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Original Pet Food Company Organic Dog Food earns the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The Original Pet Food Company Organic product line includes three canned 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.
- Original Pet Food Company Organic Beef
- Original Pet Food Company Organic Liver
- Original Pet Food Company Organic Beef and Liver
Original Pet Food Company Organic Beef was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Original Pet Food Company Organic Beef
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Organic beef, water sufficient for processing, minerals (calcium carbonate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D3 and vitamin B12 supplements, choline chloride, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid)
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.5%
Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||55%||21%||17%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||45%||41%||14%|
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 water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most canned dog foods.
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 one notable exception…
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.
Original Pet Food Company Organic Dog Food
The Bottom Line
Since this recipe contains a number of quality organic ingredients, we feel compelled to accord this line somewhat favored status as we consider its final rating.
That’s because organic ingredients must comply with notably more stringent government standards — standards which significantly restrict the use of any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, hormones or antibiotics.
Just the same, we still need to evaluate the product’s protein, fat and carbohydrate content.
Judging by its ingredients alone, Original Pet Food Company Organic looks like an above average canned 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 53% and a mean fat level of 17%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 22% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 33%.
Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical canned dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a wet product containing a significant amount of meat.
Original Pet Food Co. is a meat-based canned product using a significant amount of beef and beef liver as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
However, the company does not appear to provide a customer service phone number and does not respond to our emails.
Rice ingredients can sometimes contain arsenic. Until the US FDA establishes safe upper levels for arsenic content, pet owners may wish to limit the total amount of rice fed in a dog's daily diet.
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Notes and Updates
10/15/2012 Original review
11/06/2012 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