Fromm Dog Food

September 30, 2008  
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Fromm Dog Food Review

The From dog food products comes in three refined product lines to satisfy the different needs and nutritional requirements of dogs of whatever ages, breed, or special needs.  The first Fromm product line includes Four-Star Gourmet recipes using different sources of animal protein such as pork, duck, chicken, whitefish, and salmon. The Gold Nutritionals product line is formulated based on a holistic approach to come up with a complete and nutritionally balanced diet for dogs. The Fromm Classics Concept is based on the “four-grain principle” and is an original company classic recipe handed down and refined from one generation to the next.

We believe this is one of the best dog food brands available today and highly recommend Fromm.

All the Fromm dog food entrees use human grade meat sources which have been inspected by the USDA. Meat sources include duck, whitefish, chicken, and salmon which are guaranteed by Fromm to be free of medications or hormones.

The problem with incorporating fresh or raw meat into dog food formulas is the amount of water that these meat sources contain. Raw meat consists of about 80% water which dissipates during processing. What’s left of the ingredient is just a fraction of the original ingredient. In an effort to increase the protein content of the ration, Fromm incorporates meat meals such as chicken meal and duck meal. Meat meals are considered meat concentrates which contain almost 300% more protein compared to fresh meat sources.

Fish meal is also incorporated in some Fromm dog food formulas. Although it is a good source of viable protein, the source has not been specified. Most fish meals are made from by-products of fish operations which have been rendered unfit for human consumption. One positive aspect, though, is that the fish meal they are using is claimed to be ethoxyquin-free.

After the meat sources, the next ingredients of Fromm dog food products include brown rice, barley, millet and oatmeal. These ingredients are quality whole grains which are excellent source of complex carbohydrates and fiber.  These whole grains are easily to digest and possess low glycemic index which can help maintain the stability of a dog’s blood sugar levels. Oatmeal and millet are gluten-free and are also considered good sources of B-vitamins. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of carbohydrates.

There are a few controversial ingredients which have been identified in Fromm dog food product formulas which include tomato pomace, brewer’s dried yeast, and beet pulp.

Tomato pomace is a by-product when tomato is processed into catsup, juice, or sauce. It has been picked out as a controversial ingredient because of the possibility of insecticide residues present on tomato skin.

Brewer’s yeast is a good source of protein however it has been linked to hypersensitivity reactions in dogs and some critics say that yeast can predispose bloat, a life-threatening condition.

Beet pulp is a good source of fiber but some look at it as an inexpensive filler ingredient.

Customer Reviews

Fromm dog food formulas have been met with positive reviews from satisfied dog downers.

Many dog owners whose dogs have grain allergies like Fromm’s grain-free dog formulas. They also report that Fromm dog food is highly palatable even finicky dogs consume their daily rations without coaxing. Many dog owners love how Fromm salmon formula improves their dogs’ hair coats.

Some dog owners report of digestive upsets but have attributed these to a drastic change in feeding particularly during switching from one brand to Fromm’s.

Overall, we highly recommend Fromm dog food brand and believe that both its formulas and ingredients are top-notch.

Please visit the links listed below for Fromm dog food reviews by formula.

Have a comment or question about our Fromm dog food review? Want to share your experiences with others? We welcome your comments!

Fromm Dog Food Reviews

Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Dog Food Products:

  1. Fromm Duck and Sweet Potato Dog Food
  2. Fromm Chicken À La Veg Dog Food
  3. Fromm Whitefish and Potato Dog Food
  4. Fromm Salmon À La Veg Dog Food
  5. Fromm Grain-Free Surf and Turf Dog Food
  6. Fromm Pork and Applesauce Dog Food

Fromm Gold Nutritionals Dog Food Products:

  1. Fromm Adult Gold Dog Food
  2. Fromm Large Breed Adult Gold Dog Food
  3. Fromm Puppy Gold Dog Food
  4. Fromm Large Breed Puppy Gold Dog Food
  5. Fromm Reduced Activity Senior Gold Dog Food

Fromm Family Classics Dog Food Products:

  1. Fromm Adult Dog Food
  2. Fromm Mature Adult Dog Food

Fromm Dog Food Consumer Ratings

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14 Responses to “Fromm Dog Food”
  1. Jess says:

    Does anyone know if Fromm has their own facility??? I was told they do, but when I went to their website it seems they don’t. Then I was told they and Merrick shared the same plant and only these two company’s used it…. I have e-mailed them but does anyone really know??

