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Whole Earth Farms Small Breed Turkey Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

Whole Earth Farms Small Breed Turkey Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Amarillo, Texas
Parent company
Merrick Pet Care
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per oz $0.40
Cost per day: $0.64
Primary proteins
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Turkey Liver
  • Dried Egg Product

Ingredients

Turkey, Turkey Broth, Chicken, Turkey Liver, Peas, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Dried Egg Product, Sweet Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Sodium Phosphate, Apples, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamon, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Potassium Iodide), Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, 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 70%
? 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 53%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 78%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 83%

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: 5%

Fiber: 1.4%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 6.6%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 40.91%

Fat: 22.73%

Fiber: 6.36%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 30%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 32.44%

Fat: 43.77%

Carb: 23.79%

Our Review

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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 Small Breed Turkey Dinner Grain-Free 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 Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The fourth ingredient is Turkey Liver. Turkey liver is a general term that can refer to fresh, frozen, cooked, or freeze dried liver from a turkey of any breed. The turkey liver in pet food is more than just a source of protein – it’s also a good source of vitamin A, copper, niacin, zinc, and other essential 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 Small Breed Turkey Dinner Grain-Free 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$0.4$0.31+29%
Price per 100 kcal$1.07$1.12-4%
Price per day$0.64$0.67-4%

Whole Earth Farms Small Breed Turkey Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food is priced within the average market price for wet dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Whole Earth Farms Small Breed Turkey Dinner Grain-Free Canned Dog Food to the other 1128 wet dog food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein40.91%43.24%-5%
DM Fat22.73%22.9%-1%
DM Fiber6.36%7.03%-10%
DM Carb30%26.05%+15%
Caloric Content1305 kcal/kg1075 kcal/kg+21%

Analysis Overview

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

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