Mature 7+
Formula

Black Gold Explorer Mature 7+ Formula is an ideal source of high quality protein and L-Carnitine to help maintain mobility and muscle for an active senior lifestyle.

It contains an essential oil blend to support a healthy skin and coat while providing natural antioxidants from fruits and vegetables. Oatmeal and prebiotics such as dried beet pulp and dried chicory root are added to promote healthy digestion and never contain corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors or chemical preservatives.

Black Gold Explorer Mature 7+ Formula is crafted to give mature dogs the nutrition they need to live an energetic and eventful outdoor life with you.

HIGH QUALITY PROTEIN TO MAINTAIN MUSCLES AND MOBILITY

PREBIOTICS AND OATMEAL FOR SENSITIVE STOMACHS

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES NO CORN, WHEAT, OR SOY

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min) 27.0 %
Crude Fat (min) 12.0 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5 %
Moisture (max) 12.0%
Linoleic Acid (min) 2.0%
Zinc (min) 150 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min) 175 IU/k
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*
L-Carnitine (min) 20 mg/kg*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pearled Barley, Beef Meal, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon Oil, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Salt, 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), Pea Protein, Dried Chicory Root, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, L-Carnitine, Beta Carotene, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Yeast Culture.

Feeding Directions

This chart below shows the cups of Black Gold Explorer Mature 7+ 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*

3/4 - 1

1 - 1 2/3

1 2/3 - 2 1/2

2 1/2 - 3 1/2

3 1/2 - 4 1/2

4 1/2 - 5 3/4**

* Amounts are based on a standard 8 oz. measuring cup. A cup will hold about 3 1/2 ounces of Black Gold Explore  Mature 7+ Formula Dog Food.
** For larger dogs, feed an additional 1/2 cup per day for each 10 lbs. of addional body weight over 80 lbs.

Caloric Content

Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 3350 Kcal/kg or 328 Kcal/cup (calculated)

Feeding Guidelines

The daily amount of food that active senior 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 or 3 times the amount of food indicated for their weight on the chart. Once per day feeding is adequate for adult dogs.

Provide plenty of fresh, clean water in a clean container at all times.

Remember to thoroughly wash your hands after handling your dog’s food or feeding utensils.

Transition 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: