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Nature's Recipe Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationSan Francisco, California

Parent company

J.M. Smucker Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States , Thailand

Type of food

Wet Dog Food, Dry Dog Food, Dry Senior Dog Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 43%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 64%
? 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 37%
? 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 68%
? 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 44%

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  • High protein content
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Nature’s Recipe specializes in food for puppies, adult dogs, and seniors. The company has dozens of recipes to choose from, including options for small breed and large breed dogs. Nature’s Recipe does have grain-inclusive foods, but some options are grain-free.

We’ve compared Nature's Recipe dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

How Much Does Nature's Recipe Dog food Cost

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.32$0.313%
Price per 100 kcal$1.22$1.129%
Price per day$0.73$0.679%

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.49$2.51-41%
Price per 100 kcal$0.09$0.17-44%
Price per day$0.06$0.10-40%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.16$2.55-55%
Price per 100 kcal$0.07$0.23-69%
Price per day$0.04$0.14-71%

Nature's Recipe dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Nature's Recipe Nutrient Profile comparison

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 56.31% 43.24% 30%
Fat 13.05% 22.90% -43%
Fiber 6.44% 7.03% -8%

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 26.30% 30.01% -12%
Fat 13.55% 15.98% -15%
Fiber 4.33% 5.38% -20%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 24.44% 28.36% -14%
Fat 11.11% 13.52% -18%
Fiber 5.56% 5.43% 2%

All of Nature's Recipe dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Nature's Recipe Dog Food Review since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Nature's Recipe - Pet Treat (10/13/2012) -+
Company Name:Del Monte Foods
Product Description:Pet Treat
Recall Reason:Salmonella

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faq-item-image Who owns Nature's Recipe dog food?

Nature's Recipe is owned by J.M. Smucker Company.

faq-item-image Where is Nature's Recipe dog food made?

Nature's Recipe is manufactured in the United States , Thailand .

faq-item-image Is Nature's Recipe AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Nature's Recipe recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Nature's Recipe dog food been recalled?

Nature's Recipe has been recalled 1 times in the years 2012.

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