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Addiction Grain-Free Wild Kangaroo & Apples Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC

Primary proteins

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$2.37

Price per oz

$3.90

Overall Score

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51%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 27%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 62%
? 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 20%
? 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 56%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? 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%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 24.44%

Fat: 12.22%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 56.67%

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

Dried Kangaroo Meat, Potato, Tapioca, Peas, Chicken Fat, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Papaya, Mango, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Sunflower Seeds, Chamomile, Peppermint, Camelia, Natural Flavors, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Panthothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflaven Supplemement, Pyridoxine Hydriochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, and Spearmint Extract. Caloric Content 3240 kcal/kg

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
22.00% 11.00% 51.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
24.44% 12.22% 56.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
22.06% 26.79% 51.15%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Addiction Grain-Free Wild Kangaroo & Apples Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Dried Kangaroo Meat. Dried kangaroo meat is dehydrated muscle meat from the marsupial animal of the same name. In pet food, dried kangaroo meat can serve as a novel protein. It also offers amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The second 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 third ingredient is Tapioca. 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, tapioca is often added to grain-free and gluten-free recipes.

The fourth 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.

The fifth 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.

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 Wild Kangaroo & Apples Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Addiction Grain-Free Wild Kangaroo & Apples Dry Dog Food to the other 1736 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 24.44% 30.09%
DM Fat 12.22% 15.94%
DM Fiber 6.67% 5.18%

This recipe has:

  • 5.65% less protein
  • 3.72% less fat
  • 1.49% more 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 Wild Kangaroo & Apples Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Addiction Grain-Free Wild Kangaroo & Apples Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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