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By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food

By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Lisbon, Ohio
Parent company
BrightPet Nutrition Group,LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $2.47
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Whitefish Meal


Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Yellow Peas, Lentils, Fava Beans, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Tapioca Starch, Whitefish Meal, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Dried Alfalfa, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Coconut Oil, Lecithin, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Monosodium Phosphate, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Pumpkin Meal, Dried Kelp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Dried Ginger, Dried Turmeric, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberry, Dried Goji Berry, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Calcium Carbonate, Rice Hulls, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Silicon Dioxide, Vegetable Oil, Rosemary Extract, Niacin Supplement, Dried Kelp, Mineral Oil, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulphate, Manganese Proteinate,Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 35%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 58%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? 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%

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


Protein: 29%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 32.22%

Fat: 18.89%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carb: 44.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 26.3%

Fat: 37.44%

Carb: 36.27%

Our Review

  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2009 By Nature Pet Foods has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Menhaden Fish Meal. Menhaden fish meal is dried, ground tissue from menhaden fish. In pet food, menhaden fish meal serves as a source of protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to help keep your companion’s skin and coat healthy.

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

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

The fifth ingredient is Fava Beans. Fava beans are large legumes that are also known as broad beans. In pet food, fava beans can be a source of plant-based protein, fiber, iron, and many other essential nutrients.

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 By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg. % From the Avg
Price per lb $2.47 $2.51 -2%
Price per 100 kcal $0.15 $0.17 -11%
Price per day $0.09 $0.10 -11%

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg. % From the Avg
DM Protein 32.22% 30.01% 7%
DM Fat 18.89% 15.98% 18%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.38% -17%
DM Carb 44.44% 47.92% -7%
Caloric Content 3678 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg 4%

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.

Analysis Overview

By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for dry dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in By Nature Pet Foods Grain-Free Salmon & Menhaden Fish Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

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