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Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food

Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $2.68
Cost per day: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Venison Meal
  • Dried Apples

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.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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53%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 32%
? 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 23%
? 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 63%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 79%
? 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 64%

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: 26%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 46.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carb: 51.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.41%

Fat: 31.92%

Carb: 43.66%

Our Review

Pros
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • 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

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. 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.

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.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$2.68$2.517%
Price per 100 kcal$0.14$0.17-17%
Price per day$0.08$0.10-17%

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein28.89%30.01%-4%
DM Fat15.56%15.98%-3%
DM Fiber3.89%5.38%-28%
DM Carb51.67%47.92%8%
Caloric Content4285 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg21%

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.

Analysis Overview

Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog 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 plant based sources.

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