Open Farm Dog Food Ingredients

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Open Farm manufactures roughly 22 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 107 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. garbanzo bean
  3. ocean whitefish meal
  4. carrot
  5. green bean

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Open Farm is beef. The most common 2nd ingredient is garbanzo bean, followed by ocean whitefish meal, carrot, and green bean.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Open Farm does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 22 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 107 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 107 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 Recipe

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Open Farm Dry Dog Food Farmer's Table Pork Recipe

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Open Farm Dry Dog Food Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe

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Open Farm Dry Dog Food Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe

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Open Farm Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe

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Open Farm Freeze Dried Raw Farmer's Table Pork Recipe

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Open Farm Freeze Dried Raw Grass-Fed Beef Recipe

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Open Farm Freeze Dried Raw Harvest Chicken Recipe

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Open Farm Freeze Dried Raw Homestead Turkey Recipe

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Open Farm Freeze Dried Raw Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe

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Open Farm Freeze Dried Raw Surf & Turf Recipe

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Open Farm Wet Dog Food Chicken & Salmon Rustic Stew For Dogs

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Open Farm Wet Dog Food Grass-Fed Beef Rustic Stew For Dogs

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Open Farm Wet Dog Food Harvest Chicken Rustic Stew For Dogs

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Open Farm Wet Dog Food Homestead Turkey Rustic Stew For Dogs

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Open Farm Meal Mixers Herring & Mackerel Rustic Stew For Dogs

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Open Farm Meal Mixers Wild-Caught Salmon Rustic Stew For Dogs

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Open Farm Dehydrated Dog Treats Beef

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Open Farm Dehydrated Dog Treats Chicken

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Open Farm Dehydrated Dog Treats Cod Skins

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Open Farm Dehydrated Dog Treats Pork

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Open Farm Dehydrated Dog Treats Turkey

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