Dec. 2, 2016

Eagle Pack Dog Food Reviews

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Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Lamb meal

  2. Ground brown rice

  3. Ground yellow corn

  4. Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)

  5. Oatmeal

Artificial Ingredients No
Contains By-products No
Price Range $$
*Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Adult was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
What's good about this pet food
  • high-quality proteins
  • whole grains
  • no fillers
What's not so good about this pet food
  • none

Our Analysis

Eagle Pack is a long established pet food company that claims to make formulas with the perfect balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. We agree that the formulas are well balanced, which is why we give Eagle Pack an above average rating. First of all, the Puppy, Adult, and Giant Breed formulas meet all of the AAFCO nutritional requirements. Each formula lists a protein like chicken meal or pork meal as the main ingredient, which contain essential amino acids that dogs need to function.

The grains consist of rice, oatmeal, and corn. Corn is a bit controversial as it does not contain many vital nutrients, and is often considered a filler ingredient. However, the formulas do contain vitamin and mineral supplements, so they do provide dogs with the necessary nutrients they need. Despite the addition of corn in the dry food, Eagle Pack still rates high as a nutritious and healthy dog food.

The Word on the Street...

Dog owners and dogs alike seem to like Eagle Pack Dog Food. In particular, dog owners with large breeds seem to love the Giant Breed formulas. Many people claim their dogs will not eat other brands after switching to Eagle Pack. Others report healthy, shiny coats and eyes, clean teeth, and regular bowel movements. Some dogs even seem to have less smelly stools after switching to this product.

However, some dog owners do not like the addition of yellow corn in the dry food formulas. They believe that yellow corn is a cheap filler ingredient that provides no nutritional value to a dog’s diet. Some owners have also reported that their dogs suffer allergies to the beet pulp. The wet food seems to garner more positive reviews for its high protein content and vitamin and mineral supplements. If customer reviews are anything to go by, this is an above average dog food.

  • Debbie

    Hi Everyone. I just want to say this brand of dog food seems to have the least amount of negative reviews and I have been using it for a year now. Previously I had my GSD on Taste of The Wild but it gave one of my two dogs diarrhea. I switched them ( i know how to switch foods the correct way) to Blue Buffalo last spring and they often had on and off loose stools but I attributed it to other snacks and treats. After feeding the puppy formula to a litter that spring, the ENTIRE liter had severe diarrhea. I kept bringing stool samples into the vet (always neg) and they suggested it was the food. They told me, some dogs, esp GSD, cannot handle some of the rich dog foods out there like Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild. Since switching to Eagle Pack no problems with loose stools and all is well! My dogs stools are always firm.
    At least I haven’t seen any reviews for Eagle Pack where their dog died from getting sick from the food. Some of the reviews for some of the high priced foods were darn scary! I hope I am doing the right thing by my dogs. They appear healthy. I’ve tried everything out there including making my own and raw but it was too time consuming an I work full time.

  • Angie

    Read the ingredient label on the regular Eagle Pack Dog food on the Large and Giant Breed Formaula. You will notice that the very last ingredient is Aspergillus niger, translation – black mold. I just did an extensive amount of research for a good healthy dog food for my English mastiff and also have done an extensive amount of research on mold… I recognized this right away and also double checked my concern by looking up the scientific name again. Honestly, how bad is your black mold problem if you are having to include it on your ingredients label?! Understandably, we all consume or breathe mold each day, but there is a HUGE difference between the mold from outside spores or what grows on your food to what manifests into black mold. I won’t feed it to my dog, so I’m trying to spread the word about it to other dog owners. It is usually stated that ingredients that far down on the label don’t matter, I believe black mold, no matter where it’s listed on the label, shouldn’t be an ingredient in ANYTHING.

    Secondly, when comparing the dog foods I found – Diamond Naturals Large Breed Adult 60+Lbs Dry Dog Food – to have the exact same ingredients plus some in the vitamins / supplements area and does not include black mold. My mastiff seems to be enjoying it and is no longer inhaling her food but making it last longer and there is no longer a fowl smell in her stool (thank the heavens! Even outside she could make someone run!). I love my dog like my child and want only the best, I’m just trying to help fellow mastiff / giant breed owners do the same.

    • Beth S

      Angie, the people from the other sites you’ve posted on are correct….it’s not black mold. It’s a probiotic. You’re slamming a good food over a misunderstanding of an ingredient :( It actually helps treat coeliac disease and prevents cancer. Check around.

    • Katie

      I was just on the FDA website for dog food recalls and I would just be careful with Diamond Naturals because their brand name shows up 11 times in their recall list for years 2008-present. Eagle Pack which is a branch of Wellpet LLC didn’t come up, although their Wellness brand did twice (1 cat, 1 dog). Just thought I would share that information.

  • Janet Rybolt

    It is my understanding that Eagle Pack was bought out by another company a few years ago. Many people say that the formula has changed and may not be one of the best foods to feed to dogs with allergies. Does anybody know the name of he company that bought them out? I heard that it was the same company as Eukanuba. Needless to say, I have changed my dogs food to Taste of the Wild.

