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American Natural Premium Grain-Free Ocean Fish Meal & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Parent company
American Natural Premium

Primary proteins

  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Price per lb

$3.04

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 66%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 72%
? 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 50%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 93%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 31.11%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 45.56%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains low-quality ingredients

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

Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Flour, Pork Meat Meal, Salmon Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Safflower Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Vegetable Broth, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Celery, Parsley, Lettuce, Spinach, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Vitamins [Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin], Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Ferrous Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate], Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
28.00% 15.00% 41.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
31.11% 16.67% 45.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
26.56% 34.55% 38.89%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Natural Premium Grain-Free Ocean Fish Meal & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Menhaden Fish Meal. Menhaden fish meal is dried, ground tissue from menhaden fish. In pet food, menhaden fish meal serves as a source of protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to help keep your companion’s skin and coat healthy.

The second ingredient is Peas. In pet food, iron proteinate is added as an easily absorbed form of the essential mineral iron. Your pet needs iron to produce hemoglobin, which transports oxygen throughout the body.

The third ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

The fourth ingredient is Pea Flour. Pea flour is a fine powder made with peas. In pet food, pea flour is a low-cost source of protein, fiber, and gluten-free carbohydrates.

The fifth ingredient is Pork Meat Meal. Pork meat meal is cooked, dried, and pulverized or ground meat from swine. The pork meat meal in pet food is a source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

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 Grain-Free Ocean Fish Meal & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Natural Premium Grain-Free Ocean Fish Meal & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 3174 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 31.11% 37.08%
Crude Fat 16.67% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 6.67% 5.47%

Compared to the other 3174 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 5.97% less crude protein
  • 1.54% more fat content
  • 1.2% 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

American Natural Premium Grain-Free Ocean Fish Meal & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Natural Premium Grain-Free Ocean Fish Meal & Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from menhaden fish meal based sources.

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

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