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Dog Chow High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food

Dog Chow High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.08
Cost per day: $0.17
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Meat By-Products
  • Beef

Ingredients

Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Wheat Gluten, Meat By-Products, Liver, Beef, Soy Flour, Corn Starch-Modified, Added Color, Salt, MINERALS [Potassium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite], Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, VITAMINS [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7)]. A412718.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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69%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 55%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 61%
? 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 92%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 91%
? 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: 11%

Fat: 3%

Fiber: 1.5%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 6.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 50%

Fat: 13.64%

Fiber: 6.82%

Carb: 29.55%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 44.38%

Fat: 29.39%

Carb: 26.22%

Our Review

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Contains artificial food dyes

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 High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Water Sufficient. In pet food, the term water sufficient typically refers to the amount of water that is needed to process the rest of the ingredients.

The second 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 third ingredient is Wheat Gluten. Wheat gluten is a good source of digestible protein. In pet food, wheat gluten is used as a binding agent and texturizer as well as a protein source.

The fourth ingredient is Meat By-Products. The meat by-products in pet food may be organs such as liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and more, as well as meat left over from butchering. While meat by-products include offal that isn’t meant for human consumption, it may not contain hooves, horns, teeth, or animal hides.

The fifth ingredient is Liver. Liver is a general name for a protein-rich organ meat from any animal. The liver in pet food can be a source of important minerals including zinc, copper, iron, and selenium, but depending on its source, can be of low quality.

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 High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg. % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.08 $0.31 -74%
Price per 100 kcal $0.28 $1.12 -75%
Price per day $0.17 $0.67 -75%

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dog Chow High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food to the other 1128 wet dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg. % From the Avg
DM Protein 50% 43.24% 16%
DM Fat 13.64% 22.9% -40%
DM Fiber 6.82% 7.03% -3%
DM Carb 29.55% 26.05% 13%
Caloric Content 996 kcal/kg 1075 kcal/kg -7%

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 High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food is priced below the average market price for wet dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dog Chow High Protein Beef in Savory Gravy Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from animal based sources.

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