Overall, Nutro Wild Frontier Woodland Trail Recipe Grain Free Venison Meal is an above average dog food, earning 7 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.
Nutro Wild Frontier Woodland Trail Recipe Grain Free Venison Meal 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, Nutro Wild Frontier Woodland Trail Recipe Grain Free Venison Meal's most plentiful ingredient listed is venison meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that dogs who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Nutro Wild Frontier Woodland Trail Recipe Grain Free Venison Meal has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutro Wild Frontier Woodland Trail Recipe Grain Free Venison Meal has approximately 393 calories per 100g (111 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 April 23, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Venison Meal, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Split Peas, Dried Potatoes, Potato Starch, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salt, DL-Methionine, Zinc Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Taurine, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, 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.