Lamb & Rice Dog Food

Adult Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food

Drs. Foster & Smith Lamb & Brown Rice Formula Adult Dog Food includes all-natural, healthy ingredients for optimal health – with no artificial preservatives, colors, or by-products.

Please note that these ingredients are listed alphabetically, and that their ranking (i.e. proportion of the overall ingredients) is shown in brackets.

Lamb _ Rice Dog Food

Beta Carotene

A powerful antioxidant, beta carotene is a “free-radical scavenger” which neutralizes “free radicals” that cause cell damage and cell death. Once these “free radicals” are neutralized, the oxidation process stops, and the affected cells can heal. Beta carotene is also thought to protect against certain cancers, heart disease, and cataracts.

Biotin

Biotin, also known as Vitamin H, is active in the metabolism of fat, carbohydrates, and protein, as well as the formation of fatty acids. Biotin also promotes the health of sweat glands, nerve tissue, bone marrow, blood cells, skin, and hair.

Brown Rice

BrownRice

The unpolished rice remaining once the kernels have been removed, brown rice contains carbohydrates and fiber. The bran portion of brown rice also contains B vitamins.

Calcium Pantothenate

A high-potency Vitamin B5 supplement, calcium pantothenate is also called Pantothenic. It helps convert amino acids in your dog’s body and is important for healthy skin. It promotes normal growth and development and aids in the release of energy from foods.

Choline Chloride

Choline chloride is a supplement added to your dog’s food to provide adequate levels of choline, a B vitamin found in eggs, liver, and soy. Choline chloride helps maintain the health of your dog’s liver and thymus; boosts cell health by maintaining cell membrane integrity; and promotes healthy brain and nervous system function.

Cobalt Proteinate

Cobalt proteinate provides your dog with an extremely usable source of cobalt. Cobalt, a trace element and essential mineral, is a component of Vitamin B12. Cobalt proteinate provides your dog with a good source of Vitamin B12. Also known as cyanocobalamin, Vitamin B12 aids in normal DNA synthesis; promotes normal nervous system function; promotes normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism; helps in protein synthesis; and promotes growth, cell development, and manufacture of nerve cell covering.

Copper Proteinate

Copper proteinate provides your dog with an extremely usable source of copper through the process of chelation, which slightly alters the chemical structure of the metal, making it more available and useful in the body. Copper is essential for prevention of anemia in dogs. In addition to being active in the regeneration of hemoglobin, copper assists in the production of several enzymes involved in respiration, promotes connective-tissue formation, and maintains proper central-nervous-system function. Copper also has antioxidant properties which help prevent cell damage.

Copper Sulfate

Copper sulfate provides a very useful source of copper, a mineral essential for the prevention of anemia in dogs. Copper is active in hemoglobin regeneration, assists in the production of several enzymes involved in respiration, promotes connective-tissue formation and central-nervous-system function.

Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product

Bacteria naturally present in your dog’s digestive system which aids in digestion – the same type of bacteria used in yogurt with active cultures. These helpful microorganisms are grown in a broth culture, then freeze-dried to maintain their viability. The freeze-dried product containing the inactive microorganisms is applied to the outside of the kibble during the enrobing process-the final step of manufacturing. The microorganisms are activated when they are hydrated in the digestive tract.

Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product

Bacteria naturally present in your dog’s digestive system which aids in digestion – the same type of bacteria used in yogurt with active cultures. These helpful microorganisms are grown in a broth culture, then freeze-dried to maintain their viability. The freeze-dried product containing the inactive microorganisms is applied to the outside of the kibble during the enrobing process-the final step of manufacturing. The microorganisms are activated when they are hydrated in the digestive tract.

Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product

Bacteria naturally present in your dog’s digestive system which aids in digestion – the same type of bacteria used in yogurt with active cultures. These helpful microorganisms are grown in a broth culture, then freeze-dried to maintain their viability. The freeze-dried product containing the inactive microorganisms is applied to the outside of the kibble during the enrobing process-the final step of manufacturing. The microorganisms are activated when they are hydrated in the digestive tract.

Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product

Bacteria naturally present in your dog’s digestive system which aids in digestion – the same type of bacteria used in yogurt with active cultures. These helpful microorganisms are grown in a broth culture, then freeze-dried to maintain their viability. The freeze-dried product containing the inactive microorganisms is applied to the outside of the kibble during the enrobing process-the final step of manufacturing. The microorganisms are activated when they are hydrated in the digestive tract.

Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidolphilus Fermentation Product

Bacteria naturally present in your dog’s digestive system which aids in digestion – the same bacteria used in yogurt with active cultures. These helpful microorganisms are grown in a broth culture, then freeze-dried to maintain their viability. The freeze-dried product containing the inactive microorganisms is applied to the outside of the kibble during the enrobing process-the final step of manufacturing. The microorganisms are activated when they are hydrated in the digestive tract.

Ethylene Diamine Dihydriodide

Ethylene diamine dihydriodide is a source of iodine, which is essential for a healthy thyroid and normal cell function. Iodine is also important in the formation of bones, teeth, muscles, and blood.

Folic Acid

Folic acid, a B vitamin, is important for growth, as well as healthy blood and skin. It also helps maintain the nervous system, intestinal tract, sex organs, and white blood cells.

Garlic

Lamb & Rice Dog Food

Flavorful, fresh, whole garlic not only enhances the taste of your dog’s food, it also contains allicin – a valuable amino acid found in garlic oil – and exhibits some antioxidant characteristics which promote and maintain cell health.

Iron Proteinate

Iron proteinate provides your dog with an extremely usable source of iron through the process of chelation, which slightly alters the chemical structure of the metal, making it more available and useful in the body. Iron stimulates bone-marrow production of hemoglobin (and is therefore essential for prevention of anemia). It also provides oxygen to blood, helps in the digestion of fatty acids, and forms part of several enzymes and protein.

Iron Sulfate

Iron sulfate provides a very usable source of Iron, a mineral essential for the prevention of anemia. Iron stimulates bone-marrow production of hemoglobin and forms part of several enzymes and protein.

Kelp

Kelp

Kelp, dried seaweed of the families Laminaricae and Fucaeae, contains several essential vitamins, trace minerals, and amino acids for overall good health. Kelp also contains fiber, which promotes and maintains digestive health.

Lamb

Real, hormone-free lamb meat is a delicious, highly digestible protein source with an excellent quantity and ratio of essential amino acids and essential fatty acids.

Lamb Meal

Lamb meal – the first ingredient in the doctors’ formula – is dry rendered (cooked down) lamb tissues which are ground up into a meal. Lamb meal provides a delicious, highly digestible protein source with excellent essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, and minerals – without the allergens associated with poultry-based products. Lamb meal does not contain added blood, hair, hoof, manure, or entrails.

Manganese Proteinate

Manganese proteinate provides your dog with an extremely usable source of manganese through the process of chelation, which slightly alters the chemical structure of the metal, making it more available and useful in the body. Manganese catalyzes several metabolic reactions, promotes nerve function, and aids in the formation of connective tissue.

Manganese Sulfate

Manganese sulfate provides a very usable source of Manganese, a mineral that catalyzes several metabolic reactions, promotes nerve function, and aids in the formation of connective tissue.

Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite

A complex source of Vitamin K activity, menadione dimethylpyrimidinol bisulfite (also known as phytonadione) is essential for blood coagulation. It also promotes bone health as well as normal growth and development.

Natural Flavor

Natural flavors are created when a source such as spices, fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, seafood, poultry, eggs, or dairy products is roasted, heated, or broken down with enzymes. The remaining products (essential oils, essences, extracts, and so on) are then used to enhance palatability. Natural flavors do not have any significant nutritional value, and cannot be derived from any source that is chemically altered.

Niacin

Niacin, also called nicotinic acid or nicotinamide, is a source of Vitamin B3 essential for healthy nerves, brain function, and skin. Niacin is also important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and it reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Potassium Chloride

A high-potency potassium supplement essential for the growth of healthy nerves, muscles, and organs. Potassium chloride also helps maintain water balance in body tissues and cells, and promotes normal function of nerve cells, heart cells, skeletal-muscle cells, kidneys, and stomach secretions.

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride

Pyridoxine hydrochloride provides your dog with a good source of Vitamin B6, which is essential for healthy tissue growth through the proper metabolism of proteins. Pyridoxine hydrochloride is also involved in the metabolism of the precursor of heme – a vital component of blood – and helps the brain function normally.

Riboflavin Supplement

Riboflavin supplement provides your dog with a good source of Vitamin B2, an antioxidant. In addition to helping to prevent cell damage, Riboflavin promotes healthy ligaments, aids in the release of energy from food, maintains healthy mucous membranes (in conjunction with Vitamin A), activates Vitamin B6, and is essential for the conversion of tryptophan to niacin. Riboflavin also maintains the health of the nervous system, skin, and eyes.

Rice

Rice provides another delicious, high-quality carbohydrate source in the doctors’ formula. Rice gives your dog much-needed energy for work and play.

