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Gentle Giants Salmon Dog Food (Review & Recall)

Gentle Giants Salmon Dog Food (Review & Recall)

Our Recommendation

Gentle Giants Salmon is a quality completely grain-free dog food formulated with your giant dog in mind. Ignore the packaging or at least be a little bit forgiving. After all, this is a dog food company founded by Burt Ward who played Robin on the Batman tv series, so it is not so surprising that the packaging looks like a comic strip in many ways.

  • No corn, wheat, soy or other cheap grains.
  • Salmon meal is the first ingredient.
  • Salmon oil added for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
  • Great for dogs that have sensitive skin or allergies.
  • Probiotics added for better digestion and increased immunity.
  • Non-GMO fruits and veggies for a balanced diet.
  • Antioxidants from ingredients like cranberries and blueberries protect from free radicals.
  • Kelp provides trace minerals not found in all other dog foods.
  • Provides a good variety of foods, so your picky dog stays happy!

Scout gives this formula 4 Paws Up out of 5. The addition of both sweet and regular potatoes and beets are considered fillers. At the same time if your dog likes sweets and starches, then this food may be a better choice for them than some other grain free foods.


Salmon Meal, Whole Dried Potatoes, Whole Dried Peas, Tapioca, Salmon Oil, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavors, Whole Flaxseeds, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Kelp, Dried Tomatoes, Dried Beets, Salt, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Dried Apples, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Dried Chicory, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Chondroitin Sulfate, Zinc Methionine Complex, Manganese Methionine Complex, Copper Lysine Complex, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Beta Carotene, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Folic Acid, Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E), and Rosemary Extract.


Nutritional Analysis

Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein 24.0% min

Crude Fat 10.0% min

Crude Fiber 5.0% max

Moisture 10.0% max


Caloric Content

3,250 kcal/kg, 350 kcal/cup


Feeding Amounts

Weight      Daily Feeding (cup)

Less than 15 lbs 1/2 – 1

15 – 30 lbs 2

30 – 50 lbs 2 – 3

50 – 75 lbs 3 – 4 1/2

75 – 100 lbs 4 1/2 – 6

100 – 125 lbs 6 – 7 1/2

125 – 150 lbs 7 1/2 – 9

150 – 175 lbs 9 – 10 1/2 1

75 – 200 lbs 10 1/2 – 12

Add 1/2 cup per day for every 25 lbs of body weight over 200 lbs.

Add 1/2 cup per day for every 25 lbs of body weight over 200 lbs. Pregnant or nursing dogs may need three times the amount. Remember that the amounts listed are for average activity levels. You may need to reduce or increase amounts based on activity levels and other demands.

Transition Instructions

Over seven days gradually replace your dog’s kibble with Gentle Giants. Sensitive dogs can be transitioned over ten days if desired but this is a rare need due to the high digestibility and quality of Gentle Giants.

The Bottom Line

This formula is something pet owners feel comfortable feeding their large and giant dogs. Feeding fish-based dog foods help keep dogs from being itchy or suffering from a dry coat. The extra omega-3 and six fatty acids are another bonus. This food comes in 33 lb bags, which is a bit easier for everyone to lift and store.

For those that do not like to see potatoes as a main ingredient, this is not the dog food for them.