4Health Canned Dog Food Review

By Kevin Myers | 2020 Update
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This (updated) guide covers the 4Health Canned Dog Food in-depth. For this review, we considered factors such as:

  • Ingredients
  • Customer feedback
  • Reviews from pet sites/forums
  • and more…

(Here’s our 40 point inspection list)

Summary:

After our research, which includes ingredient analysis, aggregating & analyzing customer reviews, and more, we conclude that the 4health Canned Dog Food gets an overall rating of 2.5 out of 5, which is “about-average” when compared to other dog foods in this category. Find detailed information below.

After going through this review, I highly suggest checking out our latest guides below to find alternatives in this category of dog food.

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4Health Canned Dog Food products

There are a total of 7 (seven) 4Health Wet Dog Food products – listed in the table below.

Products
*4Health Chicken and Rice Dog Food[U]
4Health Lamb and Rice Dog Food[U]
4Health Chicken and Rice Puppy Food[U]
4Health Salmon and Potato Dog Food[U]
4Health Chicken and Rice Senior Dog Food[U]
4Health Chicken and Vegetable Stew Dog Food[U]
4Health Beef and Vegetable Stew Dog Food[U]

Benchmark Product:

The 4Health Chicken and Rice Dog Food

4Health Chicken and Rice Dog Food” is selected as the benchmark for this dog food product line.

LifeStage: All
Breed Size: All

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 9% (min.)
Crude Fat 6% (min.)
Crude Fiber 1% (max.)
Moisture 78% (max.)

Caloric Content:
1,310 kcal/kg Metabolizable Energy

Ingredients:
Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, brown rice, barley, egg product, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, guar gum, carrageenan, cassia gum, salt, kelp, rosemary extract, cranberry powder, lecithin, yucca schidigera extract. ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin e supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin supplement, folic acid supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin a supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement.


Customer Feedback

An essential part of our dog food inspection includes looking at the customer feedback for the products we review. For the 4health canned dog food, we collected customer reviews from online retailers and other review sites/forums and found an average satisfaction rating of 2 out of 5 – Which is Below-Average


Estimated Nutrient Content

These are the estimated nutrient content for the 4Health Chicken and Rice Dog Food. We compare Protein, Fat, and Carbs using 3 different methods: Guaranteed Analysis, Dry Matter Basis, and Calorie Weighted Basis.

MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis9.0%6.0%--
Dry Matter Basis41.0%27.0%24.0%
Calorie Weighted Basis31.0%51.0%18.0%

The estimated Fiber Dry Matter Content for this product is 4.50%


Ingredient Analysis

Following are the first 7 ingredients for the 4Health Chicken and Rice Dog Food:

  1. chicken
  2. chicken broth
  3. chicken liver
  4. brown rice
  5. barley
  6. egg product
  7. dicalcium phosphate

You should know that the first 5 to 7 ingredients are the most important when analyzing a recipe. Please check the Ingredient Analysis below for the 4Health Chicken and Rice Dog Food where we breakdown the most important ingredients.

1st: Chicken

  • The raw form consists of up to 70% water
  • Naturally rich in the 10 essential amino acids
  • Extracted from parts or whole chicken
  • After processing, this ingredient will be a small part of the total content
  • Commonly included in dog food

2nd: Chicken broth

  • Adds moisture and flavor to the dog food
  • Commonly included in canned dog foods
  • Offers Moderate nutritional value

3rd: Chicken liver

  • This organ meat consists of up to 70% water
  • considered a quality ingredient

4th: Brown rice

  • Offers Moderate nutritional value
  • Easy to digest
  • Commonly included in dog food

5th: Barley

  • Offers healthy nutrients and fiber
  • Offers Moderate nutritional value
  • Commonly included in dog food

6th: Egg product

  • Easy to digest
  • have a high biological value.
  • Form not clearly mentioned: dry or wet?
  • Quality can vary

7th: Dicalcium phosphate

  • Usually used as a dietary calcium supplement

The first 7 ingredients listed above are the most important ones. Ingredients later in the order will not highly impact 4health Canned dog food overall ratings.

Following are the controversial / non-desirable items or things that could have been improved:

Carrageenan

  • Thickening agent similar to gelatin
  • Extracted from seaweed
  • Commonly used as a food additive
  • There is a recent controversy regarding its biological safety

Minerals do not appear to be chelated:

  • Minerals are essential nutrients that a pup needs to grow
  • Minerals that are not “chelated” are comparably difficult to absorb
  • Higher quality dog foods usually use chelated minerals

Conclusion

Looking at the first 7 ingredients, the 4Health canned dog food seems to be a Better-than-Average product.

Using “Dry Matter Basis”, this dog food brand shows the following stats:

  • Protein = 41%
  • Fat = 27%
  • Carbs = 24%

As a whole group, this dog food brand shows the following stats:

  • Average protein content = 40%
  • Mean Fat Level = 25%
  • Average Carbs = 27%
  • Estimated fat-to-protein ratio = 64%

When compared to typical dog food in this category:

  • Average Protein
  • Average Fat
  • Average Carbs

After considering the factors mentioned in our inspection checklist, the 4health canned dog food product line gets a rating of 2.5 out of 5 – which is about-average.

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Coupons and Discounts

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Recalls

The following list includes all of the 4health dog food recalls.

  • Diamond Dog Food Recall (5/6/2012)

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Information on this page

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