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Grain Free Products

While I do not regard grains as a "bad ingredient" in dog food per se, there is evidence that some dogs are more sensitive to it than others and benefit from being fed products that are formulated with non-grain sources of carbohydrates.

This page provides an overview of truly grain free (non-prescription) dog kibbles, ranging from traditional formulas with fairly low protein and fat percentages to the "new generation" high protein, low carb types that started appearing on the market in the last three years.

Readers should take note that not all of these products are necessarily suitable for all dogs and/or individuals of all life stages (e.g. large breed puppies), due to a variety of factors like fat percentage, calcium and phosphorus content and so on. The AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement only refers to the suitability of the food in regards to life stages, e.g. a food designated for "maintenance" will not support the nutritional needs of a pregnant/nursing female or growing puppy.

1. High Protein, Low Carb Formulas

Artemis Company - Fresh Mix Maximal Dog
Main Ingredients:
Chicken meal, potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols),
Lesser Ingredients:
Chicken, natural chicken flavor, tomato pomace, choline chloride, dried chicory root, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, green tea extract, barley grass extract, l-carnitine, enterococcus faecieum, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus acidophilus, saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement ,folic acid
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
22%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? 4,000 kcal/kg and 420 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? Yes, strictly chicken based.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Fresh Mix Maximal Dog
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Canine Caviar - Venison & Split Pea Adult Dinner
Main Ingredients:
Venison meal, split pea, canola oil
Lesser Ingredients:
Dried pumpkin, whole ground flaxseed, sun-cured alfalfa, venison tripe, dried beet pulp, coconut oil, borage oil, primrose oil, sun-cured kelp, sodium chloride, lecithin, whole clove garlic, parsley, peppermint, limestone, dried chicory root, taurine, yucca schidigera extract, papaya, rose hips, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E acetate, magnesium amino acid chelate, calcium pantothenate, calcium amino acid chelate, calcium iodate, niacin supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, biotin, sodium selenite (selenium), l-carnitine, beta carotene
Protein min:
38%
Fat min:
20%
Fiber max:
4.4%
Moisture max:
8%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? n/a kcal/kg and 599 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? Yes, strictly venison based.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Split Pea and Venison
Additional comments:
- Made with free range New Zealand venison.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Champion Pet Foods - Orijen Adult
Main Ingredients:
De-boned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavor, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, fenugreek, glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, marigold flowers, L-carnitine, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, rosehips, vitamin supplements (vitamin E, choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin), sea salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate), direct fed microbials (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product).
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
16%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
7%
Caloric density? 4,200 kcal/kg and 483 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, chicken, fish and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Orijen Adult Formula
Additional comments:
- Manufacturer cites a meat content of 70% total.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Champion Pet Foods - Orijen Puppy
Main Ingredients:
De-boned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavor, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, fenugreek, glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, marigold flowers, L-carnitine, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, rosehips, vitamin supplements (vitamin E, choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin), sea salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate), direct fed microbials (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product)
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
20%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
7%
Caloric density? 4,550 kcal/kg and 523 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, chicken, fish and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Orijen Puppy Formula
Additional comments:
- Manufacturer cites a meat content of 75% total.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Champion Pet Foods - Orijen Large Breed Puppy
Main Ingredients:
De-boned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavor, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, fenugreek, glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, marigold flowers, L-carnitine, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, rosehips, vitamin supplements (vitamin E, choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin), sea salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate), direct fed microbials (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product)
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
16%
Fiber max:
2%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
7%
Caloric density? 4,200 kcal/kg and 483 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, chicken, fish and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Orijen Large Breed Puppy Formula
Additional comments:
- Manufacturer cites a meat content of 70% total.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Champion Pet Foods - Orijen Senior
Main Ingredients:
De-boned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherals, a natural source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavor, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, fenugreek, glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, marigold flowers, L-carnitine, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, rosehips, vitamin supplements (vitamin E, choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin), sea salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate), direct fed microbials (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product)
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
14%
Fiber max:
3.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
7%
Caloric density? 3,600 kcal/kg and 410 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, chicken, fish and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Orijen Senior Formula
