PetPlate Dog Food Review | Rating
Rating of PetPlate dog food
PetPlate Dog Food receives top rating from The Advisor of 5 Stars.
The PetPlate product line includes the 4 freshly cooked dog foods listed below.
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile, if available … GRowth (puppy), M.Maintenance (adult), ONll stages of life, S.complementary or U.nspecified.
Recipe and label analysis
PetPlate Barkin ‘Beef Entree was chosen to display the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutritional analysis.
The following label and nutrient data is calculated on a dry matter basis.
PetPlate Barkin ‘Beef Entree
Chilled dog food
Estimated nutrient content of dry matter
Protein = 31% | Fat = 22nd% | Carbohydrates = 39%.
Ingredients: ground beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, beef liver, carrots, apples, peas, pumpkin, dicalcium phosphate, natural flavor, safflower oil, calcium carbonate, salmon oil, minerals (iron fumarate, zinc oxide, manganese gluconate, magnesium oxide, potassium iodide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement) , Pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], Thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], Vitamin D3 supplement), mixed tocopherols (preservatives), taurine, salt
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.6%.
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|Guaranteed analysis||8th%||6%||N / A|
|Dry matter base||31%||22%||39%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||25%||43%||32%|
Protein = 25th% | Fat = 43% | Carbohydrates = 32%.
PetPlate dog food ingredient analysis
The first ingredient in this dog food is beef. Beef is defined as “the clean meat of slaughtered cattle” and includes skeletal or muscle tissue of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.
Beef is naturally rich in all ten of the essential amino acids a dog needs to sustain life.
The second ingredient contains sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in dog foods. They’re naturally high in fiber and beta-carotene.
The third ingredient is potato, a gluten-free source of digestible carbohydrates. With the exception of their calorie content, potatoes are only of modest nutritional value to a dog.
The next ingredient is Beef liveran organ meat obtained from a named animal and therefore considered a beneficial ingredient.
The fifth item lists Carrotsthat are high in beta-carotene, minerals, and fiber.
The sixth shot is Apple, a nutritious fruit that is also high in fiber.
The seventh list of ingredients Peas. Peas are a great source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they are rich in natural fibers.
However, peas contain around 25% protein, a factor that needs to be taken into account when assessing the meat content of this dog food.
The eighth ingredient is pumpkin, a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene, and fiber.
The ninth ingredient is Dicalcium phosphate, probably used here as a dietary supplement with calcium.
From here the list contains a Number of other articles.
But to be realistic, ingredients that are so low on the list are (other than dietary supplements) likely not to be influenced the overall rating of this PetPlate product.
Remarkable at 4 Exceptions…
First we find Safflower oilwhich is nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. Because these oils are rich in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3 fatty acids, they are considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.
Safflower oil is characterized by its resistance to heat damage when cooking.
Next we notice the inclusion of Salmon oil. Salmon oil is naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids of the EPA and DHA types. These two high quality fats provide the highest bioavailability for dogs and humans.
Salmon oil should be viewed as a laudable addition depending on its freshness and purity.
additionally Minerals The ones listed here don’t appear to be chelated. And that can make it harder to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually associated with higher quality dog foods.
And finally this recipe includes Taurine, an important amino acid that is linked to the healthy functioning of the heart muscle. Although taurine is not normally considered essential in dogs, some dogs have been shown to be deficient in this critical nutrient.
Because taurine deficiency is more common in pets eating grain-free diets, we see its presence in this recipe as a positive addition.
PetPlate Fresh Dog Food looks like one just because of its ingredients above average wet product.
The dashboard shows a dry matter protein value of 31%, a fat content of 22% and an estimated carbohydrate of around 39%.
As a group, the brand has an average protein content of 29% and an average fat content of 16%. Taken together, these numbers indicate a carbohydrate content of 46% for the entire product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of around 55%.
Which means that this PetPlate product …
Above average protein. Below average fat. And above average carbohydrates compared to a typical fresh dog food.
Even when you factor in the protein-boosting effects of peas, this still looks like the profile of a fresh dog food that contains a remarkable amount of meat.
Our rating of PetPlate dog food
PetPlate contains both grain free and Grain included freshly cooked dog food. Each recipe uses a remarkable amount of named meat as the main source of animal protein, which is what earns the brand 5 Stars. Other flavors and recipes receive 4 to 4.5 stars.
Has PetPlate been called back?
The following automated list (if any) contains them all Dog food reminds since 2009 in connection with PetPlate.
No recalls noted.
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What actual users are saying
Example buyer rating… “My dog loves this food! Her weight has stabilized and she is not gaseous at all. I have tried almost all dog food delivery companies and Pet Plate is my favorite! Great customer service! ”
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Example buyer rating… “My dogs love Petplate. The package arrives very well packed with dry ice and the food remains frozen. Very good customer service. Highly recommended.”
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12/20/2020 Last update