Raised Right Dog Food Review (Fresh)

Review of Raised Right Fresh Human Grade Dog Food

Review of Raised Right Fresh Human-Grade Dog Food

Rating:

Raised Right Dog Food earns The Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Raised Right Human-Grade product line includes the 11 fresh-cooked dog foods listed below.

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

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Product Rating AAFCO
Raised Right Adult Turkey 5 M
Raised Right Adult Beef 5 M
Raised Right Adult Pork 5 M
Raised Right Adult Chicken 5 M
Raised Right Adult Turkey and Pumpkin Paté 5 M
Raised Right Adult Beef and Pumpkin Paté 5 M
Raised Right Adult Pork and Pumpkin Paté 5 M
Raised Right Adult Chicken and Pumpkin Paté 5 M
Raised Right Puppy Growth Beef 5 G
Raised Right Puppy Growth Chicken 5 G
Raised Right Puppy Growth Turkey 5 G

Recipe and Label Analysis

Raised Right Adult Beef Recipe 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.


Raised Right Adult Beef Recipe

Refrigerated Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 61% | Fat = 26% | Carbs = 5%

Ingredients: Beef, beef heart, carrots, beef liver, cranberries, organic spearmint, flaxseed oil, egg shell powder, cod liver oil, organic kelp powder

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis61%26%NA
Dry Matter Basis61%26%5%
Calorie Weighted Basis47%49%4%
Protein = 47% | Fat = 49% | Carbs = 4%

Ingredient Analysis

The first ingredient in this dog food is beef. Beef is defined as “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered cattle” and includes skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.1

Beef is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.

The second ingredient is beef heart. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing to us humans, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.

The third ingredient includes carrots, which are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

The fourth ingredient is beef liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fifth ingredient is lists cranberries, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.

The sixth ingredient is spearmint. Although we can’t be sure, it appears spearmint has been added to this recipe as a nutrient-rich source of multiple vitamins and minerals.

These natural anti-oxidants include vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B6 (niacin), folic acid, phosphorus, zinc, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.

The seventh ingredient is flaxseed oil, one of the best non-fish sources of omega-3 fatty acids — essential to a dog’s health.

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 2 notable exceptions

First, we find cod liver oil, a fish oil known to be rich in both EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins A and D.

And lastly, although we find no mention of added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list, we’re reassured to find a detailed list of naturally present nutrients on the company’s website.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Raised Right Dog Food looks like an above-average fresh product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 61%, a fat level of 26% and estimated carbohydrates of about 5%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 61% and a mean fat level of 24%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 8% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 39%.

Above-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical fresh cooked dog food.

Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a moist dog food containing an abundance amount of meat.

Our Rating of Raised Right Dog Food

Raised Right is a grain-free wet dog food. Each fresh-cooked recipe includes an abundance of named meats as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended.

Has Raised Right Dog Food Been Recalled?

The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 related to Raised Right.

No recalls noted.

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References

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials

07/15/2021 Last Update