Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Lisbon, Ohio
Parent company
Adirondack Pet Food

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Overall Score



Nutrient Value: 62%
Quality of Ingredients: 72%
Recall History: 70%
Price: 74%
Customer Experience: 70%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carbs: 50.00%

Primary proteins

  • Pork Meal
  • Chicken Meal

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken Fat
  • Chicken Meal
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • None

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Adirondack since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Adirondack has never been recalled.


Pork Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Oat Groats, Ground Grain Sorghum, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pearled Barley, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
26.00% 15.00% 45.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
28.89% 16.67% 50.00%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
24.20% 33.91% 41.89%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Pork Meal. Pork meal is cooked, dried, and pulverized or ground tissue from swine. The pork meal in pet food is a source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

The second ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The third ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The fourth ingredient is Oat Groats. Oat groats are whole seeds from the oat plant that have had their tough outer hulls removed. The oat groats in pet food are a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fifth ingredient is Ground Grain Sorghum. Ground grain sorghum is made with gluten-free grain from the sorghum plant. It has been processed into smaller particles for better absorption and a smoother texture. In pet food, ground grain sorghum can serve as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, iron, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B2.

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 Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food.

There are 22 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of controversial ingredients

  • Brewers Dried Yeast
  • Brown Rice
  • Dried Plain Beet Pulp
  • Ground Grain Sorghum
  • Oat Groats
  • Pearled Barley

List of potential allergens

  • Pork Meal
  • Chicken Meal

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken Fat
  • Chicken Meal
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe 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 16.67% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 4.44% 5.47%

Compared to the other 6131 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 8.19% less crude protein
  • 1.54% more fat content
  • 1.03% 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

Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Adirondack 26% Adult Active Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from pork meal 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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