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    Apr 21, Fromm Gold Dry Food Review: Small Breed Adult Dogs

    Last Updated 04-23-2023

    This Fromm Gold Dry Food Review was
    requested by Connie from Florida. She wants to know if this formula for small
    breed adult dogs is a good choice for her adult dogs.

    Before examining the food, we like to look at the company
    behind the product.  What we found was
    very favorable.

    The company started out over a century ago and has slowly evolved
    to where it is now, producing dog food. 
    It has remained in the same family and is a family run business touting
    five generations of hardworking individuals.

    The company owns and operates
    its own manufacturing facilities, one in Mequon, WI and the other in
    Columbus, Wisconsin.  Operating their own
    facilities gives dog food manufacturers a
    distinct advantage: 

    They can have control of quality and
    safety.  They also do in-house lab
    analysis, preparation of the meat and produce, packaging, warehousing, and distribution.

    It should be noted that not
    all dog food companies have this much control over their product.  The fact that is sourced and made in the
    United States is also a big plus as there is much more governmental control in
    this country than in other countries.

    The following “Small Breed Adult Dog Food was taken from 
    Fromm Family Foods.” website
    (N.p., n.d. Friday 04-21-2023


    Chicken,Chicken Meal,Chicken Broth,Oatmeal,Pearled Barley,Menhaden Fish Meal,Brown Rice,Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols),Dried Tomato Pomace,Potatoes,Dried Egg Product,Whole Oats,Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols),Dried Yeast,Whole Barley,Chicken Liver,Cheese,Flaxseed,Carrots,Duck,Lamb,Sweet Potatoes,Salt,Celery,Alfalfa Meal, Vitamins [Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid],Monosodium Phosphate,DL-Methionine,Chicory Root Extract,Taurine, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Magnesium Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate], Chicken Cartilage,Sorbic Acid (Preservative),L-Tryptophan,Yucca Schidigera Extract,Sodium Selenite,Dried Lactobacillus paracasei Fermentation Product,Dried Lactobacillus reuteri Fermentation Product,Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product,Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product..

    Guaranteed Analysis

    • Crude Protein 27% MIN
    • Crude Fat 18% MIN
    • Crude Fiber 5.5% MAX
    • Moisture 10% MAX

    Adequacy Statement

    Fromm Family Small
    Breed Adult Gold Food for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels
    established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and maintenance.

    Caloric Content

    • 3,849 kcal/kg
    • 1,749 kcal/lb
    • 420kcal/cup

    Available Sizes

    • 5 lb
    • 15 lb
    • 30 lb

    Fromm-Gold-Dry-Food-Review For Small Breed Adult Dogs

    The initial analysis is based on Sarah Irick’s Scale for Evaluating Dog

    Beginning with 100%

    No points were lost. 

    +3 Contains Probiotics

    +3 Contains Vegetables

    +2 Contains Barley

    +1 Contains Oatmeal

    + 5 Contains 5 different sources of animal protein other
    than the first (Chicken, Egg, Fish, Cheese and Lamb in addition to the first
    which is Duck

    Fromm-Gold-Dry-Food-Review Score:  114 A+

    Examining the Guaranteed Analysis

    A consumer cannot go by the amounts of protein and fat found
    in the Guaranteed Analysis.  You can, however, get a crude estimate of the quantity of protein and fat in the dog
    food.  These numbers are only a starting
    point if you want to compare one food to another.  To make it easier to compare foods, you must
    take the moisture or water content of the food into consideration because this percentage
    significantly affects the overall

    We convert the figures in the Guaranteed Analysis to a Dry Matter, which accounts for the water in the
    product. We use the formula:

    However, in the case of this company, they have done all the
    calculations for you.  Based on the Fromm
    Family website:

    Dry Matter Basis Calculations

    Protein:  28.67%
    Fat:  18.75%
    Fiber:  3.22%
    Ash:  6.57%
    Carbohydrates:  42.79%

    Calculating the Carbohydrate Percentage

    You might be wondering about Carbohydrates found in this
    food.  Pet food manufacturers are not required to list the Carbohydrate percentage
    of food, but you can still estimate it using the figures from the Guaranteed

    This company did provide this number but most do not. 
    Remember that dogs are carnivores, so it is interesting to determine how
    much of their diet consists of plant sources. 

    Fromm Gold Dry Food contains 42.79% Carbohydrates


    The company has been in existence for a very long time and
    have been manufacturing dog food longer than most.  Their score based on Sarah Irick’s Ratings is
    superior to most other foods.  They
    provide a very respectable variety of protein sources and include vegetables in
    the mix.  Two other positives to this
    food are the inclusion of probiotics, and a healthy
    ratio of Omega Fatty Acids.

    According to the Fromm Website, there is the adequate distribution of the product, at least
    within the United States. I could not find evidence of any recalls with this

    This company provides more information on their website than
    most do include actual amounts of
    minerals, vitamins, protein, fat, ash and carbohydrates.  In my mind,
    this is an excellent indicator of transparency and the willingness disclose
    information that most companies keep hidden from their consumers.

    The pieces of kibble are smaller and easier to manage than
    other brands that do not cater to small breed dogs.  If this is important to you, and it should
    be, then this should also add to the appeal of the product. 

    Overall, this food deserves an above average rating as it
    offers high-quality nutrition that is
    safe, affordable, and readily obtainable.  Small Dog Place gives this food a very high score.

    Cost and Availability of Fromm Gold Dry Food

    The product comes in two sizes:  5 pounds and 15 pounds and is sold in
    specialty pet stores throughout the country. 
    The product is also available in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong,
    Macau, Singapore and the UK.

    Online, you can purchase a 5-pound
    bag for about $19.00.  This works out to
    be about less than $4.00 per pound. 
    Certainly not the most expensive food, it comparable to other high-quality pet foods.

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    The analysis of this and other dog food review pages
    represents the opinions of the author. 
    We must rely on the information obtained by the dog food manufacturer on
    their website and often this is incomplete at best. 

    The field of canine nutrition is very complicated and each
    dog has his or her own unique nutritional needs.  There will never be one perfect dog food for
    your dog.

    We try to provide accurate information but cannot guarantee
    up-to-date material.  Nor can we
    guarantee completeness or accuracy.  We
    update on a regular basis but not on a daily one.

    We offer the information in good faith and as a way to
    provide information to the reader.  It is
    up to each reader to decide if the food is right for their dog.  We do not endorse or suggest any brand as
    being perfect for any one dog. For more information, we suggest that you
    contact your local veterinarian.

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