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Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food

Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Brentwood, Missouri
Parent company
Freely Pet, LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $3.50
Cost per day: $0.12
Primary proteins
  • Eggs

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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57%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 28%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 64%
? 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 37%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 64%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 64%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 23%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 47.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 25.56%

Fat: 17.78%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carb: 52.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 21.03%

Fat: 35.53%

Carb: 43.44%

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 Freely since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Freely has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Eggs, Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Pearled Barley, Millet, Quinoa, Sunflower Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Taurine, Marine Microalgae, Dl-Methionine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Dried Chicory Root, Rosemary Extract Caloric Content 3,705 Kcal ME/kg, 364 Kcal ME/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Eggs. In pet food, eggs serve as a source of high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. The simple term “eggs” can refer to any part of the egg or any combination of egg parts.

The second ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals

The third ingredient is Oat Groats. Oat groats are whole seeds from the oat plant that have had their tough outer hulls removed. The oat groats in pet food are a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Pearled Barley. Pearled Barley is the cereal grain barley with its outer hull removed. In pet food, pearled barley serves as a source of carbohydrates. It is lower in nutrients than whole barley or barley groats.

The fifth ingredient is Millet. Millet is a gluten-free cereal grain that finds its way into a variety of products ranging from baked goods to birdseed. In pet food, millet can be a source of carbohydrates, amino acids, fiber, B vitamins, and other 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 Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food to the other 1650 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 25.56% 30.24%
DM Fat 17.78% 16.02%
DM Fiber 3.89% 5.19%

This recipe has:

  • 4.68% less protein
  • 1.76% more fat
  • 1.30% 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.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $3.5 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.21 $0.00
Price per day $0.12 $0.10

Analysis Overview

Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Freely Vegetarian Recipe Limited Ingredient Whole Grain Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from eggs based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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