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Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage Dry Dog Food

Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Evansville, Indiana
Parent company
Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Food Form Dry Puppy Food
Cost per day: $0.12
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Dried Egg
  • Pacific Whiting Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Dried Egg, Buckwheat, Pacific Whiting Meal, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tapioca, Pumpkin, Flaxseed, Rye, Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dicalcium Phosphate, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Carrots, Spinach, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D 3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B 12 Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.

Breed sizes

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

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 40%
? 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 47%
? 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 51%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? 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: 27%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 47.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.37%

Fat: 34.23%

Carb: 40.4%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Earthborn Holistic since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Earthborn Holistic - Dog and cat food (03/27/2021) -+
Date: 03/27/2021
Company Name: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.
Product Description: Dog and cat food
Recall Reason: Potential for salmonella

Ingredient Review

Our review of Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage 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 Dried Egg. Dried egg is a broad term that can refer to dried egg yolks, dried egg whites, dried whole eggs, eggshells, or any combination of different parts of the egg. In pet food, dried egg is typically used as a source of protein, although it also has thickening and binding properties.

The fourth ingredient is Buckwheat. Buckwheat is a gluten-free, grain-free pseudocereal that is often used to replace grains. In pet food, buckwheat can be a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and many essential nutrients including calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc to support your companion’s health.

The fifth ingredient is Pacific Whiting Meal. Pacific whiting meal is baked, dried, ground Pacific whiting fish. In pet food, Pacific whiting meal can be a good source of protein, amino acids, B vitamins, magnesium, and many other nutrients to support your companion’s health.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$3.46

Market Price avg.

$3.37

% From the Avg

+3%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.20

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-1%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.12

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

0%

Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for dry puppy food.

Nutritional Analysis

A puppy needs plenty of calories to support their growth and development. In general, puppy foods are much higher in calories to help support all of the extra energy that goes into growth. Depending on your pup’s breed, they may need to continue eating puppy food for between 6 and 24 months. Small breeds tend to mature more quickly than large breeds. Make sure to ask your veterinarian how long your puppy should remain on a puppy formula.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Earthborn Holistic Puppy Vantage Dry Dog Food to the other 227 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

30%

All Products avg.

32.35%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

17.94%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.56%

All Products avg.

4.66%

% From the Avg

+19%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

47.78%

All Products avg.

44.25%

% From the Avg

+8%

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 puppy foods.

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