Which Fromm Pate Recipes Get
Our Best Ratings?
Fromm Pate canned dog food earns the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
The Fromm Pate product line includes the 17 canned dog foods listed below.
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
Recipe and Label Analysis
Fromm Chicken and Duck Pate Grain Free 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.
Fromm Chicken and Duck Pate Grain Free
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, duck, chicken liver, potatoes, carrots, flaxseed, peas, tomato paste, dried egg product, minerals [dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, magnesium sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, iron proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, manganese sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate], agar-agar, salt, potassium chloride, xanthan gum, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid]
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.5%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||41%||30%||22%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||31%||53%||16%|
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 next ingredient is chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a dog food, they are a common addition component in many canned products.
The third ingredient is duck. Duck is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of duck”.2
Duck is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The fourth ingredient is chicken liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The fifth 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 sixth ingredient lists carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.
The seventh item is flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.
However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.
The eighth 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.
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 Fromm product.
With 3 notable exceptions…
First, we find dried egg product, a dehydrated form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly. Lower grade egg product can even come from commercial hatcheries — from eggs that have failed to hatch.
In any case, eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.
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.
Based on its ingredients alone, Fromm Chicken and Duck Pate Grain Free looks like an above-average canned dog food.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 40% and a mean fat level of 23%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 29% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 60%.
Which means this Fromm product line contains…
Above-average protein. Near-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the flaxseed and peas in this recipe, this looks like the profile of a wet dog food containing a notable amount of meat.
Our Rating of Fromm Pate Dog Food
Fromm Pate lists both grain-free and grain-inclusive canned dog foods that use a notable amount of named meats as their dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.
Fromm Dog Food Recall History
The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls related to Fromm through December 2023.
- Fromm Dog Food Recalled Due to High Levels of Vitamin D (10/3/2021)
- Fromm Dog Food Recall of March 2016 (3/18/2016)
You can view a complete list of all dog food recalls since 2009 here.
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More Fromm Brand Reviews
The following Fromm dog food reviews are also posted on this website:
- Fromm Dog Food Review
- Fromm Family Classics Dog Food Review (Dry)
- Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Dog Food Review (Canned)
- Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Dog Food Review (Dry)
- Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain-Free Dog Food Review (Dry)
- Fromm Gold Coast Dog Food Review (Dry)
- Fromm Heartland Gold Dog Food Review (Dry)
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