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Addiction Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food

Addiction Zen Holistic Vegetarian Formula Chicken-Free Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Kent, Washington
Parent company
Addiction Foods LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $3.30
Cost per day: $0.13
Primary proteins

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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54%

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 55%
? 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 98%
? 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%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 20%

Fat: 9%

Fiber: 7.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 53.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 22.22%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 8.33%

Carb: 59.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 20.97%

Fat: 22.92%

Carb: 56.1%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • 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

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 Oats. Oats are seeds from the oat plant, usually with their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oats in pet food are a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The second ingredient is Soya. Soya is another name for soy, a legume that is grown for its versatile edible beans. In pet food, soya can be a source of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is often used as a filler or as a low-cost meat substitute.

The third ingredient is Rice. Rice is a gluten-free cereal grain. In pet food, rice is a source of easily digestible carbohydrates.

The fourth ingredient is Canola Oil. Canola oil – also known as rapeseed oil – is a oil pressed from rapeseeds. In pet food, canola oil serves as an inexpensive source of fat, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and vitamins E and K.

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 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 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 22.22% 29.99%
DM Fat 10% 15.88%
DM Fiber 8.33% 5.14%

This recipe has:

  • 7.77% less protein
  • 5.88% less fat
  • 3.19% 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 below 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.

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

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