Review of Go! Sensitivity + Shine Canned Dog Food
Which Go! Sensitivities Wet Recipes Get
Our Best Ratings?
The Go! Sensitivities product line includes the 2 wet dog foods listed below.
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
|Go! Sensitivities Limited Ingredient Grain-free Duck Pâté||3.5||A|
|Go! Sensitivities Limited Ingredient Grain-free Shredded Turkey Recipe||5||A|
Recipe and Label Analysis
Go! Sensitivities Limited Ingredient Grain-free Shredded Turkey Recipe was selected to represent both products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.
Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.
Go! Sensitivities Limited Ingredient Grain-free Shredded Turkey Recipe
Wet Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Turkey, turkey broth, tapioca, pork plasma, cranberries, pumpkin, sodium tripolyphosphate, salmon oil, cassia gum, guar gum, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, selenium yeast), magnesium sulfate, salt, taurine
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.6%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||47%||31%||14%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||35%||55%||11%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is turkey. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.1
Turkey is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is turkey broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a dog food, they are a common component in many wet products.
The third ingredient is tapioca, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.
The fourth ingredient is pork plasma. Plasma is what remains of blood after the blood cells themselves have been removed. Plasma can be considered a nutritious addition.
The fifth ingredient lists cranberries, which are a nutrient-rich fruit that are also high in fiber.
The sixth ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.
After the sodium tripolyphospate, we find salmon oil. Salmon oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.
Depending on its level of freshness and purity, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.
From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.
But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this Petcurean product.
With 3 notable exceptions…
First, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.
Next, we note the use of selenium yeast. Unlike the more common inorganic form of selenium (sodium selenite), this natural yeast supplement is considered a safer anti-cancer alternative.
And lastly, this food includes taurine, an important amino acid associated with the healthy function of heart muscle. Although taurine is not typically considered essential in canines, some dogs have been shown to be deficient in this critical nutrient.
Since taurine deficiency appears to be more common in pets consuming grain-free diets, we view its presence in this recipe as a positive addition.
Based on its ingredients alone, Go! Sensitivities wet dog food looks like an above-average product.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 41% and a mean fat level of 28%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 24% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 69%.
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a wet product containing a notable amount of meat.
Our Rating of Go! Sensitivities Wet Dog Food
Go! Sensitivities is a grain-free wet dog food using a notable amount of named meats as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.
Go! Sensitivities Dog Food Recall History
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No recalls noted.
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- Adapted by the Dog Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition ↩
09/05/2022 Last Update