Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, 12-oz case of 12

Company info

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

Age range

Adult

Price per oz

$0.33

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Overall Score

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60%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 100%
Quality of Ingredients: 62%
Recall History: 28%
Price: 52%
Customer Experience: 63%
Manufacturing Method: 50%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 55.56%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 8.33%

Carbs: 25.00%

Primary proteins

  • Chicken

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken
  • Chicken Broth

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Liver

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.

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
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

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).

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
10.00% 2.00% 4.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
55.56% 11.11% 25.00%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
51.66% 25.09% 23.25%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, 12-oz case of 12 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, 12-oz case of 12.

There are 13 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Liver

List of controversial ingredients

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Olive Oil
  • Peas
  • Potato Starch
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomato Paste

List of potential allergens

  • Chicken
  • Liver

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Chicken Broth

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Against the Grain Hand Pulled Chicken with Gravy Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, 12-oz case of 12 to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 55.56% 37.08%
Crude Fat 11.11% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 8.33% 5.47%

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

  • 18.48% more crude protein
  • 4.02% less fat content
  • 2.86% 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, 12-oz case of 12 is priced within 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, 12-oz case of 12, 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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