Eagle Pack Dog Food Reviews (Ratings, Recalls, Ingredients!)
About the Company
Eagle Pack is a newer company than some other dog food brands, but they are a brand that exists because they knew they could fill a gap in the market.
They were established in 1985 and make their products in the USA without any corn, wheat, meat by-products, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Aimed at Quality
Eagle Pack wants to keep your best friend happy, healthy, and at your side for many years to come. They pride themselves on up keeping the following values in everything they do:
- Use only quality, digestible protein sources
- Focus on wholesome grains & fiber, such as brown rice, oatmeal, and tomato pomace
- Care about skin & coat support, adding flaxseed to some products for extra nourishment
- Added vitamin/mineral blend with antioxidants builds immune system
- No artificial ingredients
- With these things at the focus, Eagle Pack is working hard to help keep your pet’s body working just as well as it possibly can.
In terms of trustworthiness, I would give Eagle Pack a 5 star rating.
I’m giving them 4 stars today because the nutrient profiles of their foods do not always reach recommended levels, so I cannot give the whole brand 5 stars. After browsing through all of the Eagle Pack puppy food reviews and adult food reviews as well, I found that there is a lot of variation in product. Many of their most popular foods do have the best nutrition levels out there, so don’t be turned away by me saying that.
Another reason they only get 5 stars is because they are making use of some advanced ingredients like brewer’s yeast that some find to be controversial. I’d rather leave it to the individual pet owner to decide how they feel about these ingredients, and feel better giving a 4 star rating out for these reasons.
Many of the dry food items that Eagle Pack sells meet AAFCO nutritional standards, some for all stages of life and others specifically for adults or puppies. I found this interesting, so I read some Eagle Pack puppy food reviews, and people were very satisfied with the early life stage growth that the food helped their dog achieve.
Another great thing about Eagle Pack is that they are very committed to the quality of their food. They go above and beyond when it comes to choosing ingredients, packing their products, and more, and they’re very clear about what they do in terms of nutrition and manufacturing on their website.
Additionally, they add some extra ingredients like brewer’s yeast to some products that gives dogs a really nice nutrition boost but can be considered a con for some dogs as well, which I will go into more detail about below.
They are also a very affordable brand. You could call them mid-range in terms of price, but they give you much more bang for your buck for growth support, immune support, and more for your dog, so why not give them a try?
They do use some grain products (though no corn or wheat) in their food which can be a concern for many pet owners who prefer grain-free dog food.
They also use some more controversial ingredients, which I’ll talk about more in the ingredients analysis section below. I don’t think that these ingredients are big cons, but there are some pet owners who consider them to be no-go’s and will not buy Eagle Pack food because they are included.
One other potential con is that some dogs, after eating Eagle Pack food that has probiotics in it, face loose stool issues after eating the food for a few weeks. If you find this to be an issue, you can contact Eagle Pack, and they will refund you. You can try to find a food with no probiotics if your dog seems to have this problem due to their inclusion.
One final con is that they do not have very many products, but you can see in the video that dogs really like turkey formula, one of their four canned food varieties.
Eagle Pack Reviews of Ingredients
The first thing I’d like to mention about Eagle Pack dog food’s ingredients is that the Eagle Pack website actually has a really useful index of the ingredients that you can find in their food. You’ll never be left wondering exactly what one of their ingredients names means because of this page, which is really helpful for their customers. I hate when companies try to make their names complicated, so you don’t catch them cutting corners, but Eagle Pack doesn’t do that.
Moving on! Let’s look at a quick breakdown of one of their most popular foods, their Large & Giant Breed Adult dry kibble food. The protein is provided mostly by chicken and pork meal and gives up to 25% protein. The fat is around 12% and is supplemented with chicken fat, a very great ingredient. The mix also contains flaxseed, which is a great fiber and gives omega-3 fatty acids to your dog. Overall, the ingredients are very high quality.
- Crude Protein (min) 26.0%
- Crude Fat (min) 14.0%
- Crude Fiber (max) 4%
- Moisture (max) 10%
Dry matter figures: 28.8 percent protein; 15.5 percent fat; 4.4 percent fiber; and 42.2 percent carbohydrates
This kibble also contains at least two controversial ingredients: brewer’s yeast and tomato pomace. Brewer’s yeast is controversial because some believe it can cause allergic reactions and bloat, but there is nothing to support this.
The only reason it should cause an allergic reaction is if your dog has a food allergy. Supporters of this ingredient believe it helps to help repel fleas, give extra minerals, and adds some non-meat protein.
The other controversial ingredient is tomato pomace, which is high fiber content left over after processing tomatoes for foods like ketchup. Some people like it for the fiber; others believe it to be just filler.
These controversial ingredients are likely not harmful, and overall, the food from Eagle Pack gets an above average review.
Eagle Pack Dog Food Recall History
There have been no issued Eagle Pack dog food recall notices. There was a rumor about one bag of food being bad in the past, but this has been discredited. I have every confidence that this food is reliable and unlikely to face any recalls.
That’s the end of my review! Overall, this is a food that is very good for your dog. While there are a few controversial ingredients as I explained in the ingredients analysis, I believe that all of these ingredients are more “pros” than “cons” unless your dog has a specific allergy to them, so you should feel confident that this food will be good for them.
Every food carried by Eagle Pack doesn’t have the highest or best protein-fat-carb ratios, they are above average at a great price, so food from this brand is a really good one to consider when looking to change what product you’ll be feeding your precious pets!