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Lotus Oven-Baked Grain-Free Sardine & Herring Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Cats aren’t the only pets who love fish, dogs love them too! Lotus Oven-Baked Sardine & Herring Recipe Grain-Free Dry 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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  • Weight
    4.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Chicken-Free, Non-GMO
Nutritional Info

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.

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.

Transition Instructions

When transitioning to a new pet food, do so slowly over a period of about 7�10 days, mixing an increasing amount of new food with old food each day: Start with 75% old food mixed with 25% new food for approximately three days. Then mix 50% old with 50% new for approximately three days.


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

    They Love It!

    By Durant on Nov 8, 2021

    My Yorkie Poo and my Havanese love it. We're always cautioned to introduce our fur babies to new food little by little, but either mine have an easy stomach and a healthy appetite, or the Lotus Sardine & Herring (and the Lamb & Turkey Liver, too) product is a top quality product that benefits them the most. I say it's both. Now I'm back to order more from Lotus. My babies deserve only the best.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for dogs with sensitive stomachs

    By SartorialElegance on Oct 11, 2021

    I used to feed my dog Hill's Sensitive Stomach variety and he wasn't wild about it and often threw up after avoiding eating and sometimes would avoid eating at all. Well, not anymore. He scarfs this down (a maze bowl helped slow the pace of eating down) and has not vomited since he started on this food. Highly recommend

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible customer service...

    By Marjoriered on Jun 3, 2021

    This dog food was loved by my dog- I bought it thinking her allergic system surely wouldn’t react to such healthy ingredients but , she had similar problems even with her long used Hills z/d diet kibbles. I’d certainly recommend for any dog who doesn’t have digestive or skin allergies but will now try Purina prescription plan for her. KUDOS to CHEWY for their incredible customer service- I won’t buy dog food from anywhere else!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Grain free option

    By Tookylou on Jan 31, 2021

    I’ve had my dogs, GSD and ACD , on Lotus for years. A Freind opened a pet shop and did extensive research before stocking. She actually went to a number of the manufacturing plants to see what and how it’s done. If you are not scared of the price (how can someone put a price on a dogs health?) it’s one of the best made. Our dogs are genetically prone to skin conditions and allergies but ours have been symptom free. We feed the kibble with grain and change it up from time to time to the grain free. Mostly because Lotus doesn’t offer the choices in the large bags. Also the Shepard is toothless so needs the small dog kibble which only comes in small dog sizes so no quantity break.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great for picky dogs with long coats

    By BobS on May 3, 2020

    Our two afghan hounds have a take-it-or-leave-it-attitude toward most dry dog food. Not this product. It's very expensive as a complete big dog diet for multiple dogs, so we give a bowl of it to them as a mid day treat. They love it and stand in the kitchen waiting for it at the usual daily time. We were giving them supplements that were expensive as well for their coats, but now with this food added we have not needed the extra nutrients. Probably the fish in it provides what they need. Would highly recommend.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Shep-husky loves FISH

    By Cesca on Jul 29, 2019

    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

    By Riley on May 18, 2019

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Baloo approved!

    By Kate on Sep 19, 2018

    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

    By Kushy on Jun 20, 2018

    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

    By Jeanalotus on Feb 16, 2018

    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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