Weruva Dog Food Ingredients

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Weruva manufactures roughly 24 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Weruva uses roughly 102 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 Weruva, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken
  3. chicken broth
  4. pumpkin
  5. pumpkin

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Weruva is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by chicken broth, pumpkin, and pumpkin.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Weruva does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 24 Weruva 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, Weruva 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 Weruva 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 102 Weruva ingredients. According to our data, Weruva 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 3 controversial ingredients inside Weruva 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:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
2 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

tomato pomace
4 Recipes

Tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain tomato pomace:

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

Weruva Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Weruva Caloric Harmony For Dogs Chicken Dinner With Pumpkin

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Weruva Caloric Harmony For Dogs Chicken, Turkey & Salmon Dinner With Pumpkin

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Weruva Caloric Harmony For Dogs Venison & Salmon Meal Dinner With Pumpkin

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Weruva Caloric Melody For Dogs Lamb Dinner With Lentils

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Amazon Liver - With Chicken & Chicken Liver In Pumpkin Soup

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Bed & Breakfast - With Chicken, Egg, Pumpkin & Ham In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Cirque de la Mer - With Tuna & Veggies In Pumpkin Soup

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Funky Chunky - Chicken Soup With Pumpkin

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Grandma's Chicken Soup - With Chicken & Veggies

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Green Eggs & Chicken - With Chicken, Pumpkin, Greens & Egg In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Hot Dayam! With Luscious Lamb In Gelee

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Jammin' Salmon - With Chicken & Salmon In Pumpkin Soup

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Marbella Paella - With Mackerel & Pumpkin In Aspic

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Paw Lickin' Chicken - With Chicken Breast In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Peking Ducken - With Chicken & Duck In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Steak Frites - With Beef, Pumpkin & Sweet Potato In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Dog Food That's My Jam! - With Chicken & Lamb In Gelee

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Weruva Canned Dog Food Wok The Dog - With Chicken, Beef & Pumpkin In Gravy

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Weruva Dogs In The Kitchen Fowl Ball - With Chicken Breast & Turkey Au Jus

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Weruva Dogs In The Kitchen Funk In The Trunk - With Chicken Breast & Pumpkin Au Jus

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Weruva Dogs In The Kitchen Goldie Lox - With Chicken & Wild Caught Salmon Au Jus

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Weruva Dogs In The Kitchen Lamburgini - With Lamb & Pumpkin Au Jus

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Weruva Dogs In The Kitchen Love Me Tender - With Chicken Breast Au Jus

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Weruva Dogs In The Kitchen The Double Dip - With Beef & Wild Caught Salmon Au Jus

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