Element Series
Good 4 Life Plus System

Our proprietary Good 4 Life Plus system is optimized for high animal protein diets with key ingredients scientifically proven to support proper digestion & gut health, bioavailability of the entire formula, cognitive & heart health and overall well-being of your canine.

primary ingredient
Animal ingredients provide 83% of the protein in this formula!
nutritional highlights
Supplemented with NGVEN designed to optimize the microbiome necessary for full utilization of a high animal protein diet.
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Family owned means we make decisions based on what’s best for your family pets!
available sizes
Available in: 24lb., 12lb., 4lb. sizes.

Open Waters Recipe

Haddock, Trout, & Duck High Animal Protein Dog Food

Open Waters bag front
  • NutriSource Element Series Open Waters is formulated to meet AAFCO guidelines for all life stages.
  • NutriSource Element Series are high animal protein diets, legume and potato free, delivering maximum nutrient density, along with our proprietary pre- and pro-biotics blend to support digestion and healthy gut function.
  • NutriSource Element Series has balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, along with naturally occurring L-Arginine, and supplemented with L-Carnitine, taurine, DL-methionine and choline chloride to support heart health and other important systems.
  • For more information please visit your local independent pet retailer.

Feeding Guide (Open Waters Recipe)

Your Pet’s Weight 0 to 3 Months 3 to 6 Months 6 Months to Adult Adult Less Active
Lbs. Kg. 8 oz. Cups 8 oz. Cups 8 oz. Cups 8 oz. Cups 8 oz. Cups
1 – 5 0 – 2 1/2 – 3/4 3/8 – 5/8 1/3 – 1/2 1/4 – 1/3 1/8 – 1/4
5 – 10 2 – 5 3/4 – 1 1/4 5/8 – 1 1/2 – 7/8 1/3 – 2/3 1/4 – 1/2
10 – 15 5 – 7 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 1 – 1 1/4 7/8 – 1 1/8 2/3 – 3/4 1/2 – 2/3
15 – 20 7 – 9 1 5/8 – 2 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 1 1/8 – 1 1/3 3/4 – 1 2/3 – 3/4
20 – 30 9 – 14 2 – 2 1/2 1 1/2 – 2 1 1/3 -1 3/4 1 – 1 1/4 3/4 – 1
30 – 40 14 – 18 2 1/2 – 3 1/8 2 – 2 1/2 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 1 – 1 1/4
40 – 50 18 – 23 2 1/2 – 2 7/8 2 1/8 – 2 1/2 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 1 1/4 – 1 1/3
50 – 60 23 – 27 2 7/8 – 3 1/4 2 1/2 – 2 7/8 1 3/4 – 2 1 1/3 – 1 5/8
60 – 70 27 – 32 2 7/8 – 3 1/8 2 – 2 1/4 1 5/8 – 1 3/4
70 – 80 32 – 36 3 1/8 – 3 1/2 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 1 3/4 – 1 7/8
80 – 100 36 – 45 3 1/2 – 4 2 1/2 – 2 7/8 1 7/8 – 2 1/4
Divide the amount shown into 2 – 3 feedings daily.
Add approx. 1/4 cup (31g) for every 10 lbs.(4.5kg.) over 100 lbs. (45kg.) daily feeding.

Amount of food consumed will vary based on activity level, age, breed and environment. Standard 8 oz. (250 cc) measuring cup holds approximately 4.4 oz. (125 g) of NutriSource® Element Series Open Waters Blend Dog Food. At 5 – 7 months, and again at about 12 months, your puppy will automatically reduce the amount consumed. This is due to a natural reduction in growth rate and the reduced need for calories. Consult your veterinarian if you believe your dog is too thin or overweight. Remember it is important to have clean, fresh water available for your dog at all times.
Reproduction: NutriSource® Element Series Open Waters Blend Dog Food contains the nutrients essential for females in gestation and lactation. During gestation and lactation, food consumption will double or triple.
Feeding Puppies: Begin feeding moistened NutriSource® Element Series Open Waters Blend Dog Food at 3 – 4 weeks of age. Continue feeding moistened food until puppies are able to chew easily. Puppies will consume up to 3 times the volume of food that an adult dog of the same weight would consume. Divide the daily ration for puppies into 3 – 4 feedings per day. Adjust the quantity to make sure puppies have food available at all times. After puppies reach adult weight, feed according to the guidelines chart.
Switching Your Dog to NutriSource®: For easiest adjustment, mix increasing amounts of NutriSource® Element Series Open Waters Blend Dog Food with decreasing amounts of your dog’s current food over a 5-day period, until you are feeding only NutriSource®. Adjust as needed for age and activity level.

