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Dave’s Pet Food Simply The Best Dry Dog Food

Dave's Pet Food Simply The Best Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Agawam, Massachusetts
Parent company
Dave’s Pet Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $2.22
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Egg Product
  • Fish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Rice Flour, Dried Egg Product, Rice Bran, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Carrot, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Flax Seed, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Lecithin, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Inulin, Rosemary Powder, Ground Thyme, Ground Cumin, Mustard Seed Powder, Crushed Red Chili Pepper, L-Lysine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Yucca Schidigera Extract, D/L Methionine, Taurine, Oligofructose, Glucosamine, Ascorbic Acid, Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, 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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50%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 33%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 75%
? 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: 27%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 2.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 46.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 2.78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 51.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.12%

Fat: 31.63%

Carb: 43.26%

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 Simply The Best 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 Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals

The third ingredient is Rice Flour. Rice flour is ground dried rice kernels. The rice flour in pet food is a source of carbohydrates. It can also be a thickening and texturizing agent.

The fourth ingredient is Dried Egg Product. Dried egg product can refer to dried or dehydrated egg white, yolk, or shells, or a combination of all three. The dried egg product found in pet food is a good source of healthy, easily digested protein.

The fifth ingredient is Rice Bran. Rice bran is the nutritious outer layer of a kernel of rice, usually stripped away during the process of transforming brown rice to white rice. In pet food, rice bran is a source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamin E.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dave's Pet Food Simply The Best 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$2.22$2.51-12%
Price per 100 kcal$0.19$0.17+12%
Price per day$0.11$0.10+12%

Dave's Pet Food Simply The Best 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 Simply The Best Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein30%30.01%-0%
DM Fat15.56%15.98%-3%
DM Fiber2.78%5.38%-48%
DM Carb51.67%47.92%+8%
Caloric Content2635 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg-26%

Analysis Overview

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

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