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Tender & True ORGANIC TURKEY & LIVER CANNED 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.

6.5
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Tender & True ORGANIC TURKEY & LIVER CANNED DOG FOOD
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Tender & True ORGANIC TURKEY & LIVER CANNED DOG FOOD

Tender & True ORGANIC TURKEY & LIVER CANNED DOG FOOD
6.5
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 19.32% 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
  • 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
  • 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

8 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

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
  • 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
  • Glam ingredients Expensive or desirable ingredients like blueberries, kale or apples are often added to appeal to consumers but may be in miniscule amounts. If these foods are below salt or other low concentration ingredients, they contribute little or no nutritional value for your dog. 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

Organic turkey, Organic chicken broth, Organic chicken liver, Organic pea protein, Organic pea flour, Salt, Tricalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Salmon oil, Organic sunflower oil, Agar-agar, Calcium carbonate, Zinc proteinate, Thiamine mononitrate, Iron proteinate, Niacin supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Copper proteinate, Vitamin A supplement, Sodium selenite, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin supplement, Biotin, Manganese proteinate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, Calcium iodate, Folic acid.

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 9%
Crude Fat (min) 5%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.25%
Moisture (max) 78%

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