Evermore Dog Food (Cooked Frozen)


Rating: ★★★★★

Evermore Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Evermore product line includes 2 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 Chicken Recipe was selected to represent both products in the line for this review.

Evermore Chicken Recipe

Frozen Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 47% | Fat = 22% | Carbs = 24%

Ingredients: Chicken breast and leg meat, chicken hearts, pasture-raised eggs, organic sweet potatoes, organic carrots, chicken livers, organic kale, organic apples, organic dandelion greens, wild blueberries, organic parsley, organic oats, organic barley, MSC-certified wild Alaskan red pollock oil, organic kelp, organic pumpkin seeds, organic alfalfa, GMO-free high-linoleic safflower oil, eggshell calcium, mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E, used as a natural preservative), zinc amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.9%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis12%6%NA
Dry Matter Basis47%22%24%
Calorie Weighted Basis38%43%19%
Protein = 38% | Fat = 43% | Carbs = 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 organic 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 organic 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 organic 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, vitamins 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 organic 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 organic 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, this food 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.

Evermore Dog Food
The Bottom Line

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.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 47%, a fat level of 22% and estimated carbohydrates of about 24%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 43% and a mean fat level of 26%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 23% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 61%.

Above-average protein. Near-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 significant amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Evermore is a meat-based wet dog food using a significant amount of named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

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
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Notes and Updates

12/05/2017 Last Update

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials
  • yes, my baby is super gassy on open farm too. back to search for something new again

  • hi Hanna, just saw this reply. NO , issue still not solved. trying to look for another dry food, but everything has bad comments. and i cant commit financially to evermore to feed as whole. was hoping to still add it as a topper. I’m almost ready to go back to the Blue bring, which isn’t good at all, but he always did great on it. ughhh

  • Glad you enjoyed. It is our belief that AAFCO rules surrounding organ meats are ridiculous, we actually are allowed to list hearts and livers as such on our labels, but our original chicken formula included gizzards. We weretold that we would have to list them as byproduct meal, so we cut them from the recipe, which is a shame as they are super nutritious. I think as long as an organ has nutritive value and is from a traceable, accountable source, we should be able to include them in our recipes labeled as such. Scary rendered mystery slurries on the other hand are just awful and no one should use them.

  • A Nonnie Mess

    I’m glad you pointed out the usage of liver and heart and other organs that are usually labeled “by-products”, as certain by products are quite necessary and nutritious.
    My guess is BP in a lot of foods isn’t really that well sourced, but thanks for the video explaining your process and your source =)

  • Co-founder of Evermore here. Since the Dog Food Advisor readership like to dig in and learn more, I though y’all might enjoy this brand new behind-the-scenes video we did of our production process. It’s highly informative and even somewhat entertaining. https://youtu.be/VNqnyB1rxTk

  • Morgan Townsend

    My pup has been on Evermore now for a good six months and she loves it! She’s tried every recipe and has does well on all. When we adopted our hound mix pup not only did she have a bad case of mange, but she also had loose stool. We found out about Evermore’s human-grade, home cooked, organic/all natural dog food and we had to try it (literally, we both tried it). Paisley’s skin cleared up and her coat transformed. She went from a little mangy pup to a gorgeous, brindled dog in just a few months. Everyone that meets her can’t help but to talk about how soft her coat is! Her loose stool, you ask? No longer! Thank you Evermore!

  • Hi Yelena—that’s a bummer ,I remember speaking on the phone with you. You have a king charles right? They are definitely known for having digestion issues. I can’t remember which flavors you tried, but a lower fat chicken or turkey would probably be best in terms of what we offer, but every dog is different. Another commenter suggested probiotics. Digestive enzymes also can be really helpful.

  • Skye Curious

    Hi Melissa,
    Hanna here owner of Evermore, you never asked for a refund on our call and all that I did was ask you to wait and rule out other causes, as in the past we have found that some dogs have vomited from eating too quickly or other unrelated causes that were discovered later. Adverse reactions are incredibly rare and we take every precaution to make the highest quality product out there (including lab testing every batch) but every dog is different and responds to things differently. If you are truly unhappy and want a refund I am happy to give you one and will do so now, but this was never broached on our call.

