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Addiction Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free 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

$93.00

Price per oz

$3.30

Overall Score

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56%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 24%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? 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 100%
? 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 31%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? 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: 10%

Fiber: 8.33%

Carbs: 59.44%

What We Like

  • High-quality ingredients
  • 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

Oats, Soya, Rice, Canola Oil, Peas, Kelp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Bentonite, Natural Flavors, Sodium Chloride, Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Panthothenate (Vitamin B5), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin Bl), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulphate, Ferrous Sulphate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulphate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract. Caloric Content 3501 kcal/kg

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
20.00% 9.00% 53.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
22.22% 10% 59.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
40.52% 44.28% 15.2%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Addiction Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound. This antioxidant provides protection against free radicals, and helps prevent vitamin E deficiency, which can lead to nerve problems. Vitamin E helps your pet’s immune system, eyes, liver, heart, muscles, nervous system, skin, and coat.

The second ingredient is Folic Acid. Folate, also known as vitamin B9 and folacin, is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, which is converted into folate by the body, is used as a dietary supplement and in food fortification as it is more stable during processing and storage.

The third ingredient is Vitamin D3. Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 and colecalciferol, is a type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is also found in some foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases, including rickets.

The fourth ingredient is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis, and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin, and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.

The fifth ingredient is Riboflavin. Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. This coenzyme is an essential ingredient in pet food, as it supports a number of important body functions and helps your pet derive energy from food. As an additive to pet food, Riboflavin helps replace natural vitamin B2 that may be lost during processing.

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 Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Addiction Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 22.22% 30.19%
Crude Fat 10% 16.04%
Crude Fiber 8.33% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 7.97% less crude protein
  • 6.04% less fat content
  • 3.13% 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 Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Addiction Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

In our opinion, this among the most important factors to consider when reviewing pet food. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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