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Dr. Gary’s Best Breed Holistic Large Breed Dry Dog Food

Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Large Breed 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: $0.08
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Egg Product
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat [Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)], Egg Product, Pearled Barley, Brewers Dried Yeast, Menhaden Fish Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Lecithin, Menhaden Fish Oil, Flax Seed, Canola Oil, Calcium Carbonate, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Monosodium Phosphate, Salt, Taurine, Cranberry, Alfalfa Meal, New Zealand Sea Mussel, Ascorbic Acid, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Glucosamine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, 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.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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67%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 38%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 76%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? 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 88%

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: 26%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 45%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 50%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.2%

Fat: 33.91%

Carb: 41.89%

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 kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
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 Large Breed 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 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 third 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 fourth 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.

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 Large Breed Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.58

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-21%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-35%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.08

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-33%

Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Large Breed Dry Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Large breed dogs can certainly have a couple of nutritional needs unique to them. Orthopedic disease is chief among them. These can include hip and elbow dysplasia and earlier onset of arthritis. For this reason, somelarge dog breed foods may contain joint health ingredients like glucosamine and omega fatty acids. The risk of bloat is also much higher for large breed dogs, and this risk can be reduced with large kibble size and foods with a lower fat content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Dr. Gary's Best Breed Holistic Large Breed Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

28.89%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-4%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.44%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

50%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+5%

Analysis Overview

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

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