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ESSENCE Pet Foods Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationValencia, California us-flag

Parent company

Pets Global, Inc.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States us-flag

Type of food

Wet Dog Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 76%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 84%
? 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 71%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 54%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%
  • High protein content
  • To our knowledge, ESSENCE Pet Foods has never had a product recall
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
  • None

Brand Overview

Essence Pet Foods focuses on including a high proportion of meat and fish ingredients in their recipes. Each of their recipes contains at least 85% fish or animal protein. Their protein comes from sustainable sources for both dogs and cats, and they create recipes based on the philosophy that modern pets are designed from wild animals and are biologically designed to consume meat. This brand is relatively new to the pet food scene and comes from the same company behind Zignature, which is owned by California-based Pets Global, Inc.

How Much Does ESSENCE Pet Foods Dog Food Cost

We’ve compared ESSENCE Pet Foods dog food price to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

ESSENCE Pet Foods Wet Dog Food Price Comparison

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.34$0.41-17%
Price per 100 kcal$1.05$1.55-32%
Price per day$0.63$0.93-32%

ESSENCE Pet Foods Wet Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

ESSENCE Pet Foods Nutrient Profile Comparison

We’ve compared ESSENCE Pet Foods dog food recipes nutrient profile to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
DM Protein 47.83% 42.89% +12%
DM Fat 34.14% 22.28% +53%
DM Fiber 6.67% 7.40% -10%
DM Carb 11.36% 26.34% -57%

All of ESSENCE Pet Foods dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to ESSENCE Pet Foods Dog Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 ESSENCE Pet Foods has never been recalled.

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faq-item-image Who owns ESSENCE Pet Foods dog food?

ESSENCE Pet Foods is owned by Pets Global, Inc..

faq-item-image Where is ESSENCE Pet Foods dog food made?

ESSENCE Pet Foods is manufactured in the United States us-flag.

faq-item-image Is ESSENCE Pet Foods AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of ESSENCE Pet Foods recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has ESSENCE Pet Foods dog food been recalled?

No ESSENCE Pet Foods has never been recalled.

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