Raw Paws Complete Chicken Pet Food vs. Gilbertson & Page Dr. John Merlin Ferret Food

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Raw Paws Complete Chicken Pet Food

Freeze-Dried Raw

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Gilbertson & Page Dr. John Merlin Ferret Food

Kibble

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Score
A+
Score
C
Summary

Summary

Gilbertson & Page has a better protein to fat ratio. However, Raw Paws's ratio is not bad. (The ideal ratio is 2 to 1.) Raw Paws has much fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing. Both foods are mostly free of fruits, veggies, and grains. Both foods are pea-free. Gilbertson & Page contains sugars, which have been linked to insulinoma.

Protein Content

Protein Content

45%
37.5%
Fat Content

Fat Content

27%
20%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

2.2%
2%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.67 to 1
1.88 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

5
17
Meat Content

Meat Content

3 total
high concentration, high quality
5 total
high quality
Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

None
2 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
Yes
Sugar-free

Sugar-free

Yes
No
Controversial ingredient-free

Controversial ingredient-free

Yes
Yes
Remarks
Single Protein Source Recommend mixing with another protein source for variety.
High Meat Percentage 100% meat, organs, and bone.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.67 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.
No Fruits, Grains, or Vegetables
No Sugars or Carcinogens
Limited Ingredients 5 total (not counting vitamins, minerals, and preservatives).
Contains Sugars Linked to insulinoma.
3 Protein Sources Chicken, eggs, and fish.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.88 to 1.
Has Grains Linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.

Ingredients

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Ingredients

ground chicken with bone chicken heart chicken liver herring oil mixed tocopherols d-alpha tocopherol

 

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