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SportDogFood

Sled Dog - Grain, Peas, & Poultry Free Buffalo Formula


MRP: $75.95


$69.95

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Sled Dog is a balanced diet designed for high-energy endurance to fuel your dog’s athletic activities.

  • 89% From Animal Protein
  • 30% Protein, 20% Fat, 526 Kcals/Cup
  • Grain and Peas Free
  • White Rice and Flax Free
  • No Wheat, Corn, or Soy
  • Poultry Free without Canola
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    Sled Dog is a balanced diet designed for high-energy endurance to fuel your dog’s athletic activities.

  • 89% From Animal Protein
  • 30% Protein, 20% Fat, 526 Kcals/Cup
  • Grain and Peas Free
  • White Rice and Flax Free
  • No Wheat, Corn, or Soy
  • Poultry Free without Canola

    elite-4.png  Sled Dog by Sport Dog Food
    For All Life Stages 

    Sport Dog Food Sled Dog Buffalo formula is an excellent choice for Highly Active Sporting Dogs.

    All Sport Dog Food recipes are specifically crafted for Retrievers, Pointers, Agility Dogs, Field Trial & Hunting Dogs, and K-9 Dogs. We start with high-quality proteins including 89% from Animal Protein choosing Buffalo Meal as our 1st ingredient. Athletic Dogs obtain energy from a combination of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Sled Dog is a balanced diet of 30% Protein, 20% Fat, 526 Kcals/Cup, and 30% Carbs to build and repair muscles and help prevent injury.

    High quality dried potatoes are used to provide energy that can be quickly used to maximize performance.

    Sled Dog does not contain Peas, Pea Protein, or Pea Fiber and we do not include Flax or Alfalfa in any of our formulas. SDF formulas contain only the most essential and highly digestible ingredients your active dog's needs. Industry leading Chelated Minerals are added to achieve greater absorption & digestibility. There are no artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers, or by-products further reducing the likelihood of food allergies and intolerances. We only choose responsibly sourced ingredients from American Farms like High Protein Buffalo Meal for developing strong bones, teeth, excellent muscle tone, a shiny coat and firm consistent stools.

     

    Key Benefits


    Grain Free
    Buffalo Meal as 1st Ingredient
    Peas Free
    Flax Free
    Alfalfa Free
    Poultry Free
    No Canola Oil
    No Menhaden Fish Meal
    No Beet Pulp or Tomato Pomace
    No Brewers Yeast
    No Wheat, Corn, Soy, or Gluten
    Salmon Oil for a Healthy Skin and Coat
    Chelated Minerals
    Verdilox Natural Antioxidant


    Guaranteed Analysis


     30%  Crude Protein (max)
     20%  Crude Fat (max)
     3.20%  Crude Fiber (min)
     9.0%  Moisture (min)
     7.66%  Ash
     89%  % Animal Protein
     1.19%  Calcium
     0.89%  Phosphorus 
     3.40%  Linoleic (Omega 6)
     0.65%%  Linolenic (Omega 3)
     526 Kcals ME/cup  Caloric Content
     30%  "Carbohydrates“ Calculated


    Suggested Feeding & Cost Calculator


     


    Balanced diet for highly active, working and sporting dogs


    1. High Protein Buffalo Meal (21.7%), 2. Dried Sweet Potato (15.7%), 3. Dried Potato (15.5%), 4. Pork Meal (12%), 5. Coconut Oil (10.6%), 6. High Protein Wild Caught Catfish (7.5%), 7. Cassava Root (6.2%), 8. Pumpkin Meal (3.7%), 9. Salmon Oil (3.2%)

    • Buffalo is an easily-digestible protein that helps build and maintain lean muscles. Compared with commercial Beef & Lamb, Water Buffalo is a healthier alternative because it is leaner and higher in protein content.
    • High Protein Wild Caught Catfish is a rich dietary source of protein, containing a healthy amino acid profile that supports digestion
    • Potatoes for sustained energy
    • Highly digestible, North American Pork
    • Coconut Oil improves digestion and nutrient absorption and makes dogs' coats glossy and sleek. The anti-inflammatory properties, from lauric acid, help nourish muscles and aid recovery especially following exercise.
    • Salmon Oil is very high in both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids. Improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny.
    • Pumpkin is a fruit that helps neutralize the intestinal tract and ensures firm stool.
    • Chelated minerals to achieve greater absorption & digestibility.
    • Verdilox Natural Antioxidant*

    * Trace amounts of rosemary & green tea are present as a component of our all natural preservatives. Does not contain Citric Acid.