Additional comments:
- Manufacturer cites a meat content of 70% total.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Champion Pet Foods - Orijen 6 Fresh Fish
Main Ingredients:
Fresh salmon (includes chinook, coho and sockeye species), salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, fresh lake whitefish, sweet potato, fresh lake trout, fresh Northern walleye, freshwater cod, fresh herring, sunflower oil, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherals, a natural source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sun-cured alfalfa, dried sea vegetables (brown kelp, Irish moss, dulse and bladder wrack), leeks, psyllium, crab shell, rosemary, lecithin (source of inositol), apples, cranberries, black currants, marshmallow root, chicory root (FOS), licorice root, yeast extract (MOS), fennel seed, zea mays, peppermint leaf, marigold flowers, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips, vitamins (Vitamin E, choline chloride, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin), sea salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate), direct fed microbials (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product)
Protein min:
44%
Fat min:
18%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
7%
Caloric density? 4,200 kcal/kg and 483 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? Yes, strictly fish based.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Formula
Additional comments:
- Manufacturer cites a meat content of 70% total.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Diamond Pet Foods - Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula
Main Ingredients:
Bison, venison, lamb meal, chicken meal, egg product, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Roasted bison, roasted venison, natural flavor, tomato pomace, ocean fish meal, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid
Protein min:
32%
Fat min:
18%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 3,719 kcal/kg and 370 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains bison (buffalo), venison, lamb, chicken, egg, fish.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula
Additional comments:
- The "ocean fish meal" is mehnaden.
- Note: On 12/15/08 I was informed by Diamond that the company itself does not preserve its foods with ethoxyquin. At the same time they refused to disclose preservatives used by their suppliers, stating they are "considered proprietary". This is of concern to me, since I don't think a supplier or company would deliberately keep silent about not using ethoxyquin. Buyer beware, you aren't getting all the information you are entitled to here.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Diamond Pet Foods - Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula
Main Ingredients:
Duck, duck meal, chicken meal, egg product, sweet potatoes, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols),
Lesser Ingredients:
Potatoes, roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked turkey, natural flavor, tomato pomace, ocean fish meal, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid
Protein min:
32%
Fat min:
18%
Fiber max:
4%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 3,750 kcal/kg and 375 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains duck, chicken, egg, quail, turkey, fish.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula
Additional comments:
- The "ocean fish meal" is mehnaden
- Note: On 12/15/08 I was informed by Diamond that the company itself does not preserve its foods with ethoxyquin. At the same time they refused to disclose preservatives used by their suppliers, stating they are "considered proprietary". This is of concern to me, since I don't think a supplier or company would deliberately keep silent about not using ethoxyquin. Buyer beware, you aren't getting all the information you are entitled to here.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Fromm Family - Grain Free Surf & Turf
Main Ingredients:
Salmon, duck meal, potatoes, pea flour, sweet potatoes, duck, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Dried tomato pomace, salmon meal, whole dried egg, pea protein, chicken, flaxseed, cheese, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), chicken broth, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, apples, green beans, lecithin, chicken cartilage, potassium chloride, cranberries, blueberries, salt, chicory root extract, alfalfa sprouts, yucca schidigera extract, folic acid, parsley, lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium longum, lactobacillus plantarum, enterococcous faecium, vitamin A, D3, E, B12 supplements, choline bitartrate, niacin, pantothenic acid, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganous sulfate, copper sulfate, cobalt carbonate, calcium iodate, sorbic acid, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite
Protein min:
30%
Fat min:
19%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
6.5%
Caloric density? 4,410 kcal/kg and 410 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains salmon, duck, egg, and chicken.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Fromm Family Grain Free Surf & Turf
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Merrick Pet Care - Before Grain Buffalo
Main Ingredients:
Buffalo deboned, chicken meal, potato dehydrated, turkey meal, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sweet potato dehydrated, yeast culture, natural dried chicken liver, dicalcium phosphate, lysine, guar gum, sea salt, alfalfa, salmon oil, choline chloride, acai berry freeze-dried, blueberry dried, yucca schidigera extract, dried venison broth, zinc amino acid complex, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, natural venison flavor, chicory root, marigold extract, rosemary extract, lactobacillus plantarum, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus acidophilus, natural celery flavor, iron amino acid complex, vitamin e supplement, manganese amino acid complex, natural color (tumeric), vitamin a supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, copper amino acid complex, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin d3, niacin, lecithin, riboflavin supplement, biotin, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cobalt amino acid complex, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite
Protein min:
32%
Fat min:
15%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
11%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? 3,581 kcal/kg and 383 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains buffalo, chicken, turkey, salmon and venison.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Before Grain Buffalo
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.
- Note that this food is marketed as a "buffalo formula", while it actually contains more chicken and turkey (in meal form) than buffalo (fresh meat, including water content).

