Only Natural Pet EasyRaw (Dehydrated)


Rating: ★★★½☆

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw dehydrated dog food earns the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3.5 stars.

The Only Natural Pet EasyRaw product line lists four dehydrated raw dog foods, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages.

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

  • Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Chicken and Oats
  • Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Beef and Sweet Potato
  • Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Lamb and Sweet Potato
  • Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Turkey and Sweet Potato

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Turkey and Sweet Potato was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Turkey and Sweet Potato

Dehydrated Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 27% | Fat = 9% | Carbs = 56%

Ingredients: Turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots, whole egg, broccoli, cranberries, celery, yellow split pea, flax seeds, apples, almond bran, tricalcium phosphate, alfalfa, basil, dried kelp, ginger root, spinach, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, reduced iron, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, vitamin B12

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 8.1%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis24%8%NA
Dry Matter Basis27%9%56%
Calorie Weighted Basis26%21%54%
Protein = 26% | Fat = 21% | Carbs = 54%

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

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

The second 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 third ingredient includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

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

The fifth ingredient is 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 sixth ingredient includes cranberries, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.

The seventh ingredient includes celery. Although raw celery can be very high in water, it can still contribute a notable amount of dietary fiber as well as other healthy nutrients.

The eighth ingredient includes peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

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, we find flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

Next, 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.

In addition, although we find a couple of added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list, we’re reassured to find a detailed list of naturally present nutrients on the company’s website.

And lastly, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Non-chelated minerals are usually associated with lower quality dog foods.

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw
Dehydrated Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Only Natural Pet EasyRaw looks like an above-average dry 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 27%, a fat level of 9% and estimated carbohydrates of about 56%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 25% and a mean fat level of 14%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 54% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 54%.

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

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the peas, flaxseed and alfalfa, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw is a plant-based dehydrated raw dog food using a moderate amount of poultry, beef or lamb as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3.5 stars.


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

01/16/2016 Last Update

  1. Adapted by the Dog Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition
  • LabsRawesome

    If it’s significantly higher in protein, yes.

  • cindyq

    I wonder if this would change the rating?

  • LabsRawesome

    If you look near the bottom of the review it notes the date of last update. This review’s last update was 7-16-14 so there could have been an ingredient change since the last update. Your bag or the foods website will have the correct info. DFA reviews are updated every 18 months, so this one should be updated soon.

  • cindyq

    Is this a current review? I noticed that meat is listed as their first ingredient now not sweet potatoes.

  • AlyC

    Hi Mike – Can you please evaluate/rate Only Natural Pet Store’s Freeze Dried Patties & Nibblets? They have beef, chicken, venison and fish varieties. I am particularly interested in the fish. They have nothing on their website about the manufacturing process or if it is outsourced. And nothing about if batches are tested as they are at Stella & Chewy’s. Tahnks for your help.

  • Ron

     I think you may be seeing their MAX-MEAT
    recipe. Which does have by first glace much more meat protein.
    I think its 34% protein and 20% fat.

  • Dawn

    Two cents lol
    Not at all like ziwipeak completely different. My girls ate it a couple of times then never wanted it again the texture is exactly like NIBBS LICORICE exactly. It’s really to good. But just had to say its very far from ziwi

  • monkey

    I’m not seeing that anywhere. Your best bet is to contact them as they dont have to change labels for a few months. I hope they did add more meat though. 

  • Mlsturgeon69

    It seems like they have changed the recipe and added more meat to the product. Does anyone know if this is so?

  • Danielrozen
  • Hi Paul… Great idea. I’ll look into adding that feature soon. Thanks for the cool suggestion.

  • Paul Lewis The Green K9

    I just had a great idea for your website….Would there be a way to add a Button to “E-Mail this link to a friend” . It would make selling dog food so much easier for us. We currently have a Computer set up in our shop that is in the Food area opened to your website. We invite them to look up the food they are feeding and compare to what we have in the shop. We can usually open their eyes in the shop but some people need more to compare.
    Just a thought
    Paul Lewis

  • Jan (Mom to Cavs)

    @Ron….I just got an email from ONP about their Max Meat today. It kinda reminds me of a “knock-off” of Ziwipeak.

  • Ron

    The product above reminds be a bit of Sojos, which is heavy plant based .
    The one below looks to be a bit different.

    I’m not sure this has been reviewed but it seems fairly new to me. A product they call MAX-MEAT, doesn’t look to bad at first glance.But a bit pricey for everyday, I suppose.

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Carol – You are certainly right, “Too much filler” in this food! I can imagine any dog eating primarily sweet potatoes will have problems of some sort. Why not choose a 5* raw food?

  • Carol

    My Belgian shepard lost an alarming amount of weight on this dog food in one month, was lathargic and hungry constantly. Too much filler, messy pickup and recommended food amounts are off base. Switched to a quality kibble and saw instant increase in energy.

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