Carna4 Easy-Chew Venison Formula Air Dried Dog Food

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

7.5
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Carna4 Easy-Chew Venison Formula Air Dried Dog Food

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7.5
4 color scale

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

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Ingredient Quality

8 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 35% carbohydrate Dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate but they are used for energy, texture and taste. Starch is also required for extrusion in dry foods. Excessive carbohydrate is an indicator of food quality as they can be used to reduce manufacturing cost. Foods that are high in carbohydrate can raise insulin and cause obesity. Some studies also show that dogs fed a high carbohydrate content have changes to their gut bacteria. Learn more
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Ingredient Safety

7 out of 10

  • Product is moderately processed Heating foods will cause losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Learn more
  • Contains known GMO ingredients including potato There are limited safetey studies on geneticaly modified and Roundup Ready crops although they are lacking in nutrients compared to non-GMO foods. GMO crops also strip nutrients from soils, require increased pesticide risk and may be involved in bee die-off. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues including apple and potato Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers pose a significant health risk to plants, animals and soils. Foods with the largest reported amount of residue will be penalized, including crops that are known to be spray-dried with glyphosate. Learn more

Other Concerns

Notable product facts

  • Product doesn't specify whether the fish is farmed or wild caught Farmed fish is less nutritious than wild caught fish and does not contain the same healthy fatty acid balance. Fish farming also threatens wild fish species. Learn more
  • Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is not provided. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more

Ingredients On Package

Venison, venison liver, eggs, ground organic sprouted barley seed, herring, perch, salmon, sweet potato, ground fava beans, ground organic sprouted flaxseed, ground organic sprouted lentils, ground organic sprouted peas, potato starch, apples, carrots, sea salt, kelp, baking soda

Guaranteed Analysis







Crude Protein (min) 29%
Crude Fat (min) 15%
Crude Fiber (max) 4%
Moisture (max) 10%
Omega-6 (min.) 1.2%
Omega-3 (min.) 2.9%

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