Earthborn Holistic Dog Food Ingredients

Earthborn Holistic Logo

Earthborn Holistic manufactures roughly 41 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Earthborn Holistic ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Earthborn Holistic uses roughly 140 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Earthborn Holistic, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. turkey meal
  2. pea
  3. tapioca
  4. tapioca
  5. tapioca

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Earthborn Holistic is turkey meal. The most common 2nd ingredient is pea, followed by tapioca, tapioca, and tapioca.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Earthborn Holistic does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 41 Earthborn Holistic dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Earthborn Holistic does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Earthborn Holistic have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by Earthborn Holistic.

fish
1 Recipes

Fish is typically an excellent protein and fat source. However, the specific type of fish is not mentioned and therefore we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as mackerel, cod, salmon, etc.

The following recipes contain fish:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 3 controversial ingredients inside Earthborn Holistic products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

liver
4 Recipes

Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!

The following recipes contain liver:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Earthborn Holistic ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Earthborn Holistic Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Adult Vantage

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Ocean Fusion

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Puppy Vantage

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Small Breed

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Coastal Catch

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Great Plains Feast

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Dry Dog Food Large Breed

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Meadow Feast

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Primitive Natural

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Weight Control

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Western Feast With Beef Meal

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Unrefined Roasted Lamb With Ancient Grains & Superfoods For Dogs

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Unrefined Roasted Rabbit With Ancient Grains & Superfoods For Dogs

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Unrefined Smoked Salmon With Ancient Grains & Superfoods For Dogs

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Unrefined Smoked Turkey With Ancient Grains & Superfoods For Dogs

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Venture Alaska Pollock Meal & Pumpkin

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Venture Duck Meal & Pumpkin

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Venture Smoked Wild Boar & Butternut Squash

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Venture Rabbit Meal & Pumpkin

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Venture Roasted Lamb & Butternut Squash

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Venture Smoked Turkey & Butternut Squash

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free K95 Beef Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free K95 Chicken Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free K95 Duck Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free K95 Lamb Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free K95 Turkey Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Stew Chip's Chicken Casserole

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Stew Duke's Din-Din

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free In Sauce Lily's Gourmet Buffet

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Stew Pepper's Pot Roast

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free In Gravy Toby's Turkey Dinner

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Cheese Flavor

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Chicken Meal Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Hip & Joint

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Lamb Meal Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Peanut Flavor

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic EarthBites Skin & Coat

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Oven-Baked Dog Treats Bison Meal Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Oven-Baked Dog Treats Chicken Meal Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Oven-Baked Dog Treats Lamb Meal Recipe

Loading...

Earthborn Holistic Oven-Baked Dog Treats Whitefish Meal Recipe

Loading...