Open Farm Dog Food Ingredients

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Open Farm manufactures roughly 37 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Open Farm uses roughly 124 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 Open Farm, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. beef
  2. oats
  3. ocean whitefish meal
  4. millet
  5. quinoa

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Open Farm is beef. The most common 2nd ingredient is oats, followed by ocean whitefish meal, millet, and quinoa.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Open Farm does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 37 Open Farm 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, Open Farm 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 Open Farm 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 124 Open Farm ingredients. According to our data, Open Farm does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Controversial Ingredients

Brands which do not use any controversial ingredients are typically top-of-the-line. Avoiding all controversial ingredients indicates that the brand has not sacrificed quality for cost savings.

Our research indicates that Open Farm is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 124 Open Farm ingredients and none of these ingredients were classified as controversial in our system

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

Open Farm Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Catch-Of-The-Season Whitefish & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Catch-Of-The-Season Whitefish & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
ocean whitefish
oats
ocean whitefish meal
millet
quinoa

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Farmer's Table Pork & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Farmer's Table Pork & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
pork
oats
ocean whitefish meal
millet
brown rice

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Grass-Fed Beef & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Grass-Fed Beef & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
oats
ocean whitefish meal
millet
quinoa

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Grass-Fed Beef Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Grass-Fed Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
ocean whitefish meal
field pea
sweet potato
beef liver

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Harvest Chicken & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Harvest Chicken & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
oats
ocean whitefish meal
millet
quinoa

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Homestead Turkey & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Homestead Turkey & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
oats
ocean whitefish meal
sorghum
quinoa

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Pasture-Raised Lamb & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Pasture-Raised Lamb & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
oats
ocean whitefish meal
millet
brown rice

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Puppy Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Puppy Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
wild pacific salmon
ocean whitefish meal
sweet potato
field pea

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Puppy Recipe With Ancient Grains
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Puppy Recipe With Ancient Grains
First Five Ingredients
chicken
ocean whitefish meal
oats
salmon
millet

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Senior Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Senior Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
chicken
sweet potato
ocean whitefish meal
field pea

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Wild-Caught Salmon & Ancient Grains Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon & Ancient Grains Recipe
First Five Ingredients
salmon
oats
ocean whitefish meal
sorghum
quinoa

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Farmer's Table Pork Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Farmer's Table Pork Recipe
First Five Ingredients
pork
garbanzo bean
ocean whitefish meal
field pea
green lentil

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
chicken
ocean whitefish meal
russet potato
garbanzo bean

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe
First Five Ingredients
wild pacific salmon
garbanzo bean
ocean whitefish meal
field pea
herring meal

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Catch-Of-The-Season Whitefish Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Catch-Of-The-Season Whitefish Recipe
First Five Ingredients
ocean whitefish
garbanzo bean
ocean whitefish meal
field pea
green lentil

Open Farm

Dry Dog Food
Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe
Open Farm
Dry Dog Food Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
garbanzo bean
ocean whitefish meal
field pea
herring meal

Open Farm

Freeze Dried Raw
Farmer's Table Pork Recipe
Open Farm
Freeze Dried Raw Farmer's Table Pork Recipe
First Five Ingredients
pork
pork heart
pork liver
ground pork bone
organic blueberry

Open Farm

Freeze Dried Raw
Grass-Fed Beef Recipe
Open Farm
Freeze Dried Raw Grass-Fed Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef heart
beef liver
ground beef bone
beef kidney

Open Farm

Freeze Dried Raw
Harvest Chicken Recipe
Open Farm
Freeze Dried Raw Harvest Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken liver
chicken neck
chicken heart
organic carrot

Open Farm

Freeze Dried Raw
Homestead Turkey Recipe
Open Farm
Freeze Dried Raw Homestead Turkey Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey liver
turkey neck
turkey gizzard
organic carrot

Open Farm

Freeze Dried Raw
Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe
Open Farm
Freeze Dried Raw Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
lamb heart
lamb liver
ground lamb bone
organic carrot

Open Farm

Freeze Dried Raw
Surf & Turf Recipe
Open Farm
Freeze Dried Raw Surf & Turf Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef heart
wild pacific salmon
beef liver
ground beef bone

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Grass-Fed Beef Gently Cooked Recipe
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Grass-Fed Beef Gently Cooked Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
carrot
kale
beef liver
zucchini

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Harvest Chicken Gently Cooked Recipe
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Harvest Chicken Gently Cooked Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
carrot
kale
butternut squash
apple

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Homestead Turkey Gently Cooked Recipe
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Homestead Turkey Gently Cooked Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
kale
carrot
apple
butternut squash

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Surf & Turf Gently Cooked Recipe
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Surf & Turf Gently Cooked Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
carrot
kale
salmon
beef liver

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Chicken & Salmon Rustic Stew For Dogs
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Chicken & Salmon Rustic Stew For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken bone broth
wild pacific salmon
pumpkin
carrot

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Grass-Fed Beef Rustic Stew For Dogs
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Grass-Fed Beef Rustic Stew For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef bone broth
pumpkin
carrot
green bean

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Harvest Chicken Rustic Stew For Dogs
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Harvest Chicken Rustic Stew For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken bone broth
pumpkin
carrot
green bean

Open Farm

Wet Dog Food
Homestead Turkey Rustic Stew For Dogs
Open Farm
Wet Dog Food Homestead Turkey Rustic Stew For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey bone broth
pumpkin
carrot
green bean

Open Farm

Meal Mixers
Herring & Mackerel Rustic Stew For Dogs
Open Farm
Meal Mixers Herring & Mackerel Rustic Stew For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
herring
mackerel
water sufficient for processing
pumpkin
carrot

Open Farm

Meal Mixers
Wild-Caught Salmon Rustic Stew For Dogs
Open Farm
Meal Mixers Wild-Caught Salmon Rustic Stew For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
wild pacific salmon
water sufficient for processing
pumpkin
carrot
green bean

Open Farm

Dehydrated Dog Treats
Turkey Recipe
Open Farm
Dehydrated Dog Treats Turkey Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
pea
molasses
sunflower lecithin
sea salt

Open Farm

Dehydrated Dog Treats
Beef Recipe
Open Farm
Dehydrated Dog Treats Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
pea
molasses
sunflower lecithin
sea salt

Open Farm

Dehydrated Dog Treats
Chicken Recipe
Open Farm
Dehydrated Dog Treats Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
pea
molasses
sunflower lecithin
sea salt

Open Farm

Dehydrated Dog Treats
Cod Skins Recipe
Open Farm
Dehydrated Dog Treats Cod Skins Recipe
First Five Ingredients
wild caught cod skin

Open Farm

Dehydrated Dog Treats
Pork Recipe
Open Farm
Dehydrated Dog Treats Pork Recipe
First Five Ingredients
pork
pea
molasses
sunflower lecithin
sea salt