Merrick Pet Care - Before Grain Chicken
Main Ingredients:
Chicken deboned, chicken meal, potato dehydrated, turkey meal, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sweet potato dehydrated, yeast culture, natural dried chicken liver, dicalcium phosphate, lysine, guar gum, sea salt, alfalfa, salmon oil, choline chloride, acai berry freeze-dried, blueberry dried, yucca schidigera extract, dried venison broth, zinc amino acid complex, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, natural venison flavor, chicory root, marigold extract, rosemary extract, lactobacillus plantarum, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus acidophilus, natural celery flavor, iron amino acid complex, vitamin e supplement, manganese amino acid complex, natural color (tumeric), vitamin a supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, copper amino acid complex, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin d3, niacin, lecithin, riboflavin supplement, biotin, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cobalt amino acid complex, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite
Protein min:
32%
Fat min:
15%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
11%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? 3,595 kcal/kg and 385 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains chicken and turkey.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Before Grain Chicken
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Merrick Pet Care - Before Grain Salmon
Main Ingredients:
Salmon deboned, chicken meal, potato dehydrated, turkey meal, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and ascorbic acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Sweet potato dehydrated, dried egg, yeast culture, natural dried chicken liver, dicalcium phosphate, lysine, guar gum, sea salt, alfalfa, salmon oil, choline chloride, acai berry freeze dried, blueberry dried, yucca schidigera extract, dried venison broth, zinc amino acid complex, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, natural venison flavor, chicory root, marigold extract, rosemary extract, lactobacillus plantarum, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus acidophilus, natural celery flavor, iron amino acid complex, vitamin e supplement, manganese amino acid complex, natural color (tumeric), vitamin a supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, copper amino acid complex, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin d3, niacin, lecithin, riboflavin supplement, biotin, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cobalt amino acid complex, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite
Protein min:
32%
Fat min:
15%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
11%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? 3,586 kcal/kg and 383 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains salmon, chicken, turkey and egg.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Before Grain Salmon
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.
- Note that this food is marketed as a "salmon formula", while it actually contains more chicken and turkey (in meal form) than salmon (fresh, including water content).

Natura Pet Products - Evo Dog Large/Small Bites (formerly Innova Evo)
Main Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, potato, herring meal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols),
Lesser Ingredients:
Natural flavors, eggs, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, garlic, apples, carrots, tomatoes, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, dried chicory root, ascorbic acid, taurine, lecithin, rosemary extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D supplement, beta carotene, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate, calcium iodate, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
22%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash as fed:
11.14%
Caloric density? 4,243 kcal/kg and 537 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, chicken, herring and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Evo Dog
Additional comments:
- Ingredient list verified from actual product package, website has a simplified list.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Natura Pet Products - Evo Red Meat Large/Small Bites (formerly Innova Evo)
Main Ingredients:
Beef, beef meal, lamb meal, potatoes, egg, sunflower oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Buffalo, lamb, venison, beef cartilage, natural flavors, herring oil, apples, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D supplement, beta carotene, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, potassium chloride, potassium sulfate, cottage cheese, calcium carbonate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, dried chicory root, ascorbic acid, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
22%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
10%

