I know that the current rage is to look for ingredients that sound like they would be good in a picnic lunch, but the foods that focus on looking good to humans don't always work for small, less active adult dogs like mine. I look for function, and this food keeps my little Shih Tzu mix spot on her ideal weight, and has for years. Her vet is super happy about that, as she has a bad knee and as she ages, her heart needs watching. An elderly dog developing old dog issues can't afford to put on fat. My vet highly recommends that we stay with this food for the good results we've seen.