Evanger's Hand Packed Review
Whole Uncut Sardines
Review of Evanger's Hand Packed
Whole Uncut Sardines
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 Whole Uncut Sardines is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is sardine. Although sardines are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw sardines contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of sardines 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, which adds necessary moisture to the food.
The third ingredient is carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
The fourth ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by dogs.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evanger's Hand Packed Whole Uncut Sardines 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 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.
The next ingredient is 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.
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 Whole Uncut Sardines is 3.0 out of 5.