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Essence Air & Game Fowl Recipe Wet Dog Food

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Primary proteins

  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Chicken
  • Turkey Liver

Breed sizes

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

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Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 47%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 88%
? 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 93%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 0%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 50%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 43.18%

Fat: 31.82%

Fiber: 4.55%

Carbs: 20.45%

What We Like

  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • High in carbohydrates
  • Receives some negative customer reviews

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Essence since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Essence has never been recalled.


Turkey, Duck Broth, Duck, Chicken, Turkey Liver, Quineafowl, Quail, Agar-Agar, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Kelp*(Official Name Is Marine Microalgae), Chia Seed Oil. Caloric Content 1,333 kcal/kg, 207 kcal/can

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
9.50% 7.00% 4.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
43.18% 31.82% 20.45%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.65% 54.84% 14.52%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Essence Air & Game Fowl Recipe Wet Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

The second ingredient is Duck Broth. Duck broth is made by boiling duck meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. When added to pet food, duck broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The fourth ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The fifth ingredient is Turkey Liver. Turkey liver is a general term that can refer to fresh, frozen, cooked, or freeze dried liver from a turkey of any breed. The turkey liver in pet food is more than just a source of protein – it’s also a good source of vitamin A, copper, niacin, zinc, and other essential nutrients.

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 Essence Air & Game Fowl Recipe Wet Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Essence Air & Game Fowl Recipe Wet Dog Food to the other 1359 Dog Wet Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 43.18% 43.92%
DM Fat 31.82% 21.68%
DM Fiber 4.55% 7.36%

This recipe has:

  • 0.74% less protein
  • 10.14% more fat
  • 2.81% 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

Essence Air & Game Fowl Recipe Wet Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Wet Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Essence Air & Game Fowl Recipe Wet Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 5 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is highly recommended.

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