Lotus Wholesome Chicken & Asparagus Stew Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

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Description

Lotus Wholesome Stews bring your furry friend savory stews made with natural, wholesome ingredients right to their food dish! Both healthy and tasty, your dog won't be able to resist this!

Key Benefits
  • Lotus creates their hearty stews in small batches using only the freshest, most natural ingredients and no processing aids like carrageenan, guar gum or xanthan gum
  • Each recipe is made in small batches with local ingredients in sunny California
  • Our wholesome dog food is formulated with omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a soft coat
  • Made with high-quality animal proteins plus vitamins and minerals
  • Contains vitamin E to support a strong immune system

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  • Item Number
    82277
  • Packaging Type
    Can
  • Food Texture
    Stew
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Potato Starch, Chopped Asparagus, Chicken Fat, Blueberries, Baby Carrots, Calcium Lactate, Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Agar-Agar, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Ground Flaxseed, New Zealand Green Mussel, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Whole Cranberries, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Zinc Proteinate, Potassium Chloride, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

1,083.6 kcal/kg, 384.68 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein10% min
Crude Fat4.0% min
Crude Fiber0.5% max
Moisture80.0% max
Ash2.25%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids0.5% min
Vitamin E26.53 UI/kg min
Ascorbic Acid2.85 mg/kg min
Calcium0.28%
Phosphorus0.22%
Sodium0.41%
Magnesium0.01%
Feeding Instructions
WeightAdult Daily Feeding (5.5 oz Cans)Adult Daily Feeding (12.5 oz Cans)
5 lbs1 1/43/4
10 lbs2 1/41
20 lbs3 3/41 3/4
30 lbs52 1/2
40 lbs6 1/43
60 lbs4
80 lbs5
100 lbs6

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 wet food around the 5th week of age and provide as much food as puppies will consume from weaning till 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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly Reccomend

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    Lotus is one of the best quality dog foods you can buy, and my dogs absolutely love it. As other reviewers have noted, this flavor is more watery than others. My dogs don't seem to mind.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Rated Top 1% .. Canned food.. Whole Dog Journal

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    This is truly a superb topper for your dog's kibble. Keep in mind, it is a true stew...lots of liquid. Before I open the can, I shake it, then open and then stir with a fork to break up shredded meat or chicken with the veggies. Smells great, I top their FROMM four star Nutrituionals kibble with it. Ingredients are excellent, made in the USA, no rendered products... I like the fact it is mostly gravy...but, once you stir it well with a fork, it gets thicker. I rotate FROMM kibbles and rotate the different varieties of Lotus...my guys love all varieties. The beef shank is one of their favorites as is the chicken and asparagus. If you stir this product well before dispensing, you have a This is truly a superb topper for your dog's kibble. Keep in mind, it is a true stew...lots of liquid. Before I open the can, I shake it, then open and then stir with a fork to break up shredded meat or chicken with the veggies. Smells great, I top their FROMM four star Nutrituionals kibble with it. Ingredients are excellent, made in the USA, no rendered products... I like the fact it is mostly gravy...but, once you stir it well with a fork, it gets thicker. I rotate FROMM kibbles and rotate the different varieties of Lotus...my guys love all varieties. The beef shank is one of their favorites as is the chicken and asparagus. If you stir this product well before dispensing, you have a thickish stew... It is a perfect topper. I also feed beef hearts, livers and other organ meats in the winter...I partially cook before topping kibble. I have working dogs and they are in beautiful condition....and FROMM is one of the best kibbles out there... Love the Lotus canned food. I do not look at price but quality of ingredients and what the Whole Dog Journal has to say....and this food is rated as one of the top canned foods.. Remember, shake can, open, stir with a FORK to mix thoroughly. I believe the company should do more aggressive advertising to get the word out on this food... … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

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    My past experience with Lotus brand dog food both moist and dry has been excellent. I normally purchase their rabbit loaf moist dog food but it was unavailable. I decided to purchase a couple varieties of their stew grain-free canned dog food and was sorely disappointed. The food is mostly gravy, which is potato starch, with very little chicken or other whole items. I would not purchase this item again nor would I recommend it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    watery as diarrhea

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    I have fed all canned versions of Lotus for the last few years( including this one) The last 2 cases have been incredibly watery!!In the past, it was thicker like the beef stew. My dog eats it but I feel a pricey food like this should be so devoid of solid parts. I called Chewy and the phone rep was not aware of any problem from the manufacturer- may cal Louts directly- they need to do better..

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Like babyfood

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    This is not a stew. It is a combination of pureed liquid and some shredded meat. Dog has to lick it up. Won't buy again.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Lotus canned food.

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    My dog loves this canned food. It actually smells and looks edible. You can see the chicken and asparagus in it. I bought it for her because she had dental issues and she can eat this easier.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Total waste!

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    This is very pricey gravy. Next to no solid food. Will not buy again!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best food!!! Made in USA

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    My dog loves this canned food and has major allergies and stomach sensitivities! I mix it with a little canned 'Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal low fat' and Nupro powder with probiotics. His stomach and pancreas doing beautifully. He is 10-years old and acting like a puppy again! I love it! Love Him! Superb quality ingredients--expensive AND he is worth it. No trips to the vet except his physicals and shots.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Our dog loves it

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    Our dog really enjoys this food. It smells great, I'm almost temped to taste it myself. It's not soupy like the other flavors that people have complained about. The only downside is that it's pricey but with our dog we can usually get 3 servings out of one can. By buying in bulk with free shipping and no tax it works out better than the local pet shop.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best canned food

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    Pricey, but it is by far the best canned food I've ever seen. It looks like real food, smells like real food. It looks like people food! My dog's LOVE it.

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