Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second highest-tier rating of 4 stars.
The Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes product line includes 4 frozen 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.
- Oma’s Pride Beef and Veggie Mix (1.5 stars) [S]
- Oma’s Pride Turkey and Veggie Mix (5 stars) [S]
- Oma’s Pride Lamb and Veggie Mix (1.5 stars) [S]
- Oma’s Pride Chicken and Veggie Mix (4.5 stars) [S]
Oma’s Pride Chicken and Veggie Mix was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Oma's Pride Chicken and Veggie Mix
Raw Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Chicken meat, chicken bones, chicken necks, broccoli, butternut squash, kale, chicken hearts, chicken gizzards, chicken liver
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 17.9%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||43%||32%||17%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||31%||57%||12%|
The first ingredient in this dog food 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 ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is chicken bone, an excellent source of natural calcium.
The third ingredient includes chicken necks. Raw chicken neck consists of muscle meat and bone and contains optimal levels of both protein and natural calcium.
The fourth ingredient is broccoli. Broccoli is a healthy green vegetable and a member of the kale family. It’s notably rich in vitamin C and fiber and numerous other nutrients.
Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is believed to provide anti-cancer benefits.
The fifth ingredient is squash. Squash is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
The sixth ingredient lists 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 seventh ingredient is chicken heart. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.
The eighth ingredient includes chicken gizzard. The gizzard is a low-fat, meaty organ found in the digestive tract of birds and assists in grinding up a consumed food. This item is considered a canine dietary delicacy.
The ninth ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
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.
Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes 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 39% and a mean fat level of 48%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 123%.
Near-average protein. Above-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 a significant amount of meat.
However, with 57% of the total calories in our example coming from fat versus just 31% from protein, some recipes may not be suitable for every animal. In addition, this same finding also prevents us from awarding the brand a higher rating.
Oma’s Pride Raw Mixes is a raw dog food using a generous amount of named meats and organs as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.
For even more raw diet suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.
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.
Oma’s Pride Dog Food
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Notes and Updates
01/01/2019 Last Update
- Association of American Feed Control Officials ↩