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Fromm Four-Star Wet DOG FOOD Review

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5.7
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Food scores are based on ingredient quality and safety. For more information, view our  evaluation criteria.

Fromm Four-Star Shredded Turkey in Gravy Entrée Dog Food

With a score of 5.8/10, Fromm Diner is considered a moderate risk dog food according to our criteria. There are 4 recipes that average 40% protein and 30% carbohydrate as calculated on a dry matter basis.  

This line has higher carbohydrates than we like in a canned dog food so it loses ingredient quality points. The carbs come from grains and starches that include potatoes, peas, kidney beans, white beans and pinto beans. Excessive carbohydrates are an indicator of low quality foods as they’re often used to keep costs down. Large amounts of starch can increase insulin levels, cause obesity and negatively impact gut balance.  

This line also loses significant ingredient quality points for excessive added vitamins and minerals in each of its recipes. This usually reflects poor quality or overly processed ingredients. Ideally, these nutrients should come from whole food sources. Vitamin and mineral excesses, especially vitamin D and copper, can also result from vitamin premixes.

The ingredient safety score raises several concerns. Fromm Four Star Canned is a highly-processed canned dog food, causing a loss of ingredient safety points. Canned foods are heated before and during canning, which will cause significant losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Processed foods are also linked to higher mortality rates in many species. 

Each recipe has potatoes, which is a GMO crop, in the top 5 ingredients. There are limited safety studies on genetically modified and Roundup Ready crops although they are lacking in nutrients compared to non-GMO foods. GMO crops also strip nutrients from soils, lead to increased pesticide risk and may be involved in bee die-off. 

Ingredients known for high pesticide or herbicide residues are used, like pinto, kidney and white beans and peas, causing a loss of points. Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers pose a significant health risk to plants, animals and soils. Foods with the largest reported amount of residue are penalized, including crops that are known to be spray-dried with glyphosate. 

These recipes don’t specify whether the fish ingredients are farmed or wild caught. Farmed fish is less nutritious than wild caught fish and doesn’t contain the same healthy fatty acid balance. 

Fromm doesn’t state the omega-6:omega-3 ratio in their foods. While this is true of most foods, AAFCO allows a very inflammatory limit of 30:1. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease.

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