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Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC

Primary proteins

  • Venison Meal
  • Dried Apples

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult, All Lifestages

Cost per day

$2.07

Price per lb

$3.53

Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 62%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 74%
? 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 39%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 85%
? 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: 28.89%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carbs: 51.67%

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

Venison Meal, Dried Potatoes, Dried Tapioca, Chicken Fat, Peas, Natural Flavors, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Dried Cranberries, Dried Apples, Dried Spinach, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus Faecium, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Sodium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract and Spearmint Extract.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
26.00% 14.00% 46.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
28.89% 15.56% 51.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
24.41% 31.92% 43.66%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Venison Meal. Venison meal is cooked, dried, finely ground meat from an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison meal can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients to support your companion’s well-being. Venison meal can be a novel protein in diets for pets with sensitivities, too.

The second ingredient is Dried Potatoes. Dried potatoes are dehydrated potato tubers. Only the edible portion of the potato plant is used in production. In pet food, dried potatoes serve as a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.

The third ingredient is Dried Tapioca. Dried tapioca is a type of starch that comes from the cassava root. It is often used as a filler or binder, as well as a source of easily digested carbohydrates. In pet food, dried tapioca is often added to grain-free and gluten-free recipes.

The fourth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

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 Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food to the other 3174 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 28.89% 37.08%
Crude Fat 15.56% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 3.89% 5.47%

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

  • 8.19% less crude protein
  • 0.43% more fat content
  • 1.58% 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 Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from venison 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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