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Fromm Four Star Grain Free Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food

Fromm Four Star Grain Free Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Mequon, Wisconsin
Parent company
Fromm Family Foods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.21
Primary proteins
  • Rabbit
  • Duck
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

Rabbit, duck, chicken meal, dried egg product, peas, lentils, chickpeas, potatoes, turkey liver, duck meal, chicken, pea protein, dried tomato pomace, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pea flour, flaxseed, natural flavor, dl-methionine, carrots, apples, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, salt, potassium chloride, chicory root extract, Vitamins [vitamin A acetate, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement, choline bitartrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin], Minerals [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, magnesium sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt carbonate, calcium iodate, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, magnesium proteinate, cobalt proteinate], cranberries, yucca schidigera extract, sorbic acid (preservative), taurine, blueberries, sodium selenite, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product.

Overall Score

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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 56%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 72%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 40%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 32%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 84%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 34%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 33%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 37.78%

Fat: 18.89%

Fiber: 6.67%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 36.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 31.4%

Fat: 38.13%

Carb: 30.47%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Fromm since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Fromm - Canned dog foods (03/18/2016) -+
Date: 03/18/2016
Company Name: Fromm Family Foods LLC
Product Description: Canned dog foods
Recall Reason: Inadequate levels of vitamins and minerals
Fromm - Shredded Entrée canned dog food (10/01/2021) -+
Date: 10/01/2021
Company Name: Fromm Family Foods LLC
Product Description: Shredded Entrée canned dog food
Recall Reason: Elevated levels of Vitamin D

Ingredient Review

Our review of Fromm Four Star Grain Free Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Rabbit. Rabbit is a high-protein, low-fat meat with high vitamin B12 content. In pet food, rabbit can be a source of novel protein, so it is often seen in recipes for pets with allergies.

The second ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The third ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The fourth ingredient is Dried Egg Product. Dried egg product can refer to dried or dehydrated egg white, yolk, or shells, or a combination of all three. The dried egg product found in pet food is a good source of healthy, easily digested protein.

The fifth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Fromm Four Star Grain Free Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$5.96

Market Price avg.

$4.52

% From the Avg

+32%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.35

Market Price avg.

$0.28

% From the Avg

+26%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.21

Market Price avg.

$0.16

% From the Avg

+30%

Fromm Four Star Grain Free Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food is priced above the average market price for dry cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Fromm Four Star Grain Free Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food to the other 534 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

37.78%

All Products avg.

38.91%

% From the Avg

-3%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

18.89%

All Products avg.

16.8%

% From the Avg

+12%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

6.67%

All Products avg.

5.11%

% From the Avg

+31%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

36.67%

All Products avg.

37.83%

% From the Avg

-3%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with high fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other dry cat foods.

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