4Health Untamed Dog Food Review (Dry)

By Kevin Myers | 2020 Update
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This (updated) guide covers the 4Health Untamed Dry Dog Food in-depth. For this review, we’ve 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 Untamed Dry Dog Food gets an overall rating of 2.0 out of 5 – Which is Below-average when compared to other dog foods in this category. (Find detailed information below.)

I highly suggest checking out our latest guides below to see other alternatives in this category of dog food.

1 – The Best Dry Dog Foods
2 – The Best Dry Puppy Foods


List of dog foods in this product line

There are a total of 4 (four) 4Health Untamed Dry Dog Food in this product line. The first one is selected as the benchmark for this review.

  • 4Health Untamed Red Canyon Recipe
  • 4Health Untamed Wild River Recipe
  • 4Health Untamed Open Highland Recipe
  • 4Health Untamed Southern Bayou Recipe

4Health Untamed Red Canyon Recipe (Benchmark)

The “4Health Untamed Red Canyon Recipe” is selected as the benchmark for this dog food review.

Life Stage: All
Breed Size: All Breed Sizes

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 26.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 5.5%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%

Calorie Content (Calculated):
3,562 kcal ME/kg; 333 kcal/cup.

Ingredients:
Buffalo, Beef Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, Peas, Pea Flour, Sunflower Oil, Pea Protein, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Source of DHA), Salt, Choline Chloride, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source Of Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source 0f Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.


Customer Feedback

An essential part of our dog food inspection includes looking at the customer feedback for the products we review. For the 4Health Untamed Dry Dog Food, we collected customer reviews from online retailers and other review sites/forums and found an average satisfaction rating of 1.9 out of 5 – Which is Below-Average


Estimated Nutrient Content

These are the estimated nutrient content for the 4Health Untamed Red Canyon Recipe. We compare Protein, Fat, and Carbs using 3 different methods: Guaranteed Analysis, Dry Matter Basis, and Calorie Weighted Basis.

MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis26.0%15.0%
Dry Matter Basis29.0%17.0%46.0%
Calorie Weighted Basis25.0%35.0%40.0%

The estimated Fiber Dry Matter Content for this product is 6.1%


Ingredient Analysis

The following are the first 7 ingredients for the 4Health Untamed Red Canyon Recipe. 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 benchmark recipe where we breakdown the most important ingredients.

Buffalo

  • The Raw form consists of up to 70% water
  • After cooking, most of the water is lost and the meat content is reduced to a small amount
  • After processing, this ingredient will be a small part of the total content
  • Naturally rich in the essential amino acids
  • Commonly included in dog food

Beef meal

  • a meat concentrate
  • Concentrated, bioavailable protein source which contains up to 3 times more protein than fresh beef
  • This is rendered beef meat that has been dried and ground up
  • Includes clean skin, flesh, and/or bones
  • Beef meal is safe and nutritious for your dog!

Next 2 ingredients:

  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas

Although these 2 types of legumes are quality ingredients. The manufacturer is using a practice known as ingredient splitting – Which means…If we combine these two items together and report them as a single product, this new product would likely occupy a significantly higher position on the list.

Type of pea product used in this recipe:

Peas:

  • Quality source of carbohydrates
  • They’re rich in natural fiber
  • Peas contain about 25% protein

Pea protein:

  • Starchy part of the vegetable is removed
  • Contains over 80% protein
  • But have a lower biological value than meat
  • Less costly plant-based that dog food manufacturers use to boost protein on the label

Pea flour

  • Contains as much as 25% protein
  • Powder made from roasted yellow peas

Sunflower oil

  • Nutritionally similar to safflower oil
  • considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils
  • High in omega-6 fatty acids but no omega 3
  • Resistance to heat damage during cooking
  • Quality of this ingredient can vary

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

Notable

Tomato pomace

  • A controversial ingredient
  • By-product remaining after the processing of tomatoes into ketchup, soup, and juice.
  • high fiber and nutrient content
  • Critics argue its an inexpensive pet food filler

Flaxseed

  • Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Rich in soluble fiber
  • Contains up to 19% protein

Salmon oil

  • Salmon oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that support a healthy immune system
  • Considered a commendable addition
  • It lowers blood pressure and triglycerides.
  • It improves the coat and skin, making it soft and shiny.
  • It helps to prevent skin allergies.

Chelated Minerals:

  • Minerals are essential nutrients that a pup needs to grow
  • Chelated Minerals are comparably easy to absorb
  • Higher quality dog foods usually use chelated minerals

Overview

Looking at the ingredients used, the 4Health Untamed Dry Dog Food seems to be a Better-than-Average product.

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

  • Protein = 29%
  • Fat = 17%
  • Carbs = 46%

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

  • Average protein content = 29%
  • Mean Fat Level = 17%
  • Average Carbs = 46%
  • Estimated fat-to-protein ratio = 57%

When compared to typical dog food in this category:

  • Average Protein
  • Average Fat
  • Average Carbs

Conclusion

After considering the factors mentioned in our inspection checklist, the 4Health Untamed Dry Dog Food product line gets a rating of 2.0 out of 5 – which is BELOW-average.

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Information on this page

We advise you to check the 4Health Official Website for updated information on this product. Dog Lover’s Digest does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on this page as it is impossible for us to keep every post updated on a daily basis. Analyses expressed in this article represent the opinion/views of the author and the data on this page is provided by the brand. We do not test the products we review.

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