Diamond Naturals Enhanced Dry Dog Food

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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Product Details

In our analysis of 99 expert reviews, the Diamond Naturals Enhanced Dry Dog Food placed 18th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Made with the highest quality ingredients, Diamond Naturals provides complete, holistic nutrition for every pet. Each Diamond Naturals dry formula is enhanced with superfoods and guaranteed probiotics, for optimal nutrition and digestive support. Beef protein, along with added superfoods, provides the energy and muscle building blocks your dog needs to stay active and strong. Guaranteed levels of selenium and vitamin E ensure that your dog is receiving optimum antioxidant nutrition, while omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids from superfoods help maintain healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Diamond Naturals is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of named meat meals as its main sources of animal protein
We like a lot of things about this food, including the meat protein percentage and many of the ingredients. The fat percentage is very high so this food would only be recommended for very active dogs or dogs who need to gain weight.
Quality meats, but better on the canned products and it's gluten free. Customers who feed the high quality Diamond Naturals notice that their dogs are more active and have shinier coats, better breath and a healthier demeanor.
The overall quality of the ingredients looks very good. The lamb meal is a good source of protein. In addition to the rice, there are a lot of other carbs in this food,but they come from some of the less common grains so if your dog has problems with grains, he might be able to eat this food. It has a good named source of animal fat (chicken preserved with vitamin E) and good sources of fiber.
We had no trouble tracking down this brand’s mediocre dry food, but its wet formulas aren’t available on Chewy, Amazon, PetSmart, or PetCo. Approved wet formulas: any.
The pumpkin, an unusual ingredient, but a good one. A fine source of fiber; some dog owners use it to clear up constipation.Good variety of unusual “superfoods”. All in all, this appears to be a good quality product, and certainly a worthwhile alternative to super premium brands if cost is an issue.
The Naturals line of dry foods is much higher quality, made with quality proteins and digestible carbohydrates including white rice, cracked pearled barley, and fresh fruits and vegetables. The Naturals Grain-Free product line is another step up, made with digestible gluten-free and grain-free carbohydrates like garbanzo beans and sweet potatoes.

What reviewers didn't like

he fifth ingredient is dried yeast, which can be a controversial item. Dried yeast contains about 45% protein and is rich in other healthy nutrients. Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies. This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular dog is allergic to the yeast itself.What’s more, a vocal minority insist yeast can increase the risk of developing the life-threatening condition known as bloat.
Minus: Contains sodium selenite.
We are somewhat concerned about the cellulose in the food – not a favorite ingredient. Some dogs may have trouble digesting it or it might cause dogs to produce lots of stool and flatulence.
Some of the dry formulas, though, contain less than ideal ingredients
The only potential problem I see is the flaxseed if you are a dog breeder. There is a lot of rice in the food (ground rice, rice bran), as well as a lot of other carbs but the food is labeled “lamb meal & rice” so I think this is to be expected.
Salt – More than enough salt should be contained in the ingredients to satisfy a dog’s requirements without adding extra. Salt is added to enhance flavour, but too much of it can lead to heart problems and/or high blood pressure.
The line of original recipes is the lowest quality of the three product lines, though it is marketed as a “super premium pet food without the premium price”.Their website states that these products are formulated with high-quality ingredients, yet a review of several recipes reveals the use of low-quality ingredients like wheat flour and corn gluten meal.
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