Stella & Chewy’s WIDE OPEN PRAIRIE RECIPE WITH CAGE-FREE CHICKEN 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.

4.5
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Stella & Chewy's WIDE OPEN PRAIRIE RECIPE WITH CAGE-FREE CHICKEN Dog Food

Stella & Chewy’s WIDE OPEN PRAIRIE RECIPE WITH CAGE-FREE CHICKEN Dog Food

Stella & Chewy's WIDE OPEN PRAIRIE RECIPE WITH CAGE-FREE CHICKEN Dog Food
4.5
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

6 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 33% 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
  • 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.
  • Is fortified with excessive vitamins When vitamins come from whole food sources, they include the full spectrum of cofactors, which makes them safe and bioavailable. While a couple of added vitamins are acceptable, five or more implies the food is of poor nutritional value. Learn more
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Ingredient Safety

3 out of 10

  • Product is ultra processed Extruded foods are heated four separate times during production, which will cause major losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Studies shows that ultra processed foods are linked to a higher rate of all-cause mortality in humans. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues in the top 5 ingredients including peas and lentils 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
  • Contains natural flavor Natural flavors are often animal digest or MSG, which are low quality ingredients with limited safety studies. Learn more

Other Concerns

Notable product facts

  • Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is not provided. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more
  • Product label contains unsubstantiated marketing termsProduct label includes descriptions such as cage-free that suggest ingredients are better quality. These are purely marketing terms that have no legal meaning under pet food regulatory standardsLearn more

Ingredients On Package

Chicken, chicken meal, peas, lentils, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), chicken liver, natural chicken flavor, tomato pomace, chickpeas, tricalcium phosphate, flaxseed, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), taurine, tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, rosemary extract

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 30%
Crude Fat (min) 15%
Crude Fiber (max) 5%
Moisture (max) 10%

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