Evanger's Hand Packed Review

Braised Beef Chunks

Evanger's Hand Packed Braised Beef Chunks

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Evanger's Hand Packed
Braised Beef Chunks

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 Hand Packed Braised Beef Chunks 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 Hand Packed Braised Beef Chunks with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is beef. Although beef is an excellent protein source, raw beef contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of beef 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 beef broth. Beef broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, beef broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is carrot, which provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

The fourth ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evanger's Hand Packed Braised Beef Chunks 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 Hand Packed recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

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 Hand Packed Braised Beef Chunks is 3.0 out of 5.