Ingredients & Nutrition

Ingredients

Haddock, trout, duck, salmon, salmon meal, pollock meal, millet, buckwheat middlings, dried egg product, sunflower oil, cod, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavor, spelt, quinoa, catfish meal, yeast extract, whitefish meal, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, selenium yeast, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate), dried pumpkin, dried blueberries, hydrolyzed yeast, dried carrots, dried apricots, dried apples, calcium carbonate, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), dried squash, DL methionine, yucca schidigera extract, lactic acid, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid, L-carnitine, taurine, rosemary extract, yeast culture, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract.


NutriSource® Element Series Open Waters Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).

Guaranteed Analysis US Metric
Crude Protein (Min.) 34.0% 340 g/kg
Crude Fat (Min.) 16.0% 160 g/kg
Crude Fiber (Max.) 5.0% 50 g/kg
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% 100 g/kg
Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) + Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (Min.) 0.4% 4 g/kg
Iron (Min.) 150 mg/kg 150 mg/kg
Copper (Min.) 16 mg/kg 16 mg/kg
Manganese (Min.) 14 mg/kg 14 mg/kg
Zinc (Min.) 160 mg/kg 160 mg/kg
Selenium (Min.) 0.35 mg/kg 0.35 mg/kg
*Omega – 6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 3.4% 34 g/kg
*Omega – 3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 0.6% 6 g/kg
*DL Methionine (Min.) 0.5% 5 g/kg
*Choline Chloride (Min.) 2.25% 22.5 g/kg
*Taurine (Min.) 0.08% 0.8 g/kg
*L-Arginine (Min.) 1.5% 15 g/kg
*L-Carnitine (Min.) 40 mg/kg
*Glucosamine (Min.) 480 mg/kg
*Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.) 800 mg/kg
*Total Microorganisms (Min.)
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium)
100 million CFU/lb **

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
** Colony Forming Units per pound

Nutrients
Moisture 9.5%
Protein 34.4%
Fat 16.4%
Fiber 3.8%
Calcium 1.5%
Phosphorus 1.3%
Potassium 0.8%
Ash 8.6%
Lysine 2.4%
Linoleic Acid 3.6%
DHA + EPA 0.58%
Taurine 905.0 mg/kg
Sodium 0.5%
Chloride 0.9%
Copper 23.0 mg/kg
Iron 201.2 mg/kg
Magnesium 1.0%
Manganese 19.0 mg/kg
Selenium 0.9 mg/kg
Zinc 216.1 mg/kg
Vitamin A 24.6 KIU/kg
Vitamin D 1863.2 IU/kg
Vitamin E 215.4 IU/kg
Vitamin B-12 86.4 UG/kg
Vitamin C 10.6 mg/kg
Choline 3731.3 mg/kg
Folic Acid 1.3 mg/kg
Niacin 106.4 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 35.5 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 10.1 mg/kg
Riboflavin 8.8 mg/kg
Thiamine 11.9 mg/kg
Linolenic Acid 0.2%
Glucosamine 977.4 mg/kg
Chondroitin 1616.6 mg/kg
Carbohydrates 27%
Ounces per cup 4.4 oz.
Kcal/cup 492
Kcal/kg 3,944
Calorie Distribution
Protein 36%
Fat 38%
Carbohydrates 26%
Carbohydrates 32 g/cup
pH 5.5