Kibble Comparison Part 2: Nutrition Info & Pricing for Grocery Store Kibbles

Kibble Comparison Part 2: Nutrition Info & Pricing for Grocery Store Kibbles

Yesterday we introduced our 3 part kibble comparison series by talking about the misleading prices and nutritional content of many grocery store kibbles. Today, we're going over the actual numbers.

Yesterday we introduced our 3 part kibble comparison series by talking about the misleading prices and nutritional content of many grocery store kibbles. Today, we're going over the actual numbers.

In the below charts, we've laid out the prices and some nutritional information on some of the top grocery store kibbles. Tomorrow, we'll share the same information on the brands that we sell in our store.

Take note of how the price of a bag doesn't necessarily correlate with the daily/monthly/yearly cost of feeding that food. Also take note of the % carbs for each food. High carb foods are no good for our pets. Carbohydrates turn into sugars in our pets bodies, which feed unhealthy conditions like cancer. High carbohydrate foods can also be taxing on the organ systems throughout the digestive process. And yet some of the below foods are made of over 60% carbs!

Take a look:

  Beneful Original Adult Blue Buffalo Freedom Adult Blue Buffalo Life Protection Adult Chicken and Rice Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken Adult Blue Buffalo Basics Gluten Free Turkey Canidae All life Stages Canidae Gluten Free Pure Land Adult
Kcal/# 1674 1562.7 1663.7 1583.13 1508.7 1636 1809
Kcal/cup 360 391 442 410 350 468 509
Bag unit (lbs) 31.1 24 30 24 24 30 24
Cups/bag 144.6 96 112.9 92.67 103.5 105 85
Cups/# 4.6 4 3.76 3.8 4.3 3.5 3.5
Cost/bag $29.99 $56.49 $55.99 $57.49 $58.49 $49.99 $54.99
Cost/# $0.96 $2.35 $1.86 $2.4 $2.44 $1.67 $2.29
Cost/cup $0.21 $0.59 $0.5 $0.62 $0.57 $0.48 $0.65
Recommended feeding 3 3.21 2.63 2.63 3.21 2 2
Daily cost $0.63 $1.89 $1.32 $1.63 $1.83 $0.96 $1.3
Days bag will last 48.2 29.91 42.9 35.24 32.2 52.5 42.5
Bags/year 7.6 12.2 8.5 10.36 11.34 7 8.6
Monthly cost $19 $57.43 $39.66 $49.62 $55.27 $29.16 $39.41
Yearly cost $227.92 $689.18 $475.92 $595.5 $663.28 $349.93 $472.91
               
Carbs 41% 42% 42% 31% 46% 42% 40%
  Eukanuba Excel Adult Chicken Hills Science Diet U/D Hills Science Diet I/D Hills science Diet Ideal Balance Chickan and Brown Rice Hills Science Diet Adult Advanced Firness Original Iams Proactive Health Adult Iams Natural's Adult Chicken and Barley
Kcal/#   1820.6 1524.5 1719.04 1689.8 1653.4 1691
Kcal/cup 398 398 331 387 370 367 365
Bag unit (lbs) 29 27.5 35 30 38.5 29.1 25.7
Cups/bag 154.75 125.8 161.2 133.3 175.8 131 119
Cups/# 5.3 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.6
Cost/bag $44.99 $82.99 $82.99 $51.99 $47.99 $37.99 $29.99
Cost/# $1.55 $3.02 $2.37 $1.73 $1.25 $1.31 $1.17
Cost/cup $0.29 $0.66 $0.51 $0.39 $0.27 $0.29 $0.25
Recommended feeding 2.25 3.5 3.5 3 3 2.5 2.5
Daily cost $0.65 $2.31 $1.78 $1.17 $0.81 $0.72 $0.63
Days bag will last 69 36.17 46.1 44.4 58.6 52.4 47.6
Bags/year 5.3 10.09 7.92 8.2 6.22 7 7.6
Monthly cost $19.87 $69.79 $54.77 $35.52 $24.87 $21.16 $18.99
Yearly cost $283.45 $837.37 $657.28 $426.3 $298.5 $265.93 $227.92
               
