Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs canned dog food receives the Advisor’s top tier rating of 5 stars.
The Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs product line includes 3 canned 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.
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- 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
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|
|Dry Matter Basis||55%||23%||15%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||44%||44%||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 fourth 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 ingredient 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 product.
With one 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 Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, Newman’s Own Stew dog food looks like an above-average wet 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 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%.
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.
Newman’s Own Stew for Dogs is a meat-based canned dog food using a significant amount of beef 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.
Newman’s Own Dog Food
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Notes and Updates
08/15/2018 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