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Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Turkey & Duck Recipe Dry Dog Food

Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Turkey & Duck Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Amarillo, Texas
Parent company
Merrick Pet Care
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Turkey Meal
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Pea Protein

Ingredients

Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey, Duck, Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed, Salt, Apples, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, L-Threonine, Dl-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus 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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70%

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 73%
? 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 72%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? 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 100%

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: 14%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 11%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 45.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 29.21%

Fat: 15.73%

Fiber: 3.93%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 51.12%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.64%

Fat: 32.23%

Carb: 43.13%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Whole Earth Farms 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
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
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 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 Turkey & Duck Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

The third 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.

The fourth ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

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

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.42

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-26%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.15

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-29%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-26%

Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Turkey & Duck Recipe 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 Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Turkey & Duck Recipe 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

15.73%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.93%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-27%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

51.12%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+7%

Analysis Overview

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

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