  • Melissa Monack

    I recently purchased this food last week. Loved the idea behind the food. I wished I read other reviews because it made my dog very sick. It’s terrible because I was completely willing to spend the money because our dog means the world to us. We started the food as directed by company and were going to transition from her old food. After the first meal she got very sick. Our dog never gets sick. She continued to get sick for three days until my vet suggested to stop the food. Since we have done so, our dog has not thrown up or been lethargic. It’s terrible that I spent $170 dollars and they don’t even offer a guarantee or a partial refund. I spoke to the owner and she just said she would cancel the prescription. All the other companies offer a guarantee.

  • Meavesmom

    I use Evermore lamb and kibble for my 6 month old bullmastiff. I have tried a variety of different kibbles but settled on rotation of Fromm Heartland Gold and Dr. Tim’s Kinesis for the kibble but tried a number of others before settling on these two. I did try Open Farm in the past- tried 2 different bags but she got gassy and loose stools. I kept the Evermore but took the Open Farm out of the Kibble rotation and she is doing fine. I liked the Open Farm conceptually, and it was one of the few kibble products that made the cut on the Truthaboutpetfood 2017 list, but it just didn’t work well for my girl.

  • GizmoMom

    Try feeding probiotics.

  • has anyone used this as a topper? and what did you use it with> we tried evermore and open farm and he seems to be doing well until he started having diarrhea. i tool out evermore, it got better, but now he is only on open farm and his stool is not consistently ok. not diarrhea , but very often soft. he is also ridiculously gassy. I’m a t a loss. i really like evermore , but not sure what to do now/ thanks for any advice

  • Skye Curious

    Hi Shawna – every now and then we check back in here, our Grain-free lamb is now for sale. Hope you give us a try!

  • Christine Sable

    My chihuahua/terrier recently started on the Evermore beef formula. He is a very picky eater and also cannot eat chicken due to allergies. I have been really happy with the Evermore, he eats it right up. I find that I don’t need to feed him as much as the label says. Sometimes I will mix it with other food but generally it’s just so well balanced on its own and I feel great that I am not feeding “factory farm” animals that are so inhumanely raised and brutally slaughtered. They are also just plain bad for humans and pets to eat. Grass fed, free range is the way to go. Ever wonder why so many dogs have allergies, skin problems, tumors, cancer, etc? It’s got to be what’s in their dog food. Anyway my pup is 12 and very healthy. I have always fed him good quality foods including mixing in some grass fed ground beef to his regular food. I think feeding him the best quality food reduces vet bills for other problems. I would like to see some kind of dry food mix from these folks for those of us who do not have a lot of freezer space. I almost could not fit the order in my freezer. Otherwise great product and my pet loves it. Also like that it does not add so much waste to the trash stream like cans and plastic do.

  • Shawna

    Very nice!! Will definitely try this when the grain free option is released!!!!

  • Skye Curious

    Owner of Evermore Pet Food here, since links are appearing to competitors in this thread, which is also one of our best referral sources, I wanted to talk a bit about out ingredients. Dog Food Advisor is a wonderful resource but the ingredient panel on a label only tells part of the story. Our beef is fully grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free; chicken is antibiotic free and humanely raised (federal law prohibits the use of hormones in poultry so anytime any food company boasts hormone free poultry that’s meaningless). Our produce is all certified organic or certified sustainable. A lot of companies are shifting towards using USDA “human grade” ingredients – which is a positive step, but let’s not forget the USDA deemed the now infamous “pink slime” to be fit for human consumption. Alison (my business partner) and I really care about not only making an amazing food with incredible ingredients, but also supporting sustainable and humane farming practices for the betterment of food systems as a whole. We are fully transparent about our practices and recipes almost have TMI on our website, and if that’s not enough, we also pick up the phone and are happy to chat. http://www.evermorepetfood.com.

