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Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Salmon with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Ohio USA
Parent company
Best Breed

Primary proteins

  • Salmon Meal
  • White Fish Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$28.10

Price per oz

$2.20

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? 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 66%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 95%
? 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: 33.33%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carbs: 44.44%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

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

Salmon Meal, Red Lentils, Chickpeas, Green Peas, White Fish Meal, Canola Oil, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Natural Flavor, Ground Flax Seed, Menhaden Fish Oil, Lecithin, Calcium Carbonate, Kelp Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Cranberries, Blueberries, Salt, Taurine, D/L Methionine, Choline Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin E Supplement, Glucosamine, 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. Caloric Content 3,914 kcal / kg | 437 kcal / cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 16.00% 40.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
33.33% 17.78% 44.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
27.56% 35.7% 36.75%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Salmon with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Salmon Meal. Salmon meal is ground flesh from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon meal might also include other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon meal can be a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Red Lentils. Red lentils are legumes. In pet food, red lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

The third ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

The fourth ingredient is Green Peas. Green peas are legumes, usually with the pod or shell removed. The green peas in pet food can be a good source of plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is White Fish Meal. White fish meal is a general term for cooked, dried, finely ground meat from whitefish, which are freshwater and saltwater fish species with light-colored flesh. In pet food, white fish meal is a source of protein and essential nutrients including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

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 Holistic Grain-Free Salmon with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Salmon with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 33.33% 30.19%
DM Fat 17.78% 16.04%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 3.14% more crude protein
  • 1.74% 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 Holistic Grain-Free Salmon with Fruits & Vegetables 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 Holistic Grain-Free Salmon with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from salmon meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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