Beef Meal & Barley
Formula

Black Gold Explorer Beef Meal & Barley Formula is 100% complete and balanced for adult dogs to provide the high quality protein and energy required for everyday stamina and endurance.

It contains an essential oil blend to support a healthy skin and coat with also providing natural antioxidants from fruits and vegetables.

Black Gold Explorer Beef Meal & Barley Formula is crafted to give dogs everything they need to live energetic, eventful lives outdoors with you.

HIGH QUALITY PROTEIN FOR ACTIVE DOGS

PREBIOTICS AND OATMEAL FOR SENSITIVE STOMACHS

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES NO CORN, WHEAT OR SOY

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 24.0 %
Crude Fat (min) 14.0 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5 %
Moisture (max) 10.0 %
Linoleic Acid (min) 2.0%
Zinc (min) 150 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min) 150 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.3%*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.5%*
Glucosamine (min) 350 mg/kg*
Chondroitin Sulfate (min 500 mg/kg*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Ingredients

Beef Meal, Brown Rice, Grain Sorghum, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat )Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Turkey Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Pea Protein, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.

Feeding Directions

The chart below shows the cups of Black Gold Explore Beef Meal & Barley Formula Dog Food that is required daily to maintain condition and to support a normal level of activity in adult dogs of varying sizes

Your Dog’s Current Weight (lb.)

5-10

10-15

15-25

25-40

40-60

60-80**

Standard 8 oz. cups to feed per day*

2/3-1

1-1 2/3

1 2/3-2 1/3

2 1/3-3 1/3

3 1/3-4 1/2

4 1/2-5 1/2 **

*Amounts are based on a standard measuring cup. A cup will hold about 3 1/2 ounces of Black Gold Explore Adult Beef Meal & Barley Formula Dog Food.

**For larger dogs, feed an additional ½ cup per day for each 10 lbs. of additional body weight over 80 lbs.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3454 Kcal/kg or 342 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Feeding Guidelines

The daily amount of food that active adult dogs need is influenced by the environmental temperature, and their activity, size and breed. The amount fed should be adjusted according to the dog’s appetite and body condition. Extremely active or hard-working dogs may require and consume 1 1/2 to 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart. Once per day feeding is adequate for adult dogs.

Puppies may require up to two times as much food (adult chart) for growth and development during the first 1-2 years of age.  Feed puppies all that they will eat in a 30 minute period, 3-4 times per day, for the first six months.  The next six months, feed a minimum of twice per day, adjusting the feeding rate to maintain a lean muscular body condition.

Transitioning Instructions

When transitioning your dog to Black Gold Explorer Dog Food, substitute a small amount of current food with Black Gold Explorer, gradually increase over a six day period. Suggested transition as follows: