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Buckley Liberty Beef Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Boulder, Colorado
Parent company
Buckley Pet

Primary proteins

  • Beef
  • Beef Heart
  • Beef Liver
  • Beef Kidney

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$0.81

Price per oz

$2.01

Overall Score

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72%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 52%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 79%
? 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 87%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 83%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 30%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 47.37%

Fat: 44.21%

Fiber: 5.26%

Carbs: 3.16%

What We Like

  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Buckley since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Buckley has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Beef, Beef Heart, Beef Liver, Ground Beef Bone, Beef Kidney, Squash, Apples, Carrots, Broccoli, Ground Flaxseed, Inulin, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Fish Oil, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative).

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
45.00% 42.00% 3.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
47.37% 44.21% 3.16%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
30% 68% 2%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Buckley Liberty Beef Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef. Beef is meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef can be fresh, freeze-dried, dehydrated, ground, or finely processed into beef meal.

The second ingredient is Beef Heart. Beef heart is muscle tissue from the heart of any cattle species. In pet food, beef heart serves as an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins, and many trace minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The third ingredient is Beef Liver. Beef liver is organ meat from any cattle breed. The beef liver in pet food is a source of protein, iron, and many other essential nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Ground Beef Bone. Ground beef bone is dried, ground bones from cattle. In pet food, ground beef bone can be a source of calcium and phosphorus, two essential nutrients to keep your pet’s joints, bones, and teeth healthy.

The fifth ingredient is Beef Kidney. Beef kidney is kidney tissue from any breed of cattle. This may not sound good to us but in pet food, beef kidney can be a great source of quality protein, vitamins, and minerals including iron.

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 Buckley Liberty Beef Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Buckley Liberty Beef Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food to the other 284 Dog Fresh Frozen Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 47.37% 43.92%
DM Fat 44.21% 27.15%
DM Fiber 5.26% 4.88%

This recipe has:

  • 3.45% more protein
  • 17.06% more fat
  • 0.38% more 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

Buckley Liberty Beef Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Fresh Frozen Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Buckley Liberty Beef Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 5 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is highly recommended.

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