Overall, Zoe Grain Free Beef With Peas & Pumpkin Recipe 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.
Zoe Grain Free Beef With Peas & Pumpkin Recipe 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, Zoe Grain Free Beef With Peas & Pumpkin Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains deboned beef as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Zoe Grain Free Beef With Peas & Pumpkin Recipe also contains as top ingredients potato 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 deboned beef and salmon 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, Zoe Grain Free Beef With Peas & Pumpkin Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Zoe Grain Free Beef With Peas & Pumpkin Recipe has approximately 371 calories per 100g (105 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 June 20, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Chicken meal, deboned beef, peas, russet potatoes, potato starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pumpkin, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, chia seed, quinoa seed, sweet potato, black beans, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, salmon oil (source of DHA), salt, potassium chloride, lecithin, calcium propionate (preservative), apple, blueberry, cranberry, carrot, spinach, broccoli, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], chicory root extract, yeast extract, choline chloride, L-lysine, DL-methionine, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
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.
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