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Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Markham, Illinois
Parent company
Against the Grain Pet Foods

Primary proteins

  • Chicken

Breed sizes

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

Age range


Cost per day


Price per oz


Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 61%
? 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 78%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 65%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 50%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 55.56%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 8.33%

Carbs: 25%

What We Like

  • Rich in protein
  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Free of plant-based thickeners

What We Did Not Like

  • High in carbohydrates

Recall History

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

Against the Grain - Dog Food (02/08/2018) -+
Date: 02/08/2018
Company Name: Against The Grain Pet Foods
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital
Evanger's, Against the Grain - Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef, and Pulled Beef canned dog food (02/08/2018) -+
Date: 02/08/2018
Company Name: Evanger's Dog and Cat Food
Product Description: Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef, and Pulled Beef canned dog food
Recall Reason: Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital


Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Apples, Peas, Tomato Paste, Potato Starch, Liver, Sea Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Olive Oil, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins & Minerals (Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacinamide, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement).

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
10.00% 2.00% 4.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
55.56% 11.11% 25%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
61.14% 29.69% 9.17%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned 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 Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food to the other 1249 Dog Wet Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 55.56% 43.86%
Crude Fat 11.11% 22.2%
Crude Fiber 8.33% 7.25%

This recipe has:

  • 11.70% more crude protein
  • 11.09% less fat content
  • 1.08% 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

Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Wet Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken 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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