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Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food

Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $0.50
Cost per day: $0.02
Primary proteins
  • Poultry By-Product Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Soybean Meal
  • Meat

Ingredients

Whole Grain Corn, Poultry By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Beef Fat Preserved With Mixed-Tocopherols, Soybean Meal, Meat And Bone Meal, Ground Rice, Beef, Egg And Chicken Flavor, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Yellow 6, Yellow 5, L-Tryptophan, Red 40, Blue 2. D412420.

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 26%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 63%
? 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 94%
? 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 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: 21%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 4.5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 52.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 23.86%

Fat: 11.36%

Fiber: 5.11%

Carb: 59.66%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 21.48%

Fat: 24.84%

Carb: 53.69%

Our Review

Pros
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Dog Chow since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Dog Chow has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Whole Grain Corn. Whole grain corn is the entire corn seed, usually ground for easier consumption. In pet food, whole grain corn acts as a source of inexpensive protein, fiber, and some nutrients.

The second ingredient is Poultry By-Product Meal. Sometimes abbreviated as PBM, poultry by-product meal is cooked, finely ground protein made with clean, rendered parts of chicken, turkey, and other poultry carcasses. The poultry by-product meal in pet food can contain bones, internal organs, and undeveloped eggs; it is considered to be of low quality and is less digestible than chicken meat.

The third ingredient is Corn Gluten Meal. Corn gluten meal is produced as a byproduct from the manufacture of corn syrup and other sweeteners made with corn. It contains no wheat gluten. The corn gluten meal in pet food is a source of inexpensive protein, but it has high levels of cysteine, which have been linked to the formation of urinary stones.

The fourth ingredient is Beef Fat. Beef fat is cooked, rendered fat from any breed of cattle. In pet food, beef fat is an inexpensive energy source and flavoring that can also help your companion absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

The fifth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg. % From the Avg
Price per lb $0.5 $2.51 -80%
Price per 100 kcal $0.03 $0.17 -82%
Price per day $0.02 $0.10 -82%

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg. % From the Avg
DM Protein 23.86% 30.01% -20%
DM Fat 11.36% 15.98% -29%
DM Fiber 5.11% 5.38% -5%
DM Carb 59.66% 47.92% 24%
Caloric Content 3600 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg 2%

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.

Analysis Overview

Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dog Chow Complete Adult with Real Beef Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

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