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Dave’s Pet Food Grain-Free Countryside Blend with Fresh Chicken Dry Dog Food

Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Countryside Blend with Fresh Chicken Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Agawam, Massachusetts
Parent company
Dave’s Pet Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.81
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Chicken

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Field Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal, Chicken, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed Meal, Carrots, Celery, Coconut Oil, Beet Pulp, Dried Chicken Cartilage (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Parsley, Menhaden Fish Oil, Watercress, Salt, Spinach, Calcium Carbonate, Lettuce, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride,Dried Pumpkin, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Ructooligosaccharide, Cinnamon, Thyme, Cumin, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid (A Reservative), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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54%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 36%
? 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 31%
? 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 44%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 78%
? 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 64%

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: 29.5%

Fat: 14.5%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 11%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 41%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.15%

Fat: 16.29%

Fiber: 4.49%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 46.07%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 27.91%

Fat: 33.31%

Carb: 38.78%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Dave's Pet Food since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Dave's Pet Food - ‎95% Premium beef cans (06/12/2018) -+
Date:06/12/2018
Company Name:Dave's Pet Food
Product Description:‎95% Premium beef cans
Recall Reason:Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone
Dave's Pet Food - ‎95% Premium beef cans (03/25/2020) -+
Date:03/25/2020
Company Name:Dave's Pet Food
Product Description:‎95% Premium beef cans
Recall Reason:Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Countryside Blend with Fresh Chicken Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The second ingredient is Field Peas. Also known as cowpeas, field peas are nutritious legumes that are often grown as cover crops. In pet food, field peas can provide protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, along with iron and many other important nutrients.

The third ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

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 Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Countryside Blend with Fresh Chicken Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.81$2.51-28%
Price per 100 kcal$0.18$0.17+11%
Price per day$0.11$0.10+11%

Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Countryside Blend with Fresh Chicken 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 Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Countryside Blend with Fresh Chicken Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein33.15%30.01%+10%
DM Fat16.29%15.98%+2%
DM Fiber4.49%5.38%-17%
DM Carb46.07%47.92%-4%
Caloric Content2154 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg-39%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a plant based food that’s high in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Dog Foods.

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