🐱 NEW!

Introducing the Cat Food Advisor!

Independent, unbiased reviews without influence from pet food companies

Ollie Baked Dog Food Review (Dry)

Karan French


Karan French
Karan French

Karan French

Senior Researcher

Karan is a senior researcher at the Dog Food Advisor, working closely with our in-house pet nutritionist, Laura Ward, to give pet parents all the information they need to find the best food for their dog.

Read more

Updated: April 29, 2024

DogFoodAdvisor is reader supported See how

All reviews are 100% impartial but if you buy using links on this page, we may earn a referral fee.

Our Verdict


Ollie Baked dry dog food receives the Dog Food Advisor’s highest rating, 5 stars

  • Human-Grade
  • No preservative or harmful fillers
  • Vet formulated
  • Expensive

The product line includes 2 dog foods.

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

Recipe and Label Analysis

Ollie Gently Baked Chicken and Carrot was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Ollie Gently Baked Chicken and Carrot

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken, oats, chickpeas, pea flour, chicken livers, whole dried eggs, carrots, sweet potatoes, tricalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, apples, salt, spinach, calcium carbonate, fish oil, sunflower oil, rosemary extract, choline bitartrate, vitamin E supplement, zinc gluconate, potassium iodide, ferrous bisglycinate chelate, copper amino acid chelate, beta carotene (vitamin A), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1), potassium citrate, folic acid

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4%

Red denotes any controversial items

Estimated Nutrient Content
Method Protein Fat Carbs
Guaranteed Analysis 24% 15% NA
Dry Matter Basis 27% 16% 49%
Calorie Weighted Basis 23% 34% 43%

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 10 essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The second ingredient is oats. Oats are rich in B-vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

The third ingredient is chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Like peas, bean and lentils, chickpea is a nutritious member of the fiber-rich legume (or pulse) family of vegetables.

However, chickpeas contain about 22% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The fourth ingredient is pea flour, a powder made from roasted yellow peas. Pea flour contains as much as 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is dried chicken liver, a dehydrated product made from whole chicken livers. Because it contains about 62% protein and 20% fat, this item makes a favorable addition to this dog food.

The sixth ingredient is whole dried egg, a dehydrated powder made from shell-free eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

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

The eighth ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in a dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

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 the product.

This recipe has 2 notable exceptions.

It includes 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.

Also, 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 bioavailability to dogs and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Ollie Gently Baked Chicken and Carrot looks like an above-average, dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 26%, a fat level of 15%, and an estimated carbohydrate level of 49%.

As a group, the brand features a protein content of 26% and a mean fat level of 16%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 50% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 60%.

This means the Ollie Baked product line contains near-average protein, near-average carbohydrate, and near-average fat when compared to typical dry dog food.

Our Rating of Ollie Dog Food

Though the Ollie Baked product range has only 2 recipes, it is certainly worthy of the 5 stars the brand has earned in our review. Ollie uses 100% human-grade ingredients that are gently baked to preserve maximum nutritional value. Each recipe is vet-formulated for all life stages containing no preservatives or harmful fillers.


Highly Recommended


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

A Final Word

The Dog Food Advisor does not accept money, gifts, samples or other incentives in exchange for special consideration in preparing our reviews.

However, we do receive a referral fee from online retailers (like Chewy or Amazon) and from sellers of perishable pet food when readers click over to their websites from ours. This helps cover the cost of operation of our free blog. Thanks for your support.

For more information, please visit our Disclaimer and Disclosure page.

Share via
Copy link