    Complete Ingredients

    Ingredients Deck (% are rounded to nearest whole number)


    Ingredients: Buffalo Meal (22%), Dried Sweet Potato (16%), Dried Potato (16%), Pork Meal (12%), Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) (11%), Catfish Meal (8%), Cassava Root (6%), Pumpkin Meal (4%), Salmon Oil (3%), Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Manganese Chelate, Salt, Inulin, Yucca schidigera extract (Probiotic), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Cranberry Powder, Dried Blueberry Powder, Ascorbic acid (Source of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast (Probiotic), Niacin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B3), D-calcium Pantothenate (Source of Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin B 12 supplement, DL-methionine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Biotin (Source of Vitamin B8), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Zinc Chelate, Iron Sulfate, Iron Chelate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract, Copper Chelate, Dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product (Probiotic), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product (Probiotic), Dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation (Probiotic), Dried Lactobacillus reuteri fermentation product (Probiotic)

     

    Vitamins & Minerals

    Important Vitamins & Minerals


    Vitamin A  24097iu/kg 
    Vitamin D3  1500iu/kg
    Vitamin E  140.92iu/kg 
    Niacin  60.34mg/kg 
    Vitamin B12  0.0237mg/kg 
    Riboflavin  28.55mg/kg 
    Vitamin B6  10.43mg/kg 
    Biotin  0.4621mg/kg 
    Folic Acid  2.11mg/kg 
    Zinc  195.32mg/kg 
    Copper  28.15mg/kg 
    Manganese  48.73mg/kg 
    Selemium  0.279mg/kg 
    Taurine 0.060%
    Taurine 601.86mg/kg
    Sodium 0.32%
    pH 6.5-7.0%

     Niacin (Source of Vitamin B3)
     Riboflavin (Source of Vitamin B2)
     Biotin (Source of Vitamin B8)

    Not in Here!

    You will not find these ingredients in our formulas


    We have worked very hard to exclude ALL of the ingredients listed below. While some of them are healthy, most are inexpensive fillers that offer little nutritional value but allow for more profit. 

    • Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, or Pea Fiber
    • Split Peas, Whole Peas, Yellow Peas, or Green Peas
    • Corn, Wheat, Soy, or Gluten
    • Flax Seed, Flax Oil, or Flax Meal
    • Alfalfa, Barley, Wheat, or Rye
    • Red Lentils, Green Lentils, or Lentil Fiber
    • Pinto Beans, Green Beans, or Red Beans
    • Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, or Lima Beans
    • Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
    • Eggs or Egg Product
    • Beet Pulp, Brewer's Yeast, or Pomace
    • Canola, Soybean, Safflower, Olive, or Sunflower oil
    • Poultry by-products or Meat by-products
    • Menhaden Fish, BHA, BHT, or Ethoxyquin
    • Artificial Colors or Synthetic Preservatives
    • Rye, Clover, Sprouts, or Bok Choy
    • Fennel, Parsley, or Sesame
    • Zucchini, Beets, Squash, or Tomato
    • White or Brown Rice
    • Burbank Potato, Norkotah Potato, or Potato Protein
    • Carrots, Kelp, or Seaweed
    • Sunflower seeds or Pumpkin seeds.
    • Apples, Celery, Parsley, or Garlic
    • Fructooligosaccharides (Peas)
    • Mannanoligosaccharides (Mushrooms)

    ** In effort to offer a Grain Free, Poultry Free balanced diet, Herding Dog and Sled Dog contain Dried Potato (18%) as contributing carbohydrate. 

    Who is our primary customer?

    Who is our primary customer?


    Families who enjoy an active lifestyle - with their pets.

    • This includes activities like bow hunting, fishing, hiking, running, biking, walking, or camping with their pets
    • All Professional Breeders, Kennel owners, and Trainers who handle active dogs
    • All Participants who engage in dog sports like IPO, Tracking, Cani-cross, Dock Diving, Agility, Obedience, Barn hunts, Disc or Fly ball
    • All Military, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue (SAR), Security and Protection

    ... and those who are not interested in any of the above but understands that feeding sporting dog enthusiasts is our #1 goal.

    Specifically Crafted For Canine Athletes

    We know our Sporting & Working groups want 


    • Animal Protein over 80%
    • Protein over 25%
    • Fat over 15%
    • Fiber less than 4%
    • Ash less than 8%
    • Kcals over 425 per cup
    • Carbs less than 40%
    • Cal:Phos near 1.3:1
    • Locally Farmed
    • Ethically Raised
    • No artificial preservatives or colorings

    How have we improved?

    How have our new formulas improved?


