Darwin’s Natural Selections Duck Recipe Raw 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.

8.5
4 color scale
Darwin's Natural Selections Duck Recipe Raw Dog Food

Darwin’s Natural Selections Duck Recipe Raw Dog Food

Darwin's Natural Selections Duck Recipe Raw Dog Food
8.5
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

7 out of 10

  • Contains fats that are highly processed or inflammatory Seed oils, such as safflower, sunflower or flaxseed oil, provide calories and taste. They are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which can cause systemic and gut inflammation. Other oils like soybean are highly processed and may contain trans fats. Studies shows that ultra processed foods are linked to a higher rate of all-cause mortality in humans. Learn more
  • Contains unspecified animal sources, which are a less expensive source of meat While protein from animal sources is an important ingredient that’s highly digestible, the animal source should be named. You will want to see beef, salmon or chicken, not animal, fish or poultry. Unnamed protein sources are of much lower quality, especially meals, which are typically from rendered waste. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive minerals Five or more added minerals indicate a lower quality food that’s lacking naturally occurring minerals from whole food sources.
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Ingredient Safety

9 out of 10

  • Product is moderately processed Heating foods will cause losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues including celery 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 provide the omega-6:omega-3 ratio Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more
  • 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

Ingredients On Package

Antibiotic-Free Meat (74.16%):, Whole Duck (including bone), Duck Heads(including bone), Duck Necks(including bone), Duck Gizzards, Duck Livers, Duck Hearts, Organic Vegetables (24.64%):, Sweet Potato, Lettuce, Squash(seasonal), Carrots, Celery, Parsley, Special Nutrient Mix (1.20%):, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Fish Oil, Proprietary Vitamin and Mineral Mix

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 45%
Crude Fat (min) 36%
Crude Fiber (max) 2%
Moisture (max) 8%

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