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

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
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.33
Cost per day: $1.04
Primary proteins
  • Chicken

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 61%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 61%
? 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 7%
? 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 81%
? 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%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 10%

Fat: 2%

Fiber: 1.5%

Moisture: 82%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 4.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 55.56%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 8.33%

Carb: 25%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 51.66%

Fat: 25.09%

Carb: 23.25%

What We Like

  • Rich in protein
  • High moisture content
  • 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

Ingredients

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).

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 Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Chicken Broth. Chicken broth is made by boiling chicken meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, chicken broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fourth ingredient is Carrots. In pet food, carrots serve as a source of easily digested carbohydrate and fiber. Carrots contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help support your pet’s health.

The fifth ingredient is Apples. In pet food, apples serve as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and vitamins including vitamins A and C.

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 1247 Dog Wet Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 55.56% 42.62%
DM Fat 11.11% 22.84%
DM Fiber 8.33% 7%

This recipe has:

  • 12.94% more protein
  • 11.73% less fat
  • 1.33% 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 below 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.

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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