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Maev Raw Dog Food Review

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


Maev Raw dog food receives the Dog Food Advisor highest rating, 5-stars.

  • USDA certified
  • Naturally high moisture content
  • Protein rich ingredients
  • Human-grade
  • Expensive
  • Limited recipes

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (puppies), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

The product line includes nine dog foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Maev Raw Chicken Weight & Digestion 5 A
Maev Raw Chicken Hip & Joint 5 A
Maev Raw Chicken Anxiety & Calming 5 A
Maev Raw Chicken Skin & Coat 5 A
Maev Raw Beef Weight & Digestion 5 A
Maev Raw Beef Hip & Joint 5 A
Maev Raw Beef Anxiety & Calming 5 A
Maev Raw Beef Skin & Coat 5 A
Maev Raw Puppy Chicken Weight & Digestion 5 G

Recipe and Label Analysis

Maev Raw Chicken Weight & Digestion was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.


Maev Raw Chicken Weight & Digestion

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







USDA chicken, USDA chicken liver, USDA chicken gizzard, green bean, zucchini, blanched potato, blueberries, kale, peanut butter, chicory root, probiotics

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Estimated Nutrient Content
Method Protein Fat Carbs
Guaranteed Analysis 11% 4% NA
Dry Matter Basis 44% 15% 33%
Calorie Weighted Basis 39% 31% 29%

Ingredients Analysis

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

The second ingredient is USDA chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The third ingredient is USDA chicken gizzard. The gizzard is a low-fat, meaty organ found in the digestive tract of birds and assists in grinding up a consumed food which can be considered a natural part of a feline diet.

The fourth ingredient is green beans, a healthy vegetable notable for its vitamin, mineral and natural fiber content.

The fifth ingredient is zucchini, a type of squash, high in complex carbohydrates.

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

The eighth ingredient is kale. Kale is a type of cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head. This dark green vegetable is especially rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C, vitamin K and calcium.

And like broccoli, kale contains sulforaphane, a natural chemical believed to possess potent anti-cancer properties.

The ninth ingredient is peanut butter. Peanut butter is an ingredient which has gained interest due to its palatability for dogs. Peanut butter is rich in mono-saturated fats, and dietary fiber. It can be produced by simply blending peanuts, or it can also contain various additives such as oils, emulsifiers and sweeteners.

Without knowing more about this specific peanut butter we cannot comment on this. Peanut butter can usually be considered a tasty and safe addition to 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 the product.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Maev Raw Chicken Weight & Digestion looks like an above-average raw product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 44.1%, a fat level of 14.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 33.3%.

As a group, the brand features a protein content of 44.7% and a mean fat level of 17.2%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 30.2% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 38%.

This means the Maev Raw range contains above-average protein, above-average carbohydrate, below-average fat, when compared to typical raw dog food.

Maev Dog Food Recall History

The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls related to Maev through May 2024.

No recalls noted.

You can view a complete list of all dog food recalls since 2009 here.

Our Rating of Maev Dog Food

Maev is certainly worthy of the 5 stars the brand has earned in our review. They use USDA-certified organic high-quality ingredients in every recipe and contain no man-made chemicals or preservatives. They also include antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables for optimal health.


Highly Recommended


Katie Spies is the founder and CEO of Maev, the first human-grade raw dog food brand.. She designed the dog food brand after she adopted her dog named George. Maev is based in Austin, Texas, where the subscription-based services are put together.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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