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Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food

Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Parent company
WellPet LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $2.62
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Pork Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Lentils, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pork Meal, Dried Molasses Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Pumpkin, Cranberries, Apples, Brewers Dried Yeast, Taurine, Papayas, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Pomegranates, Vitamin E Supplement, Inulin, L-Carnitine, Dried Kelp, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Chondroitin Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Dried Lactobacillus bulgaricus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus thermophilus Fermentation Product, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Trichoderma reesei Fermentation Product, Dried Rhizopus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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59%

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 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 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 57%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 79%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

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: 24%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 48%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 26.67%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 53.33%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 22.64%

Fat: 32.08%

Carb: 45.28%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Holistic Select has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

The third 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 fourth 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.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Ground Potatoes. Dried ground potatoes are potato tubers that have been ground before being dehydrated. In pet food, dried ground potatoes serve as a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Dried ground potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$2.62$2.51+4%
Price per 100 kcal$0.15$0.17-8%
Price per day$0.09$0.10-9%

Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food is priced within the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Large breed dogs can certainly have a couple of nutritional needs unique to them. Orthopedic disease is chief among them. These can include hip and elbow dysplasia and earlier onset of arthritis. For this reason, somelarge dog breed foods may contain joint health ingredients like glucosamine and omega fatty acids. The risk of bloat is also much higher for large breed dogs, and this risk can be reduced with large kibble size and foods with a lower fat content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein26.67%30.01%-11%
DM Fat15.56%15.98%-3%
DM Fiber4.44%5.38%-17%
DM Carb53.33%47.92%+11%
Caloric Content3804 kcal/kg3537 kcal/kg+8%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a plant based food that’s low in protein with moderate fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Dog Foods.

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