Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Review
Herring & Salmon Formula
Review of Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Herring & Salmon Formula
This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..
According to our data, this Evo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Herring & Salmon Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.
We'll begin this review of Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Herring & Salmon Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is herring. Although herring is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw herring contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of herring 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 salmon meal. Salmon meal is produced by cooking salmon using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of salmon and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The third ingredient is menhaden meal. Menhaden meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking menhaden until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with menhaden (i.e. menhaden meal).
The fourth ingredient is tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard.
The fifth ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Herring & Salmon Formula 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 Evo recipe.
Next we have salmon. Salmon is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, salmon contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of salmon is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The remaining ingredients in this Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food 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.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Herring & Salmon Formula is 5.0 out of 5.