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Boss Dog Fish Flavor Freeze Dried Dog Food

Boss Dog Fish Flavor Freeze Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Duvall, Washington us-flag
Parent company
Boss Dog Brand, Inc
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Cost per day: $1.49
Primary proteins
  • Salmon With Ground Bone

Ingredients

Whitefish With Ground Bone, Salmon With Ground Bone, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Ground Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Blueberry, Cranberry, Inulin, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Ginger, Parsley, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (As Preservative), Vitamin D Supplement, Organic Inulin, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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69%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 100%
? 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 27%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 64%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 0%

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: 63%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 8%

Moisture: 5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 9%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 66.32%

Fat: 15.79%

Fiber: 8.42%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 9.47%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 58.1%

Fat: 33.6%

Carb: 8.3%

Our Review

Pros
  • Rich in protein
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • To our knowledge, Boss Dog has never had a product recall
  • Freeze-dried food retains the nutritional value of raw meat
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Freeze dried dog food requires rehydration, which is time-consuming
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Boss Dog has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Boss Dog Fish Flavor Freeze Dried Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Whitefish With Ground Bone. Whitefish With Ground Bone is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamins A. Whitefish With Ground Bone in pet diet promotes healthy and strong bones and healthy skin and shiny coat.

The second ingredient is Salmon With Ground Bone. Salmon with ground bone is milled salmon meat with the bones ground in. This isn’t something we humans would find appealing but in pet food, salmon with ground bone can be a valuable source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids to support your furry friend’s overall well-being.

The third ingredient is Broccoli. Broccoli is a vegetable that’s in the same family as cabbage. In pet food, broccoli serves as a source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to benefit your companion’s wellbeing.

The fourth ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fifth ingredient is Apples. In pet food, apples serve as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and vitamins including vitamins A and C.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Boss Dog Fish Flavor Freeze Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$2.75

Market Price avg.

$2.64

% From the Avg

+4%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$2.49

Market Price avg.

$1.85

% From the Avg

+35%

Price per day

Product Price

$1.49

Market Price avg.

$1.11

% From the Avg

+35%

Boss Dog Fish Flavor Freeze Dried Dog Food is priced well above the average market price for freeze-dried 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 Boss Dog Fish Flavor Freeze Dried Dog Food to the other 239 freeze-dried dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

66.32%

All Products avg.

44.14%

% From the Avg

+50%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

15.79%

All Products avg.

26.21%

% From the Avg

-40%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

8.42%

All Products avg.

4.66%

% From the Avg

+81%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

9.47%

All Products avg.

24.71%

% From the Avg

-62%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a fish based food that’s high in protein with low fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other freeze-dried dog foods.

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