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

Against the Grain Nothing Else Duck Canned Grain-Free Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Markham, Illinois
Parent company
Against the Grain Pet Foods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.25
Cost per day: $0.41
Primary proteins
  • Duck



Breed sizes

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

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 39%
? 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 8%
? 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 76%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 70%
? 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


Protein: 11%

Fat: 7%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 69%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 12%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 35.48%

Fat: 22.58%

Fiber: 3.23%

Carb: 38.71%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 27.5%

Fat: 42.5%

Carb: 30%

Our Review

  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Against the Grain - Dog Food (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) -+
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

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

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 Nothing Else Duck Canned Grain-Free Dog Food.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.25$0.31-19%
Price per 100 kcal$0.68$1.12-39%
Price per day$0.41$0.67-39%

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Against the Grain Nothing Else Duck Canned Grain-Free Dog Food to the other 1128 wet dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein35.48%43.24%-18%
DM Fat22.58%22.9%-1%
DM Fiber3.23%7.03%-54%
DM Carb38.71%26.05%49%
Caloric Content1313 kcal/kg1075 kcal/kg22%

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.

Analysis Overview

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

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

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