Carbs 39% 63% 59% 53% 52% 41% 41%
  Iams Vet Intestinal Plus Low Residue Iams Vet - Renal Plus Kirkland Chicken and Rice Kibbles and Bits Natural Balance LID Chicken and Sweet Potato Nature's Domain Nature's Variety Instinct Gluten Free Chicken
Kcal/# 1570.8 1616.8   1381 1552 1615.5 1720.18
Kcal/cup 257 245 330 328 375 336 460
Bag unit (lbs) 30 15.5 40 35 28 35 25.3
Cups/bag 183 102 168.42 147.36 115.89 168.3 94.6
Cups/# 3.1 6.5 4.21 4.21 4.1 4.8 3.74
Cost/bag $61.99 $43.99 $35 $23 $61.99 $30 $64.99
Cost/# $2.06 $2.83 $0.88 $0.66 $2.21 $0.85 $2.57
Cost/cup $0.34 $0.43 $0.21 $0.16 $0.53 $0.17 $0.69
Recommended feeding 3.25 3.25 3.5 3.25 3 3.5 2.5
Daily cost $1.11 $1.4 $0.73 $0.49 $1.59 $0.6 $1.73
Days bag will last 26 31 48.12 45.34 38.63 48 37.84
Bags/year 6.5 11.78 7.6 8.05 9.45 7.6 9.65
Monthly cost $33.67 $43.16 $22.16 $15.42 $48.82 $19.01 $52.26
Yearly cost $404.04 $517.95 $266 $185.16 $585.81 $228.13 $627.15
               
Carbs 49% 50% 42% 47% 49% 44% 18%
  Nature's Variety Prarie Chicken and Brown Rice Nutro Natural Choice Adult Lamb and rice Nutro Ultra Adult Pedigree Complete Nutrition Adult Precise Foundation Chicken Meal and Rice Purina One Beyond White Meat Chicken Purina One Smart Blend
Kcal/# 1671.5 1701.8 1613.9 1677.3 1682.8 1763 1815
Kcal/cup 420 364 334 335 420.7 454 383
Bag unit (lbs) 27 30 30 30 40 24 31.1
Cups/bag 107.5 140 145 150 160 93.2 147.38
Cups/# 3.98 4.6 4.8 5 4 3.9 4.74
Cost/bag $54.99 $54.99 $58.99 $21.99 $57.99 $37.99 $36.99
Cost/# $2.04 $1.83 $1.96 $0.73 $1.45 $1.59 $1.19
Cost/cup $0.51 $0.4 $0.41 $0.15 $0.36 $0.41 $0.25
Recommended feeding 2.75 3.16 3.3 4 2 2.5 2.5
Daily cost $1.4 $1.26 $1.35 $0.6 $0.72 $1.03 $0.63
Days bag will last 39.1 44 44 37.5 80 37.3 59
Bags/year 9.34 8.3 8.1 9.7 4.6 9.79 6.19
Monthly cost $42.8 $38.03 $39.82 $17.78 $22.05 $31 $19.08
Yearly cost $513.61 $456.42 $477.82 $213.3 $264.58 $371.92 $228.97
               
Carbs 45% 44% 42% 47% 42% 36% 46%
  Purina Pro Plan Savor Chicken and Rice Purina Dog Chow Complete and Balanced Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon Taste of the Wild High Prairie Wellness Core Gluten Free Original Wellness complete Super 5 Mix Chicken
Kcal/# 1813 1679 1633 1685.9 1661.1 1618.4
Kcal/cup 382 433 360 370 421 407
Bag unit (lbs) 34 32 28 30 26 30
Cups/bag 161.4 124.1 127.01 136.69 102.6 119.3
Cups/# 4.75 3.88 4.54 4.56 3.95 3.98
Cost/bag $44.99 $22.99 $48.99 $47.99 $67.49 $59.99
Cost/# $1.32 $0.72 $1.75 $1.6 $2.6 $2
Cost/cup $0.28 $0.19 $0.39 $0.35 $0.66 $0.5
Recommended feeding 3 2.6 3.5 2.75 2.25 2.25
Daily cost $0.84 $0.51 $1.35 $0.97 $1.49 $1.13
Days bag will last 53.8 46.5 36.29 49.71 45.6 53
Bags/year 6.78 7.85 10.06 7.34 8 6.89
Monthly cost $25.42 $15.04 $41.06 $29.37 $44.99 $34.44
Yearly cost $305.03 $180.47 $492.75 $352.39 $539.92 $413.33
             
Carbs 38% 47% 36% 31% 32% 45%

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