Is Barking Heads Dry Dog Food Good?
Barking Heads Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5-star rating — around 20% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are quite fine, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
What We like
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- No Chemicals or Suspicious Ingredients
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
- Seems No Organic Minerals
- Seems No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
「Chief of Food」Fat Hill
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
Recipe and 1st Ingredient
Doggylicious Duck1️⃣Duck 🍚Carbs：43%
Puppy Days1️⃣Salmon 🍚Carbs：37%
Top-Dog Turkey1️⃣Turkey 🍚Carbs：39%
Pooched Salmon1️⃣Salmon 🍚Carbs：48%
TipsRecipes have different ratings. This means they might be designed a bit differently.
Recipe to review
To rate Barking Heads Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Fish-n-delish.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||24%|
|Fat||15% or more||19%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||43%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||3.9%|
17 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
White FishAnimal Protein
PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Dried SalmonAnimal Protein
LucerneCarbs, Plant Protein
I quite like the overall ingredients from this recipe.
There are 1 Concerned and 0 Notice ingredients from Fish-n-delish. Check from the above list to view the details.
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
24%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Low to medium !
It looks like it contains some amount of meat. Your furbabies would prefer something with more meat!
Barking Heads Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 5 recipes, the group has an average of 27% protein, 19% fat and 42% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is -3 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is 4 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 14 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Barking Heads Dry Dog Food has an carbs level higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Low to medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Barking Heads Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Barking Heads Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.
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