Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC

Age range

Adult, All Lifestages

Cost per day


Price per lb


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Overall Score



Nutrient Value: 62%
Quality of Ingredients: 74%
Recall History: 41%
Price: 44%
Customer Experience: 83%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carbs: 51.67%

Primary proteins

  • Venison Meal
  • Dried Apples

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken Fat
  • Dried Bifidobacterium Longum
  • Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum
  • Dried Enterococcus Faecium
  • Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • None

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


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.

There are 20 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of controversial ingredients

  • Brewers Dried Yeast
  • Dried Apples
  • Dried Tapioca
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Peas
  • Spearmint Extract

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken Fat
  • Dried Bifidobacterium Longum
  • Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum
  • Dried Enterococcus Faecium
  • Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Addiction Grain-Free Viva La Venison Dry Dog Food to the other 6131 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 6131 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 within 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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