Overall, Redbarn Beef Stew is a significantly above average dog food, earning 9 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.
Redbarn Beef Stew 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, Redbarn Beef Stew's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains beef liver 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.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, beef broth, beef liver, beef pizzle and dried egg product which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Redbarn Beef Stew has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Redbarn Beef Stew has approximately 80 calories per 100g (22 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 June 12, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Beef, Beef Broth, Vegetable Broth, Beef Liver, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavors, Beef Pizzle, Agar-Agar, Calcium Carbonate, Potatoes, Carrots, Dandelion Greens, Broccoli, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Choline Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Sunflower Oil, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
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.