Lotus Oven-Baked Fish Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Cats aren’t the only pets who love fish, dogs love them too! Lotus Oven-Baked Fish Grain-Free Dog Food combines real sardine and herring along with recognizable fruits and vegetables like dried peas, carrots, apples, spinach, blueberries and more. 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 fish cookie that your canine companion won’t be able to resist!

Key Benefits
  • 100% grain-free for sidekicks with sensitivities.
  • Oven-baked to help preserve protein, amino acids, along with vitamins and antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.
  • Features fresh fish as the 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
    82263
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Sardine, Herring, Dried Potatoes, Dried Peas, Dried Egg Product, Pea Protein Concentrate, Pea Fiber, Cassava Flour, Catfish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Ground Flaxseed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Carrots, Apples, Salt, Calcium Propionate, Monosodium Phosphate, Garlic, Dried Kelp, Spinach, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Inulin, Yucca Schidigera, 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

3,425 kcal/kg, 384.9 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein25.0% min
Crude Fat14.0% min
Crude Fiber5.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Ash8.5% max
Vitamin E100 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.7% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.7% min
Ascorbic Acid250mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
5 lbs3/4
15 lbs1 1/2
30 lbs2 1/2
50 lbs3 1/2
70 lbs4 1/2
95 lbs5 3/4
120 lbs6 3/4
> 25 lbs1/2 Cup

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

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Shep-husky loves FISH

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    My research led me to Lotus..BAKED -GRAIN FREE Product..I mix occasionally with a half can Organic "people food" Sardines, Salmon oil,or occasional small amount of beef or cooked egg...Her coat is thick, shiny, NO ODOR ,no "bad" breath..., pup is 1 1/2 year old female..she is muscular and extremely alert...No super market dog food allowed!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Baked in goodness

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    Riley, my wire fox terrier eats these baked kibble bits like treats.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Baloo approved!

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    My rescue pup came to me with extensive fur loss and horrible itching. He's come a long way in 5 months, getting frequent compliments on how good his fur now looks. Part of this is due to his amazing food- Lotus Fish. My pup really does have a gorgeous, shiny thick coat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good eating

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    My dog loves the Lotus fish recipe. It’s a bit pricy so I usually get her the other recipes and get the fish recipe once in awhile.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Lotus Dry Dog Food

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    My dogs loved it. I just tried a small bag. It is two expensive because I have four big dogs. It doesn't have all the ingredients that my dogs need. I will stick with Gentle Giant.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love this kibble!

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    My three poodles love this food. I can even use it as training treats.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My English Golden Retriever loved it!

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    My 3 years old English Golden Retriever eat different flavors of Acana/Orijen brand food before 2017 and he loved them very much. But we still want to find some other taste for him to try and he is enjoying this Lotus Oven-Baked Fish Recipe very much and I certainly will choose it along with Acana/Orijen for different taste!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy Hounddog!

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    My 8 yr-old pit-mix loves this food. It smells good and isn't too oily. Will buy again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Superior quality food for my 2 retrievers

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    My 2 English Cream Goldens love and thrive on Lotus food. I give them the kibble, mixed with the canned formula, twice daily. I decided to give the kibble Fish formula a try and oh my, do they love it! It is a joy to see my dogs really enjoy their meals and for me to know I am giving them the best of what is available in today's Market. Our pets cannot make choices for themselves, they depend on us, their owners, to make decisions for them and that is why I so believe in researching and thoroughly checking out what we feed our animals, which are so dear to us. Shiny coats, nice teeth, clean ears and overall superior health, equals less veterinarian bills! Lotus dog food is truly the best My 2 English Cream Goldens love and thrive on Lotus food. I give them the kibble, mixed with the canned formula, twice daily. I decided to give the kibble Fish formula a try and oh my, do they love it! It is a joy to see my dogs really enjoy their meals and for me to know I am giving them the best of what is available in today's Market. Our pets cannot make choices for themselves, they depend on us, their owners, to make decisions for them and that is why I so believe in researching and thoroughly checking out what we feed our animals, which are so dear to us. Shiny coats, nice teeth, clean ears and overall superior health, equals less veterinarian bills! Lotus dog food is truly the best food I have found for 2 great dogs, who are so worth it! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent food

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    Lotus is a wonderful dog food. I have fed my dog all flavors but this one and decided to try. Especially since it has no meat meal. I prefer just whole meats. The fish is sourced from US wild caught sustainable sources. My dog loved it. I will definately get again. Lotus is baked not extruded. Also doesnt have any nasty enhancers sprayed on. Great quality food.

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