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Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Puppy Recipe Canned Dog Food

Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Puppy Recipe Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Amarillo, Texas
Parent company
Merrick Pet Care
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Price per oz $0.19
Cost per day: $0.32
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Chicken Liver
  • Salmon

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Turkey, Chicken Liver, Salmon, Peas, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Organic Alfalfa, Apples, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamon, Flaxseed Oil, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Roesmary, Sage, Thyme, 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), Yucca Schidigera Extract.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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67%

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 74%
? 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 76%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 80%
? 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: 9%

Fat: 6.5%

Fiber: 1.4%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 5.1%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 40.91%

Fat: 29.55%

Fiber: 6.36%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 23.18%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 30.11%

Fat: 52.82%

Carb: 17.07%

Our Review

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • 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 Puppy Recipe Canned 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 Broth. Chicken broth is made by boiling chicken meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, chicken broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third 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 fourth 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 fifth 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.

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

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.19$0.26-27%
Price per 100 kcal$0.54$0.83-35%
Price per day$0.32$0.50-35%

Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Puppy Recipe Canned Dog Food is priced below the average market price for wet puppy food.

Nutritional Analysis

A puppy needs plenty of calories to support their growth and development. In general, puppy foods are much higher in calories to help support all of the extra energy that goes into growth. Depending on your pup’s breed, they may need to continue eating puppy food for between 6 and 24 months. Small breeds tend to mature more quickly than large breeds. Make sure to ask your veterinarian how long your puppy should remain on a puppy formula.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Puppy Recipe Canned Dog Food to the other 63 wet puppy food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein40.91%42.81%-4%
DM Fat29.55%26.91%+10%
DM Fiber6.36%7.11%-11%
DM Carb23.18%22.81%+2%
Caloric Content1212 kcal/kg1161 kcal/kg+4%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other Wet Puppy Foods.

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