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Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Turkey & Salmon Stew Canned Dog Food

Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Turkey & Salmon Stew Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Amarillo, Texas
Parent company
Merrick Pet Care
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.37
Primary proteins
  • Turkey
  • Salmon
  • Turkey Liver
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

Turkey, Turkey Broth, Salmon, Fish Broth, Peas, Turkey Liver, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Potato Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Apples, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Salmon Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Flaxseed Oil, Guar Gum, Caramel Color, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Xanthan Gum, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 64%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 81%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 82%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

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: 8%

Fat: 3%

Fiber: 1.4%

Moisture: 81%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 6.6%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 42.11%

Fat: 15.79%

Fiber: 7.37%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 34.74%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 36.55%

Fat: 33.29%

Carb: 30.16%

Our Review

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • To our knowledge, Whole Earth Farms has never had a product recall
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Contains artificial food dyes
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Whole Earth Farms has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Turkey & Salmon Stew Canned 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 Turkey Broth. Turkey broth is the liquid that remains after turkey has been cooked. In pet food, turkey broth adds moisture, flavor, and aroma, along with some nutrients.

The third ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The fourth ingredient is Fish Broth. Fish broth is a byproduct of the seafood cooking process, and can contain fish of any kind. In pet food, fish broth adds flavor and aroma, along with some nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Peas. 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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Turkey & Salmon Stew Canned Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.2

Market Price avg.

$0.35

% From the Avg

-43%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.62

Market Price avg.

$1.25

% From the Avg

-51%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.37

Market Price avg.

$0.75

% From the Avg

-51%

Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Turkey & Salmon Stew Canned Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for wet 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 Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Hearty Turkey & Salmon Stew Canned Dog Food to the other 1212 wet dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

42.11%

All Products avg.

42.93%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

15.79%

All Products avg.

22.91%

% From the Avg

-31%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

7.37%

All Products avg.

7.12%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

34.74%

All Products avg.

26.28%

% From the Avg

+32%

Analysis Overview

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

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