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Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food

Company info

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Primary proteins

  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Lamb Meal
  • Pork Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$2.05

Price per oz

$3.68

Overall Score

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69%

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 80%
? 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 62%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? 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: 20.45%

Fiber: 5.68%

Carbs: 34.09%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

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

Lamb, Pork, Lamb Meal, Pork Meal, Quinoa, Pork Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Natural Pork Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salt, 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), Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), L-Carnitine Caloric Content 3710 kcal/kg, 408 kcal/can

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
35.00% 18.00% 30.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
39.77% 20.45% 34.09%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.19% 40.21% 27.6%

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Lamb. Lamb is meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb may be a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, amino acids, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Pork. Pork is a general term for meat from a domestic pig. In pet food, pork can be an important source of protein, along with other essential nutrients.

The third ingredient is Lamb Meal. Lamb meal is the rendered, ground, and dried meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb meal can be an important source of protein fat, vitamins, and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Pork Meal. Pork meal is cooked, dried, and pulverized or ground tissue from swine. The pork meal in pet food is a source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

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 Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ranch 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 20.45% 15.94%
DM Fiber 5.68% 5.18%

This recipe has:

  • 9.68% more protein
  • 4.51% 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 Ranch 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 Ranch 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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