Is Pronature Holistic Dry Dog Food Good?
Pronature Holistic 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
- No Plant Protein in Top Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- 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.
TipsRecipes have different ratings, and some of the recipes contains grains.
Recipe to review
To rate Pronature Holistic Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Pronature Chicken and Sweet Potato Puppy Growth.
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||30%|
|Fat||15% or more||19%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||37%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||5%|
67 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.
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Herring MealAnimal Protein
Chicken Fat Preserved With Natural Mixed TocopherolsFat
Dried Potato ProductsCarbs
Dried EggsAnimal Protein
Dried Tomato PomaceCarbs
Dried Beet PulpCarbs
Dried Apple PomaceCarbs
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Yeast ExtractPlant Protein Concentrate
Dried Chicory RootCarbs
Crab And Shrimp MealAnimal Protein
Dl-alpha Tocopherol AcetateSupplement
Yucca Schidigera ExtractCarbs
Organic Dried BlueberriesCarbs
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
New Zealand Green MusselAnimal Protein
Sea CucumberAnimal Protein
Organic Dried RosemaryCarbs
Organic Dried ParsleyCarbs
Organic Dried SpearmintCarbs
Organic Dried KelpCarbs
Organic Dehydrated Alfalfa MealCarbs, Plant Protein
Organic Green Tea ExtractOthers
Organic Dried SpinachCarbs
Organic Dried BroccoliCarbs
Organic Dried CarrotsCarbs
Organic Dried CauliflowerCarbs
Vitamine A AcetateSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
TipsWe find 9 Concerned and 4 Notice ingredients from Pronature Chicken and Sweet Potato Puppy Growth. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Pearled Barley
- Oat Groats
- Dried Potato Products
- Dried Tomato Pomace
- Dried Beet Pulp
- Dried Apple Pomace
- Yeast Extract
- Sodium Selenite
- Brown Rice
- Rice Bran
- Powdered Cellulose
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
30%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.
Pronature Holistic 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 8 recipes, the group has an average of 29% protein, 18% fat and 38% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is -1 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is 3 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 10 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Pronature Holistic 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 Pronature Holistic Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Pronature Holistic 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.