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Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food

Company info

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Primary proteins

  • Whitefish
  • Herring
  • Whitefish Meal
  • Herring Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$2.10

Price per oz

$3.72

Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 44%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 79%
? 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 61%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 100%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 39.77%

Fat: 19.32%

Fiber: 5.68%

Carbs: 35.23%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

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.

Ingredients

Whitefish, Herring, Whitefish Meal, Herring Meal, Quinoa, Pumpkin, Olive Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Whitefish Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate) , L-Carnitine Caloric Content 3700 kcal/kg, 408 kcal/can

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
35.00% 17.00% 31.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
39.77% 19.32% 35.23%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.62% 38.48% 28.89%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Whitefish. Whitefish is a general term that refers to mostly freshwater and saltwater fish species with light-colored flesh. In pet food, whitefish is a source of protein and essential nutrients including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Herring. Herring is a general term for several species of saltwater fish. In pet food, herring can be a good source of protein, plus it offers many other important nutrients including essential fatty acids.

The third ingredient is Whitefish Meal. Whitefish meal is a general term for cooked, dried, finely ground meat from whitefish, which are freshwater and saltwater fish species with light-colored flesh. In pet food, whitefish meal is a source of protein and essential nutrients including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The fourth ingredient is Herring Meal. Herring meal is the ground, dried tissue from the herring fish. In pet food, herring meal can serve as a source of easily digested protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to benefit your companion’s overall health.

The fifth ingredient is Quinoa. Quinoa is an edible seed that can be eaten in place of a grain. In pet food, quinoa can serve as a source of plant-based protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. It also contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

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 Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1736 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 39.77% 30.09%
DM Fat 19.32% 15.94%
DM Fiber 5.68% 5.18%

This recipe has:

  • 9.68% more protein
  • 3.38% more fat
  • 0.50% more 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 Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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