Nutrition - 8/10
Ingredients - 9/10
NomNomwNow’s Tasty Turkey Fare is a high-quality fresh dog food recipe. It provides an above average proportion of protein and fat and a below average carbohydrate proportion. This nutrient profile is very satisfactory for most dogs including those who are active.
The recipe contains a small number of high quality and nutritious ingredients including Turkey, Eggs, Carrots, and Spinach. It also contains Brown Rice which is considered to be one of the best grain ingredients used in dog food.
The small range of ingredients may mean this formula is suitable for dogs with dietary sensitivities or allergies. However, for dogs without allergies, this is a satisfactory recipe and very suited to dogs of all ages.
High-Quality Meat Ingredients
Slightly Excessive Carbohydrate Proportion
Full Review of Tasty Turkey Fare by NomNomNow
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 37% of NomNomNow’s Tasty Turkey Fare 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 below average for a Wet Dog Food.
While this proportion of carbohydrates is not as low as many other dog food recipes, it is still satisfactory and closely resembles a dog’s natural diet. The carbohydrates present appear to be from Brown Rice, Carrots, and Spinach. Brown Rice is considered to be one of the best grain ingredients to use in dog food.
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 30% of NomNomNow’s Tasty Turkey Fare 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 above average for a Wet Dog Food.
This is a satisfactory proportion of protein and should be sufficient for dogs of all activity levels. Turkey and Eggs are the only two ingredients that contribute significantly to this sum. They are both considered to be high-quality sources of protein containing the full range of amino acids required.
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 33% of NomNomNow’s Tasty Turkey Fare 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 higher. This is above average for a Wet Dog Food.
This is a satisfactory proportion of fat and can satisfy the energy needs of most dogs including those who are active. Animal fats such as those from Turkey and Eggs are considered to be high-quality and natural part of a dogs diet.
Overall NomNomNow’s Tasty Turkey Fare contains an average of 1372 Calories per kg or 137 Calories per 100g.
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 – NomNomNow Tasty Turkey Fare
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) – 10.00%
- Crude Fat (Min) – 5.00%
- Crude Fiber (Max) – 1.00%
- Moisture (Max) – 70.00%
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.
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. NomNomNow’s Tasty Turkey Fare contains two sources of meat or fish.
The primary meat source present is Turkey. Turkey is considered a high-quality source of protein. Some of the beneficial nutrients contained in Turkey include Vitamin B6 and Niacin.
Eggs are a highly nutritious pet food ingredient and are considered a high-quality source of protein. Eggs contain a huge variety of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 and B12, Selenium, Phosphorus and many others. In addition to this, they contain a high proportion of protein and healthy fats such as the Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids.
In-Depth None-Meat Ingredient Review
Despite being a grain, Brown Rice can provide some nutrition. Therefore it is considered one of the better grains. To add to this Brown Rice is far superior to White Rice which is heavily processed. Brown Rice can provide dietary fiber for healthy digestion and high levels of Magnese.
Full Ingredient List – NomNomNow Tasty Turkey Fare
Ground turkey, eggs, brown rice, carrots, spinach, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, fish oil, vinegar, citric acid, taurine, choline bitartrate, zinc gluconate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, copper gluconate, manganese gluconate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), selenium yeast, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12 supplement, cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), potassium iodide.