Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Review

Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites

Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites

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Review of Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

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

Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites 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 Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey 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 chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fat.

The third ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The fourth 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 fifth 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).

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites 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 chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Fat is an important part of your dogs diet, chicken fat in particular is an outstanding source of omega-6 fatty acids.

The next 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.

Then we have 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.

Moving on, we have natural flavor. Unlike artificial flavoring, natural flavoring is produced using plants and/or animal parts.

Moving on with this review, we have apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient in this review is egg. Eggs are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.

Our next ingredient is tomato. Tomatoes are naturally rich in various vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. You may have heard that tomatoes are toxic to dogs, but these claims are about the tomato plant, not the actual tomato.

carrot is the next ingredient in this recipe, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

Next on the list is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

The next ingredient in this recipe is salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and dogs. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

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.

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 Evo Grain Free Dry Dog Food Turkey & Chicken Formula - Small Bites is 5.0 out of 5.