PetKind Dog Food (Canned)

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Rating: ★★★★☆

PetKind canned dog food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4 stars.

The PetKind product line includes six canned dog foods.

Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

  • PetKind Beef Tripe [S]
  • PetKind Bison Tripe [S]
  • PetKind Lamb Tripe [S]
  • PetKind Duck (2.5 stars) [S]
  • PetKind Wild Salmon (5 stars) [S]
  • PetKind Venison Tripe (5 stars)# [S]

PetKind Lamb Tripe was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

PetKind Lamb Tripe

Canned Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 38% | Fat = 26% | Carbs = 28%

Ingredients: Lamb tripe, water, quinoa, potato, blueberry

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.3%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis8%6%NA
Dry Matter Basis38%26%28%
Calorie Weighted Basis29%49%21%
Protein = 29% | Fat = 49% | Carbs = 21%

The first ingredient in this dog food is lamb tripe. Tripe usually consists of the first three chambers of a cud-chewing animal’s stomach. As unappetizing as it may seem to us humans, tripe is favored by dogs and sometimes even includes the stomach’s contents, too.

The second ingredient is water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most canned dog foods.

The third ingredient is quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a true cereal grain but a plant prized for its gluten-free seeds.

Compared to most other grain-type ingredients, it is high in protein (about 12-18%), dietary fiber and other healthy nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is potato. Potatoes can be considered a gluten-free source of digestible carbohydrates. Yet with the exception of perhaps their caloric content, potatoes are of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

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

We find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list.

PetKind Canned Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, PetKind 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 38%, a fat level of 26% and estimated carbohydrates of about 28%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 39% and a mean fat level of 25%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 28% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 64%.

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical canned dog food.

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

Bottom line?

PetKind is a meat-based canned dog food using a notable amount of named species as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

Highly recommended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.

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.

PetKind Dog Food
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Notes and Updates

07/30/2016 Last Update

  • DFA just rated the dry.

  • Storm’s Mom

    Yay! The ones I use are all 4 or 5 stars! 🙂 The Elk and Pork ones are the ones I’ve used most frequently because they are relatively unique proteins in a single-protein canned product. Storm is particularly fond of the Elk one. Anyway, I was fairly certain this line was going to get 4 or 5 stars, and I’m not as sceptical about this rating.. but… now, about that PetKind Tripe Dry rating….