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Product Overview

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Zssential Formula
Wet Dog Food
Multi-Protein Formula

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Zssential Formula
Wet Dog Food
Multi-Protein Formula
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Lab Tests

We analyze the nutrient content of pet foods through lab tests and calculations. This includes the moisture in the product, macro-nutrients like protein, fat and carbohydrates, as well as other content like fiber and ash (minerals).

We then compare these results to the manufacturer’s nutrient content “Guaranteed Analysis” shown on the product’s label, which is similar to the “Nutrition Facts” found on human food labels.

Category Average
Category AverageRating
Rating
Moisture
Moisture
Protein
Protein
Fat
Fat
Carbs
Carbs
Fiber
Fiber
Ash
Ash

Guaranteed Analysis

78% Maximum
11% Minimum
5% Minimum
N/A
1% Maximum
N/A

Dry Matter Basis

0%
50%
22.73%
N/A
4.55%
N/A

Lab Result

76.52%
10.8%
8.95%
2.1%
0.7%
1.63%

Product

Watchdog Labs reviews a variety of pet food features. This include features like “Made in USA” and “No Artificial Colors.” We include this information for your convenience but not all factor into the product ratings. This info is found on the product’s label or website.

Category AverageRatingCategory Average
Rating
USA

Made in  USA

A blue icon means Made in USA. Some prefer U.S. made food because of high quality standards. This info is found on the product label or website.

Meat

First Ingredient Real Meat

A blue icon means the first ingredient is real meat. Labels show highest volume ingredients first, so first ingredients are important. Chicken and chicken meal would be examples of real meat. A “meal” is real meat that has been cooked to remove moisture. This info is found on the product label or website.

Complete

Complete & Balanced

A blue icon means the product has minimum nutrient levels to be considered “complete & balanced”. This means the food can be used as your pet’s only source of food, as determined by the AAFCO who sets these minimum levels. This info is found on the product label or website.

Feeding Trial

Feeding Trial Conducted

A blue icon means the manufacturer conducted a live feeding trial. Currently, a feeding trial is considered the best way to determine how well the food’s nutrients will be digested. This info is found on the product label or website.

Organic

Certified Organic

A blue icon means the product is USDA Certified Organic. USDA agents enforce the high standards required for this statement. This info is found on the product label or website.

Probiotics

Includes Probiotics

A blue icon means the product has added probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may provide health benefits to dogs. This info is found on the product label or website.

Omega

Includes Omega

A blue icon means the product has Omega Fatty Acids. Essential fatty acids like Omega 3 and 6 may provide health benefits to dogs. This info is found on the product label or website.

Protein

High Protein

A blue icon means the dog food is high in protein. Some dogs may benefit from a high protein diet with 26% or more protein. Regular dog food has a minimum of 18% for growth and reproduction, and 22% for adult maintenance. Consult your vet before deciding that a high protein diet is right for your dog. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

Grains

Grain-Free

A blue icon means the dog food is grain-free. While some may prefer to avoid this ingredient, it alone is not a good indicator of the food’s quality. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

Corn

No Corn

A blue icon means the food has no corn. While some may prefer to avoid this ingredient, it alone is not a good indicator of the food’s quality. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

Wheat

No Wheat

A blue icon means the food has no wheat. While some may prefer to avoid this ingredient, it alone is not a good indicator of the food’s quality. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

Soy

No Soy

A blue icon means the food has no soy. While some may prefer to avoid this ingredient, it alone is not a good indicator of the food’s quality. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

By Products

No Animal By-Products

A blue icon means the food has no animal by-products. Animal by-products are animal parts that are not usually intended for human consumption. This includes organ meats like livers and kidneys or other parts like feet and brains. Some people may prefer to avoid by-products in pet food. This info comes from the product’s label.

Flavors

No Artificial Flavors

A blue icon means the food has no artificial flavors. This info is found on the product label or website.

Preservatives

No Artificial Preservatives

A blue icon means the food has no artificial preservatives. This info is found on the product label or website.

Colors

No Artificial Colors

A blue icon means the food has no artificial colors. This info is found on the product label or website.

Corn Syrup

No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

A blue icon means the food has no high fructose corn syrup. This info is found on the product label or website.

GMO

Non-GMO

A blue icon means the food doesn’t include genetically modified organisms. While some may prefer to avoid GMO ingredients, it alone is not a good indicator of the food’s quality. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

Ingredients

We research and analyze hundreds of ingredients found in dog foods and show you which ones are controversial. These ingredients are not necessarily bad, they are just not universally agreed upon as good. Some may want to avoid controversial ingredients altogether.

Category AverageRatingCategory Average
Rating
Ingredients

35

Total Ingredients

This is the total number of ingredients in this dog food. While some may prefer fewer ingredients, it alone is not a good indicator of the food’s quality. We include this for your convenience but it is not part of our product rating. This info is found on the product label or website.

Controversial Ingredients

0

Controversial Ingredients

This is the total number of controversial ingredients in this dog food. These ingredients are not necessarily bad, they are just not universally agreed upon as good. Some may want to avoid controversial ingredients altogether.

Recalls

This score is determined by the number of recalls for this brand. We track reports from companies, the FDA and other sources. Recalls can be issued for many reasons, including contaminants and labelling issues. We try to include all recent recalls, but can't guarantee completeness.

Category AverageRatingCategory Average
Rating
Recalls

0

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