Lotus Wholesome Chicken Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food

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Feed your furry friend the nutrition she needs with the scrumptious flavor she loves! Lotus Wholesome Chicken Recipe is an oven-baked kibble that combines real chicken, fish, brown rice and recognizable fruits and vegetables for a balanced meal. The beneficial blend of olive and salmon oils provide 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 chicken cookie that your canine companion won’t be able to resist!

Key Benefits
  • Crafted with healthy grains you can feel good about feeding your dog.
  • Oven-baked to help preserve protein, amino acids, along with vitamins and antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.
  • Features fresh chicken as the #1 ingredient.
  • Low in starch and less processed than other kibbles.
  • Contains optimized calcium and phosphorus.

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  • Item Number
    82232
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rye, Brown Rice, Barley, Oats, White Fish, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pea Fiber, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Pumpkin, Spinach, Potassium Chloride, Salmon OIl, Olive OIl, Salt, Garlic, L-Ascrobyl-2-Polyphosphate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Yucca Schidegera extract, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,456 kcal/kg, 388 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein24.0% min
Crude Fat12.0% min
Crude Fibre3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin E150 IU/kg min
Omega-30.35% min
Omega-62.0% 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
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

    Refreshing New Choice

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    In light of the recent news of deaths related to certain food brands, I found Lotus. My AKKs love it and I love that when I look at the list of ingredients I see real chicken meat at the top. I prefer the greater content of brown rice than sweet potatoes and other legumes. Most importantly, my pickiest AKK loves it.

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    Chomp Champ

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    My 2.5-year-old rescue mix, a sturdy boy, has never met a kibble he won't eat. With that said, new-for-him Lotus is a Chomp Champ: he has his nose in the bag before I have a chance to serve him!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality and healthy

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    Bought this food due to the review we read in the Whole Dog Journal. It is baked and more healthy than what we had been using. Still in the process of going from Science Diet to Lotus but see seems to be working well.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a favorite for my dogs

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    I have 2 Beagles who eat just about anything. I purchased this because one of them has frequent stomach reflux issues and the reviews on Whole Dog Journal suggested it. They would only pick at it and the stomach issues didn't resolve until I switched to Hills Low Fat food. The packaging is beautiful though.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased!

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    Great price and fast shipping. Super easy and convenient.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dogs gobbled it up!

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    This high quality brand is hard to find in our area, so I am glad Chewy stocks it. We switched from GF BlueBuff after a dog chiro's suggestion. Our three dogs were very excited to eat it which was hilarious. The GF duck was recommended as a cooling protein that can help with inflammation so we got that, too. I wasn't paying attention and assumed the chicken was GF, but it's not. Since we buy GF just for the higher protein and don't have any allergies I will keep buying it since they enjoyed it so much!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Lotus is a wonderful dog food

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    Our English Springer Spaniel was having a serious bout of bilious vomiting syndrome. Our vet put him on a prescription dog food which he did not like and got to the point where he would not eat it. We did a number of tests including some that were sent to the vet school at Texas Tech. He was given prednisone, flagyl and a couple of other meds. We even tried a holistic vet -- nothing worked. Finally, I called our dog trainer and asked if she knew someone that was a dog nutritionist. She did. The young lady worked at Weber's and suggested that we try the Lotus foods. We did and have had no trouble since. It has been two years now with no issues.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Arnie's new food, loves it please do not dis continue

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    We donated the wellness bag of food to Orlando ASPCA, they thank you!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best dog food!

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    My poodles are very picky eaters and they love this food. I can even use it as training treats.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikki loves this dry food.

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    She is diabetic and it is good for her. Don't have any problem getting her to eat it. Found it in California and liked the ingredients

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