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Gather Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Dry Dog Food

Gather Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
British Columbia, Canada
Parent company
Petcurean Pet Nutrition
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.23
Primary proteins
  • Organic Chicken
  • Organic Dehydrated Chicken
  • Krill Meal

Ingredients

Organic Chicken, Organic Dehydrated Chicken, Organic Peas, Lentils, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Krill Meal, Organic Flaxseed, Blueberries, Cranberries, Egg Shell Meal, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (A Source Of Vitamin C), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast), Dried Rosemary. 

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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67%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 47%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 25%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 77%
? 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 100%

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: 30%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 44.44%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 28.19%

Fat: 34.23%

Carb: 37.58%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Gather has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Gather has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Gather Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Organic Chicken. Organic chicken is meat from chickens that have been raised without antibiotics and fed organic feed. In pet food, organic chicken is a good source of protein and other essential nutrients.

The second ingredient is Organic Dehydrated Chicken. Organic dehydrated chicken is cooked, dried meat from the domesticated bird of the same name, grown organically and fed an organic diet. In pet food, organic dehydrated chicken can be a source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The third ingredient is Organic Peas. Organic peas are grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. They are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, organic peas serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Lentils. Lentils are legumes. In pet food, lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Gather Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$6.44

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

+98%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.39

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

+88%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.23

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

+96%

Gather Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Dry Dog Food is priced well above 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 Gather Free Acres Organic Free-Run Chicken Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

33.33%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+11%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.56%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

44.44%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-7%

Analysis Overview

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

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