Farmina Dog Food Ingredients

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Farmina manufactures roughly 81 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Farmina uses roughly 143 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 Farmina, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. lamb
  2. dehydrated chicken
  3. pea starch
  4. whole oats
  5. chicken fat

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Farmina is lamb. The most common 2nd ingredient is dehydrated chicken, followed by pea starch, whole oats, and chicken fat.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Farmina does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 81 Farmina 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, Farmina 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 Farmina 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 inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 143 Farmina ingredients. According to our data, Farmina does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

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 4 controversial ingredients inside Farmina products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

corn gluten
4 Recipes

Corn gluten is a by-product from the production of various corn products (corn starch, corn syrup, etc). It's very high in protein (nearly 60% protein) and therefore can significant boost the protein content of the product. Because plant based proteins such as corn gluten are inferior to meat based proteins (lack many essential amino acids), they are not suitable substitutes.

The following recipes contain corn gluten:

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 Farmina ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Farmina Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Light Medium & Maxi Adult Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Light Mini Adult Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Medium & Maxi Adult Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Medium & Maxi Adult Lamb, Spelt, Oats and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Medium & Maxi Puppy Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Medium & Maxi Puppy Lamb, Spelt, Oats and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Medium & Maxi Senior Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Mini Adult Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Mini Adult Lamb, Spelt, Oats and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Mini Puppy Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Mini Puppy Lamb, Spelt, Oats and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ancestral Grain Mini Senior Chicken, Spelt, Oats and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ocean Medium & Maxi Adult Cod, Pumpkin and Orange Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ocean Medium & Maxi Adult Cod, Spelt, Oats and Orange Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ocean Medium & Maxi Adult Herring & Orange Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ocean Mini Adult Cod, Pumpkin and Orange Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ocean Mini Adult Cod, Spelt, Oats and Orange Recipe

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Farmina N&D Ocean Mini Adult Herring and Orange Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Medium & Maxi Adult Wild Boar and Apple Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Medium & Maxi Adult Chicken and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Medium & Maxi Adult Lamb and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Medium & Maxi Puppy Chicken and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Mini Adult Boar and Apple Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Mini Adult Chicken and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Mini Adult Lamb and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Prime Mini Puppy Chicken and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Medium & Maxi Adult Chicken, Pumpkin and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Medium & Maxi Adult Lamb, Pumpkin and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Medium & Maxi Adult Wild Boar, Pumpkin and Apple Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Medium & Maxi Puppy Lamb, Pumpkin and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Mini Adult Chicken, Pumpkin and Pomegranate Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Mini (Adult & Puppy) Lamb, Pumpkin and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Mini Adult Wild Boar, Pumpkin and Apple Recipe

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Mini Puppy Lamb, Pumpkin and Blueberry Recipe

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Digestion Recipe With Lamb, Quinoa, Fennel, Mint and Artichoke For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Duck, Quinoa, Coconut and Turmeric For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Herring, Quinoa, Coconut and Turmeric For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Quail, Quinoa, Coconut and Turmeric For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Venison, Quinoa, Coconut and Turmeric For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Weight Management Recipe With Lamb, Quinoa, Broccoli and Asparagus For Dogs

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Farmina Vet Life Cardiac Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Convalescence Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Diabetic Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Gastrointestinal Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Hepatic Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Hypoallergenic Egg & Rice Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Hypoallergenic Fish & Potato Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Joint Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Neutered +10kg Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Neutered 1-10kg Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Obesity Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Oxalate Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Renal Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Struvite Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life Struvite Management Canine Formula

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Farmina Vet Life UltraHypo Canine Formula

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Farmina N&D Ocean Cod & Pumpkin Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Farmina N&D Ocean Cod & Pumpkin Recipe For Puppies

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Farmina N&D Ocean Herring & Shrimps Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Ocean Salmon & Cod Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Ocean Sea Bass & Squid Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Ocean Trout & Salmon Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Prime Wild Boar & Apple Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Prime Chicken & Pomegranate For Adult Dogs

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Farmina N&D Prime Chicken & Pomegranate For Puppies

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Farmina N&D Prime Lamb & Blueberry Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Wild Boar, Pumpkin & Apple For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Chicken, Pumpkin & Pomegranate For Adult Dogs

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Chicken, Pumpkin & Pomegranate For Puppies

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Duck & Pumpkin For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Lamb, Pumpkin & Blueberry For Adult Dogs

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Lamb, Pumpkin & Blueberry For Puppies

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Lamb, Pumpkin & Blueberry (Starter) For Puppies

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Quail & Pumpkin For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Pumpkin Venison & Pumpkin For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Digestion Recipe For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Duck & Coconut For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Herring & Coconut For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Quail & Coconut For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Skin & Coat Recipe With Venison & Coconut For Dogs

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Farmina N&D Quinoa Weight Management Recipe

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