Ash as fed:
8.7%

Caloric density? 4,035 kcal/kg and 487 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains beef, lamb, buffalo, venison and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Evo Red Meat
Additional comments:
- Ingredient list verified from actual product package, website has a simplified list.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Natura Pet Products - Evo Reduced Fat (formerly Innova Evo)
Main Ingredients:
Turkey, chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, potatoes, herring oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Natural flavors, egg, tomatoes, apples, carrots, garlic, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, potassium chloride, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, dried chicory root extract, ascorbic acid, lecithin, rosemary extract, vitamins, minerals, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product
Protein min:
52%
Fat min:
15.5%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash as fed:
8.7
Caloric density? 3,615 kcal/kg and 440 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, chicken, and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Evo Reduced Fat
Additional comments:
- Ingredient list not yet verified from actual product package, website has a simplified list.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Nature's Variety - Instinct Chicken Meal Formula (formerly Raw Instinct)
Main Ingredients:
Chicken meal, tapioca, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Pumpkinseeds, menhaden fish meal, alfalfa meal, montmorillonite clay, natural chicken flavor, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, biotin, niacin supplement, vitamin A acetate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, beta carotene, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), dried kelp, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, sodium selenite), chicken liver, sea salt, inulin, flaxseed oil, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, apples, carrots, peas, cottage cheese, chicken eggs, freeze dried chicken, freeze dried turkey, freeze dried turkey liver, freeze dried turkey hearts, ground chicken bone, butternut squash, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, salmon oil, apple cider vinegar, parsley, honey, blueberries, alfalfa sprouts, persimmons, olive oil, duck eggs, pheasant eggs, quail eggs, rosemary extract, sage, clove
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
22%
Fiber max:
3.2%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? n/a kcal/kg and 490 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains chicken, menhaden fish, chicken eggs, duck eggs, pheasant eggs, and quail eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Instinct Chicken Meal Formula
Additional comments:
- A nice product for individuals who do not tolerate potatoes, but the highly varied ingredient list may not be suitable for all dogs.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Nature's Variety - Instinct Duck Meal & Turkey Meal Formula
Main Ingredients:
Duck meal, turkey meal, salmon meal, canola oil (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Tapioca, tomato pomace, pumpkinseeds, herring meal, sun-cured alfalfa meal, montmorillonite clay, natural flavor, potassium chloride, brewers yeast, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, iodine supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, carotene, folic acid), peas, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, sodium selenite), sea salt, dried kelp, cranberries, blueberries, inulin, freeze dried turkey, freeze dried turkey liver, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, rosemary extract, freeze dried turkey hearts, freeze dried ground turkey bone
Protein min:
35%
Fat min:
22%
Fiber max:
3.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? n/a kcal/kg and 464 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, duck and fish.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Instinct Duck Meal & Turkey Meal Formula
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Nature's Variety - Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula
Main Ingredients:
Rabbit meal, salmon meal, tapioca, chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid),
Lesser Ingredients:
Tomato pomace, pumpkinseeds, sun-cured alfalfa meal, montmorillonite clay, natural flavor, sea salt, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, iodine supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, carotene, folic acid), peas, brewers yeast, potassium chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, sodium selenite), dried kelp, cranberries, blueberries, inulin, freeze dried rabbit, freeze dried rabbit liver, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, rosemary extract, freeze dried rabbit lung, freeze dried rabbit hearts, freeze dried ground rabbit bone
Protein min:
35%
Fat min:
22%
Fiber max:
2%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? n/a kcal/kg and 482 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains rabbit and fish.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula
Additional comments:
- Note that this formula contains chicken fat, which may be a problem for individuals who cannot tolerate chicken.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Old Mother Hubbard - Wellness Core Original Formula
Main Ingredients:
Deboned turkey, deboned chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, dried ground potato, tomato pomace, natural chicken flavor, canola oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Chicken liver, salmon oil, flaxseed, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, apples, blueberries, vitamins & minerals, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, dried lactobacillus plantarum, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products, rosemary extract
Protein min:
34%
Fat min:
14%
Fiber max:
4%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 3,600 kcal/kg and 430 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey and chicken.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Wellness Core Original
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Maintenance (adult dogs).

Old Mother Hubbard - Wellness Core Reduced Fat Formula
Main Ingredients:
Deboned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal, potatoes, dried ground potatoes, pea fiber, whitefish meal, tomato pomace, natural chicken flavor, chicken liver, salmon oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Flaxseed, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, apples, blueberries, vitamins, minerals, choline chloride, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, lactobacillus plantarum, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus acidophilus, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract
Protein min:
33%
Fat min:
9%
Fiber max:
8.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 3,270 kcal/kg and 350 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey and chicken.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Wellness Core Reduced Fat
Additional comments:
- The drastically reduced fat percentage and higher fiber content of this food make it a very nice option for healthy weight loss.
- For some dogs the fat content may be too low to maintain a healthy skin and coat, supplementing with a good quality fish oil will help.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Maintenance (adult dogs).

Old Mother Hubbard - Wellness Core Ocean Formula
Main Ingredients:
whitefish, whitefish meal, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, potatoes, dried ground potato, canola oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Pea fiber, tomato pomace, natural fish flavor, flaxseed, carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, spinach, parsely, apples, blueberries, vitamins, minerals, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, probiotics, rosemary extract
Protein min:
34%
Fat min:
14%
Fiber max:
7%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 3,270 kcal/kg and 350 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? Yes, strictly fish based.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Wellness Core Ocean
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Maintenance (adult dogs).

