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Whole Earth Farms Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food

Whole Earth Farms Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Amarillo, Texas
Parent company
Merrick Pet Care
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Food Form Dry Puppy Food
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Chicken
  • Salmon

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Potatoes, Peas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Chicken, Salmon, Apples, Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline 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), 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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83%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 99%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 73%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? 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: 27%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 3.5%

Moisture: 54.5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 59.34%

Fat: 32.97%

Fiber: 7.69%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 0%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 42.57%

Fat: 57.43%

Carb: 0%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Whole Earth Farms has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • 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 Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals

The third ingredient is Oatmeal. Oatmeal is made with oats that have had their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oatmeal in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Barley. Barley is a cereal grain. In pet food, barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

The fifth 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.

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

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.62

Market Price avg.

$3.57

% From the Avg

-27%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.16

Market Price avg.

$0.22

% From the Avg

-27%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.13

% From the Avg

-28%

Whole Earth Farms Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry 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 Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 227 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

59.34%

All Products avg.

32.35%

% From the Avg

+83%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

32.97%

All Products avg.

17.94%

% From the Avg

+84%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

7.69%

All Products avg.

4.66%

% From the Avg

+65%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

0%

All Products avg.

44.25%

% From the Avg

-100%

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 puppy foods.

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