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Chicken Soup for the Soul Large Breed Chicken

Chicken Soup for the Soul Large Breed Chicken
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: $0.10
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Chicken Meal Source Of Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  • Turkey Meal

Ingredients

Chicken, Turkey, Chicken Meal (Source Of Glucosamine Hydrochloride And Chondroitin Sulfate), Turkey Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Peas, Oatmeal, White Rice, Faba Beans, Millet, Pea Starch, Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Duck, Salmon, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Cranberries, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flakes, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Citric Acid (Preservative), Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 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 31%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 84%
? 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 83%

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: 23%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 50%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 25.56%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 55.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 22.52%

Fat: 28.53%

Carb: 48.95%

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
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
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 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 Large Breed Chicken 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 Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

The third ingredient is Chicken Meal Source Of Glucosamine Hydrochloride. When you see “chicken meal source of glucosamine hydrochloride” in pet products, it means that the dried, ground chicken contains cartilage and soluble proteins that contribute joint-supporting glucosamine hydrochloride to your companion’s meals.

The fourth ingredient is Chondroitin Sulfate. Chondroitin sulfate is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is often combined with glucosamine. The chondroitin sulfate in pet food, treats, and supplements is often intended to support healthy joint function, particularly in aging companion animals.

The fifth ingredient is Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Chicken Soup for the Soul Large Breed Chicken, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.51

Market Price avg.

$3.44

% From the Avg

-27%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.16

Market Price avg.

$0.22

% From the Avg

-26%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.10

Market Price avg.

$0.13

% From the Avg

-25%

Chicken Soup for the Soul Large Breed Chicken is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Large breed dogs can certainly have a couple of nutritional needs unique to them. Orthopedic disease is chief among them. These can include hip and elbow dysplasia and earlier onset of arthritis. For this reason, somelarge dog breed foods may contain joint health ingredients like glucosamine and omega fatty acids. The risk of bloat is also much higher for large breed dogs, and this risk can be reduced with large kibble size and foods with a lower fat content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Chicken Soup for the Soul Large Breed Chicken to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

25.56%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-15%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

13.33%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.56%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

55.56%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+16%

Analysis Overview

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

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