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Gentle Giants With Real Beef & Real Bacon Dry Dog Food

Gentle Giants With Real Beef & Real Bacon Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Norco, California
Parent company
Gentle Giants Products Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.06
Primary proteins
  • Beef Meal
  • Beef
  • Bacon
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Ingredients

Beef Meal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Peas, Beef, Bacon, Whole Flaxseeds, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Yeast, Dried Kelp Meal, Chicory, Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Monocalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach, New Zealand Green Mussel, Pumpkin, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apples, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Methionine Complex, Copper Sulfate, Copper Lysine Complex, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Methionine Complex, Beta Carotene, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Mixed Tocopherols and Rosemary Extract.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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63%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 29%
? 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 83%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 76%
? 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 83%

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: 22%

Fat: 1.4%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 62.6%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 24.44%

Fat: 1.56%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 69.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25%

Fat: 3.86%

Carb: 71.14%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Gentle Giants has never had a product recall
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Green-lipped mussel is added as a source of glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • For supplemental feeding only: this food is not nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO guidelines
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Gentle Giants has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Gentle Giants With Real Beef & Real Bacon Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef Meal. Beef meal is cooked, dried, finely ground meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef meal can serve as a protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids.

The second 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 third 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 fourth ingredient is Oatmeal. Oatmeal is made with oats that have had their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oatmeal in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fifth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Gentle Giants With Real Beef & Real Bacon Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$1.5

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-54%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.10

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-52%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.06

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-50%

Gentle Giants With Real Beef & Real Bacon 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 Gentle Giants With Real Beef & Real Bacon Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

24.44%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-19%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

1.56%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-90%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.44%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

69.56%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+46%

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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