Sojos Complete Dog Food Review (Freeze-Dried)

Rating:

Sojos Complete Dog Food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

The Sojos Complete product line includes 5 grain-free 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.

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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

Protein = 31% | Fat = 13% | Carbs = 48%

Ingredients: Turkey, sweet potatoes, whole egg, broccoli, apples, flax seeds, cranberries, celery, turkey liver, tricalcium phosphate, basil, pumpkin, ginger root, dried kelp, vitamins & minerals

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.4%

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Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis28%12%NA
Dry Matter Basis31%13%48%
Calorie Weighted Basis28%29%43%
Protein = 28% | Fat = 29% | Carbs = 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 a 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 three notable exceptions

First, we find turkey liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

Next, pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

And lastly, the vitamins and minerals added to this product are not detailed sufficiently here to permit us to judge their quality.

Sojos Complete Dog Food Review

Judging by its ingredients alone, Sojos Complete dog food looks like an above-average dry 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.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 31%, a fat level of 13% and estimated carbohydrates of about 48%.

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%.

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.

Bottom line?

Sojos Complete is a plant-based dry dog food using a notable amount of freeze dried, raw named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.

Highly recommended.

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.

Sojos Dog Food
Recall History

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Notes and Updates

08/16/2018 Last Update

  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