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Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food

Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Ogden, Utah
Parent company
American Pet Nutrition
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $0.59
Cost per day: $0.02
Primary proteins
  • Meat
  • Soybean Meal

Ingredients

Ground Yellow Corn, Wheat Mill Run, Meat and Bone Meal, Cooked Wheat, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Animal Digest, Tomato Pomace, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vegetable Oil, Lecithin, Citric Acid, 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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51%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 19%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 52%
? 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 92%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 16%

Fat: 6.5%

Fiber: 8%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 59.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 17.78%

Fat: 7.22%

Fiber: 8.89%

Carb: 66.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 17.53%

Fat: 17.29%

Carb: 65.18%

Our Review

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Pros
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Maintain Chunks since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Maintain Chunks has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Ground Yellow Corn. Ground yellow corn is made with cooked kernels from yellow corn species. In pet food, ground yellow corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The second ingredient is Wheat Mill Run. Also known as wheat middlings, wheat mill run is a byproduct of wheat processing. It contains wheat hulls and remnants of wheat kernels that stick to the inside of the hulls. In pet food, wheat mill run is an inexpensive filler that contains some protein, fiber, and carbohydrates.

The third ingredient is Meat. Meat is a general term for muscle tissue or flesh from an animal that has been slaughtered for consumption. In pet food, meat is a source of protein as well as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Bone Meal. Bone meal is cooked, dried, finely ground animal bones from species that have been slaughtered for consumption. When added to pet food, bone meal can be a good source of trace elements and minerals including calcium and phosphorus to support your companions musculoskeletal system.

The fifth ingredient is Cooked Wheat. Cooked wheat is a general term for wheat kernels that have been steamed or boiled, either in their whole form or after been chopped or ground. In pet food, cooked wheat often serves as a bulking agent. It is also a source of fiber and carbohydrates, along with a little bit of protein and a number of vitamins and minerals.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 17.78% 30.01%
DM Fat 7.22% 15.98%
DM Fiber 8.89% 5.38%
DM Carb 66.11% 47.92%
Caloric Content 3229 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 12.23% less protein
  • 8.76% less fat
  • 3.51% more fiber
  • 39.03% less carb
  • 308 less kcal/kg

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.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $0.59 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.04 $0.17
Price per day $0.02 $0.10

Analysis Overview

Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor Dry Dog Food , we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

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