Is Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties Dog Food Good?
Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties Dog Food is a premium pet food line with a 5-star rating — among the top 7% of all the products we review.
They seem to be high in protein and low in carbs, contain mainly named animal products as main ingredients and a lot of meat. We strongly recommend this!
What We like
- Super High Protein — over 40%!
- Low Carbs — Less than 28%
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- No Chemicals or Suspicious Ingredients
- No Ingredients that might Disrupt Digestion
- Freeze-dried to Retain More Nutrition
What We Concern
- Include Plant Protein in Top 5 ingredients
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have similar ratings. This means they are quite similar.
Recipe to review
To rate Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties.
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||45% or more||51%|
|Fat||20% or more||30%|
|Carbs||Less than 10%||5%|
|Fiber||Less than 6%||5.3%|
38 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 LiverAnimal Protein
Chicken GizzardAnimal Protein
Pumpkin SeedFat, Plant Protein
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
TipsMost ingredients are considered as clear ingredients, but we do find 2 Concerned and 0 Notice ingredients from Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Sodium Selenite
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
51%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 High !
It looks like it is made of primarily animal ingredients, and most protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will love it just like me!
Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties 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 13 recipes, the group has an average of 45% protein, 36% fat and 5% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 0 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is 16 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is -5 (%) less than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties Dog Food has a better nutrition ratio compared to our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- High protein low carbs
- Major ingredients from animals
- Contains a lot of meat
Based on these, we can conclude Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties Dog Food is a pet food line with a 5 star rating.
Do we recommend Stella and Chewy’s Freeze-dried Raw Dinner Patties Dog Food ?It is a top quality premium pet food that we strongly recommend!
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.