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Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food

Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Lamb Meal
  • Beef Meal
  • Pork Meal

Ingredients

Lamb Meal, Beef Meal, Pork Meal, Potato, Peas, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Sodium Chloride, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Kelp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Panthothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulphate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Glucosamine Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract and Spearmint Extract.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

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Overall Score

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46%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 25%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 70%
? 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 25%
? 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 75%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 53%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

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: 20%

Fat: 11%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 55%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 22.22%

Fat: 12.22%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 61.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 19.66%

Fat: 26.26%

Carb: 54.07%

Our Review

Pros
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Contains kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

Recall History

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

Addiction - Canned Dog Food (09/12/2016) -+
Date: 09/12/2016
Company Name: Addiction Foods LLC
Product Description: Canned Dog Food
Recall Reason: Elevated levels of Vitamin A and a slight variance in calcium/phosphorous ratios

Ingredient Review

Our review of Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Lamb Meal. Lamb meal is the rendered, ground, and dried meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb meal can be an important source of protein fat, vitamins, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Beef Meal. Beef meal is cooked, dried, finely ground meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef meal can serve as a protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids.

The third ingredient is Pork Meal. Pork meal is cooked, dried, and pulverized or ground tissue from swine. The pork meal in pet food is a source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

The fourth ingredient is Potato. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

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 Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.1

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-35%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.14

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-32%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.08

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-30%

Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

22.22%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-26%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

12.22%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-24%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.44%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

61.11%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+28%

Analysis Overview

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

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