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Tuscan Natural Simply Pure Ocean Extreme Grain Free Dry Dog Food

Tuscan Natural Simply Pure Ocean Extreme Grain Free 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: $0.14
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Whitefish
  • Whitefish Meal

Ingredients

Deboned Whitefish, Whitefish Meal, Sweet Potato, Chickpeas, Flaxseed, Olive Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Sea Salt, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid Pyridoxine, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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60%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 38%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 43%
? 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 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 70%

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: 26%

Fat: 12%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 11%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 48%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 29.21%

Fat: 13.48%

Fiber: 3.37%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 53.93%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.21%

Fat: 28.25%

Carb: 46.54%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Tuscan Natural has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains 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 Simply Pure Ocean Extreme Grain Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Whitefish. Deboned whitefish is boneless meat from a freshwater and saltwater fish species with light-colored flesh. In pet food, deboned whitefish is a source of protein and essential nutrients including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Whitefish Meal. Whitefish meal is a general term for cooked, dried, finely ground meat from whitefish, which are freshwater and saltwater fish species with light-colored flesh. In pet food, whitefish meal is a source of protein and essential nutrients including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potato. The sweet potato is a root vegetable that offers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. In pet food, sweet potato is sometimes used as a source of grain-free carbohydrate.

The fourth ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

The fifth ingredient is Flaxseed. Flaxseed comes from the flax plant, which is cultivated for both food and fiber. In pet food, flaxseed serves as a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which provide a number of benefits and contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Tuscan Natural Simply Pure Ocean Extreme Grain Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$3.57

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

+10%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.23

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

+10%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.14

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

+14%

Tuscan Natural Simply Pure Ocean Extreme Grain Free Dry Dog Food is priced above 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 Simply Pure Ocean Extreme Grain Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

29.21%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-3%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

13.48%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-16%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.37%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-37%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

53.93%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+13%

Analysis Overview

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

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