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Pinto Canyon Oven-Baked Grain-Free Kibble
With Sweet Potato & Salmon
For All Breeds of Puppies & Adult Dogs
  • All fresh fish and vegetables are from human-grade sources.
  • Prebiotics—induce growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
  • Minerals are chelated for easier absorption.
  • No artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.
  • No ethoxyquin, BHA, or BHT, ever.
  • No GMO ingredients.
  • No grain, corn, wheat, or soy.
  • No Yucca schidigera extract
  • Always stored in FDA-certified Food Grade conditions.
  • Never recalled.

Why feed a grain-free diet? In recent years, pet parents became concerned with the amounts of wheat (which is a common allergen in dogs), corn (which is prone to mycotoxins), and soy (for several reasons) in dog food. This began a trend toward avoiding grains altogether. Legumes and sweet potatoes are an excellent alternative to grain, providing high-quality fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

Some dogs are sensitive to grains. If your dog exhibits symptoms such as chewing their paws or excessive scratching, they may have an allergy to grain. The only way to find out is to feed a hypoallergenic, grain-free diet for at least a month, avoiding all treats and other foods. This recipe does not contain meat or poultry, including chicken fat, or fruits and berries; this makes it significantly different than our other dog foods and a perfect starting point for determining what your dog is allergic to. Read more about feeding grain-free here.

This hypoallergenic grain-free recipe does NOT contain:

Should you be concerned about feeding a grain-free diet? The FDA is currently investigating a link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs because there is an increase in the number of dogs being diagnosed with heart disease and some of these dogs are eating grain-free foods; however, there is no conclusive evidence of any connection. We think dogs benefit from a variety of meat, poultry, and fish proteins, as well as a variety of freshly-ground grains, legumes, fruits and berries. Read more about this FDA announcement.

Reasons to feed our grain-free food:

If your dog is not allergic to grains, and you prefer to avoid legumes or white potatoes until more information is available, we recommend you feed our Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe for Dogs or Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe for Dogs. None of our recipes contain wheat, corn, or soy.

Why feed puppy food? It's important to feed food formulated for puppies so that they get the proper amount of nutrients to support fast growth, but not too fast! It's especially important that large breed puppies don't grow too fast. AAFCO stipulates puppy food meet a different nutrient profile than adult food for important reasons.

Growing puppies eat a lot—as much as three times that of an adult dog! And puppies burn calories fast. Feed at least 3 times per day; feed smaller breeds hourly or have food available at all times. Refer to the feeding guidelines below for more information.

It's easy to rotate Pinto Canyon recipes! All of our dog foods have similar amounts of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber, and they are all baked; after growth stops, you can feed our recipes interchangeably. No transition is needed when switching between Pinto Canyon dog foods.

All of our recipes are designed to be fed with Buddy Boost Probiotics.

You may wonder why our recipe doesn't include all the probiotics found in other pet foods. Our research and experience has taught us that probiotics are best kept separate from food — another reason why Pinto Canyon is unique and better! Read why it's best to have probiotics separate from food.

All of our Pinto Canyon recipes are slowly baked in our ovens at lower temperatures in small batches, just like you'd bake at home. This gentle process protects the vitamins and minerals and maintains the integrity of the ingredients while enhancing the aroma and taste. Ask your dog!

Why oven-bake? 

Herring meal, Chickpeas, Tapioca, Green lentils, Potatoes, Canola oil (naturally preserved with Mixed tocopherols and Citric acid), Sweet potatoes, Salmon, Monosodium phosphate, Dicalcium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Pumpkin, Ground whole flaxseed, Sea salt, Natural flavor, Salmon oil, Choline chloride, Inulin, Zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Beta-carotene, Dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, Vitamin E supplement, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Niacin supplement, d-Calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A acetate, Riboflavin supplement, Calcium iodate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 supplement, Sodium selenite, Folic acid, Rosemary extract.
NOTE: Some nutrients, such as taurine, are not added as a separate ingredient because they occur naturally in other ingredients—the best way!

Why is protein quality more important than quantity?

