are awesome too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good

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    My little 10 year old Bichon has suffered with agonizing allergies his whole life. We've been through numerous medications from our Vet and even injections, to no avail! I purchased this food on the recommendation of my son who has experienced the same "food allergy" issues with his dog in the past and found that by switching to Lotus, all the issues cleared up over time and he has been spared of a reoccurrence by staying on this food protocol. Thus far, although this is early in this venture, all is well in that my dog loves the Duck kibbles. We're waiting to see if in time, this will prove to help greatly with his allergies, since it seems his biggest issue is centered around food allergies My little 10 year old Bichon has suffered with agonizing allergies his whole life. We've been through numerous medications from our Vet and even injections, to no avail! I purchased this food on the recommendation of my son who has experienced the same "food allergy" issues with his dog in the past and found that by switching to Lotus, all the issues cleared up over time and he has been spared of a reoccurrence by staying on this food protocol. Thus far, although this is early in this venture, all is well in that my dog loves the Duck kibbles. We're waiting to see if in time, this will prove to help greatly with his allergies, since it seems his biggest issue is centered around food allergies. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kibble

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    My Frenchies love this food duck. They love the small Kibble size.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Small kibble

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    My picky Pomeranian is eating this!!!! I’m so happy! He hasn’t had dog food in 5 years as he was living with my ex. Thank you for a great dog food!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

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    my dog LOVES this food. It's quite pricey but it seems he allergic to chicken and i want a nutritious and well made food for him

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