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Essence Ocean & Freshwater Recipe Wet Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Parent company

Primary proteins

  • Trout
  • Salmon
  • Whitefish
  • Herring

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$0.60

Price per oz

$0.31

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Overall Score

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62%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 50%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 82%
? 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 92%
? 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

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Protein: 45.45%

Fat: 31.82%

Fiber: 5%

Carbs: 17.73%

What We Like

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

What We Did Not Like

  • 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.

Ingredients

Trout, Fish Broth, Salmon, Whitefish, Sardines, Herring, Catfish, Mackerel, Lentils, Calcium Carbonate, Agar-Agar, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Kelp*(Official Name Is Marine Microalgae), Chia Seed Oil. Caloric Content 1,222 kcal/kg, 457 kcal/can

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
10.00% 7.00% 3.90%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
45.45% 31.82% 17.73%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.36% 55.02% 12.62%

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Trout. Trout is meat from any species of fish in the trout family. In pet food, trout can be an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Fish Broth. Fish broth is a byproduct of the seafood cooking process, and can contain fish of any kind. In pet food, fish broth adds flavor and aroma, along with some nutrients.

The third ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is Sardines. Sardines are small, oily fish that are used for human consumption worldwide. In pet food, sardine serves as a source of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and Omega-3 essential fatty acid.

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 Ocean & Freshwater Recipe Wet Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Essence Ocean & Freshwater Recipe Wet Dog Food to the other 1359 Dog Wet Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 45.45% 43.92%
DM Fat 31.82% 21.68%
DM Fiber 5% 7.36%

This recipe has:

  • 1.53% more protein
  • 10.14% more fat
  • 2.36% 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 Ocean & Freshwater Recipe Wet Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Wet Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Essence Ocean & Freshwater 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, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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