Evermore Dog Food (Cooked Frozen)


Rating: ★★★★★

Evermore Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Evermore Dog Food product line includes two cooked frozen recipes, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult maintenance.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Evermore Beef Recipe
  • Evermore Chicken Recipe

Evermore Chicken Recipe was selected to represent both products in the line for this review.

Evermore Chicken Recipe

Frozen Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 41% | Fat = 17% | Carbs = 34%

Ingredients: Chicken breast and leg meat, chicken hearts, chicken livers, free-range eggs, organic sweet potatoes, organic carrots, sustainably grown kale, organic apples, sustainably grown blueberries, organic dandelion greens, organic oats, organic barley, sustainably grown parsley, safflower oil, calcium citrate, organic kelp, organic pumpkin seeds, organic alfalfa, wild-caught alaskan pollock oil, mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E, used as a natural preservative), choline bitartrate, zinc amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis41%17%NA
Dry Matter Basis41%17%34%
Calorie Weighted Basis35%36%29%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.1

Chicken is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The second ingredient is chicken heart. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing to us humans, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.

The third ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fourth ingredient includes eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The fifth ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in a dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

The sixth item includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The seventh ingredient is kale. Kale is a type of cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head. This dark green vegetable is especially rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C, vitamin K and calcium.

And like broccoli, kale contains sulforaphane, a natural chemical believed to possess potent anti-cancer properties.

The eighth ingredient includes apples, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.

The ninth ingredient includes blueberries. Blueberries are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With four notable exceptions

First, safflower oil is nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3’s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.

Safflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

Next, pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and, more importantly, linoleic acid — an essential omega-6 fat.

In addition, we note the inclusion of alfalfa, a flowering member of the pea family. Although alfalfa is high in protein (18%) and fiber, it’s uncommon to see it used in a dog food. This hay-family ingredient is more commonly associated with horse feeds.

And lastly, this food also contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.

Evermore Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Evermore Dog Food looks like an above-average wet product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 41%, a fat level of 17% and estimated carbohydrates of about 34%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 41% and a mean fat level of 20%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 32% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 48%.

Near-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the alfalfa, this looks like the profile of a wet product containing a notable amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Evermore is a meat-based cooked frozen dog food using a notable amount of chicken or beef as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

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Notes and Updates

12/05/2014 Last Update

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials
  • AJ

    I gotta tell you, I might have tried every premium dry dog food, and even raw diet on my dog. But he won’t eat anything but this stuff! So thankful for this company. They are very helpful as well. I highly recommend them!

  • Dori

    Again, thanks for your reply. One of my girls also has a poultry intolerance so I would only be ordering the beef. One of my girls is 15 years old the other two are 5 1/2 years old. : )

  • kn29

    No problem at all! This is his sole food and he is thriving and healthy on it, really nice, soft coat, bright eyes, no bad breath, and good energy (he is 8 years old) the only thing is I was accidentally overfeeding him and he gained about a pound so we are cutting back now! Poops twice a day and it’s all digested. Poos are a little smaller than with THK if I remember correctly. I was alternating beef and chicken but I found he has a chicken allergy so now it’s just the beef. FYI the owner of this company actually spent a month eating this food to prove that it really is human-grade!

  • Dori

    Thanks kn29 for your reply. Do you feed this solely to your dog (or dogs) or do you use this as a topper or is this a food in your rotational feeding? How are your dogs doing on this food? Have you been feeding your dogs this food for a while? Sorry about all the questions, I’m trying to get a feel for whether I want to add this into my dogs (3 toy dogs) rotation feeding. Also, one last question. How are their poops compared to Honest Kitchen and do your dogs seem to digest all the food or are you finding obvious pieces of fruits or veggies in the poop? THK is in my rotational feeding. Again, thanks.

  • Dori

    Thanks DogFoodie. If you order it by subscription I read that it’s free shipping. It looks pretty expensive if one were to try to feed large dogs. Small dogs it could work out. All 5 star foods seem to pretty high up in price. Raw, dehydrated and freeze dry are even more expensive. I know this isn’t raw but I think it would be like cooking at home for the dogs except they’ve done all the work.

