Review of Fromm Pate Canned Dog Food
Fromm Pate canned 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 AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
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|Fromm Chicken Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Seafood Medley Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Venison and Lentil Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Chicken and Duck Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Beef and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Whitefish and Lentil Pate Grain Free||5||A|
|Fromm Turkey and Pumpkin Pate Grain Free||5||A|
|Fromm Lamb and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free||4||A|
|Fromm Chicken and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free||5||A|
|Fromm Turkey, Duck, and Sweet Potato Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Beef and Barley Pate||4.5||A|
|Fromm Beef, Chicken and Oats Pate||4.5||A|
|Fromm Chicken and Rice Pate||5||A|
|Fromm Chicken, Salmon and Oats Pate||4.5||A|
|Fromm Duck a la Veg Pate Grain Free||3||A|
|Fromm Game Bird Pate Grain Free||2.5||A|
|Fromm Lamb Pate||4.5||A|
|Fromm Pork and Brown Rice Pate||5||A|
|Fromm Salmon and Brown Rice Pate||4||A|
|Fromm Salmon and Chicken Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Surf and Turf Pate Grain Free||4.5||A|
|Fromm Turkey Pate||4||A|
|Fromm Venison and Beef Pate||4.5||A|
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, salt, potassium chloride, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, vitamins
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 2 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.
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.
Based on its ingredients alone, Fromm Pate looks like an above-average canned dog food.
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 flaxseed and peas, 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.
Has Fromm Dog Food Been Recalled?
The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 related to Fromm.
- 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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05/15/2021 Last Update