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Against the Grain Nothing Else Beef Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

Against the Grain Nothing Else Beef Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Markham, Illinois
Parent company
Against the Grain Pet Foods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.43
Primary proteins
  • Beef

Ingredients

Beef.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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63%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 51%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 100%
? 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 25%
? 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 59%
? 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

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 11%

Fat: 7%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 69%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 12%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 35.48%

Fat: 22.58%

Fiber: 3.23%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 38.71%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 27.5%

Fat: 42.5%

Carb: 30%

Our Review

Pros
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
  • Contains a limited number of ingredients
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Doesn’t receive consistently positive customer reviews
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Against the Grain since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Against the Grain - 12oz Hunk of Beef Dog food (02/03/2017) -+
Date: 02/03/2017
Company Name: Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company
Product Description: 12oz Hunk of Beef Dog food
Recall Reason: Pentobarbital
Against the Grain - Dog Food (02/14/2017) -+
Date: 02/14/2017
Company Name: Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital
Against the Grain - Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef, and Pulled Beef canned dog food (03/03/2017) -+
Date: 03/03/2017
Company Name: Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company
Product Description: Hunk of Beef, Braised Beef, and Pulled Beef canned dog food
Recall Reason: Pentobarbital

Ingredient Review

Our review of Against the Grain Nothing Else Beef Grain-Free Canned Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef. Beef is meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef can be fresh, freeze-dried, dehydrated, ground, or finely processed into beef meal.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Against the Grain Nothing Else Beef Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.27

Market Price avg.

$0.35

% From the Avg

-23%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.72

Market Price avg.

$1.25

% From the Avg

-43%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.43

Market Price avg.

$0.75

% From the Avg

-43%

Against the Grain Nothing Else Beef Grain-Free Canned Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for wet dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Against the Grain Nothing Else Beef Grain-Free Canned Dog Food to the other 1212 wet dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

35.48%

All Products avg.

42.93%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

22.58%

All Products avg.

22.91%

% From the Avg

-1%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.23%

All Products avg.

7.12%

% From the Avg

-55%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

38.71%

All Products avg.

26.28%

% From the Avg

+47%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with moderate fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other wet dog foods.

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