Rice Bran

The bran layer and germ of the rice, rice bran provides your dog with essential carbohydrates, protein, fiber, Vitamin B, and minerals.

Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium Ascorbate, a source of Vitamin C, is essential for healthy capillaries, gums, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C also aids in iron absorption and contributes to the formation of hemoglobin. Therefore, Vitamin C can help prevent anemia. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant – a “free-radical scavenger” that helps prevent cell damage. It also reduces the development of carcinogenic nitrosamines. Vitamin C is also active in maintaining a healthy immune system, especially in preventing urinary infections. Vitamin C also helps form collagen in connective tissue, increases calcium absorption, and aids in adrenal gland function. Vitamin C is not included in the AAFCO canine nutrient profile.

Sodium Selenite

Sodium selenite provides your dog with a good source of the essential mineral selenium, which is important for healthy muscles and nerves. Selenium also enhances the antioxidant characteristics of Vitamin E, and is important in fertility.

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil provides your dog with a good source of fat energy and essential fatty acids – especially gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), an Omega 6 which promotes healthy skin and coat.

Thiamine Mononitrate

Thiamine mononitrate provides your dog with a good source of Vitamin B1, which is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. It also keeps mucous membranes healthy; maintains normal function of the nervous system, muscles, and heart; and promotes normal growth and development. Thiamine mononitrate also helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.

Whole Apples

Apples

Crisp, fresh, whole apples provide essential carbohydrates and Vitamin C. Apples also contain pectin, a natural fiber that promotes digestive system health.

Whole Barley

A highly digestible, natural, whole grain, whole barley is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. It is also an excellent source of B vitamins and Lysine, an essential amino acid.

Whole Carrots

Whole, garden-fresh carrots give your dog vital carbohydrates, potassium, and beta carotene. Whole carrots also contain retinol, which works with Vitamin E to prevent oxidation (which results in food spoilage). After ingestion, retinol and Vitamin E act as an antioxidant, which prevents cell damage and cell death.

Whole Ground Flaxseed

Whole flaxseed, also known as linseed, contains essential fatty acids – especially alpha-linoleic acid (an Omega 3 fatty acid) – which promote healthy skin and a lustrous coat. Flaxseed also contains vital carbohydrates, and fiber, which helps the food pass through your dog’s digestive system easily and efficiently.

Whole Sweet Potatoes

SweetPotatoes

Whole, delicious sweet potatoes provide your dog with an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, potassium, vitamins, minerals, and beta carotene. Sweet potatoes also supply retinol, which works with Vitamin E to prevent oxidation (which results in food spoilage). After ingestion, retinol and Vitamin E act as an antioxidant, which prevents cell damage and cell death. Sweet potatoes also contain starch, which easily converts to sugar to boost energy.

Vitamin A Supplement

Vitamin A supplement helps boost the immune system; prevent respiratory infections; and promote healthy bones, teeth, hair, skin, eyes, digestive system, reproductive system, lungs, and mucous membranes. Vitamin A acetate is also a building block of rhodopsin, a compound in the retina responsible for sight in partial darkness.

Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitamin B12 aids in the metabolism of protein and the transport of methyl groups, particularly the two essential amino acids Methionine and Cyteine. This B vitamin also helps maintain healthy blood, hair, kidneys, and thyroid.

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Vitamin D3 supplement provides your dog with an adequate supply of Vitamin D3, which is essential for calcium and phosphorus metabolism and bone calcification. Vitamin D3 is also important for maintaining a healthy immune system, nerve system, and muscle system.

Vitamin E Supplement

Vitamin E is an antioxidant – a “free-radical scavenger” – which neutralizes “free radicals” that cause cell damage and cell death. Once these “free radicals” are neutralized, the oxidation process stops, and the affected cells can heal. Vitamin E also helps maintain normal, healthy cell function; promotes normal red-blood-cell formation; protects the tissues of the eyes, skin, liver, mouth, and lungs; improves immune system function; and works with Vitamin C to provide powerful antioxidant capabilities.

Zinc Proteinate

Zinc proteinate provides your dog with an extremely usable source of zinc through the process of chelation, which slightly alters the chemical structure of the metal, making it more available and useful in the body. Zinc is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair, bones, muscles, blood, and mucous membranes. It also helps maintain normal taste and sense of smell, aids in healing, promotes a healthy immune system, and has antioxidant properties to prevent cell damage.

Zinc Sulfate

Zinc sulfate provides a very usable source of Zinc, a mineral that helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes. It also provides antioxidant properties, helps maintain normal taste and sense of smell, helps in the healing process, and promotes a healthy immune system.