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

Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Chicken with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Ohio USA
Parent company
Best Breed
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Duck Meal
  • Whitefish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Red Lentils, Chickpeas, Green Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Duck Meal, Tapioca, Whitefish Meal, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Lecithin, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Dried Kelp Meal, New Zealand Green Mussel, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Monosodium Phosphate, Taurine, L-Lysine, 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.

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 51%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? 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 68%
? 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 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 83%

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: 32%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 37%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 35.56%

Fat: 18.89%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 41.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 29.02%

Fat: 37.44%

Carb: 33.55%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Dr. Gary's Best Breed has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Green-lipped mussel is added as a source of glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Dr. Gary's Best Breed since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Dr. Gary's Best Breed has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Chicken with Fruits & Vegetables 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 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 Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Chicken with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.81

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-14%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.16

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-24%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-21%

Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Chicken with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

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.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Grain-Free Chicken with Fruits & Vegetables Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

35.56%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+18%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

18.89%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+18%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.44%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

41.11%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-14%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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