Evanger's Classic Review

Lamb and Rice Dinner

Evanger's Classic Lamb and Rice Dinner

PawDiet Rating

3.50

Review of Evanger's Classic
Lamb and Rice Dinner

This product is manufactured by Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc.

According to our data, this Evanger's recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Evanger's Classic Lamb and Rice Dinner is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Evanger's Classic Lamb and Rice Dinner with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is lamb. Although lamb is an excellent protein source, raw lamb contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of lamb is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is water sufficient for processing. Of course, water only provides moisture, which is a necessary component in wet foods.

The third ingredient is rice. Rice is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. As long as the bran and germ of the grain are intact, rice can provide a notable amount of fiber and nutrition. However, because the type of rice ("brown" or "white") is not specified, we cannot make this determination.

The fourth ingredient is liver. Liver is a controversial ingredient because the source animal is not specified. Anonymous animal ingredients are typically very low quality and may contain almost any animal, including dogs and cats!

The fifth ingredient is guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evanger's Classic Lamb and Rice Dinner are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Evanger's recipe.

Next we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by dogs.

The next ingredient is niacin supplement. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3. It's an essential vitamin that is critical for the metabolism of nutrients and the well-being of the central nervous and GI systems.

Then we have l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, which is a feed-grade vitamin C supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Evanger's Classic recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Evanger's Classic Lamb and Rice Dinner is 3.5 out of 5.