Petcurean - Go Natural Grain Free
Main Ingredients:
Chicken meal, chicken, turkey, turkey meal, potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Herring meal, peas, tomato pomace, natural flavour, salmon, duck, salmon meal, duck meal, salmon oil, whole dried egg, flax seed oil, brewer’s yeast, pea fibre, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, taurine, choline chloride, chicory root extract, mannanoligosaccharides, pumpkin, apples, carrots, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, protease, lipase, garlic, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, enterococcus faecium, bifido-bacterium thermophilum, vitamins (vit. E, vit. C, niacin, inositol, vit. A, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vit. K, beta-carotene, vit. D3, folic acid, biotin, vit. B12), minerals (zinc proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), ascorbyl-polyphosphate, yucca schidigera extract, dried rosemary
Protein min:
42%
Fat min:
20%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 4,250 kcal/kg and 446 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains chicken, turkey, duck, fish and egg.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Go! Natural Grain Free
Additional comments:
- Manufacturer cites a meat content of 80% total.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Solid Gold - Barking at the Moon
Main Ingredients:
Ocean fish meal, beef, potatoes, potato protein, Salmon meal, beef, potatoes, potato protein, canola oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Tomato pomace, natural flavoring, salmon oil, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, parsley flakes, pumpkin meal, almond oil, sesame oil, yucca schidigera extract, thyme, blueberries, cranberries, carrots, broccoli, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium panthothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin d supplement, folic acid
Protein min:
41%
Fat min:
20%
Fiber max:
4%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash as fed:
10%
Caloric density? 4,268 kcal/kg and 465 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? No, contains fish and beef.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Barking at the Moon
Additional comments:
- Note that one of the major ingredients is a vegetable protein source (potato protein, a typical analysis for this ingredient is 75% protein on dry matter basis).
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Maintenance (adult dogs).

Timberwolf (formerly Timberwolf Organics) - Wild & Natural Dry
Main Ingredients:
chicken meal, chicken, chicken fat,
Lesser Ingredients:
Dried potato product, salmon meal, natural flavors, salmon oil, dried egg product, dried kelp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, dried carrots, dried celery, dried beets, dried parsley, dried lettuce, dried watercress, dried spinach, dried tomato pomace, dl-methionine, dried whey product, casein, potassium chloride, salt, lecithin, taurine, brewers dried yeast, dried saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, zinc amino acid complex, choline chloride, iron amino acid complex vitamin e supplement, manganese amino acid complex, copper amino acid complex, vitamin b12 supplement, vitamin a acetate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin d3 supplement, riboflavin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, biotin, cobalt proteinate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), citric acid, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract
Protein min:
36%
Fat min:
18%
Fiber max:
2.5%
Moisture max:
9%
Ash max:
5%
Caloric density? 3,980 kcal/kg and approx. 596 kcal/cup (calculated)
Single-source meat formula? No, contains chicken, salmon, and eggs.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? Yes
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Wild & Natural Dry
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.
- Old ingredient list:
Chicken meal, fresh chicken, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract), low ash salmon meal, potatoes, sardine/mackerel/anchovy/tuna oils (preserved with mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract), eggs, dried chicken liver, dried whole milk, dried whey extract, kelp, alfalfa leaf, casein, d- methionine, potassium chloride, lecithin, taurine, lysine, carnitine, choline chloride, creatine, probiotics: (lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation, bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, enterbacter faecium fermentaion product, bacillus subtillus fermentation product, blueberries, cranberries, mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E), zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese amino acid chelate, thiamine, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, iodine proteinate, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, folic acid, pyridoxine (a source of vitamin B6), cobalt proteinate, papain, yucca schidigera extract

