Which Ollie Recipes Get
Our Best Ratings?
In this review… The Dog Food Advisor takes an in-depth look at Ollie Dog Food… as well as its ingredients, nutrient content and recall history.
Ollie Dog Food earns the Advisor’s highest rating of 5 stars.
The Ollie product line includes the 5 fresh cooked dog foods listed below.
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
|Ollie Turkey Dish with Blueberries||5||A|
|Ollie Chicken Dish with Carrots||5||A|
|Ollie Beef Dish with Sweet Potatoes||4.5||A|
|Ollie Lamb Dish with Cranberries||5||A|
|Ollie Fresh Pork with Apples||4.5||A|
Recipe and Label Analysis
Ollie Turkey Dish with Blueberries was selected to represent the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.
Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.
Ollie Turkey Dish with Blueberries
Frozen Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Turkey, kale, lentils, carrots, turkey liver, oats, blueberries, pumpkin, tricalcium phosphate, chia seeds, sunflower oil, salt, salmon oil, zinc gluconate, ferrous sulfate, copper amino acid chelate, vitamin E supplement, manganese amino acid chelate, choline bitartrate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), potassium iodide
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 7.1%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||39%||25%||28%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||31%||48%||22%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is turkey breast. 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 kale. Kale is a type of cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head. This dark green vegetable is especially rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C, vitamin K and calcium.
And like broccoli, kale contains sulforaphane, a natural chemical believed to possess potent anti-cancer properties.
The third ingredient lists lentils, which are a quality source of carbohydrates. Plus (like all legumes) they’re rich in natural fiber.
However, lentils contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.
The fourth ingredient includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.
The fifth ingredient is turkey liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The sixth ingredient includes oats. Oats are rich in B-vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
The seventh ingredient includes blueberries. Blueberries are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
The eighth ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.
Other Notable Ingredients
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 4 notable exceptions…
First, we find chia seed, an edible seed nutritionally similar to flax or sesame. Provided they’re first ground into a meal, chia seeds are rich in both omega-3 fatty acids as well as dietary fiber.
However, chia seeds contain about 17% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.
Next, sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3’s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.
Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.
There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.
In addition, salmon 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, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.
And 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.
Ollie Nutrient Analysis
After studying its ingredients panel, Ollie appears to be an above-average wet dog food.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 35% and a mean fat level of 22%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 34% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 64%.
Which means this product contains…
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical cooked frozen dog food.
Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the lentils and chia seed, this still appears to resemble the profile of a moisture-rich product containing a significant amount of meat.
Our Rating of Ollie Dog Food
The Dog Food Advisor finds Ollie Dog Food to be an exceptional wet product with grain-inclusive and grain-free options. Each human-grade recipe uses a significant amount of named meats as its dominant source of animal protein… thus earning the brand 5 stars.
Ollie Dog Food Recall History
The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls related to Ollie through October 2023.
No recalls noted.
You can view a complete list of all dog food recalls since 2009 here.
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- 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 ↩
07/05/2023 Last Update