  2. Anne says:

    Jess, I personal have been to there plant. It is sooo clean. The sales rep comes to yappy hour and hangs out. My dogs LOVE Fromm. Many paws up from this pack leader.

  3. Michelle says:

    Jess-where did you hear that at?? Fromm is made at their plant in Wisconsin. And Merrick is made in Texas….

  4. Jess says:

    OK, I just received an e-mail from Fromm and you are correct. Fromm has their own plant, but out-source their canned to food to someone in South Dakota. I really like Fromm s 4 star but it is so limited in my area. Michelle I am also looking at 1st Mate to replace California Natural, seems a little light on meat but looks like what I want “simple”. I add meat to his diet so it’s not a big a deal to me. It’s to bad Merrick doesn’t work for Tony. Seems I am seeing more GO & NOW around my area. Most of the pet stores here have begun dropping Natura products and the selves space’s is getting some new products.

  5. Michelle says:

    Hey Jess-I took a look at first mate,I don’t know which formula that you are looking at but fat is #3 in some of the formulas and performance formula has the most protein at 32%.Go! and Now! are good,all 3 foods are Canadian.

  6. Jess says:

    Ya I saw the fat, but I am having a hard time believing that has anything to do with bloat. Bloat is the stomach wrapping around itself. This clown is unbelievable a total and complete MORON.. 100 bucks say he’s a salesman notice how he jumps subject…

  7. Michelle says:

    Yeah I don’t know how true that is about fat and bloat.This article kinda made sense to me…

  8. Michelle says:

    There’s a new formula from Fromm

  9. Jess says:

    There is only one pet store even close to me that sells Fromm here in my area. Tony really loves their Duck and Sweet potato.

  10. Ann says:

    I was just wondering why folks are concerned with whether brands are sold in their area, when it seems as though you can get your dog foods online for less expensive prices – and often free or low cost shipping – and then ALL the brands are available to you. Is there a downside to ordering from the online services that I don’t know about?

  11. Carol says:

    I think the only downside to ordering dog food online is that you can’t check the expiration date on the packaging. It doesn’t happen often, but I have found a bag or two that is out of date in our local pet food stores. I’m sure the same can happen from online stores, especially if they have a large inventory and it doesn’t turn over fast enough. I would just make sure you can return it (shipping costs to return?) if it is out of date. Also, unless you live in a really small town, there should be a pet supply store that carries at least a good variety of high quality foods.

  12. RD says:

    Fromm foods are good, but I had a bad experience with their customer service. I asked a couple of questions about their food because I have an allergy dog. However, instead of just getting answers, I got a condescending lecture about how everyone except them is wrong about allergies, and I felt very much like I was being spoken to as though I were a third grader. Not pleasant, so even though I like their foods, I have chosen to buy my pups food from a company that treats its customers with respect.

  13. Loie says:

    I live in Salt Lake City and no one carries Fromms. I learned about this food from a chat forum. I find it odd that Fromms hasn’t tapped this market yet. I have a picky eater who is on Nutro Ultra at the suggestion of a friend. He barely eats it when he is finally starving. I ordered a bag of Fromms chicken ala veg online. I hope he likes it!

  14. Gina says:

    It is expensive but try Acana Ranchlands. My babies gobble it up! Even my pickier baby seems to enjoy it.

    I also sent an email to Fromm inquiring as to why they use dried brewers yeast and tomato pomace considering all the controversy surrounding it and felt like I was being lectured and spoken down to as well. In fact they started their reply with..” With all due respect” and proceeded to tell me what is wrong with pet parents reading all these blogs and to be cautious of what we are reading and that” science is science”. SERIOUSLY?? Tell me something I don’t know!!! I have done so many hours of research (and still am) to try and find the “safest” and highest quality ingredients for my babies and for the Fromm people to reply in the manner and tone in which they did was pretty rude and pissed me off.

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