Which Wellness Petite Entrees
Grain Free Shredded Medley Recipes
Get Our Best Ratings?
Wellness Petite Entrees Grain Free Shredded Medley Dog Food earns The Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4 stars.
The Wellness Petite Entrees Grain Free Shredded Medley product line includes 4 recipe cups 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.
|Wellness Petite Grain Free Shredded Medley with Roasted Chicken, Duck, Peas and Carrots||4||M|
|Wellness Petite Grain Free Shredded Medley with Tender Chicken, Turkey, Carrots and Green Beans||4||M|
|Wellness Petite Grain Free Shredded Medley with Roasted Chicken, Beef, Green Beans and Red Peppers||4||M|
|Wellness Petite Grain Free Shredded Medley with Braised Lamb, Venison, White Sweet Potato and Carrots||4||M|
Recipe and Label Analysis
Wellness Petite Entrees Grain Free Shredded Medley with Tender Chicken, Turkey, Carrots and Green Beans 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.
Wellness Petite Entrees Grain Free Shredded Medley with Tender Chicken, Turkey, Carrots and Green Beans
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Chicken, chicken broth, water sufficient for processing, turkey, carrots, green beans, potato starch, chicken liver, egg, natural flavor, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, locust bean gum, sodium carbonate, xanthan gum, guar gum, magnesium sulfate, minerals [ferrous glycine complex, zinc glycine complex, manganese glycine complex, copper glycine complex, sodium selenite, potassium iodide], vitamins [vitamin E supplement, niacin, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin], choline chloride, thiamine mononitrate
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.3%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||40%||33%||19%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||29%||58%||13%|
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 broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a dog food, they are a common addition component in many canned products.
The next ingredient is water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most canned dog foods.
The fourth ingredient is turkey, another quality, raw item.
The fifth ingredient includes carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.
Next, we find green beans, a healthy vegetable notable for its vitamin, mineral and natural fiber content.
The seventh ingredient is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free carbohydrate used more for its thickening properties than its nutritional value.
The eighth ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The ninth ingredient lists eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.
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 Wellness product.
With 2 notable exceptions…
First, this food contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.
And lastly, this recipe includes sodium selenite, a controversial form of the mineral selenium. Sodium selenite appears to be nutritionally inferior to the more natural source of selenium found in selenium yeast.
Based on its ingredients alone, Wellness Petite Entrees Shredded Medley looks like an above-average wet product.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 40%, a fat level of 33% and estimated carbohydrates of about 19%.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 40% and a mean fat level of 33%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 19% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 83%.
Which means this Wellness product contains…
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a wet food containing a notable amount of meat.
Our Rating of Wellness Petite Entrees
Grain Free Shredded Medley Wet Dog Food
Wellness Petite Entrees Shredded Medley is a grain-free wet dog food using a notable amount of named meats as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.
Wellness Petite Entrees Dog Food Recall History
The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls related to Wellness through May 2023.
- Wellness Dog Food Recall of March 2017 (3/18/2017)
- Wellness Dog Food Recall October 2012 (10/30/2012)
- Wellness Dog Food Recall May 2012 (5/5/2012)
You can view a complete list of all dog food recalls since 2009 here.
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11/01/2022 Last Update