True Acre Information
True Acre is a relatively new dog food brand and is a private label brand of the huge pet supplies website, Chewy.
While Chewy already had several private label brands for its site, such as American Journey and Tiny Tiger, it continues to expand and create new brands.
This approach allows them to offer regular promotions and discounts on their private-label brands to outcompete their competitors.
For those of you interested in learning where True Acre dog food is made, we have very limited information available.
However, we believe that True Acre is produced somewhere in the United States by one of the industry’s 3rd party manufacturers.
Given that True Acre is a private label brand from Chewy, it is not available for purchase from retail stores across the United States and is only sold exclusively on their website.
True Acre Product Range
Unlike American Journey, which is Chewy’s largest private-label brand, True Acre’s product range is far smaller and focuses on dogs rather than both dogs and cats.
Moreover, True Acre has a strong focus on dog treats rather than food, and their three best-selling products are treats.
This treat range includes several types, including Dental Chews, Rolled Sticks, Knotted Bones, and Baked Biscuits.
As for dry dog food, True Acre has a moderate range of recipes that includes a solid balance between grain-free food and grain-inclusive food.
In addition, True Acre does have some specialized recipes for dogs, including two for large-breed dogs and two more for weight control.
Lastly, True Acre has a very small range of wet dog food recipes. All three of their recipes are stews and contain similar ingredients.
True Acre Nutrition
When compared to other dog food brands, True Acre dog food recipes provide nutrition that is generally average to above-average.
This includes moderate proportions of protein and fat, and large proportions of carbohydrates.
You can see an example of this below, which is the nutritional profile of one of their dry food recipes.
As you can see, the protein and fat proportion only make up 54% of the recipe’s nutritional content where, as carbohydrates are 46%.
If you are interested in learning more about canine nutrition, be sure to check out our Dog Food Guide, where we go in-depth on the subject.
True Acre Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
True Acre uses a relatively small range of meat ingredients in its recipes which includes the above. All three of these meat ingredients are extremely popular among dog food manufacturers.
This is largely due to the fact that these ingredients are cost-effective, highly nutritious, and can easily be bought in large quantities.
However, in addition to these whole meat ingredients, True Acre also uses some by-products in some of its recipes, such as Chicken By-Product Meal and Poultry By-Product Meal.
While these ingredients are looked down upon by some, they can still provide some valuable nutrition to dogs in the form of protein and fat.
Sadly, a select number of True Acre’s recipes, including their wet food recipes, use unnamed ingredients like Meat By-Products & Animal Liver.
While these ingredients most likely provide beneficial animal-based protein and fat, they are unaccountable and untraceable, which is a major concern for some.
Other Notable Ingredients
True Acre utilizes several grain-based ingredients in its grain-inclusive recipes, such as Corn, Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pearled Barley, and Rice.
Grain ingredients like these can be controversial, with many dog owners being against their use. However, there are other dog owners that are strong supporters of grain ingredients, such as those who feed larger brands like Purina Pro Plan or Royal Canin.
Regardless of opinion, grain ingredients are dense sources of nutrition and can provide a mix of carbohydrates, fiber, plant-based protein, and select vitamins and minerals.
However, some of the grain ingredients used by True Acre are frowned upon more than others, including Corn Gluten Meal.
Processed grain ingredients like Corn Gluten Meal are generally considered to be low-quality ingredients and are extremely dense sources of carbohydrates.
However, True Acre also has some grain-free recipes, and in these, they utilize some Pea-based ingredients such as Pea Starch and Peas.
Peas are the most popular plant-based ingredients found in grain-free dog food recipes, along with other legumes like Lentils and Chickpeas.
Peas are dense sources of carbohydrates and fiber, but they are best known for their high proportion of plant-based protein.
However, there has been some concern in the last few years around links between the high consumption of legumes, like Peas, in grain-free food and an increased rate of Canine Heart Disease.
You can learn more about this link in our article Best Dog Foods Without Peas.
Another common addition to True Acre recipes is Chicken Fat which is also seen in recipes from many other brands.
Chicken Fat is added to dog food recipes in small quantities to improve the flavor and palatability of the recipe, as well as boost the overall levels of animal-based fat.
Chicken Fat is chosen for this as it is a cost-effective solution and can be sourced in large quantities.
If you’d like to learn more about Chicken Fat and information on whether it can trigger Chicken allergies, take a read of our article Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Canola Meal is an ingredient that isn’t well-known among dog owners but is seeing increased use in dog food recipes. We found Canola Meal present in 4/4 of their dry dog food recipes which is notable.
It is a by-product of the production of Canola Oil and is the remaining plant matter left over after processing.
It is used regularly in feed for livestock animals like Cows and Pigs but is also found in some dog food recipes to boost protein levels at a low cost.
To learn more about Canola Meal and why some frown upon it, read our article Canola Meal In Pet Food.
Flaxseed is one of the most popular minor ingredients found in premium dog food recipes and is well-known for human consumption.
Flaxseed is one of the best plant-based sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which are known for their potential health benefits, such as an improvement in the condition of a dog’s skin and coat.
However, Flaxseed can also provide several other benefits that are less well-known. You can learn about these in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Similar to Canola Meal, Dried Beet Pulp is another by-product of agricultural processing. However, unlike Canola Meal, Dried Beet Pulp is extremely commonplace in dog food recipes.
Its purpose is to boost the levels of dietary fiber in dog food recipes which can help improve a dog’s digestion and stools.
