Sojos Complete Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
The Sojos Complete product line includes the 5 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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- Sojos Complete for Puppies [G]
- Sojos Complete Goat Recipe [M]
- Sojos Complete Turkey Recipe [M]
- Sojos Complete Beef Recipe (4 stars) [M]
- Sojos Complete Lamb Recipe (4 stars) [M]
Sojos Complete Turkey Recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Sojos Complete Turkey Recipe
Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Turkey, sweet potatoes, whole egg, broccoli, apples, flaxseeds, cranberries, celery, turkey liver, tricalcium phosphate, basil, pumpkin, ginger root, dried kelp, zinc sulfate, vitamin E acetate, ferrous fumarate, copper sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.4%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||31%||13%||48%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||28%||29%||43%|
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 sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.
The third ingredient includes whole eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.
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 potent anti-cancer benefits.
The fifth ingredient is apple, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.
The sixth ingredient is 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.
The seventh ingredient lists cranberries, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in 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 product.
With 2 notable exceptions…
First, we find turkey liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
And lastly, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually associated with higher quality dog foods.
Sojos Complete Dog Food Review
Based on its ingredients alone, Sojos Complete dog food looks like an above-average dry product.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 30% and a mean fat level of 16%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 46% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 55%.
Which means this Sojos product line contains…
Near-average protein. Near-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.
Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the flaxseed, this looks like the profile of a dry product containing a notable amount of meat.
Sojos Complete is a grain-free dry dog food using a notable amount of freeze dried, raw named meats as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.
Sojos Dog Food
The following list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 directly related to this Sojos product line. If there are no recalls listed in this section, we have not yet reported any events.
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Notes and Updates
- 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 ↩
01/13/2020 Last Update