Tender & True ORGANIC CHICKEN & LIVER DRY 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.

5.5
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Tender & True ORGANIC CHICKEN & LIVER DRY DOG FOOD

Tender & True ORGANIC CHICKEN & LIVER DRY DOG FOOD

Tender & True ORGANIC CHICKEN & LIVER DRY DOG FOOD
5.5
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

5 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 37.25% 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 plant protein Plant-based protein sources are the least inexpensive substitute for quality animal protein. Whenever possible, animal sources of protein are preferred because they contain a wider array of amino acids than plant based protein sources and are more digestible. Learn more
  • 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
  • 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

6 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 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

  • 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
  • Ingredient splitting Splitting is a technique of manipulating the ingredient list to move certain ingredients higher or lower on the ingredient list. This is often used to diguise the amount of lower quality ingredients in the food, such as corn or peas. Learn more

Ingredients On Package

Organic chicken, Organic chicken meal, Organic dried peas, Organic chickpeas, Organic ­flaxseed meal, Organic tapioca starch, Organic chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Organic potato fl­our, Organic pea protein, Organic chicken liver, Natural ­flavor, Menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Choline chloride, Salt, Mixed tocopherols, Vitamins (L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E supplement, Inositol, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ribofl­avin supplement, d-Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, Citric acid (preservative), Vitamin B12 supplement, Folic acid), Potassium chloride, Minerals (Zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Zinc oxide, Copper proteinate, Sodium selenite, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Potassium iodide).

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 26%
Crude Fat (min) 16%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.75%
Moisture (max) 10%

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