    Our new formulas contain nearly 90% protein from low ash animal protein. This is 15% more Animal Protein than our original Elite Formulas (that means even fewer fillers). Other formulas on the market today, from reputable brands, average anywhere between 65%-75% animal protein. 

    More noticeable upgrades include the use of Zinpro Availa Pet Performance Minerals and Diamond V Probiotics.

    • as much as 90% animal protein
    • Fiber 20% lower 
    • Kcals as high as 540 per cup
    • New plant has strict quality control procedures, reliability, and room from growth.

    These improvements are important to our loyal sporting & working dog customers.

    How are we different?

    How have our new formulas improved?


    We can all agree there are plenty of excellent brands available. We believe you can identify some clear differences by looking a little closer at the ingredients - not just some but all of the ingredients.

    Lets take a closer look. You might find great options that work well for your dog if you are trying to eliminate one ingredient like White Potato or Flax, but in our research we found it much more difficult to find a brand that excludes both White Potato and Flax. Options become even more limited if you are looking to eliminate 3 ingredients like White Potato, Flax, and Peas. While you might get lucky enough to find that Unicorn, we challenge you to look even deeper ... you might quickly identify Alfalfa, Lentils, Beet Pulp or Brewers. 

    If you want to know the difference between Sport Dog Food and others ... we suggest looking even closer. 

    • How much Animal Protein does the formula contain? If it is less than 70%, it is very likely you will find fillers like Peas, Flax, Lentils, or Pomace. What if it is 55% .. what else is in there?
    • Looking for delicious sounding ingredients like Freeze Dried Carrots, Kelp or Zuchinni? Ask the manufacturer the amounts that are actually included in the diet.
    • Does your unicorn contain Menhaden Fish? Tomato Pomace? Brewers? Alfalfa? Canola?
    • Countries like Italy and Canada may have more regulations on Pet Food but just because it is made in Canada, does that guarantee all the ingredients originated from that country?
    • Does your brand split the same ingredient (Yellow Peas, Green Peas, Split Peas or Norkotah Potato and Burbank Potato) so they don't appear higher on the ingredients list?
    • Just because its not on the bag, it does not always imply it is absent from the food. If you are looking to stay clear of specific ingredients, we strongly recommend inquiring about them. 

    ** In effort to offer a Grain Free, Poultry Free balanced diet, Herding Dog and Sled Dog contain Dried Potato (18%) as contributing carbohydrate.

    Why is our Ca:P higher than 1.3:1?

    Why is our Ca:P higher than 1.3:1?


    Our formulas are over 85% from animal protein up to 35% more than most pet specialty dog foods. To achieve a lower calcium, we would need to lower the meat protein. Since we have chosen to not make our food with less expensive fillers like peas, potatoes, flax, etc, our formulas will always have a high percentage of meat protein which is more than most companies.

    Special note on Poultry

    Special note on Poultry


    Chicken fat contains virtually no protein, therefore, it's use should not cause allergic reactions similar to those associated with fresh chicken or chicken meal, both of which contain high amounts of protein. 

    We researched 15+ brands and discovered that ALL of their Fish or Beef based formulas (aka "Poultry Free") contained one of the following ingredients: Canola Oil, Chicken Fat, Duck Fat, Whole Egg, Herring Oil, Pork Fat, Sunflower Oil. If you know of a zero-poultry option, that meets ALL of your standards without compromise, please check it against ours too. We are open-minded to all proactive solutions. 

    For those looking for Poultry free options, please look at our Buffalo Recipes. Herding Dog*, Sled Dog*, Tracking Dog and Dock Dog.

    ** In effort to offer a Grain Free, Poultry Free diet, Herding Dog and Sled Dog contain Dried Potato (18%) as contributing carbohydrate. 

    Special note on Rosemary Extract

    Special note on Rosemary Extract


    We will be using the natural preservative called Verdilox made by Kemim. We chose Verdilox as preservative because it does not use Citric Acid. It does contain trace amounts of Rosemary Extract. 

    Like you, we have reviewed how other reputable manufacturers list their antioxidants and it appears that listing "Mixed Tocopherols" might be enough to meet AAFCO requirements.  We even contacted some brands, as an individual via web chat, and asked if their formulas included Rosemary and if so, "why is it not listed on your bag". Here are a few common responses we received "Due to labeling regulations we do have to list it as a "mixed tocopherols" on our ingredient panel. This is because we do not use it as a separate herbal supplement, but rather a preservative."

    We are continuing to learn more and will update you as we discover more information on this topic. In the meantime, Naturox is the most widely used antioxidant in the pet market today, therefore it is important to inquire with the manufacturer specifically about Rosemary Extract and Citric Acid.