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Dave’s Pet Food Grain-Free Turkey & Bacon Recipe Canned Dog Food

Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Turkey & Bacon Recipe Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Agawam, Massachusetts
Parent company
Dave’s Pet Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.19
Cost per day: $0.37
Primary proteins
  • Turkey
  • Bacon
  • Turkey Liver

Ingredients

Turkey, Turkey Broth, Bacon, Turkey Liver, Guar Gum, Cassia Gum, Carrageenan, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Inulin, Vitamins (Vitamin E, A, B12, D3 Supplements, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement), Choline Chloride, Flaxseed Oil, Taurine.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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56%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 50%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 59%
? 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 79%
? 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 50%

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: 10%

Fat: 8%

Fiber: 1.5%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 2.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 45.45%

Fat: 36.36%

Fiber: 6.82%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 11.36%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 31.32%

Fat: 60.85%

Carb: 7.83%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years

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 Turkey & Bacon Recipe Canned Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is Turkey Broth. Turkey broth is the liquid that remains after turkey has been cooked. In pet food, turkey broth adds moisture, flavor, and aroma, along with some nutrients.

The third ingredient is Bacon. Bacon is salt-cured pork, usually from belly or back cuts. In pet food, bacon acts as a flavoring agent and as a source of animal fat.

The fourth ingredient is Turkey Liver. Turkey liver is a general term that can refer to fresh, frozen, cooked, or freeze dried liver from a turkey of any breed. The turkey liver in pet food is more than just a source of protein – it’s also a good source of vitamin A, copper, niacin, zinc, and other essential nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Guar Gum. Guar gum is a thickening agent that is derived from the guar bean. In pet food, guar gum helps food keep its shape and it doubles as a source of fiber. Since guar gum can slow digestion, it’s sometimes found in foods designed to help your pet lose weight.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Turkey & Bacon Recipe Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.19$0.31-39%
Price per 100 kcal$0.61$1.12-45%
Price per day$0.37$0.67-45%

Dave's Pet Food Grain-Free Turkey & Bacon Recipe Canned Dog Food is priced below the average market price for wet 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 Turkey & Bacon Recipe Canned Dog Food to the other 1128 wet dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein45.45%43.24%+5%
DM Fat36.36%22.9%+59%
DM Fiber6.82%7.03%-3%
DM Carb11.36%26.05%-56%
Caloric Content1106 kcal/kg1075 kcal/kg+3%

Analysis Overview

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

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