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Chicken Soup for the Soul Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes Recipe Dry Dog Food

Chicken Soup for the Soul Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Parent company
Chicken Soup for the Soul Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.13
Primary proteins
  • Salmon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Pea Protein

Ingredients

Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Lentils, Pea Protein, Faba Beans, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Dl-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Citric Acid (Preservative), Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Iodate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Inositol, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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60%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 51%
? 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 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 52%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 50%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

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: 32%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 4.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 38.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 35.56%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 5%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 42.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 29.93%

Fat: 34.07%

Carb: 36.01%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Chicken Soup has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Chicken Soup since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Chicken Soup has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Chicken Soup for the Soul Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes 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 Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products 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 Pea Protein. Pea protein is a good source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. While the pea protein in pet food isn’t normally a primary protein source, it is easy to digest and it’s also a good source of fiber.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Chicken Soup for the Soul Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$3.6

Market Price avg.

$3.56

% From the Avg

+1%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.22

Market Price avg.

$0.23

% From the Avg

-3%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.14

% From the Avg

-5%

Chicken Soup for the Soul Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced within 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 Chicken Soup for the Soul Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

35.56%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+18%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

42.78%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-10%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a fish based food that’s high in protein with moderate fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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