Lotus Wholesome Senior Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Description

Feed your senior sidekick the nutrition she needs with the scrumptious flavor she loves! Lotus Wholesome Senior Recipe is an oven-baked kibble that combines real chicken, chicken liver, sardines, brown rice and recognizable fruits and vegetables for a balanced meal. The beneficial blend of olive and salmon oils provides your dog 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
    82236
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Senior
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Rye, Chicken Liver, Sardine, Brown Rice, Barley, Oats, Brewers Dried Yeast, Pea Fiber, Pea Protein Concentrate, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Pumpkin, Spinach, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Blueberries, Calcium Propionate, Salmon Oil, Potassium Chloride, Olive Oil, Salt, Garlic, Ground Flaxseed, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Clucoasmine Hydrochloride, Iron Proteinate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Nicacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidegera extract, Inulin, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,343 kcal/kg, 375.5 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein18.0% min
Crude Fat9.0% min
Crude Fiber4.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin E100 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.25% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.50% min
Glucosamine600mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate450mg/kg min
Ascorbic Acid250mg/kg min
Ash4.5%
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 lbs6
120 lbs7
> 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

    Healthy dog food

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    This brand has all the ingredients in the senior dog food i have been making for my dog; sweet potatoes, blueberries, vitamins, flaxseed. 3 hours every other weekend for 2 weeks of food. my do loves this! Worth the price to save me so much time. Thank you Lotus.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great food

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    I have tried many different foods and at one point was feeding each of them different food, ugh! I have a 9 year old chi/terrier mix and a 7 yr old English Lab. With all my research to find a good for both was difficult. This is just about perfect. The protein, fat and fiber is perfect for both. Thank you Lotus Christine

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    I switched from another very high end kibble to Lotus for my 9 year old labrador retriever. I was happy with the other product, however discovered it was not baked. My dog made the transition easily and I feel much better feeding a baked kibble.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Too Soon to Notice

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    I just switched my dogs to a half and half mix of Senior Lotus and Senior Orijen. I liked the Orijen alone but my vet recommended the addition of some grain to their diets to protect them from heart disease. Lotus was recommended recently. I'll wait and see if it has any outward effects.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Smelly food

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    I didn't like this food at all and that was a bit of a surprise as I've always liked Lotus wet food. When I first opened the bag I was rather bowled over by the awful smell of the product - it's pretty nasty. Complaint number two was the consistency. Two of my senior dogs have had some tooth extractions, so I soak their dry food to soften it a bit before mixing it with canned or fresh food. This stuff will NOT soak up much water at all, leaving the kibble quite hard and that created some issues for my little dog. I had to break apart each piece to crumble it into her wet food. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 was because in spite of the awful smell, not one of the dogs ever I didn't like this food at all and that was a bit of a surprise as I've always liked Lotus wet food. When I first opened the bag I was rather bowled over by the awful smell of the product - it's pretty nasty. Complaint number two was the consistency. Two of my senior dogs have had some tooth extractions, so I soak their dry food to soften it a bit before mixing it with canned or fresh food. This stuff will NOT soak up much water at all, leaving the kibble quite hard and that created some issues for my little dog. I had to break apart each piece to crumble it into her wet food. The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 was because in spite of the awful smell, not one of the dogs ever had an issue with it - no vomiting, no diarrhea, no refusing to eat it - a challenge with 4 very different senior dogs with very different issues. Still, I don't think I'll use it again. … more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Needed tiny bites

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    Thought I order the right one. My dogs are older and have bad teeth. This is great dog food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Jack says his food is yummy

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    I was fed up with the food that the vet recommended because it was full of bi-products and all the things i read that were bad for dogs. I went to my local holistic animal food store and the salesperson suggested Lotus. Oven baked, no chemicals, real fruits and vegtables. And good for dogs that have a history of pancreatitis. Jack also has diabetes and needs insulin twice a day, so he's a very picky eater. But he loves this food!! He gets the senior chicken receipe. And i love it because i know its good for him and not full of chemicals and crap.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Baked dog food

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    My dog had an attack of pancreatitis. This food was recommended for him because it's baked not extruded and it's lower in fat. All my dogs love it.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but dog prefers liver and lamb

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    Should be 4 stars but rating system would only register 3 or 5. I went with 5 because I appreciate the quality and this is the only brand Tate hasn't tired of after one bag. He prefers the liver and lamb mixed with the tiny bites of the fish formula, and we'll stick with those on our next shipment.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this senior food

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    Our 14 year old Springer Spaniel loves it! She was a picky eater until she started eating Lotus.

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