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Nom Nom Dog Food Review (Fresh)

Mike Sagman

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Mike Sagman
Mike Sagman

Mike Sagman

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Dr Mike Sagman is the creator of the Dog Food Advisor. He founded the website in 2008, after his unquestioning trust in commercial dog food led to the tragic death of his dog Penny.

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Updated: May 9, 2024

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Our Verdict

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

The Nom Nom product line includes 4 fresh dog foods.

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

Recipe and Label Analysis

Nom Nom Turkey Fare was selected to represent the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Nom Nom Turkey Fare

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

35.7%

Protein

17.9%

Fat

38.4%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Ground turkey, brown rice, eggs, carrots, spinach, dicalcium phosphate, citric acid, vinegar, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, water sufficient for processing, fish oil, choline bitartrate, vitamin E supplement, iron amino acid chelate, taurine, natural flavor, zinc gluconate, copper gluconate, niacin (vitamin B3), manganese gluconate, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), potassium iodide, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Estimated Nutrient Content
Method Protein Fat Carbs
Guaranteed Analysis 10% 5% NA
Dry Matter Basis 36% 18% 38%
Calorie Weighted Basis 30% 37% 33%

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient in this dog food is turkey. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.1

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

The second ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

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

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

The fifth ingredient is spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient Completeness Score2 of 91.

The sixth 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 Nom Nom product.

With 3 notable exceptions

First, we find 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.

Next, 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.

An 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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Nom Nom looks like an above-average fresh dog food.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 36%, a fat level of 18% and estimated carbohydrates of about 38%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 34% and a mean fat level of 20%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 38% for the overall product line.

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

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

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

Nom Nom Dog Food Recall History

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

No recalls noted.

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

Our Rating of Nom Nom Dog Food

The Dog Food Advisor finds Nom Nom to be an exceptional fresh wet dog food. This grain-inclusive recipe uses a significant amount of named meat as its main source of animal protein… thus earning the brand 5 stars.

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Highly Recommended

About

Who Designed Nom Nom Dog Food?

Nom Nom is nutritionally complete and balanced, designed by board-certified veterinary nutritionists.

What Are the Benefits of Feeding a Fresh Dog Food Diet?

You can read about the benefits of fresh dog food in this article: Is Fresh Dog Food Worth the Cost?

Sources

1: 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

2: 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

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