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Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food

Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Boulder, Colorado
Parent company
PetSmart, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $9.51
Cost per day: $0.30
Primary proteins
  • Beef
  • Beef Lung
  • Beef Liver
  • Beef Heart

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 45%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 87%
? 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 69%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 90%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 35%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 15%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 28%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 41.18%

Fat: 23.53%

Fiber: 2.35%

Carb: 32.94%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 31.37%

Fat: 43.53%

Carb: 25.1%

What We Like

  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Only Natural Pet has never been recalled.


Beef, Beef Lung, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Parsley, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Inulin (From Chicory Root), Ground Beef Bone, Vegetable Glycerin, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E Supplement), Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin E, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Sulfate, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (Source Of Iodine), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid. Caloric Content 4250 kcal/kg, 181 kcal/1.5-oz scoop

Ingredient Review

Our review of Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Beef. Beef is meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef can be fresh, freeze-dried, dehydrated, ground, or finely processed into beef meal.

The second ingredient is Beef Lung. Beef lung is lung tissue from cattle of any breed. In pet food, beef lung can be a good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients.

The third 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 fourth ingredient is Beef Heart. Beef heart is muscle tissue from the heart of any cattle species. In pet food, beef 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 fifth ingredient is Parsley. Parsley is a common culinary herb that’s used in cuisines worldwide. In pet food, parsley typically serves as a flavoring agent.

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 Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food to the other 65 Dog Dehydrated Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 41.18% 32.83%
DM Fat 23.53% 18.39%
DM Fiber 2.35% 5.34%

This recipe has:

  • 8.35% more protein
  • 5.14% more fat
  • 2.99% less fiber

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 $9.51 $11.57
Price per 100 kcal $0.49 $0.72
Price per day $0.30 $0.43

Analysis Overview

Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dehydrated Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Beef Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from beef based sources.

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