Fromm Dog Food Reviews – Top 5 Picks 2019

Fromm Dog Food Reviews

If you’re like most people, you’re not going to spend hours sorting through the hundreds of dog foods. 

Fortunately…

We’ve put in the hard work  and research to find the highest quality dog foods available.

The result is our Fromm dog food reviews of the five best foods to feed your pooch.

Below we’ll breakdown and review each of the best Fromm dog foods, where they’re made, who makes them, and any recalls.

Top 5 Fromm Dog Foods

Fromm Dog Food Reviews

We selected the following dog foods by carefully analyzing ingredients, ingredient quality, and nutrient content. We placed a higher emphasis on the first ten ingredients as these ingredients make up a majority of the food.

1. Puppy Gold

We liked that Fromm Puppy Gold formula has five named meats in its first ten ingredients.

This is a sign of a higher quality meat-based dog food.

The meat content is complemented by quality carbohydrates such as oatmeal and pearled barley, both of which provide beneficial fiber.

Brown rice and potatoes are notable lower quality ingredients that purely provide energy and have little nutritional value for dogs.

This dog food and most of Fromm’s dog foods are higher priced than less premium brands.

This food has a protein content of 27% and a fat content of 18%.

Other Formulas
    • Adult
    • Large Breed Adult
    • Large Breed Puppy
    • Reduced Activity & Senior
  • Weight Management

Ingredient Analysis

Key: 
Beneficial Ingredient Low-quality Ingredient
Neutral Ingredient

    1. Duck: A high quality alternative protein source. Good for puppies that tend to have meat allergies.
    1. Chicken Meal: Contains significantly more protein than fresh chicken. Considered a meat concentrate since water is removed.
    1. Chicken: Good source of protein. However, contains about 80% water and much of the weight is lost after cooking.
    1. Oatmeal: A healthy source of carbohydrates. Good source of protein and fiber and good for the colon.
    1. Pearled Barley: Mostly a source of carbohydrates and fiber.
    1. Menhaden Fish Meal: An excellent concentrated source of fish protein. Also contains fatty acids.
    1. Brown Rice: An easily digestible carbohydrate source that’s often used as a filler.
    1. Chicken Fat: High in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid.
    1. Lamb: Great alternative protein source.
  1. Potatoes: A carbohydrate/filler. Of little nutritional value for dogs. Commonly used to replace grains in dog food.

The remaining ingredients are lower on the list and have less effect on quality since they make up less of the food.

Full Ingredient List
Duck, Chicken Meal, Chicken,Oatmeal, Pearled Barley,Menhaden Fish Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat, Lamb,Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Whole Egg,Salmon Oil, Cheese, Flaxseed,Brewers Dried Yeast, Alfalfa Meal, Carrots, Lettuce, Celery,Chicken Cartilage, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite,Sorbic Acid (Preservative),Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.
Pros
    • First three ingredients are meat
    • Five sources of animal protein in first ten ingredients
  • High protein and fat for growing puppies
  • Oatmeal is a quality source of carbohydrates and fiber
  • Probiotics
Cons
    • Higher priced than less premium brands
  • No flavor varieties

2. Adult Gold

This dog food has the same ingredients as the puppy gold formula but in a different order and proportions.  

Like the puppy formula, we like that there are five named meat sources in the first ten ingredients.

Oatmeal is a high quality and beneficial carbohydrate source for dogs, while brown rice and pearled barley have less nutritional value.

This food has a protein content of 24% and a fat content of 16%.

Other Formulas
    • Large Breed Adult
    • Large Breed Puppy
    • Reduced Activity & Senior
    • Weight Management
  • Puppy

Ingredient Analysis

Key: 
Beneficial Ingredient Low-quality Ingredient
Neutral Ingredient

    1. Duck: A quality alternative protein source.
    1. Chicken Meal: Contains significantly more protein than fresh chicken. Considered a meat concentrate since water is removed.
    1. Chicken: Good source of protein. However, contains about 80% water and much of the weight is lost after cooking.
    1. Brown Rice: An easily digestible carbohydrate source that’s mostly used as a filler.
    1. Pearled Barley: Mostly a source of carbohydrates and fiber.
    1. Oatmeal: A healthy source of carbohydrates. Good source of protein and fiber and good for the colon.
    1. Menhaden Fish Meal: An excellent concentrated source of fish protein. Also contains fatty acids.
    1. Chicken Fat: High in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid.
    1. Lamb: Great alternative protein source.
  1. Potatoes: A carbohydrate/filler. Of little nutritional value for dogs. Commonly used to replace grains in dog food.

The remaining ingredients are lower on the list and have less effect on quality as they make up less of the food.