  • Dori

    Hi Hanna, we’ve spoken in the past by phone. I’m glad to hear you’re working on a grain free formula and that it will be available in the future. I know that your grain content is slightly below 5% in the beef formula (the only one that you presently make that one of my girls can eat) but she cannot tolerate any grains whatsoever. I’m looking forward to checking out the grain free when it comes out.

  • Skye Curious

    Total grain content is slightly under 5% of the formula. Our ingredient breakdown is on our website here: http://www.evermorepetfood.com/#!ingredients/ce2q We are fully transparent about our sourcing and recipe practices as a company. We don’t require capturing people’s information to inform them about our products.

  • Skye Curious

    Evermore has never been labeled grain-free.

  • Kathy

    Wow. Thanks for replying! Also, yes, when we cut out grain things got better – but what percentage of your beef is grain? It’s hard to tell when there are two grain ingredients

  • Skye Curious

    Hi Kathy,
    Hanna here from Evermore, sorry your pup had issues with the small amounts of organic oats and barley in our formulas. I would like to mention out that we do offer home subscription based delivery now and an ingredient quality profile that is unmatched – we go above and beyond “human grade” and offer fully grass fed beef and humanely raised and slaughtered poultry as well as an array of fresh organic produce. We will be offering a grain free option in the future just FYI.
    All the best,

  • Evermore http://www.evermorepetfood.com now has their own online subscription service which is may be individually customized. You should check out their latest blog post which is really interesting.

  • Kathy

    Checkout the http://www.thefarmersdog.com! My pup had a grain allergy and they built a meal plan around that.

  • Kathy

    I used to feed this. It’s the absolute best thing I could find in a store! I later discovered my pup had issues with grain and my vet recommended http://www.thefarmersdog.com which I LOVE. It’s similar but grain free and custom delivered (no store fees). I also like that the company actually has veterinary nutritionists on staff. I started on their DIY program, but now get ready made meals shipped every two weeks. Really life changing. I’m probably their biggest fan!

  • AJ

    I gotta tell you, I might have tried every premium dry dog food, and even raw diet on my dog. But he won’t eat anything but this stuff! So thankful for this company. They are very helpful as well. I highly recommend them!

  • Dori

    Again, thanks for your reply. One of my girls also has a poultry intolerance so I would only be ordering the beef. One of my girls is 15 years old the other two are 5 1/2 years old. : )

  • kn29

    No problem at all! This is his sole food and he is thriving and healthy on it, really nice, soft coat, bright eyes, no bad breath, and good energy (he is 8 years old) the only thing is I was accidentally overfeeding him and he gained about a pound so we are cutting back now! Poops twice a day and it’s all digested. Poos are a little smaller than with THK if I remember correctly. I was alternating beef and chicken but I found he has a chicken allergy so now it’s just the beef. FYI the owner of this company actually spent a month eating this food to prove that it really is human-grade!

  • Dori

    Thanks kn29 for your reply. Do you feed this solely to your dog (or dogs) or do you use this as a topper or is this a food in your rotational feeding? How are your dogs doing on this food? Have you been feeding your dogs this food for a while? Sorry about all the questions, I’m trying to get a feel for whether I want to add this into my dogs (3 toy dogs) rotation feeding. Also, one last question. How are their poops compared to Honest Kitchen and do your dogs seem to digest all the food or are you finding obvious pieces of fruits or veggies in the poop? THK is in my rotational feeding. Again, thanks.

  • Dori

    Thanks DogFoodie. If you order it by subscription I read that it’s free shipping. It looks pretty expensive if one were to try to feed large dogs. Small dogs it could work out. All 5 star foods seem to pretty high up in price. Raw, dehydrated and freeze dry are even more expensive. I know this isn’t raw but I think it would be like cooking at home for the dogs except they’ve done all the work.

    I remember hearing about the two ladies that started the company out of Brooklyn New York a few years back. If you recall, they were the two that ate their dog food for an entire month. They were on different morning shows and I think CNN reported on them too. I’d forgotten all about it until I saw them on Susan Thixton’s 2015 list of foods she would feel comfortable feeding her dogs. : )

  • DogFoodie

    Hi Dori,

    I was just reading info about Ever More this morning. It looks like great food from a great company. I haven’t looked into where I can buy it yet or the cost, but I’d love to try it.