    I remember hearing about the two ladies that started the company out of Brooklyn New York a few years back. If you recall, they were the two that ate their dog food for an entire month. They were on different morning shows and I think CNN reported on them too. I’d forgotten all about it until I saw them on Susan Thixton’s 2015 list of foods she would feel comfortable feeding her dogs. : )

  • DogFoodie

    Hi Dori,

    I was just reading info about Ever More this morning. It looks like great food from a great company. I haven’t looked into where I can buy it yet or the cost, but I’d love to try it.

  • kn29

    My dog is on this, I love it. I prefer it over Honest Kitchen because there is no mixing needed, its ready to go once thawed. My dog has eaten both the chicken and beef and loves it! Every dog I’ve seen goes nuts for this food.

  • Dori

    Has anyone fed this food? Thoughts please if you have and reasons if you haven’t. Thanks everyone.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja Dog Food Ninja

    Ruth, while I’m glade your dogs do well on this food and I think this is a fine product, I’d like to know how you are under the impression that dogs or their ancestors EVER ate grains? Grains are just an inedible grass seed that is very spars and seasonal. It requires human intervention with nature by way of farming in mono-cultures and cooking to create an edible product from grass seeds. Even large herbivores like cows don’t eat grass seeds. They eat grass. Or, well, they would eat grass if we didn’t make them eat corn. The only plant matter that has ever been part of wild dogs and wolves diets are leafy greens and fruits. You know, stuff that can just be plucked up and munched on or easily dug up. But none of that even made up a substantial portion of any canine diet. Ever. That’s why they have pointy teeth. :-)

  • Ruth

    I know of many dogs who are currently thriving on “Evermore”. In answer to some of the comments: 1)cooked versus raw – the differences are in palatability, digestibility and pathogen risk. This food simply tastes great to most dogs, so even very finicky eaters usually love this food. Sometimes dogs that have previously eaten raw, lose the taste for it or have problems digesting as they get older or frail. The gentle low temperature cooking process destroys potential pathogens without sacrificing the nutritional value of the food 2) Grain Free – “Evermore” does not claim to be grain free. It claims to not have any cheap fillers or common allergens such as wheat, corn or soy. The dog’s wild ancestors did consume some grain in their diet, as the prey that they consumed would have had grain products in their entrails. The high quality organic oats and barely comprise only 5% of the ingredient total and are there to promote digestive health. The website is: http://www.evermorepetfood.com for complete information
    Evermore is currently available throughout the Northeast and online. There is a store locater on the website.

  • erin c.

    THANK YOU for giving us a link to the places to buy these dog foods.
    It helps a lot.

  • erin c.

    This looks like really good food.

    Our old dog has been rejecting all dog food lately–can, dry, dry in water.
    When I offered cooked chicken with dry food in water, she eats the chicken and leaves the rest. She got down to eating almost nothing.

    What did we offer? Evo Chicken, Blue Wilderness Chicken or Duck, TOTW Chicken or Duck or Salmon, Chicken Soup, and many others–I have a list.

    Can dogs be allergic to chicken? I’ve stayed away from Beef dog food.
    Maybe some dog foods give her stomach aches and now she is afraid to eat it? Some do smell alike.

    The last couple of days I’ve been offering cooked rice, grnd. beef, peas & carrots.
    I also tried mixing some rice, froz. steamed peas & carrots with some can Chicken Soup for the soul. She ate it but only after I added peas & carrots.

    She ate 4 times today–by 1 p.m.
    Is eating rice not very fulfilling for dogs–sort of like eating Chinese food and then you are hungry soon after?
    Maybe she is making up for all the times she ate very little or nothing.

    She hasn’t spent that much time in the kitchen in a long time. “I want some more,” she seems to be saying when she looked at me in the kitchen today.

    Leftover Turkey, rice, and peas & carrots is next on the menu.

    This year I noticed they inject a lot of stuff into Turkeys.
    Is it ok to feed Turkey to a dog? No worse than chicken?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja Dog Food Ninja

    Those are grains, to be sure. They are pretty far down the list of ingredients, so I doubt they have much of a negative impact on the nutrition of the food, but I certainly question the logic of adding them in the first place.

  • Heather

    I’m confused why this food is labeled grain-free. It contains oats and barley. Are these not grains?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja Dog Food Ninja

    What’s their logic behind cooking the food? They could save a step and just freeze it raw. ;-)