American Natural Premium Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Parent company
American Natural Premium

Age range

Puppy

Cost per day

$1.27

Price per lb

$1.75

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Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 60%
Quality of Ingredients: 75%
Recall History: 90%
Price: 78%
Customer Experience: 78%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carbs: 52.78%

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Fish Meal
  • Chicken

Ingredients We Like

  • Chicken
  • Chicken Fat
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract
  • Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Fish Meal

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

Chicken Meal, White Rice, Oat Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pearled Barley, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Natural Flavor, Brewers Yeast, Fish Oil, Salt, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid], Dicalcium Phosphate, Minerals [Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
25.00% 14.00% 47.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
27.78% 15.56% 52.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
23.47% 31.92% 44.60%

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Natural Premium Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The second ingredient is White Rice. White rice is a gluten-free cereal grain that has been processed to remove the high-fiber layer that gives rice its natural brown color. In pet food, white rice is a source of easily digestible carbohydrates.

The third 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.

The fourth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

The fifth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

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 Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food.

There are 20 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Fish Meal

List of controversial ingredients

  • Brewers Yeast
  • Dried Plain Beet Pulp
  • Oat Flour
  • Pearled Barley
  • Sweet Potato
  • White Rice

List of potential allergens

  • Chicken Meal
  • Fish Meal
  • Chicken

List of healthy ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Chicken Fat
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract
  • Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract
  • Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product
  • Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product
  • Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Natural Premium Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 27.78% 37.08%
Crude Fat 15.56% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 3.89% 5.47%

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

  • 9.3% less crude protein
  • 0.43% more fat content
  • 1.58% 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 Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Natural Premium Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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