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K9 Natural Lamb & King Salmon Grain Free Canned Dog Food

K9 Natural Lamb & King Salmon Grain Free Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Christchurch, New Zealand
Parent company
NATURAL PET FOOD GROUP
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.41
Cost per day: $0.66
Primary proteins
  • Lamb
  • Lamb Tripe
  • Lamb Heart
  • Salmon

Ingredients

Lamb, Lamb Tripe, Lamb Heart, Salmon, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Liver, Lamb Blood, Eggs, Lamb Spleen, Ground Lamb Bone, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Flakes, Brown Kelp, New Zealand Green Mussel, Pumpkin, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Potassium Sulphate, Dried Kelp, Apples, Pears, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Magnesium Oxide, Selenium Yeast, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement. Water sufficient for processing.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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55%

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 86%
? 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 6%
? 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 51%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 64%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

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: 8.5%

Fat: 8.5%

Fiber: 0%

Moisture: 80%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 3%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 42.5%

Fat: 42.5%

Fiber: 0%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 15%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 26.44%

Fat: 64.22%

Carb: 9.33%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
Cons
  • 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 K9 Natural since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

K9 Natural - Pet food (04/16/2018) -+
Date:04/16/2018
Company Name:K9 Natural Ltd
Product Description:Pet food
Recall Reason:Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
K9 Natural - Pet food (04/07/2020) -+
Date:04/07/2020
Company Name:K9 Natural Ltd
Product Description:Pet food
Recall Reason:Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Ingredient Review

Our review of K9 Natural Lamb & King Salmon Grain Free Canned Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Lamb. Lamb is meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb may be a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, amino acids, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Lamb Tripe. Lamb tripe is lining from a young sheep’s stomach. In pet food, lamb tripe can serve as a source of protein, vitamins, and minerals including vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.

The third ingredient is Lamb Heart. Lamb heart is muscle tissue from the heart of a young sheep that has been slaughtered for consumption. In pet food, lamb heart serves as an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins, and many trace minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The fifth ingredient is Lamb Kidney. Lamb kidney is kidney tissue from a young sheep that has been slaughtered for consumption. This may not sound good to us but in pet food, lamb kidney can be a great source of quality protein, vitamins, and minerals including iron.

When we analyzed the ingredients in K9 Natural Lamb & King Salmon Grain Free Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.41$0.31+32%
Price per 100 kcal$1.10$1.12-2%
Price per day$0.66$0.67-2%

K9 Natural Lamb & King Salmon Grain Free Canned Dog Food is priced within the average market price for wet 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 K9 Natural Lamb & King Salmon Grain Free Canned Dog Food to the other 1128 wet dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein42.5%43.24%-2%
DM Fat42.5%22.9%+86%
DM Fiber0%7.03%-100%
DM Carb15%26.05%-42%
Caloric Content1333 kcal/kg1075 kcal/kg+24%

Analysis Overview

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

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