Overall, Wellness Homestyle Stew Lamb & Beef Stew With Brown Rice & Apples is an average dog food, earning 6 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.
Wellness Homestyle Stew Lamb & Beef Stew With Brown Rice & Apples 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), Wellness Homestyle Stew Lamb & Beef Stew With Brown Rice & Apples does contain with its top ingredients lamb, beef and beef liver which are considered quality protein sources.
Additionally, Wellness Homestyle Stew Lamb & Beef Stew With Brown Rice & Apples also contains as top ingredients brown rice. 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, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, beef liver, lamb broth, lamb, egg whites and eggs which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef, lamb or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Wellness Homestyle Stew Lamb & Beef Stew With Brown Rice & Apples has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Wellness Homestyle Stew Lamb & Beef Stew With Brown Rice & Apples 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 April 30, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Lamb Broth, Lamb, Beef, Beef Liver, Brown Rice, Egg Whites, Potato Starch, Carrots, Spinach, Apples, Eggs, Guar Gum, Oat Fiber, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement), Choline Chloride, Mint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.
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.