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Fromm

Fromm

8.2

Customization

7.5/10

Quality

9.2/10

Special Needs

8.7/10

Price

7.5/10

 

Introduction – Background

This company has a long history of research and development in the pet food industry as well as in the pet pharmaceutical world. Fromm is the first company to claim “complete and balanced” on their dog food. They started out, breeding and making food for silver foxes. Over the years, they transitioned from a focus on foxes to a focus on dogs and dog food.

Ingredients

Lamb, lamb meal, lentils, chickpeas, peas, dried egg product, pea flour, dried tomato pomace, pork fat, pork liver, lamb liver, salmon oil, cheese, flaxseed, carrots, apples, broccoli, cauliflower, natural flavor, salt, potassium chloride, vitamins, chicory root extract, minerals, cranberries, Yucca schidigera extract, sorbic acid (preservative), blueberries, taurine, sodium selenite, probiotics

The ingredient list of this food contains two main controversial ingredients pea flour and tomato pomace. Pea flour is about 25% protein so that can throw off the amount of actual meat protein found in the food. Animal protein is much more bioavailable for dogs and should be the main, if not only, source of protein. Plant proteins are harder for dogs to breakdown into usable amino acids. The amino acid profile in plant proteins is also very much lacking in comparison to animal proteins. 

Tomato pomace is a by-product of the tomato juice, soup, and ketchup industry. It isn’t much more than a cheap filler.

The food does contain taurine which is essential for heart health.

In the ingredients, probiotics are also listed, though, the specific variety(s) of probiotic(s) is not. Probiotics are living things and typically do not survive the high heat temperatures of kibble processing. So, the probiotics on the ingredient list probably will not actually help your dog at all.

Guaranteed Analysis 

Moisture 7.95% (min)

Protein 30.33% (min)

Fat 18.75% (max)

Fiber 3.89% (max)

Ash 6.36%

Phosphorus 1.07% 

Potassium 0.89%

Magnesium 0.13%

Calcium 1.19%

Sodium 0.36%

Iron 229%

Manganese 74% 

Copper 21%

Zinc 218%

This is a relatively lower-carb dog food which is good. However, it is also fairly low protein, and high-fat. While fat can be a good source of energy for dogs they are still carnivores, they need protein. 

Also, they have no mention of omega-6 or omega-3 fatty acids. While this is not required by AAFCO, omega fatty acids are still essential fatty acids that your dog needs.

Flavors available

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Lamb
  • Pheasant
  • Pork
  • Quail
  • Rabbit
  • Salmon
  • Tuna 
  • Turkey
  • Venison
  • Whitefish

Options 

You can choose from puppy, adult, senior, and all life stage recipes.

The company also offers food for small, medium, large, and giant breeds.

You can purchase Fromm in the form of dry or wet food.

Also, choose from weight management and grain-free.

Approximate Cost

For a small dog up to 20lbs $76/month

For a medium dog between 40-60lbs $166/month

For a large dog 100lbs and up $242/month

Conclusion

Fromm has a long history in the pet food industry and they make fairly good food. They have lots of options as far as flavors which can be helpful if your dog has a food sensitivity.