Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs Review (Canned)

Rating:

Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs product line includes the 3 canned 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.

  • Newman’s Own Beef and Vegetable Stew [A]
  • Newman’s Own Beef Liver and Vegetable Stew [A]
  • Newman’s Own Lamb, Liver and Vegetable Stew [A]

Newman’s Own Beef and Vegetable Stew was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Newman's Own Beef and Vegetable Stew

Canned Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 55% | Fat = 23% | Carbs = 15%

Ingredients: Beef, beef broth, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, peas, fish oil, minerals (calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, manganous oxide, sodium phosphate), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement)

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 7.5%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis11%5%NA
Dry Matter Basis55%23%15%
Calorie Weighted Basis44%44%12%
Protein = 44% | Fat = 44% | Carbs = 12%

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

Beef is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The second ingredient is beef broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a dog food, they are a common component in many canned products.

The third ingredient includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The next ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

The fifth ingredient lists 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 sixth item is 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.

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 Newman’s Own product.

With 1 notable exception

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.

Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs Review

Based on its ingredients alone, Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 55%, a fat level of 23% and estimated carbohydrates of about 15%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 59% and a mean fat level of 19%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 14% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 32%.

Which means this Newman’s Own product line contains…

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical canned dog food.

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

Bottom line?

Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs is a grain-free canned dog food using a significant amount of beef as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Newman’s Own Dog Food
Recall History

The following list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 directly related to this Newman’s Own product line. If there are no recalls listed in this section, we have not yet reported any events.

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Notes and Updates

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials

01/24/2020 Last Update