Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Evanger's Super Premium Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner from @Chewy Review

We love Evanger's pet food and treats at our house. In fact, we included their Organic Turkey Dinner for dogs in our Holiday Gift guide and we've reviewed Evanger's products, too.  Last year Jeffie began eating their senior dog food.  So when Chewy offered us a chance to try their Super Premium canned food, Rudy and Rosie were thrilled.

Chewy sent us a case of Evanger's Super Premium Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner canned dog food.  Each can is 13 oz. A case of 12 cans regularly costs $23.89, but is on sale at Chewy right now for $20.79

According to Chewy, Evanger's Super Premium Dinners are completely balanced, highly nutritious, great tasting innovative meals. This Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner features duck meat and golden sweet potatoes that are a wonderful source of fiber.

Key Benefits
  • Cooked in small batches
  • Easy digestibility for optimal health
  • No corn, wheat or soy
  • Suitable for al life stages
  • Made in the US 
Evanger's Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO nutrient profiles for all life stages. Puppies, pregnant and nursing dogs may require 2-3 times above amounts, and reduced for less active or older dogs. Amount of food your dog requires depends on activity, age, environment and breed. Duck and Sweet Potato Dinner is certified Kosher cRc

Duck, Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Liver, Guar Gum, Minerals (Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Proteinate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacinamide, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein, not less than 10%
Crude Fiber, not more than 1.5%
Moisture, not more than 78%
Crude Fat, not less than 8%
Calcium, not less than .30%
Phosphorus, not less than .28%

Jeffie's enjoys Evangers Classic Recipes Senior and Weight Management Dinner canned dog food as a topper on his kibble.  This Evanger's Classic Recipe is the original formula developed by Dr. Fred Evanger and contains no corn, wheat or soy. It is a simple meat-based formula for obligate carnivores.

My dogs love Evanger's canned dog food.  I love Evanger's pet food products, too and here's why:
  • Made in the United States by a family owned and operated company since 1935.
  • Free of harmful additives and preservatives
  • No soy, corn, wheat or by-products
  • Human grade ingredients
  • Every single product smelled good and looked good to the humans. (However, we did have to watch out for bones in the chicken thighs; cans do contain an appropriate warning)
  • Competitively priced for premium organic pet food
  • A VERY wide selection of food and treats: beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more.  Many recipes for pets with special needs.
I also love the story behind Evanger's.  Back in 1935, Fred Evanger bred, exhibited, and championed his Great Danes in international kennel clubs.  He believed that the key to his success in the show ring, as well as his dogs' health and the health of their offspring was due to nutritious food.  

In fact, he felt so strongly about it that he built a canning factory on his family farm so he could make a quality pet food. Even back then, Evanger's dog food was free of additives and preservatives.  In fact, he used crops and livestock raised on the family farm. 

In 2003, Evanger's was the first pet food company to create pet food packed by hand instead of machine by putting whole pieces of fresh meat and vegetables into the cans.  You read that right.  Open a can of Evanger's and you'll probably recognize the ingredients.  Yes, that's real shredded, pulled (organic) chicken.  OMD!  those are chicken drumsticks, alright!

In addition, many of their recipes are created especially for dogs with special diet needs:  food allergies, low fat diet, gluten free,  sensitive stomach, irritable bowel syndrome and more.  They also have a large line of Kosher Kosher pet food products, as well as healthy selections for cats.

I should note that I found no evidence of any recalls for Evanger's pet food products, however, there were some issues with the USFDA in early 2011 regarding  misbranding of ingredients, none of which constituted a health or safety issue.

We also give Chewy.com our highest recommendation.  With over 300 brands of pet food and other pet products ready to ship with their speedy front door service, what's not to love? Living in a rural area, I love that I can purchase brands and products that I can't find locally.  Chewy.com has great prices and there's always a sale going on some of our favorite products.  Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com has warehouses located throughout the country to guarantee orders are delivered quickly.  Their website is super simply to navigate and their customer service is terrific.

    * We received one case of Evanger's Super Premium Canned Dog Food from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review of the product and service.

    We're joining the Tasty Tuesday blog hop today. This is a blog hop that celebrates good food, sponsored by Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kols Notes.


  1. Sounds like a really great company and tasty food!

  2. Good stuff. You have to deal with your human about opening the can. I know if I pose and smile she will open the can, humans can be trained! Your non smiling photo made Mom and me smile!

  3. sounds yummy, duck and sweet potatoes num num

  4. I've heard of this brand, but didn't really know much about it. It sounds great! We're going to be switching foods now so I'm very interested in learning about more different brands...especially family owned companies.


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