Annamaet Dog Food Overview, Review and Recalls

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Annamaet Dog Food Overview

“Annamaet Petfoods Inc.” is owned and operated by founder and President Rob Downey. Along with his wife Mary Jo, as co-founder and Vice President, the couple have maintained Annamaet Petfood Inc. as a family owned business for close to thirty years.

Downey named the company after his mother, Anna Mae, and the first bag of Annamaet was sold on her birthday in 1986.

Rob Downey spent years in graduate school studying canine nutrition and exercise physiology, and has written numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to Downey’s expertise, Annamaet has a board certified Veterinary Nutritionist on staff as well.

Where is Annamaet manufactured?

Their headquarters is based in Telford, Pennsylvania, and their manufacturing plants are located in Ohio and New York. All of their products are certified by “The Association of American Feed Control Officials” (AAFCO). In addition, their plants are “European Union” (EU) certified, and their facilities inspected by both the “U.S. Department of Agriculture” (USDA) and its agency, the “Animal and Plant Inspection Service” (APHIS). Every batch of Annamaet is sent out to an independent lab for salmonella testing before it is released for shipment. All their products that are shipped to the EU are also tested for salmonella, anthrax and genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

The company single sources their ingredients, meaning they are bought from the same suppliers each time. Many of these suppliers have been doing business with them for over twenty years. All their meat and fish are certified as fit for human consumption.

Annamaet dog food products include:

Annamaet products are separated into two different lines: their original formulas, and their grain free formulas. All their products are corn, wheat, and soy free. They also produce “Canine Companion Treats,” which are healthy grain free treats to accompany the grain free formulas.

Annamaet is a holistic dog food, which does not contain any GMOs.

Recently, Annamaet has included algae into their products, which is a stable and totally sustainable source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Original Formulas

The original formulas are made with low ash chicken, salmon, or venison and healthy whole grains. These products contain chelated minerals and optimum levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that help to support the immune system.

Grain Free Formulas

The grain free formulas are designed for optimum health. They can also help ear, skin and coat issues, as well as chronic digestive problems.

In early 2016, Annamaet introduced the “Annamaet Sustain®” formula into their line of grain free products. The seafood in this formula is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and contains sustainable line-caught Alaskan cod. It also contains turkey and a totally sustainable and stable form of DHA, microalgae.

Annamaet Original Recipes

Annamaet Adult Recipe

Formulated for older dogs, seniors, or dogs with slower metabolisms.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, brown rice, millet, rolled oats, pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), dried beet pulp, brewers dried yeast, flax seed meal, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein MIn. 23.00 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 2.25 %
Crude Fat Min. 10.00 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 0.5 %
Crude Fiber Max. 4.00 % DHA* Min. 0.2 %
Moisture Max. 10.00 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 6.5 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3671 kcal/kg; 1669 kcal/lb.; 365 kcal/cup

Annamaet Encore Recipe

Formulated for active dogs, puppies, and large breeds.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, brown rice, millet, rolled oats, pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), menhaden fish meal, dried beet pulp, brewers dried yeast, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), flax seed meal, carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, lecithin, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 25.00 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 2.5 %
Crude Fat Min. 14.00 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 0.6 %
Crude Fiber Max. 4.00 % DHA* Min. 0.2 %
Moisture Max. 10.00 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 6.5 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3887 kcal/kg; 1767 kcal/lb.; 414 kcal/cup

Annamaet Extra Recipe

Formulated for active dogs, canine athletes, working dogs and bully breeds.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, brown rice, sorghum, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), rolled oats, dried beet pulp, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), brewers dried yeast, flax seed meal, carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, lecithin, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 26.00 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.4 %
Crude Fat Min. 16.00 % Omega 3 fatty Acids* Min. 0.9 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 % DHA* Min. 0.2 %
Moisture Max. 10.00 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 6.5 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3992 kcal/kg; 1814 kcal/lb.; 425 kcal/cup

Annamaet Option Recipe

Formulated for dogs of all life stages.

  • The primary ingredients are salmon meal, brown rice, millet, venison meal, rolled oats, pearled barley, canola oil, lamb meal, menhaden fish meal, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), dried tomato pomace, flax seed meal, lecithin, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”), carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach.

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 24.00 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.25 %
Crude Fat Min. 13.00 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 1.5 %
Crude Fiber Max. 4.00 % DHA* Min. 0.4 %
Moisture Max. 10.00 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 7.3 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3802 kcal/kg; 1728 kcal/lb.; 406 kcal/cup

Annamaet Ultra Recipe

Formulated for performance dogs, puppies, and small breeds.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), whole dry eggs, herring meal, dried beet pulp, millet, brewers dries yeast, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), flax seed meal, lecithin, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”), carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach.

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 32.00 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.5o %
Crude Fat Min. 20.00 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 1.0 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.00 % DHA* Min. 0.3 %
Moisture Max. 10.00 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 6.8 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 4228 kcal/kg; 1992 kcal/lb.; 480 kcal/cup

Annamaet Small Breed Recipe

Formulated for small breeds of all life stages.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, brown rice, (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), whole dry eggs, herring meal, dried beet pulp, millet, brewers dried yeast, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), flax seed meal, lecithin, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”), carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach.

