PetFresh is a newer brand that is in a REFRIGERATED/SECTION of the grocery store and pet food store.
It actually is very fresh. That in itself makes it better than all other dry and canned pet foods.
Look at the ingredient analysis. It’s 78% water.
Ok that’s fine, so is fresh meat for humans yet fresh meat is loaded with protein.
Now let’s look at the protein and fat. They never list actual content, just percentages.
10% protein 6 % fat. Only 6% fat, sounds great. Wrong.
Let’s look at the grams of these and the calories.
10% protein of one pound of this meat is 1.6 ounces. Convert 1.6 ounces into grams we have 45 grams of protein in one pound.
If we buy chicken breast at a readily available $1.99 per pound at the grocery store, that one pound will have about 100 grams of protein which comes out to $.50 per 25 grams. The protein content is 22%.
The Fresh Pet roll cost $12.99 for 6 pounds, that’s about $2.30 per pound with tax, almost the same price as lean chicken breast that has per serving only 1 gram of fat.
Now let’s look at the fat content of Fresh Pet roll dog food, it’s 6% (and the protein content is 10%). That’s half the protein of fresh raw chicken breast so already our cost is more than raw chicken breast at the market, like double. The fat content is 28 grams in one pound.
There is 4 grams of fat in one pound of chicken breast (no skin) so that makes Fresh Pet fat content 7 times greater, that’s 600% more fat and you are paying double the cost than buying fresh raw chicken breast at the market you feed yourself at $1.99 per pound. Even if it’s $2.99 per pound you are saving money buying fresh meat for your dog while you are also feeding him 7 times less fat.
ALL DOG FOOD IS A RIPOFF as they all have high fat content and less protein than FRESH CHICKEN BREAST you feed yourself.
And OMG start comparing fresh chicken breast for your dog to the really expensive dog foods sold at Petco and Petsmart and be ready for a real shock. These can be like 8 times the cost.
I believe this is why they NEVER put the protein content on these items, presenting % deceives the consumer.
Here’s another dog food I found, at first I was so excited about it thinking it would be great, it’s 4health brand trout and lentil formula. It’s more like trout and sunflower oil formula. It’s basically like giving your dog deep fried fish at Long John Silvers, although the fish is good protein, the greasy oil wreaks havoc on the immune system, the digestive system, endocrine functions, a host of other things. Think of added oils in food as OIL SLICKS. Sunflower oil is #3 ingredient.
It’s available at a very good price at Tractor Supply stores, and although it may be a satisfactory enough food for your dog, especially if it gets lots of exercise, look at the web page by clicking on the photo, and notice the ingredient breakdown and how much fat is in it, 27% protein, 15% fat.
Keep in mind that fat has double the calories as protein, thus when looking at these in a calorie perspective, that ratio is like 27% protein calories to 30% fat calories. That is like buying the cheapest hamburger meat at the store which when you cook it is loaded with grease. In the wild dogs would never get this much fat in their diets.
Their standard line has a weight management one that is much lower in fat. OK great, let’s buy that one! Not so fast, unless you think feeding your dog powdered trees and paper is good, it contains powdered cellulose which is ground up trees, which is sawdust made into powder. DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG TREES.
Lamb Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Lentils, Sweet Potatoes, Powdered Cellulose, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Axseed, Natural Avor, Ocean Fish Meal, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, L-Carnitine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Kale, Chia Seed, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Oranges, Quinoa, Dried Kelp, Coconut, Spinach, Carrots, Papaya, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Chondroitin Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
This story is to be continued…………