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

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Contrary to what you learned on Saturday morning cartoons, cats aren’t the only ones who love fish! Dogs are fans, too. That is why 40% of Lotus Oven-Baked Fish Recipe is swimming (ahem) with fresh, wild-caught sardines and pollock—way more than any other dog food. And the sardines happen to be one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). Oh, and all this wild, lean protein from the sea has been oven-baked into civilized grain-free kibbles. Perfect for any landlubber’s doggie bowl.

Key Benefits
  • Grain-free recipe with natural, wholesome ingredients
  • Slow baked for optimum flavor
  • No fishmeal and only 8% ash
  • Great source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Also available in Small Bites Recipe

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  • Item Number
    82268
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Extra Small & Toy Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Sardine, Pollock, Dried Potato, Dried Peas, Dried Egg Product, Pea Fiber, Tapioca Flour, Organic Soybean Oil(Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid) Brewers Dried Yeast, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sweet Potatoes, Monosodium Phosphate, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Carrots, Apples, Garlic, Spinach, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteiante, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Inulin, Yucca Schidigera, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Solubles, Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Solubles and Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Solubles, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,428 kcal/kg, 648.9 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein25.0% min
Crude Fat14.0% min
Crude Fiber7.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Ash8.0% max
Vitamin E100 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.50% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.50% min
Ascorbic Acid250mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
3 lbs1/4
9 lbs1/2
16.5 lbs1
24.5 lbs1 1/4
34.5 lbs1 1/2
45 lbs2

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

    Boston Terrier Picky Eater!

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    I have a 18 month Boston Terrier who is the pickiest eater. I have tried several other brand name dog food and the is the only one and flavor he would eat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    No chicken!

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    I love that there is zero chicken/chicken fat/chicken byproducts in this food. Not easy to find for my guy with an allergy. Also love that it is under 30% protein, since I don't want to ruin my dog's kidneys. Great food!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food, great brand!

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    When it comes to our dogs we don't look at price. It's all about quality and the right fit for their digestive system. I've always heard good things about lotus both online and in specialty shops. It's just hard to find in stores, so I love that I can get it from Chewys. Our youngest boxer suffered acid reflux and regurgitation issues very early in his life (which limited him from eating a raw diet). SO, my goal was to find a food that was lower in fat (acid trigger) and smaller bite kibbles so that it was easier for him to digest. He is also chronically underweight, but this food thankfully solves this problem too with 600 cals/cup. I still supplement with freeze dried formulas for extra When it comes to our dogs we don't look at price. It's all about quality and the right fit for their digestive system. I've always heard good things about lotus both online and in specialty shops. It's just hard to find in stores, so I love that I can get it from Chewys. Our youngest boxer suffered acid reflux and regurgitation issues very early in his life (which limited him from eating a raw diet). SO, my goal was to find a food that was lower in fat (acid trigger) and smaller bite kibbles so that it was easier for him to digest. He is also chronically underweight, but this food thankfully solves this problem too with 600 cals/cup. I still supplement with freeze dried formulas for extra protein and taste. My only complaint is that I wish it did more for his skin. But that's just being picky! LOVE this food! … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Puppy did not approve it!

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    Was hoping my dog would like Lotus. Love the packaging and quality ingredients. He was reluctant to eat it at first. The kibble is also super small.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Bichon loves this food.......

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    My Bichon Frise was having skin allergy issues and our vet recommended a fish diet. The deeper the fish in the ocean the better. So my friend suggested this product and her skin issues improved. She loves it!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Small Kibble Food

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    I have two small bichons 14 yrs. old and 10 yrs. old. They have been very picky eaters and in the past have had fed them to get them to eat at times. They love Lotus which I have fed them for over a year. They are both full of energy and have great coats. I am very pleased and love ordering on line from Chewy - customer service is great. Just ordered their treats too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Teeny and Tasty

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    These are Tic-tac size, maybe. Super tiny kibble. Our 13yo, 60lb pup likes them on top of his Lotus lamb and liver kibble. May try the regular size next.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food

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    I have been buying Lotus small bites for my dog for over 2 years. She really enjoys all the flavors. Great product for a good price. Small bites are perfect for her size.

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    we love it!

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    this food was well received by my spoiled little dog!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dog went nuts when this is served

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    She grins, jumps, and smiles when she knows I am putting this in her bowl. This is ot my normal 9 yr old Maltipoo Summer when I fed her the duck version. She loves this more than that one. She eats this one in 5 minutes. Don't need much in quantity, observe feeding guidelines to avoid weight gain. I thought it was too few of them in the bowl and she gained a little weight in a week. Now she is fine and fit after some nights of fetch. 1/4 cup a day for 10 Lb with 30 mins walk/exercises. No issues with #2 firm and moist, not dry and hard as when I tried Nutro Limited Edition Lamb.

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