My Perfect Pet Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The My Perfect Pet product line includes 10 cooked-then-frozen 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.
- My Perfect Pet Boomer’s Chicken and Beef [M]
- My Perfect Pet Low Glycemic Beef Grain Free [M]
- My Perfect Pet Low Phosphorus Lamb (not rated)
- My Perfect Pet Low Glycemic Turkey Grain Free [M]
- My Perfect Pet Low Glycemic Chicken Grain Free [M]
- My Perfect Pet Knight’s Beef Grain Free (4.5 stars) [M]
- My Perfect Pet Hunter’s Turkey and Salmon Grain Free [M]
- My Perfect Pet Snuggles Chicken and Rice1 (4.5 stars) [M]
- My Perfect Pet Buckaroo Blend Puppy Formula (4.5 stars) [G]
- My Perfect Pet Roxy’s Lamb and Beef Grain Free (4.5 stars) [M]
My Perfect Pet Hunter’s Turkey and Salmon Grain Free Blend was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
My Perfect Pet Hunter's Turkey and Salmon Grain Free Blend
Frozen Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Turkey (boneless, skinless thigh), whole yam, whole potato, wild salmon, green beans, spinach, cranberries, tricalcium phosphate, dried kelp, fish oil, calcium carbonate, zinc amino acid chelate, sodium chloride, vitamin D supplement, ferrous sulfate, copper amino acid chelate
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.7%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||40%||11%||41%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||38%||24%||38%|
The first ingredient is turkey. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.2
Turkey is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is yam. In much of North America, the word yam can be used interchangeably with the term sweet potatoes.
So, assuming this item is indeed sweet potatoes, it can be considered a good source of complex carbohydrates. In addition, yams are naturally rich in fiber, beta carotene and other healthy nutrients.
The third 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 fourth ingredient lists salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every dog to sustain life.
The fifth ingredient includes green beans, a healthy vegetable notable for its vitamin, mineral and natural fiber content.
The sixth ingredient is spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient Completeness Score3 of 91.
The seventh ingredient includes cranberries, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in 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 product.
With two notable exceptions…
First, we note the inclusion of fish oil. Fish 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, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.
And lastly, 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.
My Perfect Pet Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, My Perfect Pet Dog Food looks like an above-average 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 43% and a mean fat level of 14%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 35% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 33%.
Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a wet dog food containing a liberal amount of meat.
Although we rarely comment on any features besides those detailed on the label, we feel compelled to mention that all ingredients used to make these products are USDA/FDA certified restaurant grade and fully cooked to FDA standards.
My Perfect Pet is a wet dog food using a significant amount of named meats as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 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.
My Perfect Pet Dog Food
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Notes and Updates
11/19/2018 Last Update
- Claimed to promote urinary tract health ↩
- Adapted by the Dog Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition ↩
- Completeness Score is a measure of a food’s relative nutrient content and is computed by NutritionData.com from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ↩