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Fur Real Meals (Fresh Frozen)

Karan French


Karan French
Karan French

Karan French

Senior Researcher

Karan is a senior researcher at the Dog Food Advisor, working closely with our in-house pet nutritionist, Laura Ward, to give pet parents all the information they need to find the best food for their dog.

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Updated: April 29, 2024

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Our Verdict


Fur Real Meals (Fresh Frozen) dog food receives the Dog Food Advisor high rating, 4-stars.


  • Responsibly grown ingredients
  • Human-grade
  • Non-GMO ingredients
  • No fillers
  • Expensive

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Maintenance (adult).

The product line includes four dog foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Fur Real Meals Farm Fresh Beef 4.5 M
Fur Real Meals Homestyle Chicken 4 M
Fur Real Meals Turkey Feast 4 M
Fur Real Meals Pork Picnic 4 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

Fur Real Meals Farm Fresh Beef was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Fur Real Meals Farm Fresh Beef

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Lean ground beef, sweet potato, white potato, green peas, spinach, blueberries, sunflower oil, signature nutrient blend

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2%

Red denotes any controversial items

Estimated Nutrient Content
Method Protein Fat Carbs
Guaranteed Analysis 9% 5% NA
Dry Matter Basis 41% 23% 28%
Calorie Weighted Basis 33% 44% 23%

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient 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 10 essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The second ingredient is 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.

The third ingredient is white 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 fourth ingredient is 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.

The fifth ingredient is spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient completeness Score  2 of 91.

The sixth ingredient is blueberries. Blueberries are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

The seventh ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower 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.

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The eighth ingredient is potassium chloride, a nutritional supplement sometimes used as a replacement for the sodium found in table salt. 

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 the product.

This recipe has one notable ingredient.

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.

Recipe star – 4 

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Fur Real Meals Farm Fresh Beef  looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 40.9%, a fat level of 22.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 28.4%.

As a group, the brand features a protein content of 36.4% and a mean fat level of 21.6%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 34% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 60%.

This means the Fur Real Meals (fresh-frozen) range contains below-average protein, above-average carbohydrate, below-average fat, when compared to typical wet dog food.

Our Rating of Fur Real Meals Dog Food

Fur Real Meals uses responsibly sourced high-quality ingredients in every recipe and contains no additives or fillers. Human-grade, simple, and fresh recipes. 




Fur Real Meals was founded and is owned by Chuck Walker, Fritz Walker, and Samantha Lanier in November of 2021. They launched the products to be sold in August of 2022. The company is based out of suburban New Orleans, Louisiana.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

2: Completeness Score is a measure of a food’s relative nutrient content and is computed by from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

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