Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Review

Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe

Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe

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Review of Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe

This product is manufactured by Open Farm Inc.

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

Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe 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 Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is wild salmon. Although wild salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 garbanzo bean. Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.

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

The fourth ingredient is field pea. Field 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 herring meal. Herring meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking herring until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with herring (i.e. herring meal).

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe 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 Open Farm recipe.

Next we have red lentil. Red lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.

The next ingredient is coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Coconut oil is an excellent source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) which are easier to digest and believed to promote skin and coat health.

Then we have green lentil. Green lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.

The remaining ingredients in this Open Farm 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 Open Farm Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe is 5.0 out of 5.