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Bixbi Rawbble Dog Food Review (Dry)

Mike Sagman

By Mike Sagman

Updated: March 20, 2024

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Which Bixbi Rawbble Recipes Get Our Best Ratings?

Rawbble Dog Food earns The Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Bixbi Rawbble product line includes the 5 dry dog foods listed below.

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Product Rating AAFCO
Bixbi Rawbble Chicken Recipe 5 A
Bixbi Rawbble Duck Recipe 5 A
Bixbi Rawbble Lamb Recipe 5 A
Bixbi Rawbble Pork Recipe 5 A
Bixbi Rawbble Turkey Recipe 5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Bixbi Rawbble Chicken Recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.


Bixbi Rawbble Chicken Recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

34.1%

Protein

19.3%

Fat

38.6%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Deboned chicken, whole yellow peas, egg, whole red lentils, chicken fat, coconut flour, natural chicken flavor, dicalcium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, salt, choline chloride, pumpkin, salmon oil, potassium chloride, dandelion greens, raspberries, taurine, l-carnitine, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement), mixed tocopherols (a preservative), rosemary extract


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredient Analysis

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Although it is a quality item, raw chicken contains up to 73% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

The second 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.

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

The fourth ingredient includes lentils, which are a quality source of carbohydrates. Plus (like all legumes) they’re rich in natural fiber.

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

The fifth ingredient is chicken fat. This item is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The sixth ingredient is coconut flour, a powder derived from dried, defatted coconut meat. This cereal grain replacement is high in fiber and low in digestible carbohydrates. In addition, coconut flour also contains about 18% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

After the natural flavor, we find dicalcium phosphate, likely used here as a dietary calcium supplement.

The ninth ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus. In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier — an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

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 Bixbi product.

With 5 notable exceptions

First, we find salmon oil. Salmon oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Next, we note the use of taurine, an important amino acid associated with the healthy function of heart muscle. Although taurine is not typically considered essential in canines, some dogs have been shown to be deficient in this critical nutrient.

Since taurine deficiency appears to be more common in pets consuming grain-free diets, we view its presence in this recipe as a positive addition.

In addition, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

Next, this recipe contains sodium selenite, a controversial form of the mineral selenium. Sodium selenite appears to be nutritionally inferior to the more natural source of selenium found in selenium yeast.

And lastly, this food includes 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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Bixbi Rawbble Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 34%, a fat level of 19% and estimated carbohydrates of about 39%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 33% and a mean fat level of 20%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 40% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 60%.

Which means this Bixbi product line contains…

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the peas, lentils and coconut flour, this still looks like the profile of a kibble containing a significant amount of meat.

Our Rating of Bixbi Rawbble Dog Food

Bixbi Rawbble is a grain-free dry dog food using a significant amount of named meats and egg as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Bixbi Rawbble Dog Food Recall History

The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls related to Bixbi through April.

No recalls noted.

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