Bixbi Liberty Dog Food Review (Dry)

Bixbi Liberty Dog Food

Review of Liberty Dog Food

Rating:

Liberty Dog Food earns The Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Bixbi Liberty product line includes the 10 dry 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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Product Rating AAFCO
Bixbi Liberty Beef Recipe Grain Free 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Chicken Recipe Grain Free 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Fisherman’s Catch Grain Free 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Lamb Recipe Grain Free 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Original Recipe Grain Free 4.5 A
Bixbi Liberty Puppy Original Recipe Small Bites Grain Free 4.5 A
Bixbi Liberty Small Breed Chicken Recipe Small Bites Grain Free 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Small Breed Fisherman’s Catch Small Bites Grain Free 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Game Bird Feast 5 A
Bixbi Liberty Rancher’s Red 4 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Bixbi Liberty Game Bird Feast 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.


Bixbi Liberty Game Bird Feast

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 30% | Fat = 19% | Carbs = 43%

Ingredients: Deboned turkey, oats, egg, sorghum, deboned quail, deboned duck, dicalcium phosphate, natural turkey flavor, natural vegetable flavor, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement), salmon oil, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), calcium phosphate, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), rosemary extract, taurine, calcium carbonate, dandelion greens, l-threonine, l-carnitine, l-tryptophan

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.5%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis26%17%NA
Dry Matter Basis30%19%43%
Calorie Weighted Basis25%39%36%
Protein = 25% | Fat = 39% | Carbs = 36%

Bixbi Liberty Ingredient Analysis

The first ingredient in this dog food is turkey. Although it is a quality item, raw turkey contains up to 73% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

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

The second ingredient includes oats. Oats are rich in B-vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

The third ingredient is egg. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The fourth ingredient is sorghum. Sorghum (milo) is a starchy cereal grain with a nutrient profile similar to corn.

Since it is gluten-free and boasts a smoother blood sugar behavior than other grains, sorghum may be considered an acceptable non-meat ingredient.

The fifth ingredient is quail. Although it is a quality item, raw quail contains up to 73% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.

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

The sixth ingredient is duck, another quality addition.

The seventh ingredient is dicalcium phosphate, likely used here as a dietary calcium supplement.

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 Bixbi product.

With 4 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.

Next, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

In addition, this food contains 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.

And lastly, taurine is an important amino acid associated with the healthy function of heart muscle. Although taurine is not typically considered essential in canines, some dogs have been shown to be deficient in this critical nutrient.

Since taurine deficiency appears to be more common in pets consuming grain-free diets, we view its presence in this recipe as a positive addition.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Bixbi Liberty Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 30%, a fat level of 19% and estimated carbohydrates of about 43%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 30% and a mean fat level of 18%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 44% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 61%.

Which means this Bixbi product line contains…

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to other dry dog foods.

Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a significant amount of meat.

Our Rating of Bixbi Liberty Dog Food

Bixbi Liberty offers both grain-free and grain-inclusive dry dog foods using a significant amount of named meats and egg as their dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Has Bixbi Liberty Dog Food Been Recalled?

The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 related to Bixbi.

No recalls noted.

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04/25/2021 Last Update