2. Moderate/Low Protein Formulas

Diamond Pet Foods - Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Canine Formula
Main Ingredients:
Salmon, ocean fish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, canola oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Salmon meal, smoked salmon, potato fiber, natural flavor, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid
Protein min:
25%
Fat min:
15%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? 3,600 kcal/kg and 360 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? Yes, strictly fish based (salmon and menhaden)
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Canine Formula
Additional comments:
- The "ocean fish meal" is mehnaden.
- Note: On 12/15/08 I was informed by Diamond that the company itself does not preserve its foods with ethoxyquin. At the same time they refused to disclose preservatives used by their suppliers, stating they are "considered proprietary". This is of concern to me, since I don't think a supplier or company would deliberately keep silent about not using ethoxyquin. Buyer beware, you aren't getting all the information you are entitled to here.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Timberwolf (formerly Timberwolf Organics) - Ocean Blue
Main Ingredients:
white fish meal, salmon, dried potato product, chicken fat,
Lesser Ingredients:
Salmon oil, natural flavors, dried apples, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried figs, ground thyme, ground anise seed, ground cinnamon, ground fenugreek, dried garlic, ground sunflower seeds, ground sesame seeds, dried kelp, dehydrated alfalfa meal, dried whey product, casein, dried carrots, dried celery, dried beets, dried parsley, dried lettuce, dried watercress, dried spinach, potassium chloride, salt, lecithin, taurine, l-lysine, dl-methionine, brewers dried yeast, dried saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, zinc amino acid complex, choline chloride, iron amino acid complex, vitamin e supplement, manganese amino acid complex, copper amino acid complex, vitamin b12 supplement, vitamin a acetate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin d3 supplement, riboflavin, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, biotin, cobalt proteinate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), citric acid, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract
Protein min:
26%
Fat min:
16%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
9%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? 3,675 kcal/kg and approx. 550 kcal/cup (calculated)
Single-source meat formula? Yes, strictly fish based (whitefish and salmon). Contains chicken fat!
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Ocean Blue
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.
- On 06/03/08 Timberwolf posted a message on their website that it has ordered retailers to pull bags of this product dated best by 20 Feb 2009 or 8 March 2009 off the shelves due to unspecified problems, after several dogs reportedly refusing to eat it, developing diarrhea or vomiting.

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - Potato & Duck Formula
Main Ingredients:
Potatoes, duck meal, duck, canola oil (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols),
Lesser Ingredients:
Potato fiber, natural flavor, salmon oil, flaxseed, lecithin, potassium chloride, choline chloride, inulin, taurine, lysine, l-carnitine, yucca, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid (vitamin B9)
Protein min:
21%
Fat min:
10%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? 465 kcal/cup
Single-source meat formula? Yes, contains duck only.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Potato & Duck Formula
Additional comments:
- Due to its low protein content I would recommend adding low-carb canned food or fresh meat on a regular basis.
- For some dogs the fat content may be too low to maintain a healthy skin and coat, supplementing with a good quality fish oil will help.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - Sweet Potato & Fish Formula
Main Ingredients:
Sweet potatoes, potatoes, salmon, salmon meal, canola oil (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols),
Lesser Ingredients:
Potato fiber, natural flavor, salmon oil, flaxseed, potassium chloride, choline chloride, inulin, taurine, l-carnitine, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid (vitamin B9)
Protein min:
21%
Fat min:
10%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? n/a
Single-source meat formula? Yes, contains salmon only.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Sweet Potato & Fish Formula
Additional comments:
- Due to its low protein content I would recommend adding low-carb canned food or fresh meat on a regular basis.
- For some dogs the fat content may be too low to maintain a healthy skin and coat, supplementing with a good quality fish oil will help.
- The recent addition of potato and potato fiber to the previously strictly fish and sweet potato formula may pose a problem for dogs eating it who tolerate sweet potato but not regular potato!
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance - Sweet Potato & Venison Formula
Main Ingredients:
Sweet potatoes, venison, venison meal, potato protein, canola oil,
Lesser Ingredients:
Potato fiber, flaxseed, natural flavor, choline chloride, natural mixed tocopherols, taurine, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, d-calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid (vitamin B9)
Protein min:
20%
Fat min:
10%
Fiber max:
4%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a
Caloric density? n/a
Single-source meat formula? Yes, contains venison only.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Sweet Potato & Venison Formula
Additional comments:
- Due to its low protein content I would recommend adding low-carb canned food or fresh meat on a regular basis.
- For some dogs the fat content may be too low to maintain a healthy skin and coat, supplementing with a good quality fish oil will help.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: All Life Stages.

