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Open Farm vs I and Love and You

Open Farm vs. I and Love and You

In this comparison article for Open Farm vs I and Love and You, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Open Farm and I and Love and You, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this I and Love and You vs Open Farm comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Open Farm Review Page or I and Love and You Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: I and Love and You vs. Open Farm

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Open Farm Dog Food vs. I and Love and You Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Crude Protein 38.2% 34.4%
Crude Fat 25.5% 15.5%
Crude Fiber 4.6% 5.1%
Wet/Canned Dog Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Crude Protein 44.4% 44.4%
Crude Fat 31.9% 18.9%
Crude Fiber 11.1% 5.6%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your dog's diet. Without sufficient protein, dogs can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

According to our data, Open Farm guarantees 3.82% more protein than I and Love and You. Although this difference is relatively small, it's still a notable difference.


Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Fats are an absolutely vital component of a balanced canine diet. Not only do fats provide energy, but they also serve important roles in the normal development and function of your dog's body. For example, fats help dogs produce prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation among many other significant functions.

When you look at the average percentages of crude fat for dry dog food, it's clear that Open Farm provides significantly more fat. On average, Open Farm guarantees about 9.96% more protein than I and Love and You. Similarly, Open Farm wet dog foods provide significantly more protein than I and Love and You wet foods.


Open Farm and I and Love and You both provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber. For wet dog foods, Open Farm provides more fiber (about 5.56% more).

Open Farm Cat Food vs. I and Love and You Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Crude Protein 41.1% 43.4%
Crude Fat 20% 18.2%
Crude Fiber 3.3% 4.8%
Wet/Canned Cat Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Crude Protein 43.5% 47.0%
Crude Fat 29.2% 20.6%
Crude Fiber 11.1% 3.7%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your cat's diet. Without sufficient protein, cats can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

There is a small difference between the protein content of I and Love and You and Open Farm. We can see that I and Love and You guarantees about 2.30% more protein than Open Farm. In addition, I and Love and You wet cat foods also provide more protein than Open Farm wet foods.


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Fats help with the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Reduce inflammation associated with arthritis
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Prevent or reduce the likelihood of certain heart problems.
  • Aid in the development of the retina and visual cortex.

There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fat content of the two brands. For wet cat foods, Open Farm provides significantly more fat (about 8.57% more).


Both brands provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber. For wet cat foods, Open Farm provides more fiber (about 7.45% more).

Open Farm Pet Food Ingredients vs. I and Love and You Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by I and Love and You.

Canola Oil
Pea Protein
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by I and Love and You.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfate
Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Open Farm & I and Love and You?

According to our records, Open Farm has never been recalled.

I and Love and You has been recalled once.

  • July 14, 2015: Salmonella

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Dog Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Per Pound $21.45 $6.09
Per Calorie $0.0024 $0.0038
Dry Cat Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Per Pound $5.75 $2.97
Per Calorie $0.0033 $0.0018
Wet Dog Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Per Pound $5.12 $2.82
Per Calorie $0.0118 $0.0072
Wet Cat Food Open Farm I and Love and You
Per Pound $7.76 $6.90
Per Calorie $0.0188 $0.0149

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Open Farm or I and Love and You, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Open Farm or I and Love and You will depend on your shopping habits.

Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for Open Farm and I and Love and You. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy Open Farm Pet Foods

You can purchase Open Farm pet foods from the following stores:


31 Recipes In-Stock Today

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Where To Buy I and Love and You Pet Foods

You can purchase I and Love and You pet food products from these retailers:


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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Open Farm I and Love and You
Dry Dog Food 5 Recipes 9 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 4 Recipes 5 Recipes
Dog Treats 5 Treats 12 Treats
Dry Cat Food 4 Recipes 5 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 6 Recipes 9 Recipes
Cat Treats

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