Full Ingredient List
Duck, Chicken Meal, Chicken, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Chicken Fat, Lamb, Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Whole Egg, Salmon Oil, Cheese, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Alfalfa Meal, Carrots, Lettuce, Celery, Chicken Cartilage, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Calcium Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.
Pros
    • First three ingredients are meat
    • Minimal cheap fillers
    • Probiotics
  • Wheat free
Cons
    • Higher priced than less premium brands
  • No flavor varieties

3. Adult Small Breed Gold

This dog food has similar ingredients as the above formulas but with a smaller kibble size to suit small breeds.

It has a slightly higher protein and fat content than the regular adult formula to accommodate the faster metabolism of a smaller dog.

We didn’t like that both brown rice and dried tomato pomace are in the first ten ingredients.

Brown rice is often used as a filler while the nutrient quality of tomato pomace is up for debate.

It has a protein content of 26% and fat content of 17%.

Other Formulas
    • Adult
    • Large Breed Adult
    • Large Breed Puppy
    • Reduced Activity & Senior
    • Weight Management
  • Puppy

Ingredient Analysis

Key: 
Beneficial Ingredient Low-quality Ingredient
Neutral Ingredient

    1. Duck: A quality alternative protein source.
    1. Chicken Meal: Contains significantly more protein than fresh chicken. Considered a meat concentrate since water is removed.
    1. Chicken: Good source of protein. However, contains about 80% water and much of the weight is lost after cooking.
    1. Oatmeal: A healthy source of carbohydrates. Good source of protein and fiber and good for the colon.
    1. Pearled Barley: Mostly a source of carbohydrates and fiber.
    1. Brown Rice: An easily digestible carbohydrate source that’s mostly used as a filler.
    1. Dried Tomato Pomace: The leftover tomato pulp, seeds, and skin after the juicing process. Contains soluble fiber. Due to processing, nutrient quality is up for debate.
    1. Chicken Fat: High in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid.
    1. Dried Whole Egg: An excellent source of protein. The term “whole egg” implies higher quality than “egg product”.
  1. Menhaden Fish Meal: An excellent concentrated source of fish protein. Also contains fatty acids.

The remaining ingredients are lower on the list and have less effect on quality since they make up less of the food.

Full Ingredient List
Duck, Chicken Meal, Chicken, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat, Dried Whole Egg, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lamb, Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Cheese, Brewers Dried Yeast, Alfalfa Meal, Carrots, Lettuce, Celery, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Monosodium Phosphate, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Tryptophan, DL-Methionine, Sodium Selenite, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.
Pros
    • First three ingredients are meat
    • Higher fat to support metabolism of smaller dogs
    • Probiotics
  • Wheat free
Cons
    • Higher priced than less premium brands
    • Small sizes
  • No flavor varieties

4. Four Star Salmon Tunalini

We liked the Salmon Tunalini formula because it offers a quality fish based diet with a high protein content.

We particularly liked that sardine and anchovy meal are used as ingredients.

They are an abundant source of protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids while also being low in mercury.

We also like that the Four-Star product line offers a huge selection of formulas.

It’s worth noting the use of two pea ingredients(peas, pea flour) in the first five ingredients.

This could mean a significant amount of the protein content comes from peas, resulting in a lower quality protein content.

This food has a protein content of 28% and fat content of 16%.

Other Formulas
    • Beef Frittata Veg
    • Chicken A La Veg
    • Chicken au Frommage
    • Duck & Sweet Potato
    • Game Bird
    • Hasen Duckenpfeffer
    • Lamb & Lentil
    • Pork & Applesauce
    • Pork & Peas
    • Salmon A La Veg
    • Surf & Turf
  • Whitefish & Potato

Ingredient Analysis

Key: 
Beneficial Ingredient Low-quality Ingredient
Neutral Ingredient

    1. Salmon: Good alternative source of protein.
    1. Salmon Meal: A concentrated source of protein containing some fatty acids.
    1. Peas: A healthy source of carbohydrates. Also a great source of protein and fiber. Commonly used to replace grains.
    1. Potatoes: A carbohydrate/filler. Of little nutritional value for dogs. Commonly used to replace grains.
    1. Pea Flour: A powder made of ground roasted peas. It’s high in protein, however, plant protein does not provide all the essential amino acids that dogs require.
    1. Dried Tomato Pomace: The leftover tomato pulp, seeds, and skin after the juicing process. Contains soluble fiber. Due to processing, nutrient quality is up for debate.
    1. Tuna: A source of protein and fatty acids.
    1. Dried Whole Egg: An excellent source of protein. The term “whole egg” implies higher quality than “egg product”.
    1. Sardine Meal: Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Low in mercury compared to bigger fish.
  1. Anchovy Meal: Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Low in mercury compared to bigger fish.

