Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes Dog Food receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3.5 stars.
The Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes product line includes four frozen dog foods, each intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.
This product is also available in Patties.
The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.
- Oma’s Pride Beef and Veggie Mix (2 stars)
- Oma’s Pride Lamb and Veggie Mix (2 stars)
- Oma’s Pride Turkey and Veggie Mix (5 stars)
- Oma’s Pride Chicken and Veggie Mix (5 stars)
Oma’s Pride Beef and Veggie Mix was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Oma's Pride Beef and Veggie Mix
Raw Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Beef meat, bone, heart, liver, kidney, broccoli, kale, and butternut squash
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 12.1%
Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||36%||49%||7%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||23%||73%||4%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is beef. Beef is defined as “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered cattle” and includes skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.1
Beef is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is beef bone, an excellent source of natural calcium.
The third ingredient is beef 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 fourth ingredient is beef liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The fifth ingredient is beef kidney, an organ meat low in fat and rich in protein and essential minerals.
The sixth ingredient includes broccoli. Broccoli is a healthy green vegetable and a member of the kale family. It’s notably rich in vitamin C and fiber and numerous other nutrients.
Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is believed to provide anti-cancer benefits.
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 is squash. Squash is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
We find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list. We would assume these essential nutrients are provided by the food ingredients in the recipe.
Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes Dog Food
The Bottom Line
Judging by its ingredients alone, Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes looks like an above-average raw dog food.
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.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 39% and a mean fat level of 48%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 123%.
Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical raw dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a raw product containing a significant amount of meat.
Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes is a meat-based grain-free raw dog food using a generous amount of species-specific meats and organs as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.
Recommended (but not as the sole component of a dog’s diet).
However, the higher fat content associated with this product may not be appropriate for every animal.
For even more raw diet suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.
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
07/30/2014 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