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PET TAO Chill Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food

PET TAO Chill Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Franklin, Tennessee us-flag
Parent company
PET | TAO Holistic Pet Products
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Cost per day: $1.28
Primary proteins
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Turkey Heart
  • Turkey Liver

Ingredients

Duck, Turkey, Pea, Barley, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Flax, Green Beans, Honey, Iodized Salt, Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach, Mixed Tocopherols.

Breed sizes

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

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Overall Score

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57%

Ratings

? 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 75%
? 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 41%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 64%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method %

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: 30%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 8%

Moisture: 7%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 35%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 32.26%

Fat: 21.51%

Fiber: 8.6%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 37.63%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 26.42%

Fat: 42.77%

Carb: 30.82%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, PET TAO has never had a product recall
  • Freeze-dried food retains the nutritional value of raw meat
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Freeze dried dog food requires rehydration, which is time-consuming

Recall History

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

Since 2011 PET TAO has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of PET TAO Chill Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The second ingredient is Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

The third ingredient is Pea. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Barley. Barley is a cereal grain. In pet food, barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

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

When we analyzed the ingredients in PET TAO Chill Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$2.42

Market Price avg.

$2.64

% From the Avg

-8%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$2.14

Market Price avg.

$1.85

% From the Avg

+16%

Price per day

Product Price

$1.28

Market Price avg.

$1.11

% From the Avg

+15%

PET TAO Chill Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food is priced above the average market price for freeze-dried dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

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.

With that in mind, we’ve compared PET TAO Chill Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food to the other 239 freeze-dried dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

32.26%

All Products avg.

44.14%

% From the Avg

-27%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

21.51%

All Products avg.

26.21%

% From the Avg

-18%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

8.6%

All Products avg.

4.66%

% From the Avg

+85%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

37.63%

All Products avg.

24.71%

% From the Avg

+52%

Analysis Overview

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

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