However, outside of its fiber content, Dried Beet Pulp provides little to no other nutritional value. Read more about Dried Beet Pulp, including information on other similar ingredients, in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Lastly, True Acre’s wet dog food recipes include small portions of Guar Gum which is a common ingredient in wet pet food.
Guar Gum is a binding agent and is present to help give wet dog food a consistent texture and appearance and ensure that the ingredients do not separate.
There are many other similar ingredients that are used by other brands for the same purpose, such as Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, and Agar-Agar.
To learn more about Guar Gum, including information on how it is produced, you can read our article Guar Gum In Pet Food.
True Acre Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of testing or trials that True Acre participates in for its products.
Given we believe that True Acre is produced by a 3rd party manufacturer, it’s likely that they depend on testing and trials done by this company rather than themselves.
Moreover, many smaller or private label brands, such as True Acre, avoid disclosing detailed information around testing or trials as many of their customers would not approve.
We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory-style testing of animals in the pet food industry is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will decline.
True Acre Recalls
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we can find no evidence that True Acre dog food recipes have ever undergone a recall, which makes True Acre a recall-free dog food brand.
However, given that True Acre is an extremely young dog food brand, this lack of recalls in their history is not overly surprising.
We hope that they can continue their perfect safety record going forward and continually improve their quality and safety processes during production.
Regardless, we always advise dog owners to remain vigilant of any future recalls from True Acre or any other dog food brand to ensure that their dogs remain healthy and safe.
Best of True Acre
Grain-Free Chicken & Vegetables Review
The above Grain-Free Chicken & Vegetables recipe from True Acre is typical of their dry dog food recipes.
The recipe utilizes a portion of Chicken as its primary ingredient, which is a high-quality source of protein and fat.
This Chicken is topped up by a smaller portion of Poultry By-Product Meal and Poultry Fat which is likely made up of more Chicken or Turkey.
Outside of these meat ingredients, True Acre utilizes a mix of Peas, Pea Starch, Canola Meal, and Soybean Meal.
These plant-based ingredients provide the recipe with a mix of carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fiber.
True Acre Featured Articles
True Acre has not been featured in any of our articles to date.
Full True Acre Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Grain-Free Beef & Vegetable
Grain-Free Chicken & Vegetable
Grain-Free Large Breed Chicken & Vegetables
Grain-Free Weight Control Chicken & Vegetables
Farmhouse Blend With Chicken & Vegetables
Farmhouse Blend Large Breed With Chicken & Vegetable
Farmhouse Blend With Lamb & Vegetables
Farmhouse Blend Weight Control With Chicken & Vegetable
Farmhouse Blend With Beef & Vegetables
Wet Dog Food
Hearty Stews Lamb & Vegetable Recipe
Hearty Stews Chicken & Vegetable Recipe
Hearty Stews Beef & Vegetable Recipe
All-Natural Dental Chew Sticks Original Flavor
All-Natural Dental Chew Sticks Peanut Butter Flavor
All-Natural Dental Chew Sticks Bacon Flavor
All-Natural Dental Chew Sticks Beef Flavor
All-Natural Dental Chew Sticks Mint Flavor
Mini All-Natural Dental Chew Sticks Original Flavor
All-Natural Puppy Dental Teething Treat Original Flavor
Hearty Bones Long-Lasting Peanut Butter Flavored Treats
Hearty Bones Long-Lasting Beef Flavored Treats
Hearty Bones Long-Lasting Chicken Flavored Treats
Thick Cut Strips With Real Bacon and Beef
Thick Cut Strips With Real Bacon and Peanut Butter Flavor
Thick Cut Strips With Real Bacon
Rawhide-Free Stuffed Twists Peanut Butter Flavour Treats
Rawhide-Free Rolled Sticks, Skin & Coat Chicken Flavor Treats
Rawhide-Free Rolled Sticks, Hip & Joint Chicken Flavor Treats
Rawhide-Free Rolled Sticks Chamomile & Lavender Flavor
Rawhide-Free Knotted Bones Chicken Flavor Large
Rawhide-Free Knotted Bones Peanut Butter Flavor Large
Rawhide-Free Knotted Bones Peanut Butter Flavor Mini
Rawhide-Free Knotted Bones Chicken Flavor Medium
Rawhide-Free Knotted Bones Chicken Flavor Mini
Rawhide-Free Knotted Bones Peanut Butter Flavor Medium
Chicken Recipe Mini-Training Rewards
Duck Recipe Mini-Training Rewards
Salmon Recipe Mini-Training Rewards
Mini Original Baked Biscuits
Mini Variety Baked Biscuits
Small Variety Baked Biscuits
Small Original Baked Biscuits
Medium Original Baked Biscuits
Large Original Baked Biscuits
Farmhouse Grillers Beef Recipe With Sweet Potatoes
Farmhouse Grillers Lamb Recipe With Cranberries
Farmhouse Grillers Pork Recipe With Apples
Homestyle Desserts Peanut Butter banana Pie Flavor Dessert Cup
Homestyle Desserts Carrot Cake Flavor Dessert Cup
Sweet Potato Recipe Treats With Jerky Coating
Both of our dogs got very sick eating the dental sticks. We had to take them to the vet. It cost us 15.00 dollars in vet bills and medications.Vomiting and diarrhea with blood. We called the number on the bag and got no answer. Don’t give these to your dog!
Correction 150.00. Terry Schmidt