OC Raw Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The OC Raw product line includes 8 frozen, raw 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.
Some formulas are available as bulk ground, patties, sliders or meaty rox.
- OC Raw Fish and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Beef and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Goat and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Rabbit and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Turkey and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Chicken and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Chicken, Fish and Produce [A]
- OC Raw Lamb and Produce (3.5 stars) [A]
OC Raw Turkey and Produce was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
OC Raw Turkey and Produce
Raw Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Turkey, ground turkey bone, turkey gizzard, carrots, apples, broccoli, spinach, acorn squash, beets, cod liver oil, parsley, blueberries, calcium carbonate, spirulina
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.2%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||68%||23%||2%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||55%||44%||1%|
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 ground turkey bone, an excellent source of natural calcium.
The third ingredient includes turkey gizzards. The gizzard is a low-fat, meaty organ found in the digestive tract of birds and assists by grinding up a consumed food. This item is a favored delicacy to a dog.
The next eight items include a series of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables…
- Acorn squash
Amongst the fruits and vegetables we find cod liver oil, a fish oil known to be rich in both EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins A and D.
The next ingredient is calcium carbonate, likely used here as a dietary mineral supplement.
The last ingredient is spirulina, a species of blue-green algae. Depending upon its level of purity, spirulina can be a natural source of of additional protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and other antioxidants.
We find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list. We would assume these essential nutrients are provided by the food ingredients in the recipe.
OC Raw Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, OC Raw dog food looks like an above-average raw 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 64% and a mean fat level of 23%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 37%.
Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical raw dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a raw product containing an abundance of meat.
OC Raw is a meat-based raw dog food using an abundance of named meats as its main sources 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.
OC Raw Dog Food
The following list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 directly related to this product line. If there are no recalls listed in this section, we have not yet reported any events.
- OC Raw Dog Recalls Dog Food Due to Risk of Listeria (4/21/2018)
- OC Raw Dog Recalls Dog Treats | April 2018 (4/21/2018)
- OC Raw Dog Food Recall of September 2015 (9/27/2015)
- OC Raw Dog Food Recall of May 2015 (5/16/2015)
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Notes and Updates
- 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 ↩
09/22/2018 Last Update