Overall, Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice Recipe Cuts In Gravy is a significantly below average dog food, earning 4 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.
Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice Recipe Cuts In Gravy 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.Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice Recipe Cuts In Gravy does contain with its top ingredients venison which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice Recipe Cuts In Gravy also contains as top ingredients soy protein concentrate. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum and carrageenan, which are additives that some experts claim may be possible contributors to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains soy protein concentrate and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from soy or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice Recipe Cuts In Gravy has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Venison & Rice Recipe Cuts In Gravy has approximately 99 calories per 100g (28 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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 May 22, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Water Sufficient for Processing, Venison, Soy Protein Concentrate, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Rice Flour, Peas, Brown Rice, Molasses, Carrots, Brewer's Yeast, Salt, Malted Barley Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Guar Gum, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Beta-carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Rosemary Extract.
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.