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Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Boulder, Colorado
Parent company
Buckley Pet

Primary proteins

  • Chicken
  • Egg

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$1.58

Price per oz

$2.71

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 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 77%
? 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 71%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? 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 70%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 34.09%

Fat: 17.05%

Fiber: 6.25%

Carbs: 42.61%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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

Chicken, Whole Yellow Peas, Egg, Red Lentils, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Coconut Flour, Natural Chicken Flavor, Pumpkin, Coconut Oil, Salmon Oil, Dandelion Greens, Raspberries, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement). Caloric Content 105 kcal/oz, 454 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 15.00% 37.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
34.09% 17.05% 42.61%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
28.87% 35.05% 36.08%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Whole Yellow Peas. Whole yellow peas are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, whole yellow peas serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The third ingredient is Egg. In pet food, egg serves as a source of high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. The simple term “egg” can refer to any part of the egg or any combination of egg parts including yolk, white, and shell.

The fourth ingredient is Red Lentils. Red lentils are legumes. In pet food, red lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

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.

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 Fresh Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1736 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 34.09% 30.09%
DM Fat 17.05% 15.94%
DM Fiber 6.25% 5.18%

This recipe has:

  • 4.00% more protein
  • 1.11% more fat
  • 1.07% 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 Fresh Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant 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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