Evermore Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The Evermore product line includes 4 cooked-then-frozen 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.
Important: Because many websites do not reliably specify which Growth or All Life Stages recipes are safe for large breed puppies, we do not include that data in this report. Be sure to check actual packaging for that information.
- Evermore Chicken Recipe [M]
- Evermore Beef Recipe (4 stars) [M]
- Evermore Turkey Recipe Grain Free [M]
- Evermore Lamb Recipe Grain Free (2 stars) [M]
Evermore Chicken Recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Evermore Chicken Recipe
Frozen Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken hearts, eggs, organic sweet potatoes, organic carrots, chicken livers, organic kale, organic apples, organic dandelion greens, blueberries, organic parsley, organic oats, organic barley, fish oil, organic dried kelp, organic pumpkin seeds, organic alfalfa, safflower oil, eggshell calcium, zinc gluconate, copper amino acid chelate
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.3%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||47%||22%||23%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||38%||43%||19%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.1
Chicken is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is chicken 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 third ingredient includes eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.
The fourth ingredient lists 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 fifth ingredient includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.
The sixth item is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
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, vitamin C, vitamin K and calcium.
And like broccoli, kale contains sulforaphane, a natural chemical believed to possess potent anti-cancer properties.
The eighth ingredient includes apples, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.
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 three notable exceptions…
First, we find 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.
Next, we note the use of safflower oil. Safflower oil is nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3’s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.
Safflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.
And lastly, with the exception of copper, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually associated with higher quality dog foods.
Evermore Dog Food Review
Since this recipe contains a number of organic ingredients, we feel compelled to grant this line a more favorable 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.
Judging by its ingredients alone, Evermore Dog Food 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.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 44% and a mean fat level of 30%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 17% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 68%.
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the alfalfa, this looks like the profile of a wet product containing a generous amount of meat.
Evermore includes both grain and grain-free wet dog foods using an abundance of named meats as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
Enthusiastically recommended (except for the Lamb recipe).
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.
Evermore Dog Food
The following list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 directly related to this product line. If there are no recalls listed in this section, we have not yet reported any events.
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Important FDA Alert
The FDA has announced it is investigating a potential connection between grain-free recipes and dilated cardiomyopathy. Click here for details.
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Notes and Updates
05/05/2019 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