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Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC

Primary proteins

  • Lamb Meal
  • Beef Meal
  • Pork Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$1.73

Price per lb

$2.27

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Overall Score

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58%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 48%
? 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 50%
? 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 68%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 22.22%

Fat: 12.22%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carbs: 61.11%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Addiction since 2009. 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
Product Description: Canned Dog Food
Recall Reason: Elevated levels of Vitamin A and a slight variance in calcium/phosphorous ratios

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.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
20.00% 11.00% 55.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
22.22% 12.22% 61.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
19.66% 26.26% 54.07%

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. In pet food, iron proteinate is added as an easily absorbed form of the essential mineral iron. Your pet needs iron to produce hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the body.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Addiction Grain-Free Mega Large Breed Dry Dog Food to the other 3174 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 22.22% 37.08%
Crude Fat 12.22% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 4.44% 5.47%

Compared to the other 3174 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 14.86% less crude protein
  • 2.91% less fat content
  • 1.03% less fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

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

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 lamb meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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