  • kn29

    My dog is on this, I love it. I prefer it over Honest Kitchen because there is no mixing needed, its ready to go once thawed. My dog has eaten both the chicken and beef and loves it! Every dog I’ve seen goes nuts for this food.

  • Dori

    Has anyone fed this food? Thoughts please if you have and reasons if you haven’t. Thanks everyone.

  • Ruth, while I’m glade your dogs do well on this food and I think this is a fine product, I’d like to know how you are under the impression that dogs or their ancestors EVER ate grains? Grains are just an inedible grass seed that is very spars and seasonal. It requires human intervention with nature by way of farming in mono-cultures and cooking to create an edible product from grass seeds. Even large herbivores like cows don’t eat grass seeds. They eat grass. Or, well, they would eat grass if we didn’t make them eat corn. The only plant matter that has ever been part of wild dogs and wolves diets are leafy greens and fruits. You know, stuff that can just be plucked up and munched on or easily dug up. But none of that even made up a substantial portion of any canine diet. Ever. That’s why they have pointy teeth. 🙂

  • Ruth

    I know of many dogs who are currently thriving on “Evermore”. In answer to some of the comments: 1)cooked versus raw – the differences are in palatability, digestibility and pathogen risk. This food simply tastes great to most dogs, so even very finicky eaters usually love this food. Sometimes dogs that have previously eaten raw, lose the taste for it or have problems digesting as they get older or frail. The gentle low temperature cooking process destroys potential pathogens without sacrificing the nutritional value of the food 2) Grain Free – “Evermore” does not claim to be grain free. It claims to not have any cheap fillers or common allergens such as wheat, corn or soy. The dog’s wild ancestors did consume some grain in their diet, as the prey that they consumed would have had grain products in their entrails. The high quality organic oats and barely comprise only 5% of the ingredient total and are there to promote digestive health. The website is: http://www.evermorepetfood.com for complete information
    Evermore is currently available throughout the Northeast and online. There is a store locater on the website.

  • erin c.

    THANK YOU for giving us a link to the places to buy these dog foods.
    It helps a lot.

  • erin c.

    This looks like really good food.

    Our old dog has been rejecting all dog food lately–can, dry, dry in water.
    When I offered cooked chicken with dry food in water, she eats the chicken and leaves the rest. She got down to eating almost nothing.

    What did we offer? Evo Chicken, Blue Wilderness Chicken or Duck, TOTW Chicken or Duck or Salmon, Chicken Soup, and many others–I have a list.

    Can dogs be allergic to chicken? I’ve stayed away from Beef dog food.
    Maybe some dog foods give her stomach aches and now she is afraid to eat it? Some do smell alike.

    The last couple of days I’ve been offering cooked rice, grnd. beef, peas & carrots.
    I also tried mixing some rice, froz. steamed peas & carrots with some can Chicken Soup for the soul. She ate it but only after I added peas & carrots.

    She ate 4 times today–by 1 p.m.
    Is eating rice not very fulfilling for dogs–sort of like eating Chinese food and then you are hungry soon after?
    Maybe she is making up for all the times she ate very little or nothing.

    She hasn’t spent that much time in the kitchen in a long time. “I want some more,” she seems to be saying when she looked at me in the kitchen today.

    Leftover Turkey, rice, and peas & carrots is next on the menu.

    This year I noticed they inject a lot of stuff into Turkeys.
    Is it ok to feed Turkey to a dog? No worse than chicken?

  • Those are grains, to be sure. They are pretty far down the list of ingredients, so I doubt they have much of a negative impact on the nutrition of the food, but I certainly question the logic of adding them in the first place.

  • Heather

    I’m confused why this food is labeled grain-free. It contains oats and barley. Are these not grains?

  • What’s their logic behind cooking the food? They could save a step and just freeze it raw. 😉