Fromm Pate canned dog food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
The Fromm Pate product line includes 10 canned 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.
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- Fromm Chicken Pate [A]
- Fromm Seafood Medley Pate [A]
- Fromm Venison and Lentil Pate [A]
- Fromm Chicken and Duck Pate [A]
- Fromm Beef and Sweet Potato Pate [A]
- Fromm Whitefish and Lentil Pate (5 stars) [A]
- Fromm Turkey and Pumpkin Pate (5 stars) [A]
- Fromm Lamb and Sweet Potato Pate (4 stars) [A]
- Fromm Chicken and Sweet Potato Pate (5 stars) [A]
- Fromm Turkey, Duck, and Sweet Potato Pate (5 stars) [A]
Fromm Beef and Sweet Potato Pate was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Fromm Grain Free Beef and Sweet Potato Pate
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
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|
|Dry Matter Basis||41%||18%||33%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||35%||38%||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 second 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 a dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.
The fifth ingredient includes 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 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 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 two 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 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 42% and a mean fat level of 22%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 28% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 53%.
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 lentils and peas, this looks like the profile of a wet dog food containing a notable amount of meat.
Fromm Pate is a meat-based canned dog food using a notable amount of named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.
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.
Fromm 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.
- Fromm Dog Food Recall of March 2016 (3/18/2016)
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Notes and Updates
04/22/2018 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