Is Maintain Chunks Dry Dog Food Good?
Maintain Chunks Dry Dog Food is a pet food line rated in ( 1 to 1.5 stars ) — accounts for 7% of all the pet food we review.
They seem to have a certain level of carbs, and contain ingredients we highly concern. We do not recommend this pet food.
What We like
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
What We Concern
- Relatively Low Level of Protein
- More than 37% Carbs
- Majority of Ingredients lead to our Concern
- Seems No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- 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 Maintain Chunks Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor.
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||18%|
|Fat||15% or more||7%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||57%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||8.9%|
35 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.
Ground Yellow CornCarbs
Wheat Mill RunCarbs
Meat MealAnimal Protein
Bone MealAnimal Protein
Soybean MealPlant Protein Concentrate
Animal DigestAnimal Protein
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite ComplexSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Citric AcidFood Additive
TipsWe find 6 Concerned and 8 Notice ingredients from Maintain Chunks Meaty Flavor. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Ground Yellow Corn
- Tomato Pomace
- Sodium Selenite
- Vegetable Oil
- Citric Acid
- Wheat Mill Run
- Meat Meal
- Bone Meal
- Soybean Meal
- Animal Fat
- Animal Digest
- Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
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
18%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 !
It looks like it contains a limited amount of meat. Your furbabies would prefer something with more meat!
Maintain Chunks 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 18% protein, 7% fat and 57% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is -12 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is -8 (%) less than ideal
- Carbs is 29 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Maintain Chunks 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:
- Nutrition ratio, mainly the level of carbs raises our attention
- Ingredients might be worth to take a second look
- Low level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Maintain Chunks Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 1 star rating.
Do we recommend Maintain Chunks Dry Dog Food ?There are several things make us concerned, so we do not recommend it. If there is a very strong reason for you to choose it, try to mix with other pet food with higher meat to balance the diet.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.