Newman's Own Organics Organic Beef & Liver draws recommendations for its high meat content and high-quality ingredients. Some experts say that it closely replicates a dog's ancestral diet, but its high meat content could cause a problem for some dogs. The top ingredients are organic beef, organic beef liver and organic beef broth. Minerals are chelated, which means they have been processed in a way that makes them easier for a dog to absorb.
The fact that Newman's Own Organics Organic Beef & Liver is 95 percent organic and, as a result, carries the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic seal. That can give some comfort to dog owners concerned about artificial ingredients, artificial preservatives, pesticides and more. No byproducts are used, and the food is completely grain-free. The food meets Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) standards for dog nutrition.
One concern might be cost. Canidae Chicken, Lamb and Fish All Life Stages (*Est. $1.70 per 13 oz. can) is less expensive and has an impressive ingredient lineup in its own right. Though it is not grain-free, what grains are present are high quality. Costco members might also want to check out Kirkland Cuts in Gravy with Beef and Vegetables (*Est. 67 cents per 13.2 oz. can). Feedback isn't extensive, but what's available is very positive, and the food is a relative bargain.
DogFoodAdvisor.com has the most complete report on Newman's Own Organics grain-free foods, including Organic Beef & Liver. Newman's Own makes the list of recommended foods at DogAware.com. There is a selection of user reviews at Amazon.com.
Newman's Own Organics Organic Beef & Liver dog food earns the highest rating here (5 stars) and an enthusiastic recommendation. Mike Sagman calls it a "top-notch canned dog food" that has a nutrient content with ratios of protein, fat and carbohydrates that approach those of a dog's "natural ancestral diet."
Review: Newman's Own Organics Grain Free (Canned), Mike Sagman, Oct. 19, 2010
Newman's Own Organics makes this list of better canned dog foods. Though discussion is nearly nonexistent, Mary Straus makes special note of the company's grain-free varieties, including Newman's Own Organics Organic Beef & Liver.
Review: Canned Dog Foods and Refrigerated or Frozen Cooked Foods, Mary Straus, Aug. 14, 2011
Amazon.com hosts more than 85 reviews for Newman's Own Organics dog food, including Organic Beef & Liver. Overall, satisfaction is high. However, some reports note that the food was not well tolerated by their dogs or that the product is inconsistent, while others complain of shipping issues. Comments reflect all Newman's Own Organics dog foods, including some varieties that are not grain-free.
Review: Newman's Own Organics Canned Dog Food, Contributors to Amazon.com