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American Natural Premium Puppy Dry Dog Food

American Natural Premium Puppy Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Parent company
American Natural Premium
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Food Form Dry Puppy Food
Cost per day: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Chicken Liver

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal, Pearled Barley, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver, Menhaden Fish Oil, Brewer's Dried Yeast, 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, Selenium Yeast, 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.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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67%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 40%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 75%
? 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 77%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 77%
? 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 83%

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

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Protein: 27%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 3.89%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 48.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.69%

Fat: 35.53%

Carb: 39.78%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, American Natural Premium has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of 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 Puppy Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Chicken. Deboned chicken is chicken meat with the bones removed. In pet food, deboned chicken is a valuable source of protein.

The second 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 third 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 fourth 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 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 Puppy Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.18

Market Price avg.

$3.37

% From the Avg

-35%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-35%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.08

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-34%

American Natural Premium Puppy Dry Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for dry puppy food.

Nutritional Analysis

Small puppy breeds don’t experience the rapid bone growth that large breeds do, but they do mature in a shorter time. Like puppy food for dogs of any breed, small puppy breed food typically just supportg the energy needs for growth with a higher caloric density.

With that in mind, we’ve compared American Natural Premium Puppy Dry Dog Food to the other 227 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

30%

All Products avg.

32.35%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

17.78%

All Products avg.

17.94%

% From the Avg

-1%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.89%

All Products avg.

4.66%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

48.33%

All Products avg.

44.25%

% From the Avg

+9%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other dry puppy foods.

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