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American Natural Premium Puppy Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Parent company
American Natural Premium

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Fish Meal
  • Chicken

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Puppy

Cost per day

$1.21

Price per lb

$1.75

Overall Score

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74%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 64%
? 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 80%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 85%
? 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: 30.00%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carbs: 48.33%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs

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

Chicken Meal, White Rice, Oat Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Meal, Pearled Barley, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken, Fish Oil, Natural Flavor, Brewers Yeast, Sweet Potato, 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.

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
27.00% 16.00% 43.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 17.78% 48.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
24.69% 35.53% 39.78%

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 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 Puppy Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared American Natural Premium Puppy Dry Dog Food to the other 3174 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 30.00% 37.08%
Crude Fat 17.78% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 3.89% 5.47%

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

  • 7.08% less crude protein
  • 2.65% 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 Puppy Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in American Natural Premium 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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