The remaining ingredients are lower on the list and have less effect on quality since they make up less of the food.

Full Ingredient List
Salmon, Salmon Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Flour, Dried Tomato Pomace, Tuna, Dried Whole Egg, Sardine Meal, Anchovy Meal, Chicken Liver, Chicken Fat, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Cheese, Monocalcium Phosphate, Olive Oil, Carrots, Celery, Parsley, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Spinach, Zucchini, Eggplant, Chicken Cartilage, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Taurine, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.
Pros
    • High quality fish based diet
    • Grain free
    • High protein content
  • Large selection of formulas
Cons
    • Higher priced than less premium brands
  • No life stage varieties

5. Four Star Lamb & Lentil

We liked Four-Star Lamb & Lentil because it has a high protein content while being poultry and grain free.

We liked the use of chickpeas and lentils over other carbohydrates such as potatoes or rice.

Although, plant based protein is less beneficial for dogs than animal protein, lentils and chickpeas are higher quality carbohydrate sources.

While of slightly higher quality, this dog food is higher priced than the average dog food.

This food has a protein content of 29% and a fat content of 18%.

Other Formulas
    • Beef Frittata Veg
    • Chicken A La Veg
    • Chicken au Frommage
    • Duck & Sweet Potato
    • Game Bird
    • Hasen Duckenpfeffer
    • Pork & Applesauce
    • Pork & Peas
    • Salmon A La Veg
    • Salmon Tunalini
    • Surf & Turf
  • Whitefish & Potato

Ingredient Analysis

Key: 
Beneficial Ingredient Low-quality Ingredient
Neutral Ingredient

    1. Lamb: A quality alternative protein source.
    1. Lamb Meal: Contains significantly more protein than fresh lamb. Considered a meat concentrate since water is removed.
    1. Lentils: A quality carbohydrate. A great source of protein, fiber, and iron.
    1. Chickpeas: Also known as garbanzo beans, these are a nutrient powerhouse full of protein. They are a great source of  iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B-6, and dietary fiber, as long as it’s not cooked out.
    1. Dried Whole Egg: An excellent source of protein. The term “whole egg” implies higher quality than “egg product”.
    1. Peas: A healthy source of carbohydrates. Also a great source of protein and fiber. Commonly used to replace grains.
    1. Dried Tomato Pomace: The leftover tomato pulp, seeds, and skin after the juicing process. Contains soluble fiber. Due to processing, nutrient quality is up for debate.
    1. Pork Fat: Provides essential omega-6 fatty acids.
    1. Pea Flour: A powder made of ground roasted peas. It’s high in protein, however, plant protein does not provide all the essential amino acids that dogs require.
  1. Pork Liver: A nutrient powerhouse full of protein, fats, and vitamins.

The remaining ingredients are lower on the list and have less effect on quality since they make up less of the food.

Full Ingredient List
Lamb, Lamb Meal, Lentils, Chickpeas, Dried Whole Egg, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Pork Fat, Pea Flour, Pork Liver, Salmon Oil, Cheese, Olive Oil, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Apples, Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Tomatoes, Carrots, Broccoli, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Taurine, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.
Pros
    • High protein content
    • Poultry free
    • Grain free
  • Large selection of formulas
Cons
    • Higher priced than less premium brands
  • No life stage varieties

Who Makes Fromm Dog Food?

Fromm dog food is made by Fromm Family Foods LLC, a Wisconsin based company.

It started out as a silver fox and ginseng farm and has been owned and operated by the same family since 1904.

It’s currently in its fourth generation of ownership.

Where is Fromm Dog Food Made?

Fromm produces dry food and treats at two manufacturing facilities located in Mequon and Columbus, Wisconsin.

They also have a wet food cannery located in Eden, Wisconsin.

Fromm Family Foods claims, “Owning and operating our plants allows us to have full control over the quality and safety of the products we produce.”

Fromm Dog Food Recalls

March 2016

Cause: Potentially elevated levels of vitamin D

Announcement: Fromm Family Foods LLC voluntary recall

Recalled Products:

    • 12 oz. Gold Chicken Pate Dog can case code#11893, individual can upc : 72705 11892
    • 2 oz. Gold Chicken & Duck can case code #11895, individual can upc: 72705 11894
  • 12 oz. Gold Salmon & Chicken Pate can case code #11891, individual can upc: 72705 11890

Final Words: Fromm Dog Food Reviews

After conducting our Fromm dog food reviews and research we selected the top five Fromm dog foods.

We carefully analyzed ingredients and selected only foods of the highest quality with the best overall nutrients.

We chose Puppy Gold as the number one Fromm dog food. It features a higher protein and fat content made from premium meat and carbohydrate sources.

Overall, Fromm is a family owned company that sells premium dog food made from above average ingredients.

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