Adirondack 30% Protein High-Fat Recipe Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Puppy & Performance Dogs Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Lisbon, Ohio
Parent company
Adirondack Pet Food

Age range

Adult, Puppy

Cost per day

$1.21

Price per lb

$1.85

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Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 71%
Quality of Ingredients: 72%
Recall History: 70%
Price: 78%
Customer Experience: 88%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 22.22%

Fiber: 4.22%

Carbs: 40.22%

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Egg Product

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.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Ground Grain Sorghum, Pearled Barley, Brewers Dried Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Menhaden Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, L-Lysine, Dl-Methionine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Propionic Acid, 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
30.00% 20.00% 36.20%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
33.33% 22.22% 40.22%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
26.14% 42.32% 31.54%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Adirondack 30% Protein High-Fat Recipe Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Puppy & Performance Dogs Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 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 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 fourth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Plain Beet Pulp. Dried plain beet pulp is a byproduct of the beet sugar manufacturing process. The dried plain beet pulp in pet food is used as a supplemental source of soluble and insoluble fiber to support healthy digestion.

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 30% Protein High-Fat Recipe Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Puppy & Performance Dogs Dry Dog Food.

There are 23 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of controversial ingredients

  • Brewers Dried Yeast
  • Brown Rice
  • Dried Plain Beet Pulp
  • Ground Grain Sorghum
  • Pearled Barley
  • Propionic Acid

List of potential allergens

  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Egg Product

List of healthy ingredients

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

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Adirondack 30% Protein High-Fat Recipe Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Puppy & Performance Dogs Dry Dog Food to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 33.33% 37.08%
Crude Fat 22.22% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 4.22% 5.47%

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

  • 3.75% less crude protein
  • 7.09% more fat content
  • 1.25% 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 30% Protein High-Fat Recipe Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Puppy & Performance Dogs Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Adirondack 30% Protein High-Fat Recipe Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Puppy & Performance Dogs Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken 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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