Petcurean - Now Grain Free Puppy Formula
Main Ingredients:
Deboned turkey, potato flour, pea, potato, whole dried egg, pea fibre, tomato, apple, flaxseed, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Natural flavors, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, sun dried alfalfa, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, lecithin, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, fruit: ( pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, papaya, pineapple), vegetables: ( carrots, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, garlic), cottage cheese, schizochytrium algae (natural source of DHA), zeolite, vitamins: ( vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, niacin: source of vitamin B3, thiamine mononitrate: source of vitamin B1, pyridoxine hydrochloride: source of vitamin B6, riboflavin : source of vitamin B2, vitamin K, beta-carotene, inositol: source of vitamin B8, d-calcium panthothenate, vitamin D3, folic acid: (source of vitamin B9) biotin: source of vitamin B7 or H, vitamin B12) , minerals: (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite) , prebiotics: (chicory root extract, mannanoligosaccharides), probiotics: lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, enterococcus faecium, bifido bacterium thermophilum), ascorbyl-polyphosphate, digestive enzymes: ( dried trichoderma viride fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract) , kelp, taurine, dl methionine, l-lysine, yucca schidigera extract, marigold extract, l-carnitine, dried rosemary
Protein min:
28%
Fat min:
18%
Fiber max:
3%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? n/a
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, duck, fish and egg.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Now Grain Free Puppy Formula
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Growth.

Petcurean - Now Grain Free Adult Formula
Main Ingredients:
Deboned turkey, potato flour, pea, apple, whole dried egg, pea fibre, tomato, potato, flaxseed, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Natural flavors, de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, sun dried alfalfa, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, lecithin, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, fruit: ( pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, papaya, pineapple), vegetables: ( carrots, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, garlic), cottage cheese, zeolite, vitamins: ( vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, niacin: source of vitamin B3 thiamine mononitrate: source of vitamin B1, pyridoxine hydrochloride: source of vitamin B6, riboflavin : source of vitamin B2, vitamin K, beta-carotene, inositol: source of vitamin B8, d-calcium panthothenate, vitamin D3, folic acid: (source of vitamin B9) biotin, source of vitamin B7 or H, vitamin B12) , minerals: (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite) , prebiotics: (chicory root extract, mannanoligosaccharides), probiotics: lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, enterococcus faecium, bifido bacterium thermophilum), ascorbyl-polyphosphate, digestive enzymes: ( dried trichoderma viride fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract) , kelp, taurine, dl methionine, l-lysine, yucca schidigera extract, marigold extract,l-carnitine, dried rosemary
Protein min:
26%
Fat min:
16%
Fiber max:
4%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? n/a
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, duck, fish and egg.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Now Grain Free Adult Formula
Additional comments:
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Maintenance.

Petcurean - Now Grain Free Senior/Weight Management Formula
Main Ingredients:
Deboned turkey, potato flour, apple, pea fibre, pea, potato, tomato, sun dried alfalfa,canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E),
Lesser Ingredients:
Chicken liver (a source of natural flavor) , de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), whole dried egg, flaxseed, lecithin, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, fruit: ( pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, papaya, pineapple), vegetables: ( carrots, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, alfalfa sprouts, garlic), cottage cheese, zeolite, vitamins: ( vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, niacin: source of vitamin B3 thiamine mononitrate: source of vitamin B1, pyridoxine hydrochloride: source of vitamin B6, riboflavin : source of vitamin B2, vitamin K, beta-carotene, inositol: source of vitamin B8, d-calcium panthothenate, vitamin D3, folic acid: (source of vitamin B9) biotin: (source of vitamin B7 or H, vitamin B12) , minerals: (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite) , prebiotics: (chicory root extract, mannanoligosaccharides), probiotics: lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei, enterococcus faecium, bifido bacterium thermophilum), glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbyl-polyphosphate, digestive enzymes: ( dried trichoderma viride fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract) , kelp, taurine, dl-methionine, l-lysine, yucca schidigera extract, marigold extract, l-carnitine, chondroitin sulphate, dried rosemary
Protein min:
24%
Fat min:
10%
Fiber max:
6%
Moisture max:
10%
Ash max:
n/a%
Caloric density? n/a
Single-source meat formula? No, contains turkey, duck, chicken, fish and egg.
High-Protein/Low-Carb formula? No
Menadione used as a supplement? No
Product Website: Now Grain Free Senior/Weight Management Formula
Additional comments:
- Please note that unlike the Puppy and Adult formulas, this food contains chicken (chicken liver). Avoid the product if you know your dog is allergic or sensitive to chicken.
- AAFCO Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Maintenance.




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