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Cadet Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 92%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 67%
? 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 50%
? 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 55%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 80%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 20%

Company HQ

LocationNeptune City, New Jersey

Parent company

Central Garden & Pet Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dog Bully Sticks, Dog Rawhide, Dog Treats

Where to Buy

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  • High protein content
  • Affordable


  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Some recipes use added colors and flavors

Brand Overview

Cadet is a line of pet treats, toys, grooming products, and dog essentials with a history that spans decades. Rawhide braids, donuts, and chips are popular options. The Cadet dog treats and chews lineup also includes premium treats like duck breast and chicken tenders. Less common options like natural beef tendons and pressed rawhide bones round out the menu.

How Much Does Cadet Dog food Cost

We’ve compared Cadet dog food to the other 384 dog foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Bully Sticks $2.50/oz $2.76/oz -$0.26/oz
Dog Rawhide $11.71/lb $12.19/lb -$0.48/lb
Dog Treats $1.15/oz $1.22/oz -$0.07/oz
Cadet dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Cadet Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Cadet dog food to the other 384 dog foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Rawhide 76.5% 79.51% -3.01%
Dog Treats 32.1% 23.25% +8.85%
Dog Bully Sticks 94.12% 90.65% +3.47%

Not all of Cadet dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements as complete and balanced pet food.

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Recall History

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

Cadet - Dog treats (01/09/2013) -+
Date: 01/09/2013
Company Name: IMS Trading Corp
Product Description: Dog treats
Recall Reason: Antibiotic residue

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Who owns Cadet dog food?

Cadet is owned by Central Garden & Pet Company.

Where is Cadet dog food made?

Cadet is manufactured in the United States .

Is Cadet AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Cadet recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved

Has Cadet dog food been recalled?

Cadet has been recalled 1 times in the years 2013.

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