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 22.00%
Crude Fat (min) 12.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Calcium (min) 1.20%
Phosphorus (min) 0.90%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.50%
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 1.50%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Analysis As Tested — we test every batch!
Crude Protein 25.4%
Crude Fiber 1.6%
Calcium 1.7%
Taurine 0.12%
(160 mg/cup)
Cysteine 0.34%
Methionine 0.53%
Ash (What is ash?) 7.75%
Phosphorus 1.2%
Copper 17.0 mg/kg
Purines Low! 22.9 mg/100g
Carbohydrates 43.7%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.6%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.8%
pH 7.0
Total Microorganisms (Bacillus coagulans) 38,162,000 CFU/kg

Calorie Content
Metabolizable Energy (calculated) 448 Kcal/cup (3343 Kcal/kg)
Grams of food per 250ml cup 134 g
Ounces of food per 250ml cup 4.7 oz

Feeding Guidelines for Adult Dogs
Dog's Weight Cups per day
3 — 14 lbs 1/4 — 3/4
14 — 27 lbs 3/4 — 1-1/4
27 — 44 lbs 1-1/4 — 1-3/4
44 — 60 lbs 1-3/4 — 2-1/4
60 — 80 lbs 2-1/4 — 2-3/4
80 — 100 lbs 2-3/4 — 3-1/4
Add 1/4 cup for every 10 lbs over 100 lbs.

Feeding Guidelines for Puppies
6 Weeks to 3 Months
Average Weight Cups per day
3 to 5 lbs 3/4 to 1
6 to 10 lbs 1-1/4 to 1-3/4
11 to 20 lbs 1-3/4 to 3
21 to 30 lbs 3 to 4
31 to 40 lbs 4 to 5

Feeding Guidelines for Puppies
3 to 5 Months
Average Weight Cups per day
3 to 5 lbs 1/2 to 1
6 to 10 lbs 1 to 1-1/2
11 to 20 lbs 1-1/2 to 2-1/2
21 to 30 lbs 2-1/2 to 3-1/2
31 to 40 lbs 3-1/2 to 4-1/4
41 to 60 lbs 4-1/4 to 5-3/4

Feeding Guidelines for Puppies
5 to 8 Months
Average Weight Cups per day
3 to 5 lbs 1/2 to 3/4
6 to 10 lbs 3/4 to 1-1/4
11 to 20 lbs 1-1/4 to 2
21 to 30 lbs 2 to 2-3/4
31 to 40 lbs 2-3/4 to 3-1/2
41 to 60 lbs 3-1/2 to 4-3/4

Feeding Guidelines for Puppies
8 to 12 Months
Average Weight Cups per day
3 to 5 lbs 1/2
6 to 10 lbs 1/2 to 1
11 to 20 lbs 1 to 1-3/4
21 to 30 lbs 1-3/4 to 2-1/4
31 to 40 lbs 2-1/4 to 2-3/4
41 to 60 lbs 2-3/4 to 3-3/4

Feeding Notes
Puppies: Puppies are growing! They need to eat 2-3 times as much as adult dogs until they're full grown, which is typically 1 year, but can be longer for large breed dogs. As a general rule, feed your puppy 3 times a day, and allow them to eat for 10 minutes at each feeding. Small breed puppies prefer to eat frequently; very small breeds prefer to have food always available.
Reproduction: Provide increasing amounts of food the latter half of pregnancy. The amount may be twice the normal food intake. Feed to consumption during nursing.
Feed less! Baked food is denser than other pet foods; you'll typically feed 25% less. If your dog has loose stool, you may be overfeeding. Please refer to the feeding guidelines, and try feeding slightly less.
The Feeding Guideline above is a starting point. Please adjust the feeding amount as necessary to maintain the optimum body weight for your dog. We recommend that you weigh your dog weekly.
New to this food? Please transition your pet. Some dogs may do better by making a gradual transition over 7 to 10 days. Start with 25% of the new food mixed with 75% of the previous diet, and gradually increase the new while decreasing the previous until the transition is complete. Sudden diet change may cause loose stool or stomach discomfort. Typically, a gradual transition is not necessary when changing to another Pinto Canyon food because all of our foods are similar in quality and the cooking process.
Clean water bowls daily. Have clean bowls of cool, fresh water available at all times.
Store your food in a cool and dry location.
Pinto Canyon Oven-Baked Grain-Free Recipe With Sweet Potato & Salmon is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).

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