Spot Farms Dog Food Ingredients

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Spot Farms manufactures roughly 26 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Spot Farms uses roughly 98 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 Spot Farms, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. organic cane sugar
  3. flaxseed
  4. dried apple
  5. dried cultured skim milk

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Spot Farms is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is organic cane sugar, followed by flaxseed, dried apple, and dried cultured skim milk.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Spot Farms does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 26 Spot Farms 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, Spot Farms 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 Spot Farms 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 98 Spot Farms ingredients. According to our data, Spot Farms 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 Spot Farms is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 98 Spot Farms 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 Spot Farms ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Spot Farms Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Chicken & Whole Grain Recipe

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Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Grain Free Beef Recipe

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Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Grain Free Chicken Recipe

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Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Grain Free Duck Recipe

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Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Grain Free Pork Recipe

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Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Grain Free Turkey Recipe

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Spot Farms Dehydrated Dog Food Turkey & Whole Grain Recipe

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Spot Farms Artisanal Apple Rosemary Chicken Jerky

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Spot Farms Artisanal Cranberry Sweet Potato Turkey Jerky

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Spot Farms Artisanal Honey Mango Chicken Jerky

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Spot Farms Artisanal Peach Ginger Pork Jerky

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Spot Farms Classic Treats Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe

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Spot Farms Classic Treats Chicken Jerky

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Spot Farms Classic Treats Chicken Nuggets

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Spot Farms Classic Treats Chicken Strip

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Spot Farms Classic Treats Duck Tenders

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Spot Farms Classic Treats Turkey Meatball Recipe

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Spot Farms Functional Treats Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint

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Spot Farms Functional Treats Chicken Jerky Skin + Coat

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Spot Farms Natural Cuts Chicken Jerky

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Spot Farms Perfect Pairings Chicken & Sweet Potato

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Spot Farms Perfect Pairings Duck & Pumpkin

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Spot Farms Training Bites Cage-Free Duck

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Spot Farms Training Bites Organic Chicken

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Spot Farms Training Stix Cage-Free Duck

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Spot Farms Training Stix Organic Chicken

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