Which of The Pets Table Recipes
Get Our Best Ratings?
The Pets Table Dog Food earns The Advisor’s second-highest rating of 4.5 stars.
The Pets Table product line includes 3 fresh dog foods.
Each recipe below includes its AAFCO nutrient profile when available… Growth (puppy), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
|The Pets Table Fresh Chicken Casserole with Green Beans||5||A|
|The Pets Table Fresh Beef Stew with Carrots||4.5||A|
|The Pets Table Fresh Turkey Casserole with Broccoli||4||A|
Recipe and Label Analysis
Beef Stew with Carrots was selected to represent the other products in the line for detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.
Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.
The Pets Table Beef Stew with Carrots
Wet Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Protein = 46% | Fat = 36% | Carbs = 10%
Ingredients: Beef, chickpeas, eggs, green beans, blueberries, carrots, sweet potatoes, beef liver, spinach, sunflower oil, salmon oil, salt, vitamin e supplement, pantothenic acid, vitamin a supplement, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin d3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin b12 supplement, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, tricalcium phosphate, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, selenium yeast, potassium iodide, copper amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, yeast culture
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.9%
Red denotes controversial item
|Dry Matter Basis||46%||36%||10%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||32%||61%||7%|
Protein = 32% | Fat = 61% | Carbs = 7%
The first ingredient in this dog food is beef. Beef is defined as “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered cattle” and includes skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.
Beef is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans. Like peas, bean and lentils, chickpea is a nutritious member of the fiber-rich legume (or pulse) family of vegetables.
However, chickpeas contain about 22% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.
The third ingredient is whole eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.
The fourth ingredient is green beans, a healthy vegetable notable for its vitamin, mineral and natural fiber content.
The fifth ingredient is blueberries. Blueberries are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
The sixth ingredient is carrots. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.
The seventh ingredient is sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in a dog food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.
the eighth ingredient is beef liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The ninth ingredient is spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient Completeness Score of 91.
From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.
But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.
With 3 notable exceptions…
First, sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3’s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils.
Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.
There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.
Next, salmon oil. Salmon oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.
Depending on its level of freshness and purity, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.
And lastly, this food also contains chelated minerals, minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better dog foods.
Based on its ingredients alone, The Pets Table looks like an above-average fresh dog food.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 46%, and a fat level of 36%.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 50% and a mean fat level of 38%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 76%.
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical fresh dog food.
When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the chickpeas, this looks like the profile of a fresh dog food containing a generous amount of meat.
Our Rating of The Pets Table Fresh Dog Food
The Pets Table is a grain-free fresh dog food using a generous amount of fresh named meat as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.
The Pets Table Dog Food Recall History
The following automated list (if present) includes all dog food recalls related to The Pets Table through November 2023.
No recalls noted
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11/16/2023 Last Update