1. Home
  2. >> Dog Food Reviews
  3. >> American Natural Premium

American Natural Premium Original Recipe Dry Dog Food

American Natural Premium Original Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Parent company
American Natural Premium
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.60
Cost per day: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Chicken Liver
  • Pork Meal
  • Fish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Liver, Beet Pulp, Pearled Barley, Pork Meal, Fish Meal, Dried Whole Egg, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium Selenite, 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, Folic Acid, Biotin], Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous 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.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

Loading
66%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 30%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 63%
? 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%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 92%

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

Loading

Protein: 25%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 45.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

Loading

Protein: 27.78%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 3.89%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 50.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Loading

Protein: 22.86%

Fat: 35.53%

Carb: 41.61%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 American Natural Premium has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of American Natural Premium Original Recipe 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 Oatmeal. Oatmeal is made with oats that have had their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oatmeal in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The third 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 fourth 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 fifth 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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Natural Premium Original Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.6$2.51-36%
Price per 100 kcal$0.14$0.17-17%
Price per day$0.08$0.10-17%

American Natural Premium Original Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry 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 American Natural Premium Original Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein27.78%30.01%-7%
DM Fat17.78%15.98%+11%
DM Fiber3.89%5.38%-28%
DM Carb50.56%47.92%+6%
Caloric Content2563 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg-28%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a plant based food that’s moderate in protein with high fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Dog Foods.

Leave a Review