Farmina Vet Life RECOUP WET 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.

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Farmina Vet Life RECOUP WET Dog FOOD

Farmina Vet Life RECOUP WET Dog FOOD

Farmina Vet Life RECOUP WET Dog FOOD
7
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

  • Product is calculated to contain 22.44% 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 it 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
  • 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

7 out of 10

  • Product is highly processed Canned foods are heated before and during canning, which will cause significant losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues including pea fiber 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

chicken, sweet potatoes, hydrolyzed fish, chicken liver, sardines, tuna, egg yolk, quinoa seed, herring oil, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, inulin, yeast extract, pea fiber, salt, brewers dried yeast, green tea extract, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc methionine hydroxy analogue chelate, manganese methionine hydroxy analogue chelate, ferrous glycine, copper methionine hydroxy analogue chelate, selenium yeast, calcium iodate, taurine.

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 11.6%
Crude Fat (min) 5.7%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.24%
Moisture (max) 73%

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