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Holistic Select Small & Mini Breed Puppy Health Anchovy

Holistic Select Small & Mini Breed Puppy Health Anchovy
Company info
Company HQ
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Parent company
WellPet LLC
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Price per lb $5.25
Cost per day: $0.19
Primary proteins
  • Anchovy
  • Sardine Meal
  • Chicken Meal

Ingredients

Anchovy and Sardine Meal, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Molasses Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Pumpkin, Salmon Oil, Cranberries, Apples, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Papayas, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Pomegranates, Vitamin E Supplement, Inulin, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, 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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60%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 74%
? 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 19%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? 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: 30%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 3.4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 36.6%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 22.22%

Fiber: 3.78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 40.67%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 26.05%

Fat: 42.17%

Carb: 31.78%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low protein content
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • Low in moisture
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

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 Small & Mini Breed Puppy Health Anchovy begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Anchovy. Anchovy is a general term for small marine fishes called anchovies, and generally refers to the entire fish rather than meat alone. When added to pet food, anchovy can be a good source of protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to benefit your companion’s overall wellbeing.

The second ingredient is Sardine Meal. Sardine meal is a cooked, dried, finely milled product that is made with sardines, which are small, oily fish that are used for human consumption worldwide. In pet food, sardine meal serves as a source of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and Omega-3 essential fatty acid.

The third 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 fourth ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

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 Holistic Select Small & Mini Breed Puppy Health Anchovy, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$5.25$2.71+94%
Price per 100 kcal$0.32$0.16+95%
Price per day$0.19$0.10+91%

Holistic Select Small & Mini Breed Puppy Health Anchovy is priced above the average market price for dry puppy food.

Nutritional Analysis

A puppy needs plenty of calories to support their growth and development. In general, puppy foods are much higher in calories to help support all of the extra energy that goes into growth. Depending on your pup’s breed, they may need to continue eating puppy food for between 6 and 24 months. Small breeds tend to mature more quickly than large breeds. Make sure to ask your veterinarian how long your puppy should remain on a puppy formula.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Holistic Select Small & Mini Breed Puppy Health Anchovy to the other 211 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein33.33%32.41%+3%
DM Fat22.22%17.87%+24%
DM Fiber3.78%4.59%-18%
DM Carb40.67%44.43%-8%
Caloric Content3643 kcal/kg3680 kcal/kg-1%

Analysis Overview

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

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