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Tuscan Natural Grain-Free Carne Turkey Dry Dog Food

Tuscan Natural Grain-Free Carne Turkey Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Las Vegas, Nevada
Parent company
Pyramid Pet Products, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Turkey Meal
  • Chicken Meal

Ingredients

Turkey, Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Russet Burbank Potatoes, Peas, Whitefish Meal, Herring Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flax Seed, Olive Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Apples, Tomatoes, Potassium Chloride, Carrots, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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68%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 59%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 76%
? 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 61%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 73%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

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: 35%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 11%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 31%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 39.33%

Fat: 22.47%

Fiber: 3.37%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 34.83%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 30.55%

Fat: 42.39%

Carb: 27.06%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Tuscan Natural has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • 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
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Tuscan Natural has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Tuscan Natural Grain-Free Carne Turkey Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second 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 third ingredient is Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The fifth ingredient is Russet Burbank Potatoes. Russet Burbank potato is a type of brown-skinned russet potato – in fact, it’s the most common American potato cultivar. Russet Burbank potatoes provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, Russet Burbank potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Tuscan Natural Grain-Free Carne Turkey Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$3.2

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-2%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.18

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-16%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.11

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-12%

Tuscan Natural Grain-Free Carne Turkey Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry 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 Tuscan Natural Grain-Free Carne Turkey Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

39.33%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+31%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

22.47%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+40%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.37%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-37%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

34.83%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

-27%

Analysis Overview

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

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