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Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food

Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.05
Cost per day: $0.04
Primary proteins
  • Beef By-Product
  • Beef

Ingredients

Beef By-Product, Soy Flour, Soy Grits, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Wheat Flour, Corn Syrup, Beef, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Beef Fat Preserved With Mixed-Tocopherols, Salt, Soybean Oil, Sorbic Acid (A Preservative), Cheese Powder (Source Of Cheddar Cheese Flavor), Calcium Propionate (A Preservative), Added Color, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Dl-Methionine, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], Choline Chloride, Ethoxyquin (A Preservative), Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5. D410419.

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 29%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 48%
? 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 86%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 87%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 18%

Fat: 7%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 33%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 39%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 26.87%

Fat: 10.45%

Fiber: 4.48%

Carb: 58.21%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.32%

Fat: 22.97%

Carb: 52.7%

Our Review

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

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Moist & Meaty has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef By-Product. Beef by-product is a term that refers to remnants from the beef butchering process – essentially, everything that’s left after standard cuts of meat have been removed. Beef by-product in pet food typically includes organ meats such as liver, kidney, and heart, and other parts such as tripe, tongue, fat, skin, and bones.

The second ingredient is Soy Flour. Soy flour is made with ground soybeans and is a source of inexpensive plant-based protein. The soy flour in pet food is often used as a texturizer or bulking agent to increase protein content without adding more meat to the recipe.

The third ingredient is Soy Grits. Soy grits are a textured form of soy protein, extracted from soybeans. In pet food, soy grits are used as a source of protein and gluten-free carbohydrates; they’re also used to improve texture.

The fourth ingredient is High Fructose Corn Syrup. Also known as HFCS, high fructose corn syrup is a form of sugar that comes from corn, usually genetically modified varieties. While it isn’t an ingredient that’s commonly added to pet food, high fructose corn syrup is best avoided as it offers no benefits to your companion.

The fifth ingredient is Water. Water is added to pet food as a blending agent, or as a thinning agent. It is typically found in wet or moist foods rather than in dry kibble.

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 Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 26.87% 30.01%
DM Fat 10.45% 15.98%
DM Fiber 4.48% 5.38%
DM Carb 58.21% 47.92%
Caloric Content 2794 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 3.14% less protein
  • 5.53% less fat
  • 0.90% less fiber
  • 43.44% less carb
  • 743 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 oz $0.05 $1.09
Price per 100 kcal $0.07 $0.17
Price per day $0.04 $0.10

Analysis Overview

Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry dog food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Moist & Meaty Burger with Cheddar Cheese Flavor Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from beef based sources.

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