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Essence Ranch & Meadow Recipe Wet Dog Food

Company info

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Primary proteins

  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Pork Liver

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$0.61

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 81%
? 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: 5.91%

Carbs: 16.82%

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

Pork, Lamb, Lamb Broth, Pork Liver, Agar-Agar, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, 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), Lentils, 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 1,230 kcal/kg, 430 kcal/can

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
10.00% 7.00% 3.70%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
45.45% 31.82% 16.82%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.57% 55.37% 12.05%

Ingredient Review

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

The first 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 second 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 third ingredient is Lamb Broth. Lamb broth is made by boiling lamb meat and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, lamb broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The fourth ingredient is Pork Liver. Pork liver is organ meat from swine. The pork liver in pet food is a source of protein, iron, and many other nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Agar-Agar. Agar-agar is a flavorless gelling agent made from algae. In pet food, agar-agar is used to improve texture or as a replacement for gelatin.

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 Ranch & Meadow Recipe Wet Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Essence Ranch & Meadow 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 5.91% 7.36%

This recipe has:

  • 1.53% more protein
  • 10.14% more fat
  • 1.45% 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 Ranch & Meadow Recipe Wet Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Wet Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Essence Ranch & Meadow 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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