Gravy Train Dog foods are highly rated across various platforms. Gravy Train commercial dog foods were the pioneers in mixing dry kibble with warm water to form brown gravy which was a groundbreaking discovery and has since been popularized into other brands as the best wet dog food.

The gravy train dog foods brand has a fairly good reputation and many loyal customers. However, they had their share of mishaps in 2018 and 2007 when some of their products faced a national recall. According to Gravy Train’s website the company was established in 1959. The company offers a range of dog food products in three categories; dry dog foods, wet dog foods, and snacks.

Gravy Train Products list:

Dry Foods

Beefy Classic, Hearty Classic Chicken Flavor, Meaty Classic Beef Liver & Bacon Flavor, Hearty Pot Roast Flavor, Small Bites Beefy Classic.

Dog Snacks

Beef Sticks, Jerky Strips, Steak Bones Beef Flavor, Wavy Bacon. These can be fed to the dog teasingly using a food dispenser.

Gravy Train Dog Food Varieties

Beefy Classic Review

Warning!

The manufacturer warns that the beefy classic is not suitable to feed puppies and nursing or pregnant dogs.

Review

The Beefy classic consists of crunchy nuggets that can be served to your dog as packaged or preferably stirred in warm water to make it soft and tasty. The beefy classic has a strong meaty taste and aroma that entices your canine leaving them begging for more.

Nutrition Value

Fiber Max
4%
Fat Min
8%
Calcium
0.6%
Protein
17%
Moisture
10%
Phosphorus
0.5%
Zinc
110mg/kg
Sodium
0.25%
Potassium
0.6%
Chloride
0.4%

 The main ingredients for making the beefy classic include meat, corn, soybean, animal fat, wheat, bone meal, and salt. The high protein level is nutritious for your canine friend since their body demands lots of proteins daily.

Hearty Classic Chicken Flavor

Warning!

Do not feed this product to puppies below one-year-old nor to nursing and pregnant dogs which is a recommendation from the manufacturers.

Review

This product presents the welcoming flavor of poultry to your canine friend in addition to wholesome rice which provides the required energy for routine activity. This food is also dry and the tail wagging just can’t stop whether served crunchy or when stirred in warm water to form a tasty gravy.

Nutrition Value

Fiber Max
4%
Fat Min
8%
Calcium
0.55%
Protein
17%
Moisture
10%
Phosphorus
0.5%
Zinc
110mg/kg
Sodium
0.25%
Potassium
0.55%
Chloride
0.4%

 

The nutrition value for the chicken flavor is similar to that of the beefy classic except for a 0.05% decline in potassium and calcium which is inconsequential. It is advisable to keep juggling between several flavors to keep your pet’s taste buds triggered.

The main ingredients include corn, chicken by-product meal, soybean, wheat middling, bone and bone meal.

Meaty Classic Beef Liver & Bacon Flavor

This product consists of three meaty flavors from bacon, beef, and liver. These flavors are enticing to your pawed friend whether served as crunchy or when stirred with warm water.

The warm water should be half the amount of the portion of the meal for the best results. For instance, one cup of the meal requires a half cup of water which applies to all Gravy Train products. The gravy delicacy after stirring with warm water is irresistible for your tail-wagging mate. When served as crunchy nuggets you should remember to provide lots of drinking water since they become thirsty often.

Nutrition Value

The nutrition value is exactly like that of the beefy classic. However, switching between different flavors is encouraged since even pets get fond of food and consequently lose appetite from feeding on one type of delicacy.

Fiber Max
4%
Fat Min
8%
Calcium
0.6%
Protein
17%
Moisture
10%
Phosphorus
0.5%
Zinc
110mg/kg
Sodium
0.25%
Potassium
0.6%
Chloride
0.4%

 

Hearty Pot Roast Flavor

This is another thoughtful product that offers a roast flavor. Just like humans, pets can also differentiate between various flavors and the roast one stands out. This product can also be served as dry and can also be stirred in water to form a tasty gravy for the fluffy friend.

Nutrition Value

Fiber Max
4%
Fat Min
8%
Calcium
0.6%
Protein
17%
Moisture
10%
Phosphorus
0.5%
Zinc
110mg/kg
Sodium
0.25%
Potassium
0.6%
Chloride
0.4%

 

This product gives your pet 3370 kilocalories per kg which translates to 293 kilocalories per cup of approximately 8 oz.

Small Bites Beefy Classic

This product makes another beef flavor variety for your pet. The product has improved by making smaller kibbles which are now easier to chew and simpler to digest than the previous larger chunks.

The main ingredients include soybean meal, corn, bone and meat meals, cellulose gum, animal fat, and minerals in amounts shown below.

Fiber Max
4%
Fat Min
8%
Calcium
0.6%
Protein
17%
Moisture
10%
Phosphorus
0.5%
Zinc
110mg/kg
Sodium
0.25%
Potassium
0.6%
Chloride
0.4%

 

Serve the meal dry or stir in warm water to create a delicious gravy. The product is not suitable for puppies below one year nor nursing and pregnant pets.

Pros of Gravy Train Dog Foods

  • Gravy Train were the pioneers of adding warm water to dry foods to create brown gravy which means their gravy could be the best offered in the market.
  • These foods contain over 17% of proteins which has favorable effects on dogs since they require high amounts of protein for bodybuilding.
  • Their products are relatively cheap but have high nutritional value unlike many cheap brands with low-quality foods containing harmful chemicals.
  • The company has operated since 1959 and has continued to flourish with an ever-growing client base.
  • These products carefully conform to the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) nutritional standards.

Gravy Train Dog Foods Cons

  • Products are not distinguished between adult dogs and puppies. The majority of their products are also not recommended to puppies under one year and pregnant or nursing adults.
  • The majority of nutrition comes from soybean and corn whereas meat and bone meals are in small amounts. The latter is more preferred by dogs.
  • The foods contain artificial colors, flavoring, and preservatives which when in excess amounts would be unhealthy.

 

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