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

Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Chicken Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Boulder, Colorado
Parent company
PetSmart, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $10.67
Cost per day: $0.34
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Chicken Heart
  • Chicken Gizzard

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 47%
? 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 64%
? 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: 36%

Fat: 18%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 15%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 29%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 42.35%

Fat: 21.18%

Fiber: 2.35%

Carb: 34.12%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 33.11%

Fat: 40.21%

Carb: 26.68%

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.


Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Chicken Gizzard, Chicken Necks, Parsley, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Inulin (From Chicory Root), 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 4200 kcal/kg, 178 kcal/1.5-oz scoop

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Chicken Liver. Chicken liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a chicken. In pet food, chicken liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids.

The third ingredient is Chicken Heart. Chicken heart is meat from the muscles that form a chicken’s heart. In pet food, chicken heart can be a good source of protein, iron, and other important nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Chicken Gizzard. Chicken gizzard is an internal organ from a chicken. While this might not sound appealing to most of us, it is rich in a number of essential nutrients including iron and zinc. Added to pet food, chicken gizzard is also a source of protein and amino acids.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken Necks. Chicken necks are a byproduct of the chicken processing industry, normally sourced from chickens that have been slaughtered for consumption. In pet food, chicken necks can be a source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

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 Chicken Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 42.35% 32.83%
DM Fat 21.18% 18.39%
DM Fiber 2.35% 5.34%

This recipe has:

  • 9.52% more protein
  • 2.79% 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 $10.67 $11.57
Price per 100 kcal $0.56 $0.72
Price per day $0.34 $0.43

Analysis Overview

Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Chicken 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 Chicken Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.

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