Overall, BLUE Freedom Grain-Free Beef Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs is a below average dog food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
BLUE Freedom Grain-Free Beef Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, BLUE Freedom Grain-Free Beef Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains turkey meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, BLUE Freedom Grain-Free Beef Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef and fish oil which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, BLUE Freedom Grain-Free Beef Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, BLUE Freedom Grain-Free Beef Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs has approximately 353 calories per 100g (100 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on July 19, 2018.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Beef, Turkey Meal, Tapioca Starch, Potatoes, Peas, Potato Starch, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Meal, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Fish Oil (source of EPA-Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Canola Oil (source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Caramel, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Garlic, L-Carnitine, Parsley, Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Barley Grass, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Turmeric, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Oil of Rosemary, L-Lysine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Chondroitin Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Calcium Iodate.
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.