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Fromm Family Classics Mature Formula Dry Dog Food

Fromm Family Classics Mature Formula Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Mequon, Wisconsin
Parent company
Fromm Family Foods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Cheese
  • Chicken Liver

Ingredients

Chicken, chicken meal, pearled barley, brown rice, white rice, oat groats, beet pulp, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), cheese, chicken liver, menhaden fish meal, dried egg product, flaxseed, brewers dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, Vitamins [choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, calcium carbonate, riboflavin supplement, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, Vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid], Minerals [zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, ferrous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, magnesium proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate], calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, sodium selenite, dl-methionine, sorbic acid (preservative), l-tryptophan, taurine, dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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56%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 27%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 40%
? 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 88%
? 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%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 64%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 21%

Fat: 11%

Fiber: 4.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 53.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 23.33%

Fat: 12.22%

Fiber: 5%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 59.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 20.75%

Fat: 26.39%

Carb: 52.86%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Fromm since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Fromm - Canned dog foods (03/18/2016) -+
Date:03/18/2016
Company Name:Fromm Family Foods LLC
Product Description:Canned dog foods
Recall Reason:Inadequate levels of vitamins and minerals
Fromm - Shredded Entrée canned dog food (10/01/2021) -+
Date:10/01/2021
Company Name:Fromm Family Foods LLC
Product Description:Shredded Entrée canned dog food
Recall Reason:Elevated levels of Vitamin D

Ingredient Review

Our review of Fromm Family Classics Mature Formula Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The third 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 fourth 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 fifth ingredient is White Rice. White rice is a gluten-free cereal grain that has been processed to remove the high-fiber layer that gives rice its natural brown color. In pet food, white rice is a source of easily digestible carbohydrates.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Fromm Family Classics Mature Formula Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$1.63

Market Price avg.

$3.69

% From the Avg

-56%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.10

Market Price avg.

$0.34

% From the Avg

-70%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.06

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-70%

Fromm Family Classics Mature Formula Dry Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Fromm Family Classics Mature Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1813 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

23.33%

All Products avg.

30.12%

% From the Avg

-23%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

12.22%

All Products avg.

15.9%

% From the Avg

-23%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5%

All Products avg.

5.45%

% From the Avg

-8%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

59.44%

All Products avg.

47.65%

% From the Avg

+25%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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