Is Happy Paws Dry Dog Food Good?
Happy Paws 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 might work best whem combined with other high meat pet food to balance the diet.
What We like
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- No Plant Protein in Top Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- No Ingredients that might Disrupt Digestion
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsThere is only one recipe in the line. There is no other flavors as we can see.
Recipe to review
To rate Happy Paws Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Happy Paw New Zealand Lamb Formula.
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||27%|
|Fat||15% or more||16%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||43%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||4.4%|
36 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.
Lamb MealAnimal Protein
Whole Brown RiceCarbs
Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed TocopherolsFat
Chicken LiverAnimal Protein
TipsMost ingredients are considered as clear ingredients, but we do find 3 Concerned and 1 Notice ingredients from Happy Paw New Zealand Lamb Formula. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Tomato Pomace
- Organic Garlic
- Sea Salt
- Whole Brown Rice
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.
0 / 7 (0%)in top 7 ingredients
27%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 Medium !
It looks like it contains a moderate amount of meat. Your furbabies should still be fine with it.
Happy Paws 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 1 recipe, the group has an average of 27% protein, 16% fat and 43% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is -3 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is 1 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 15 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Happy Paws 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
- Medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Happy Paws Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Happy Paws Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food that we think it is best to feed with other pet food with higher meat as a whole to balance the diet.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.