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Nutro Hearty Stew Meaty Lamb

Nutro Hearty Stew Meaty Lamb
Company info
Company HQ
Franklin, Tennessee us-flag
Parent company
Nutro Company, Inc
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.45
Primary proteins
  • Lamb
  • Beef Liver
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

Lamb, Pork Broth, Chicken Broth, Beef Liver, Green Beans, Carrots, Dried Egg Product, Pork Plasma, Dried Peas, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Carbonate, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomatoes, Magnesium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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72%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 91%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 72%
? 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 42%
? 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 80%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 80%
? 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: 10%

Fat: 4.5%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 82%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 2.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 55.56%

Fat: 25%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 13.89%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 42.68%

Fat: 46.65%

Carb: 10.67%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • The brand has had multiple recalls over recent years

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Nutro since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Nutro - Dry Cat food (05/21/2009) -+
Date:05/21/2009
Company Name:Mars Petcare US
Product Description:Dry Cat food
Recall Reason:Incorrect levels of zinc and potassium
Nutro - Nutro dry dog food (10/01/2009) -+
Date:10/01/2009
Company Name:Mars Petcare US
Product Description:Nutro dry dog food
Recall Reason:Plastic found in production line
Nutro - Dog treats (12/13/2015) -+
Date:12/13/2015
Company Name:Mars Petcare US
Product Description:Dog treats
Recall Reason:Potential for mold

Ingredient Review

Our review of Nutro Hearty Stew Meaty Lamb 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 Pork Broth. Pork broth is made by boiling pork meat and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, pork broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third ingredient is Chicken Broth. Chicken broth is made by boiling chicken meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, chicken broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The fourth ingredient is Beef Liver. Beef liver is organ meat from any cattle breed. The beef liver in pet food is a source of protein, iron, and many other essential nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Green Beans. Green beans are the unripe fruit and pods of several different bean cultivars, usually enjoyed as a garden vegetable. In pet food, green beans offer fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a small amount of protein.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Nutro Hearty Stew Meaty Lamb, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.23

Market Price avg.

$0.41

% From the Avg

-44%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.75

Market Price avg.

$1.52

% From the Avg

-51%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.45

Market Price avg.

$0.91

% From the Avg

-51%

Nutro Hearty Stew Meaty Lamb is priced well below the average market price for wet dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Large breed dogs can certainly have a couple of nutritional needs unique to them. Orthopedic disease is chief among them. These can include hip and elbow dysplasia and earlier onset of arthritis. For this reason, somelarge dog breed foods may contain joint health ingredients like glucosamine and omega fatty acids. The risk of bloat is also much higher for large breed dogs, and this risk can be reduced with large kibble size and foods with a lower fat content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Nutro Hearty Stew Meaty Lamb to the other 1435 wet dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

55.56%

All Products avg.

43.16%

% From the Avg

+29%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

25%

All Products avg.

22.28%

% From the Avg

+12%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.56%

All Products avg.

7.48%

% From the Avg

-26%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

13.89%

All Products avg.

25.94%

% From the Avg

-46%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other wet dog foods.

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