Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Dog Food Review (Dehydrated)

Rating:

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw dehydrated dog food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Only Natural Pet EasyRaw product line includes the 4 dry dog foods listed below.

Each recipe includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

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Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Turkey and Sweet Potato was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw Turkey and Sweet Potato

Dehydrated Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 36% | Fat = 9% | Carbs = 48%

Ingredients: Turkey, turkey liver, sweet potatoes, dried carrots, turkey bone broth, dried whole egg, dried cranberries, pumpkin, broccoli, dried celery, peas, purple sweet potatoes, ground flaxseed, apples, tricalcium phosphate, dried spinach, kale, dried ginger, dried kelp, dried basil, dried parsley, dried sage, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salmon and mackerel oil powder, copper sulfate, zinc oxide, selenium yeast, pyridoxine hydrochloride

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 8.9%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis32%8%NA
Dry Matter Basis36%9%48%
Calorie Weighted Basis34%21%45%
Protein = 34% | Fat = 21% | Carbs = 45%

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 turley liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

It should be noted the meats used here have been freeze-dried prior to use in this recipe. Because of the gentleness of the process used to create this item, freeze-dried ingredients can be considered nutritionally superior to meat meals.

The third ingredient includes 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.

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

The fifth ingredient is turkey bone broth. Although they add both flavor and moisture to a dog food, bone broths are a common component in many wet products. However, since broths consist almost entirely of water, the trace nutrients they contain account for only a fraction of the overall finished 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 next ingredient includes cranberries, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.

The eighth ingredient lists pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

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 Only Natural Pet product.

With 4 notable exceptions

First, we find peas. Peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this dog food.

Next, this recipe includes flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

In addition, we find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list. However, since the nutritional adequacy statement included on the label states the product is “complete and balanced”, we would assume these essential nutrients are provided by the food ingredients in the recipe.

And lastly, this recipe contains selenium yeast. Unlike the more common inorganic form of selenium (sodium selenite), this natural yeast supplement is considered a safer anti-cancer alternative.

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw
Dehydrated Dog Food Review

Based on its ingredients alone, Only Natural Pet EasyRaw dog food looks like an above-average dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 36%, a fat level of 9% and estimated carbohydrates of about 48%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 36% and a mean fat level of 9%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 48% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 25%.

Which means this Only Natural Pet product line contains…

Above-average protein. Below-average fat. And near-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the peas and flaxseed, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a generous amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Only Natural Pet EasyRaw is a grain-free dry dog food using a significant amount of freeze-dried, raw named meats as its dominant source of animal protein, thus receiving 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

For even more raw diet suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.

Only Natural Pet Dog Food
Recall History

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Notes and Updates

  1. 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

06/07/2020 Last Update