PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Cupboard Creations brand receives the Advisor’s second-highest rating of four stars.
Currently, the Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Cupboard Creations line includes six canned products… each designed for growth and adult maintenance.
Here are three examples…
- Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Hearty Beef Stew
- Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Chicken Pot Pie Style
- Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Venison and Salmon Stew
The Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food Turkey and Barley Stew was selected to represent the others in the line for this review.
Old Mother Hubbard Cupboard Creations Turkey and Barley Stew
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: turkey, turkey broth, water sufficient for processing, turkey liver, barley, egg whites, carrots, potato starch, celery, guar gum, oat fiber, eggs, sodium phosphate, calcium carbonate, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, cobalt proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, potassium iodide), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, vitamin D-3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, riboflavin supplement), choline chloride, potassium chloride, salt, rosemary, sage, thyme
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.6%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||44%||22%||25%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||36%||44%||21%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is turkey. Turkey is officially defined as “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.1
Like most meats, turkey is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life. A quality meat ingredient.
The second ingredient is turkey broth. Broths are nutritionally worthless. But because they add moisture to a dog food they are a common finding in many canned products.
The third ingredient is water… which simply adds more moisture to this food. Like broths, water is a routine component of most canned dog foods.
The fourth item is turkey liver. Provided it’s not over-weighted in a dog food, liver can be a nutritious component.
The fifth ingredient is barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. It’s considered a quality grain ingredient.
Number six is eggs whites… a desirable addition. Eggs are one of nature’s most digestible… and “usable” proteins.
This dog food also contains chelated minerals… minerals that have been chemically attached to amino acids. This can make them much easier to absorb than non-chelated minerals.
Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food… the Bottom Line
Containing no corn, wheat, soy or artificial ingredients… this Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food look like a well-designed product.
The nutrient profile suggests this Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food to be an above-average canned product… and the solid ingredients plus the lack of any Red Flag items appear to support that finding.
With fine human-grade components like these… and a befitting four-star rating… Old Mother Hubbard Dog Food is surely worth a serious look.
Important FDA Alert
The FDA has announced it is investigating a potential connection between grain-free recipes and dilated cardiomyopathy. Click here for details.
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Notes and Updates
12/09/2009 Original review
07/20/2010 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