Evanger's Hand Packed Review

Chunky Chicken Casserole

Evanger's Hand Packed Chunky Chicken Casserole

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Evanger's Hand Packed
Chunky Chicken Casserole

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 Chunky Chicken Casserole 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 Chunky Chicken Casserole with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.

The second ingredient is chicken broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken 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 apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evanger's Hand Packed Chunky Chicken Casserole 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 potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The next 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.

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

Moving on, we have 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.

Moving on with this review, 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 Chunky Chicken Casserole is 3.0 out of 5.