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American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food

American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Parent company
American Natural Premium
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.85
Cost per day: $0.07
Primary proteins
  • Lamb Meal

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 29%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? 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 99%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 24%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 48%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 26.67%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carb: 53.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 22.64%

Fat: 32.08%

Carb: 45.28%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

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

Since 2009 American Natural Premium has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Peas, Oat Flour, Pork Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Vegetable Broth, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins [Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin], Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Ferrous Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate], Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Dried Lactobacillus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product. Caloric Content 382.72 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Lamb Meal. Lamb meal is the rendered, ground, and dried meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb meal can be an important source of protein fat, vitamins, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals

The third ingredient is Barley. Barley is a cereal grain. In pet food, barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Oat Flour. Cobalt glucoheptonate is a supplemental form of the trace mineral cobalt. In pet food, cobalt glucoheptonate can help support the synthesis of red blood cells.

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 American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food to the other 1677 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 26.67% 29.99%
DM Fat 15.56% 15.88%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.14%

This recipe has:

  • 3.32% less protein
  • 0.32% less fat
  • 0.70% less 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

American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Natural Premium Chicken-Free Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from lamb meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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