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Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Holistic Senior Reduced Calorie Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Ohio USA
Parent company
Best Breed

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Senior

Cost per day

$26.07

Price per oz

$1.80

Overall Score

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58%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 25%
? 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 52%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 83%
? 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: 23.33%

Fat: 7.78%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carbs: 64.44%

What We Like

  • 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

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, Oatmeal, Sorghum, Dried Beet Pulp, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)], Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Flax Seed, Menhaden Fish Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Lecithin, Kelp Meal, Sea Salt, Taurine, Dried Skimmed Milk, Canola Oil, Menhaden Fish Oil, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, New Zealand Sea Mussel, Glucosamine, 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. Caloric Content 3,679 kcal / kg | 371 kcal / cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
21.00% 7.00% 58.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
23.33% 7.78% 64.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
21.88% 17.71% 60.42%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Senior Reduced Calorie 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 Oatmeal. Oatmeal is made with oats that have had their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oatmeal in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Sorghum. Sorghum is a gluten-free grain from the sorghum plant. In pet food, sorghum can serve as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, iron, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B2.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Beet Pulp. Dried beet pulp is a byproduct of the beet sugar manufacturing process. The dried beet pulp in pet food is used as a supplemental source of soluble and insoluble fiber to support healthy digestion.

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 Senior Reduced Calorie Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Senior Reduced Calorie Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 23.33% 30.19%
DM Fat 7.78% 16.04%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 6.86% less crude protein
  • 8.26% less 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 Senior Reduced Calorie 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 Senior Reduced Calorie Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken 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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