Evanger's Dog Food Ingredients

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Evanger's manufactures roughly 39 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Evanger's uses roughly 172 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 Evanger's, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. water sufficient for processing
  3. liver
  4. guar gum
  5. guar gum

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Evanger's is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is water sufficient for processing, followed by liver, guar gum, and guar gum.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Evanger's does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 39 Evanger's 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, Evanger's 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 Evanger's 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 Evanger's.

fish meal
1 Recipes

Fish meal is defined by AAFCO as "the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cutting, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil." Since the specific type of fish is not mentioned, we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as tuna meal, salmon meal, catfish meal, etc.

The following recipes contain fish meal:

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 Evanger's products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

pea protein
1 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

organic liver
1 Recipes

Organic 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 organic 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 Evanger's ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Evanger's Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Evanger's Grain Free Dry Food Chicken With Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Recipe

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Evanger's Grain Free Dry Food Meat Lover's Medley Entree With Rabbit

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Evanger's Grain Free Dry Food Whitefish and Sweet Potato Recipe With Salmon Meal

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Evanger's Hi Bio Super Food 85% Meat - Beef

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Evanger's Hi Bio Super Food 85% Meat - Chicken

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Evanger's Super Premium Dry Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Evanger's Super Premium Dry Food Pheasant & Brown Rice Recipe

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Evanger's Classic Chicken and Rice Dinner For Dogs

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Lamb and Rice Dinner For Dogs

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Puppy Food

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Senior & Weight Management Dinner For Dogs

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Evanger's Hand Packed Braised Beef Chunks

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Evanger's Hand Packed Chunky Chicken Casserole

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Evanger's Hand Packed Roasted Whole Chicken Drummets

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Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines

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Evanger's Organics Beef Dinner

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Evanger's Organics Chicken & Turkey Dinner

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Evanger's Organics Turkey With Potato & Carrots Dinner

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Evanger's Signature Slow Cooked Beef Stew

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Evanger's Signature Slow Cooked Chicken Stew

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Evanger's Signature Slow Cooked Lamb Stew

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Evanger's Signature Slow Cooked Turkey Stew

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Evanger's Super Premium Wet Food Beef Dinner For Dogs (Limited Ingredient Diet)

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Evanger's Super Premium Wet Food Chicken Dinner For Dogs (Limited Ingredient Diet)

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Evanger's Super Premium Wet Food Duck & Sweet Potato Dinner For Dogs (Limited Ingredient Diet)

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Evanger's Super Premium Wet Food Lamb & Rice Dinner With Spinach & Kale For Dogs

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Beef and Bacon

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Evanger's Heritage Classic Beef

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Beef With Chicken & Liver For Dogs

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Beef With Chicken For Dogs

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Evanger's Heritage Classics Cooked Chicken

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Evanger's Hand Packed Hunk Of Beef

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Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Chicken Thighs

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Evanger's Organics Cooked Chicken

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Evanger's Nothing But Natural Grain Free Jerky Treats Cage-Free Quail With Fruits & Vegetables

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Evanger's Nothing But Natural Grain Free Jerky Treats Natural Buffalo With Fruits & Vegetables

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Evanger's Nothing But Natural Grain Free Jerky Treats Natural Chicken With Fruits & Vegetables

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Evanger's Nothing But Natural Grain Free Jerky Treats Natural Pheasant With Fruits & Vegetables

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Evanger's Nothing But Natural Grain Free Jerky Treats Natural Venison With Fruits & Vegetables

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