Pros: Excellent quality dog food
Cons: Lulu ate it up really fast.
Coincidentally, shortly before the late great actor, Paul Newman passed away, I had, for the first time, purchased a small bag of his Premium Dry Dog food. The front of the yellow bag has a pleasant photo of Paul and his daughter, Nell Newman, each holding a yellow lab puppy. Both father and daughter are smiling and appear to truly love animals.
Inside the bag, I discovered that their kibble is a small, thick triangle shape. This is rather unusual because kibble is usually round or something close to round-shaped. This kibble is a dark brown color also. It's very crunchy because I hear Lulu munching away when she's eating. Lulu loves this Newman's Own Kibble, but then again, she doesn't often turn up her nose at anything resembling a meal.
I purchased the four pound ( 1.81 kg) bag. On the back of the bag is a cute story in a 'doggie' newspaper called "The Daily Scoop". It reveals that "Newman Dog Tells All".
Feeding Guidelines when using a standard measuring cup:
5 pound dog - 1/2 cup
10-20 pound dog 1 to 1-1/3 cup
20-40 pound dog 1-1/3 to 2-1/4 cup
40-60 pound dog 2 to 3 cups
Paul Newman, his wife, Joanne Woodward and their family are true humanitarians and have donated much of their time to worthy causes. They have an entire line of a wide variety of foods and products with proceeds going to worthy causes. "Shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good." Newman's Own foundation has donated $250 million to thousands of charities since 1982. I like their products and I really like their mission statement and am happy to support their products.
I feel as if our pug, Lulu, is getting good quality of food when she happily consumes Newman's Own Dry Kibble. In turn, this will improve her quality of life and extend it as well. She has tons of energy and behaves very much like a puppy. She also jumps really high and this surprises me because she is almost 7 years old. This kibble is called the "Formulation for a healthy diet".
Natural Chicken which is raised without growth hormones, Natural Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Menhaden Fish Meal, Organic* Soy Meal, Organic* Brown Rice -Grown (*by the way, all of these organic ingredients are all without pesticides) Organic* Barley, Organic* Peas (Lulu loves the taste of peas), Organic* Flax Seed Meal, Organic* Oats, Organic* Carrots, Organic* Sorghum, Fresh Parsley (helps alleviate bad "doggie breath"), Kelp, a dash of Sea Salt, Probiotics, and Taurine.
*Organically certified by USDA-National Organics Program.
What Newman's Own doesn't contain:
NO Poultry by-products, NO Chemical fertilizers, NO Antibiotics or steroids, NO Chemical additives or artificial preservatives, NO Wheat or corn, NO Artificial flavors, NO Artificial Colors and Dyes.
Crude Protein...........21.0% (min)
Crude Fat................12.0% (min)
Crude Fiber...............4.5% (max)
As fed (Kcal/cup)...........397
Certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Newman's Own Organics, Inc.
P.O. Box 2098
Aptos, CA 95001
Remember to keep fresh drinking water available at all times for your pet.
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