Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe Review

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Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe Healthy Weight

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Review of Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe
Healthy Weight

This product is manufactured by Merrick Pet Care, Inc.

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

Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe Healthy Weight 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 Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe Healthy Weight with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is dried potato. Dried potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten-free carbohydrate source. In addition to carbohydrates, dried potatoes also supply protein and various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The third ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is dried sweet potato. Dried sweet potatoes provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, sweet potatoes are gluten free and therefore commonly found in grain free and gluten free products.

The fifth ingredient is pea fiber. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe Healthy Weight 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 Whole Earth Farms recipe.

Next we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

The next 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.

Then we have natural flavor. The sole purpose of natural flavor is to improve palatability.

Moving on, we have chicken liver. Organ meats like chicken liver are an excellent source of protein, fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. Although organs may not sound appealing, organs are an important component of a carnivorous animal's diet.

The remaining ingredients in this Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe 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 Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Recipe Healthy Weight is 3.0 out of 5.