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WholeHearted Grain-Free Adult Chicken and Whitefish Dinner 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.

6
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WholeHearted Grain-Free Adult Chicken and Whitefish Dinner Wet Dog Food
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WholeHearted Grain-Free Adult Chicken and Whitefish Dinner Wet Dog Food

WholeHearted Grain-Free Adult Chicken and Whitefish Dinner Wet Dog Food
6
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.

Ingredient Quality

6 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 16% 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 expensive 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.

Ingredient Safety

6 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 in the top 5 ingredients including peas 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

  • Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is not provided. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more
  • 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

Ingredients On Package

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Whitefish, Carrots, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Pea Protein, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Tuna Oil, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Choline Chloride, Reduced Iron, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 7%
Crude Fat (min) 4%
Crude Fiber (max) 1%
Moisture (max) 84%

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