Is Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked Dry Dog Food Good?
Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked Dry Dog Food is a "nearly best" pet food line with a 4.5-star rating — around 7% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to be higher in protein and less in carbs, contain mainly named animal products as main ingredients, and a significant amount of meat. We recommend this!
What We like
- High Protein — over 35%!
- Lower in Carbs — Less than 34%
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- No Plant Protein in Top Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- Oven-Baked to Retain More Nutrition
What We Concern
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- 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 similar ratings. This means they are quite similar.
Recipe to review
To rate Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Age-free Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa Raw Blend Baked Kibble With Grains.
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||33%|
|Fat||15% or more||19%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||32%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||5.7%|
55 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
QuinoaCarbs, Plant Protein
Chicken LiverAnimal Protein
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Chicken GizzardAnimal Protein
Coconut FlourCarbs, Plant Protein
Pumpkin SeedFat, Plant Protein
Chia SeedFat, Carbs, Plant Protein
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation ProductProbiotics
TipsMost ingredients are considered as clear ingredients, but we do find 5 Concerned and 1 Notice ingredients from Age-free Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa Raw Blend Baked Kibble With Grains. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Pearled Barley
- Sodium Selenite
- Dicalcium Phosphate
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
33%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 to high !
It looks like it contains a significant amount of meat and majority of the protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will like it like I do!
Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked 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 7 recipes, the group has an average of 38% protein, 17% fat and 29% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 8 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 2 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 1 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked Dry Dog Food has an carbs level that is close to our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Higher Protein and lower carbs
- Major ingredients from animals
- Medium to high level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 4.5 star rating.
Do we recommend Stella and Chewy’s Raw Blend Baked Dry Dog Food ?It is a good quality above average pet food that we recommend.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.