Annamaet Dog Food Review
Annamaet dog food products are manufactured and produced by Annamaet Petfoods, Inc. based in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. It was created by Robert Downey, an experienced breeder and racer of Alaskan Husky sled dogs. Their dog food formulas are a product of studying and observing the relationship between the diet and good health of 40 sled dogs—from puppies to retired geriatric huskies. The company was named after Robert Downey’s mother, Anna Mae.
All of Annamaet’s products are formulated to meet the AAFCO profiles for all life’s stages. The company’s processing plant has been EU-certified and has undergone inspection by USDA and APHIS.
Annamaet claims the use of only human-grade meat-based ingredients and whole grains and a variety of natural ingredients. They also claim that their products are free from chemical preservatives, glutens, soy products, animal by-products, artificial colors and flavors.
There are five Annamaet dry premium dog food products and three grain-free formulas which are available in the market.
We highly recommend Annamaet dog food brand, especially it's grain-free formulas which are among the best that we have reviewed. Annamaet dog food's contain very high quality ingredients and significant meat content.
The first ingredient of Annamaet’s dog food rations is a protein-rich animal source which is considered a meat concentrate. These primary ingredients include chicken meal and catfish meal. Compared to raw meat ingredients, these meat meals contain 300% more protein thus these meat concentrates are more viable protein components of dog food products.
Other meat-based protein ingredients of Annamaet dog food products include venison meal, menhaden fish meal, chicken and catfish meal. Except for chicken, all the other ingredients are meat concentrates. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, it is a raw ingredient which means that its water content is quite high. Processing causes evaporation and loss of moisture from fresh ingredients thus leaving only a fraction of the original weight of the ingredient.
Brown rice is also called “hulled rice”, “unmilled” or “partly milled” rice. It is a whole grain ingredient where only the husk or the outermost layer of the germ has been removed leaving only the bran layer and germ intact. Brown rice has a better nutritional content compared to white rice which has been polished and stripped of important nutrients. Brown rice has a low glycemic index which can help support the stability of blood sugar levels. It is also rich in B-vitamins, iron, some fatty acids and fiber.
Millet is a grain cereal which is considered a source of plant-based protein. Its protein content is similar to that of wheat. Millet also contains B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. It is gluten-free thus it is not viewed as an allergen in dog food.
Rolled Oats are oat groats which have been rolled into flat flakes, steamed, and toasted. It is a good source of dietary fiber, thiamine and iron.
Pearled barley is barley where the hull and bran has been removed. It is a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Pearled barley contains high amounts of starch. It has lesser nutrients than barley because the nutritious bran layer has been removed. It is often used as a binder for dog kibble.
Flax seed meal provides high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, considered to be essential fatty acids which can reduce inflammation and help preserve the integrity of cell membranes. Flax seed meal is also rich in magnesium and vitamin B6. With its good fiber content, it is important in gastrointestinal health and stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Canola oil is rich in healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It possesses an anti-inflammatory effect on injuries and is an essential nutrient in maintaining your dog’s healthy skin and coat.
Dried tomato pomace is made from tomato skin, pulp, and seeds. It is an excellent source of the antioxidant, lycopene, and fiber. Tomato pomace is a by-product when tomato is processed into juice, sauce, etc. Many dog owners view tomato pomace as a controversial ingredient because of the possibility that the tomato skin may contain high amounts of pesticide residues that can be introduced into the dog food.
There has been no indication that probiotics or beneficial bacteria have been added after processing.
Chelated minerals have been added to ensure easier absorption and utilization.
Many dog owners have positive feedbacks on the use of Annamaet dog food products for their dogs. They are especially pleased with the absence of potential allergens.
On the other hand, there are some dog owners who have expressed misgivings on the presence of corn in some Annamaet rations.
Overall, we very highly recommend Annamaet dog food formulas. We believe that their grain-free formulas are among the best formulas that we have reviewed to date and contain excellent quality ingredients.
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Annamaet Choice Food Formulas:
Annamaet ENCORE Dog Food
Annamaet OPTION Dog Food
Annamaet EXTRA Dog Food
Annamaet ADULT Dog Food
Annamaet ULTRA Dog Food
Annamaet Grain-Free SALCHA Dog Food
Annamaet Grain-Free AQUALUK Dog Food
Annamaet Grain-Free MANITOK Dog Food
Annamaet Dog Food Consumer Ratings