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I and Love and You Stir and Boom Dog Food Review (Dehydrated)

I and Love and You Stir and Boom Raw Beef Boom Ba Dehydrated Dog food

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I and Love and You Stir and Boom Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The I and Love and You Stir and Boom product line includes the 4 dehydrated 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.

Product Rating AAFCO
I and Love and You Raw Raw Turk Boom Ba 5 A
I and Love and You Raw Raw Chick Boom Ba 5 A
I and Love and You Raw Raw Beef Boom Ba 5 A
I and Love and You Raw Raw Lamb Boom Ba 4 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

I and Love and You Raw Raw Beef Boom Ba 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.


I and Love and You Raw Raw Beef Boom Ba

Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 31% | Fat = 17% | Carbs = 44%

Ingredients: Beef, sweet potatoes, yellow split peas, carrots, dried egg product, flaxseeds, cabbage, bananas, tricalcium phosphate, dried kelp, spinach, ginger root, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous fumarate, copper sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.6%

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Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis28%15%NA
Dry Matter Basis31%17%44%
Calorie Weighted Basis27%35%38%
Protein = 27% | Fat = 35% | Carbs = 38%

Ingredient Analysis

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

After freeze-drying, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.

Beef is naturally rich in all ten 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 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.

The fourth ingredient lists carrots, which are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The fifth ingredient is 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.

The sixth ingredient 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 seventh ingredient is cabbage. Like broccoli and cauliflower, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable rich in protective anti-oxidants and fiber.

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 I and Love and You product.

With one notable exception

The minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually associated with higher quality dog foods.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, I and Love and You Stir and Boom Dog Food looks like an above-average dehydrated product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 31%, a fat level of 17% and estimated carbohydrates of about 44%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 32% and a mean fat level of 13%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 48% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 40%.

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry product.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the peas and flaxseed, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a significant amount of meat.

Our Rating of I and Love and You Stir and Boom Dog Food

I and Love and You Stir and Boom is a grain-free dehydrated dog food using a significant amount of freeze-dried named meats as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

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References

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials

10/24/2022 Last Update

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