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 32.00 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.50 %
Crude Fat Min. 20.00 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 1.0 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.00 % DHA* Min. 0.3 %
Moisture Max. 10.00 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 6.8 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 4228 kcal/kg; 1992 kcal/lb.; 480 kcal/cup

Annameaet Grain Free Recipes

Annamaet Grain Free Lean Recipe

Formulated for dogs with weight concerns, large breed puppies and dogs with pancreatitis.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, fried peas, chickpeas, potato, tapioca, duck meal, herring meal, natural flavour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 30.0 % Ash Max. 6.8 %
Crude Fat Min. 7.0 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 2.0 %
Crude Fat Max. 9.0 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 0.6 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 % DHA* Min. 0.2 %
Moisture Max. 10.0 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3242 kcal/kg; 1474 kcal/lb.; 350 kcal/cup

Annamaet Grain Free Aqualuk Recipe

Formulated for dogs of all life stages.

  • The primary ingredients are salmon meal, field peas, herring meal, chickpeas, potato, tapioca, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), canola oil, carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, natural flavour, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 30.0 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.5 %
Crude Fat Min. 16.0 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 1.8 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 % DHA* Min. 0.5 %
Moisture Max. 10.0 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 7.5 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3951 kcal/kg; 1796 kcal/lb.; 426 kcal/cup

Annamaet Grain Free Salcha Recipe

Formulated for dogs of all life stages.

  • The primary ingredients are chicken meal, duck meal, field peas, turkey meal, chickpeas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), tapioca, salmon meal, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), flax seed meal, canola oil, carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, natural flavour, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 30.0 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.5 %
Crude Fat Min. 16.0 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 1.1 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 % DHA* Min. 0.3 %
Moisture Max. 10.0 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 6.8 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3980 kcal/kg; 1809 kcal/lb.; 430 kcal/cup

Annamaet Grain Free Manitok Recipe

Formulated for dogs of all life stages.

  • The primary ingredients are deboned lamb, lamb meal, lentils, chickpeas, venison meal, herring meal, canola oil, tapioca, field peas, menhaden oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, natural flavour, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”).

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 30.0 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.0 %
Crude Fat Min. 16.0 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 1.6 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 % DHA* Min. 0.3 %
Moisture Max.. 10.0 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 8.5 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3912 kcal/kg; 1788 kcal/lb.; 422 kcal/cup

Annamaet Grain Free Sustain® Recipe

Formulated for dogs of all life stages.

  • The primary ingredients are cod head, turkey meal, chickpeas, sweet potato, green peas, pea protein isolate, tapioca, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols “Vitamin E”), sunflower oil, natural flavours, fat product (algae “source of fatty acids”), cranberry, dried blueberry, turmeric.

Guaranteed Analysis: * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Crude Protein Min. 33.0 % DHA Min. 0.1 %
Crude Fat Min. 13.0 % Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Min. 3.25 %
Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 % Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min. 0.5 %
Moisture Max. 10.0 % L-Carnitine* Min. 35 mg/kg
Ash Max. 7.5 %

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3633 kcal/kg; 1648 kcal/lb.; 392 kcal/cup

Annamaet Dog Food Recalls

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) listings, there have been no recalls for any of Annamaet products since they first went into production in 1986.

Summary

Most of their ingredients are from the United States (US), but not every ingredient is available in their own country. The venison they use is free range and comes from New Zealand. Because of “Chronic Wasting Disease”(CWD) found in deer in parts of the US, they cannot use local venison. Similar to venison, lamb also cannot be sourced from the US. In order for it to be certified by the European Export Compliant Organization (EU), the lamb they use has to come from New Zealand, because it is “Scrapie” free.

Many of the best vitamin and mineral production labs are based in Europe. In fact, there are some vitamins and minerals that are not made in the US. According to Annamaet, “there is no Biotin (one of the B vitamins) produced in the US. Some Biotin is brought into the US and then diluted, allowing a company to say it is produced in the US, but ultimately it was produced elsewhere. There is no L-Carnitine produced in the US as well, therefore, if a company says that all of their vitamins and minerals come from the US either they are unaware, or they are lying.”

We live in a global economy and many parts of the world produce some very quality items. Annamaet refuses to use any ingredients that comes from tainted sources. According to Annamaet, this is a major reason they have formulated their own vitamin and mineral package. The company says that “this way we can be sure where each ingredient is produced and what lab produces it, not just where it is purchased from.”

Annamaet Petfoods Inc. is a company that prides itself on producing only high quality and nutritious products. Annamaet says they like to tell people that “not only are we feeding your dogs and cats, we are also feeding our own.”

Based on the ingredients that are used in their products, as well as, never having any recalls, makes their dog food a highly recommended choice. Also, their frankness about where their ingredients come from proves them to be a trustworthy company.

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