Fromm Pate Dog Food Review (Canned)

Rating:

Fromm Pate Dog Food earns the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

The Fromm Pate product line includes the 23 canned dog foods listed below.

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

  • Fromm Chicken Pate [A]
  • Fromm Seafood Medley Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Venison and Lentil Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Chicken and Duck Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Beef and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Whitefish and Lentil Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Turkey and Pumpkin Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Lamb and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free (4 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Chicken and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Turkey, Duck, and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Beef and Barley Pate [A]
  • Fromm Beef, Chicken and Oats Pate [A]
  • Fromm Chicken and Rice Pate (5 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Chicken, Salmon and Oats Pate [A]
  • Fromm Duck a la Veg Pate Grain Free (3 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Game Bird Pate Grain Free (2.5 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Lamb Pate [A]
  • Fromm Pork and Brown Rice Pate (5 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Salmon and Brown Rice Pate (4 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Salmon and Chicken Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Surf and Turf Pate Grain Free [A]
  • Fromm Turkey Pate (4 stars) [A]
  • Fromm Venison and Beef Pate [A]

Fromm Beef and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Fromm Grain Free Beef and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free

Canned Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 41% | Fat = 18% | Carbs = 33%

Ingredients: Beef, beef broth, beef liver, sweet potatoes, lentils, carrots, potatoes, peas, tomato paste, salt, potassium chloride, salmon oil, minerals, calcium sulfate, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, vitamins

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 6.8%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis9%4%NA
Dry Matter Basis41%18%33%
Calorie Weighted Basis35%38%28%
Protein = 35% | Fat = 38% | Carbs = 28%

The first ingredient in this dog food is beef. Beef is defined as “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered cattle” and includes skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.1

Beef is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The next ingredient is beef 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 beef liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fourth ingredient lists sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

Next, we find lentils. Lentils 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 sixth ingredient lists carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The seventh item 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 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 product.

With 2 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.

And lastly, although the vitamins and minerals added to this product are not detailed sufficiently here to permit us to judge their quality, we’re reassured to find a detailed list of naturally present nutrients on the company’s website.

Fromm Pate Canned Dog Food Review

Judging by its ingredients alone, Fromm Pate looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 41%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 33%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 41% and a mean fat level of 23%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 28% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 57%.

Which means this Fromm product line contains…

Near-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 lentils and peas, this looks like the profile of a wet dog food containing a notable amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Fromm Pate lists both grain-free and with-grain canned dog foods that use a notable amount of named meats as their main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.

Highly recommended.

Fromm Dog Food
Recall History

The following list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 directly related to Fromm. If there are no recalls listed in this section, we have not yet reported any events.

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Notes and Updates

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials

10/26/2019 Last Update