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Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Chicken & Whitefish Meals Toy-Small Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Ohio USA
Parent company
Best Breed

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Whitefish Meal
  • Whole Dry Eggs

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$34.91

Price per oz

$2.77

Overall Score

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47%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 34%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? 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 57%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 0%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 31.11%

Fat: 18.89%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carbs: 45.56%

What We Like

  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Receives some negative customer reviews

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Dr. Gary's Best Breed since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Dr. Gary's Best Breed has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Millet, Whitefish Meal, Oatmeal, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Dry Eggs, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Lecithin, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Taurine, Marine Microalgae, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, 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, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated. Caloric Content 3,798 kcal/kg, 528 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
28.00% 17.00% 41.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
31.11% 18.89% 45.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
25.39% 37.44% 37.18%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Gary's Best Breed Chicken & Whitefish Meals Toy-Small Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound. This antioxidant provides protection against free radicals, and helps prevent vitamin E deficiency, which can lead to nerve problems. Vitamin E helps your pet’s immune system, eyes, liver, heart, muscles, nervous system, skin, and coat.

The second ingredient is Folic Acid. Folate, also known as vitamin B9 and folacin, is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, which is converted into folate by the body, is used as a dietary supplement and in food fortification as it is more stable during processing and storage.

The third ingredient is Vitamin D3. Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 and colecalciferol, is a type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is also found in some foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases, including rickets.

The fourth ingredient is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis, and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin, and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.

The fifth ingredient is Riboflavin. Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. This coenzyme is an essential ingredient in pet food, as it supports a number of important body functions and helps your pet derive energy from food. As an additive to pet food, Riboflavin helps replace natural vitamin B2 that may be lost during processing.

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 Dr. Gary's Best Breed Chicken & Whitefish Meals Toy-Small Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Gary's Best Breed Chicken & Whitefish Meals Toy-Small Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 31.11% 30.19%
DM Fat 18.89% 16.04%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 0.92% more crude protein
  • 2.85% more fat content
  • 0.76% less fiber

dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

Dr. Gary's Best Breed Chicken & Whitefish Meals Toy-Small Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dr. Gary's Best Breed Chicken & Whitefish Meals Toy-Small Breed Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.

In our opinion, this among the most important factors to consider when reviewing pet food. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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