Nutrition - 10/10
Ingredients - 10/10
Eden Original Cuisine is a high-quality wet dog food. It has significantly above average proportion of protein and fat and a significantly below average carbohydrate proportion. This nutrient profile is extremely satisfactory and suitable for the vast majority of dogs. The formula contains a range of high-quality ingredients including a small range of meat and fish ingredients including Chicken and Salmon. In addition, the formula contains Peas and Sweet Potatoes. These vegetable ingredients are considered a high-quality source of carbohydrates and also contribute much-needed fiber. The small range of ingredients may make Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food suitable for dogs with serious dietary sensitivities or allergies. However, for those dogs without dietary issues, it is an extremely suitable wet dog food and will provide excellent nutrition from high-quality ingredients.
Very Satisfactory Nutrition High-Quality Meat and Fish Ingredients No Grains or By-products
A Full review of Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food by Eden
The ideal nutrition for a dog is entirely dependant on their unique circumstances. However, a high proportion of protein and fat combined with a lower proportion of carbohydrates is most appropriate nutrition profile for the vast majority of dogs. Dog’s are very capable of consuming a high proportion of carbohydrates, but a diet high in protein and fat is more appropriate and a better reflection of their natural ancestral diet.
Carbohydrate Content Analysis
Dogs use carbohydrates as a simple energy source. Dogs do not require significant carbohydrates in their diet and they are commonly added to reduce cost and increase shelf life. As the chart above displays, a maximum of 15% of Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food calories are derived from carbohydrates. Please note that this is the maximum amount of carbohydrates as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of carbohydrates is likely to be a lot lower. This is significantly below average for a Wet Dog Food.
This is a very low proportion of carbohydrates and very accurately mimics a dog’s natural carbohydrate intake. The carbohydrate that is present appears to be sourced from a small range of vegetables such as Peas and Sweet Potatoes. These are considered relatively high-quality sources of carbohydrates.
Protein Content Analysis
Dogs use Protein for growth, development, and maintenance. Excess protein can be burned as calories. As the chart above displays, a minimum of 39% of Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food calories are derived from protein. Please note that this is the minimum amount of protein as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of protein is likely to be higher. This is significantly above average for a Wet Dog Food.
This is an extremely high proportion of protein and would be adequate for dogs of all activity levels. However, overly high levels of protein are not necessarily a bad thing. The excess protein can be burned as calories which is what dog’s ancestors would have done. A small range of meat ingredients contributes to this vast sum of protein. This includes meat and fish ingredients such as Chicken and Salmon which are considered high-quality sources and will provide your dog with the full range of amino acids.
Fat Content Analysis
Dogs use fat as a concentrated energy source. In addition, fats also play a role in development and maintenance. As the chart above displays, a minimum of 45% of Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food calories are derived from Fat. Please note that this is the minimum amount of fat as calculated by the guaranteed analysis. In reality, this value of fat is likely to be a lot higher. This is significantly above average for a Wet Dog Food.
This proportion of fat in this formula is very satisfactory and can provide dogs of all activity levels with a highly concentrated source of energy. In addition, the majority of this fat content appears to be sourced from animal and fish fats. Animal fats such as Chicken are considered high-quality sources and are a natural part of a dog’s diet.
Once again please note that the values in this section are calculated using the products guaranteed analysis. The guaranteed analysis only lists the minimum and maximum values and as a consequence, these can sometimes be an inaccurate representation. As a rule of thumb, most dog foods will contain slightly more protein and considerably more fat than their guaranteed analysis. This will have the knock-on effect of reducing the relative amount of carbohydrates present. However also note that every dog food is different and some will be considerably closer to the guaranteed analysis than others.
Guaranteed Analysis – Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food
Pet foods in the United States are legally required by the AAFCO to have a guaranteed analysis on their packaging. A guaranteed analysis must display certain nutritional information. This is similar to how nutritional values are now commonly displayed on food for human consumption. The information that must be displayed includes Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fiber, and Moisture. Some guaranteed analysis will contain additional information. The guaranteed analysis for this product is listed below.
- Crude Protein (Min) – 10.30%
- Crude Fat (Min) – 5.30%
- Crude Fiber (Max) – 0.40%
- Moisture (Max) – 78.00%
The ingredients of pet food are disclosed on the packaging of the product as a list in descending order. Therefore the ingredients at the start of the list make up the bulk of the pet foods content. As a consequence, the quality of these primary ingredients is the most significant factor in determining the quality of pet food.
However, ingredients listed further down the ingredient list should not be ignored, especially if they could have adverse or harmful effects on a pet.
- Sweet Potatoes
Dangerous / Harmful Ingredients
In-Depth Meat/Fish Ingredient Review
The meat and fish ingredients of dog food are without a doubt the most important. They are critical as they provide the majority of the protein and fat that dogs desperately need. Also, these ingredients would have made up the bulk of dogs ancestors diet. Therefore, the quality of a dog food formulas meat and fish ingredients is crucial. Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food contains two sources of meat or fish.
The primary meat source present is Chicken. Chicken is considered a high-quality source of protein. In addition to being a fantastic protein source, chicken has high levels of Niacin and Vitamin B6.
Another fish source present is Salmon. Salmon is considered a high-quality source of protein. Salmons most abundant minerals are Vitamin B12 and Selenium.
In-Depth None-Meat Ingredient Review
Peas are a member of the legume family of vegetables. Legumes are famous for having a relatively high amount of protein for a vegetable. Legumes also contain a high amount of fiber, which is important for healthy digestion. Pet foods often use legumes as a replacement for grains in grain-free pet food. Protein from vegetables such as legumes should not be a replacement for protein from meat. Instead, it should act as an additional protein source.
Sweet Potatoes are a starchy vegetable and a source of complex carbohydrates. Sweet Potatoes are considered superior to traditional Potatoes as they contain more fiber and a more extensive range of vitamins and minerals. Some examples of vitamins and minerals that are abundant in Sweet Potatoes are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Calcium. The higher amount of fiber and the range of micronutrients in Sweet Potatoes mean that they are considered a high-quality ingredient despite containing mostly carbohydrates.
Full Ingredient List – Eden Original Cuisine Wet Dog Food
Chicken 55%, Salmon 15%, Broth: 26%, Vegetables: Peas 0.3%, Sweet Potato 0.2%, Carrots 0.2%, Fruits: Blueberries 0.5%, Goji Berries 0.5%, Minerals, Oils and Fats: Linseed Oil 0.2%, Botanicals: Turmeric 0.1%. MOS 0.1%, FOS 0.1%, Glucosamine 0.01%, Chondroitin 0.01%.