Note: Some Pets no longer recommends pet food and no longer covers kibble or any treats or food that contain high levels of filler grains, necessary ingredients, or sugar. This post was written previous to that change.
4Health Dog Food is sold at Tractor Supply Company stores and is marketed as a premium, yet affordable dog food. 4Health comes in both wet and dry varieties, and offers a grain-free formula. It also has a pretty good price point, with a 30 pound bag running around $35.
One issue with 4Health is that, although marketed by Tractor Supply Company, it is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods, which does not have the best reputation when it comes to ingredient sourcing and recalls. In regard to 4Health recalls, in 2011, Salmonella was found in a Diamond Pet Food production facility, and Diamond issued a voluntary recall of all dog food brands under their production. While 4health did not test positive for Salmonella, Diamond still recalled it.
In regard to nutrition, 4Health dog food has a high protein content value, with fresh meat as the main ingredient in most formulas. 4Health includes a blend of Omega fatty acids, does not inlude wheat, corn, or soy, and has no artificial colors of flavors. Cracked pearled barley is used as fiber in many of the formulas, which is OK, but it lacks the nutrition that cold be gained from other carbohydrate sources. The grain free formula uses potato, which we prefer. Overall crude protein content is 25%, crude fat is 14%, and crude fiber is 3%.
Generally 4Health reviews are quite good among consumers, many of whom rave about the brand. We give it a B+. You can find 4Health dog food at Tractor Supply Company.