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Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Lamb Recipe Dry Dog Food

Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Lamb Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Boulder, Colorado
Parent company
Buckley Pet
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.15
Primary proteins
  • Lamb
  • Egg

Ingredients

 Lamb, Whole Yellow Peas, Red Lentils, Egg, Lamb Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Coconut Flour, Coconut Oil, Natural Vegetable Flavor, Pumpkin, Salmon Oil, Dandelion Greens, Raspberries, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, 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).

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 41%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 73%
? 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 35%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 70%
? 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 88%

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: 14.5%

Fiber: 6.5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30.68%

Fat: 16.48%

Fiber: 7.39%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 45.45%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 26.42%

Fat: 34.45%

Carb: 39.13%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Buckley has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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 Buckley since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Buckley has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Lamb. Lamb is meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb may be a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, amino acids, and minerals.

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 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 fourth 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 fifth ingredient is Lamb Fat. Lamb fat is cooked, rendered fat from young sheep. In pet food, lamb fat can be an inexpensive energy source and flavoring that can also help your companion absorb fat-soluble vitamins

When we analyzed the ingredients in Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Lamb Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$4.54

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

+40%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.26

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

+23%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.15

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

+28%

Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Lamb Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dry 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 Buckley Liberty Fresh Grain-Free Lamb Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

30.68%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+2%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.48%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+3%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

7.39%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

+38%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

45.45%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-5%

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 dog foods.

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