    • d pat

      Two companies merged (old mother hubbard & eagle pack) to form well pet. They have 4 brands: wellness, holistic select, old mother hubbards, and eagle pack.

  • http://tdrescher89117@live.com Thomas Drescher

    Our family’s Bichon Frise likes the Natural Dog Treats made from duck over most treats available at the pet store. We have purchased it at our dog’s groomer.

More Information

Eagle Pack Dog Food

Eagle Pack dog food formulas used to be hailed as one of the best dog food formulas by many dog owners. The replacement of “filler” ingredients with real protein has long been cited as Eagle Pack’s selling point. Eagle Pack offers very high quality nutrition without using fillers or artificial preservatives. However, how nutritious is Eagle Pack, and is it right for your dog?

Who is Eagle Pack Manufactured By?

The company who makes Eagle Pack dog food is called WellPet, LLC. WellPet is actually a company that is made of Eagle Pack Pet Foods and Old Mother Hubbard. Right now, WellPet is a fully owned subsidiary of the Berwind Corporation, which also owns companies such as the National Pen Company and Elmer’s Glue. Aside from Eagle Pack dog food, WellPet also owns the Wellness, Holistix, Prism, Hy-Ration, Holistic Select and Other Mother Hubbard brands. The Eagle Pack Holistic Select brand of pet food was first launched in 2000.

Eagle Pack Dog Food Recall

As of right now, Eagle Pack dog food formulas are not involved in any pet food recalls, and are not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall list. It’s always recommended that you regularly check to make sure your dog’s food is not involved in any pet food recalls.

Eagle Pack Dog Food Ingredients

An interesting thing about the ingredients contained in Eagle Pack’s dog food formulas is their quality. For example, the plants in Eagle Pack dog food are herbicide-free. All of the meat that is used in Eagle Pack’s dog food formulas is free of antibiotics and artificial hormones. In many of the dry formulas, three of the first five ingredients are protein-based. However, there are some ingredients that may be viewed negatively by some dog owners, such as salt and ground yellow corn.

Eagle Pack Allergies

The main ingredient in Eagle Pack dog food that could potentially cause allergic reactions in some dogs is corn. For dogs with protein-specific allergies, it’s also important to note that chicken and beef are contained in many Eagle Pack dog food formulas.

Eagle Pack Recipes:

  • Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy
  • Eagle Pack Original Adult Lamb Meal and Rice
  • Eagle Pack Original Adult Pork Meal and Rice
  • Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Adult
  • Eagle Pack Reduced Fat Adult
  • Eagle Pack Small Bites Original Adult Pork Meal and Chicken Meal
  • Eagle Pack Power Adult
  • Eagle Pack Senior

Eagle Pack Canned Recipes:

  • Eagle Pack Turkey Formula Canned
  • Eagle Pack Beef Formula Canned
  • Eagle Pack Chicken Formula Canned
  • Eagle Pack Lamb Formula Canned

Eagle Pack Consumer Info

Where can I buy Eagle Pack?

You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Eagle Pack Dog Food?”. Many stores (both online and b&m) sell Eagle Pack, but you may want to call ahead to make sure that they have the specific food that you are looking for.

How much Eagle Pack should I feed my dog?

A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Eagle Pack dog food should I feed my dog?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your dog’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.

Eagle Pack Dog Food Coupons

Sometimes, pet food manufacturing companies will offer us coupons to share on our site. Are you searching for Eagle Pack dog food printable coupons? We will let you know when they are available!

Please check back soon for Eagle Pack dog food coupons!

Ingredient List*

Eagle Pack Dog Food Ingredient List

*for Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Adult

Eagle Pack Coupons

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7 Responses to Eagle Pack

  1. Debbie February 28, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Hi Everyone. I just want to say this brand of dog food seems to have the least amount of negative reviews and I have been using it for a year now. Previously I had my GSD on Taste of The Wild but it gave one of my two dogs diarrhea. I switched them ( i know how to switch foods the correct way) to Blue Buffalo last spring and they often had on and off loose stools but I attributed it to other snacks and treats. After feeding the puppy formula to a litter that spring, the ENTIRE liter had severe diarrhea. I kept bringing stool samples into the vet (always neg) and they suggested it was the food. They told me, some dogs, esp GSD, cannot handle some of the rich dog foods out there like Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild. Since switching to Eagle Pack no problems with loose stools and all is well! My dogs stools are always firm.
    At least I haven’t seen any reviews for Eagle Pack where their dog died from getting sick from the food. Some of the reviews for some of the high priced foods were darn scary! I hope I am doing the right thing by my dogs. They appear healthy. I’ve tried everything out there including making my own and raw but it was too time consuming an I work full time.

  2. Angie October 4, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Read the ingredient label on the regular Eagle Pack Dog food on the Large and Giant Breed Formaula. You will notice that the very last ingredient is Aspergillus niger, translation – black mold. I just did an extensive amount of research for a good healthy dog food for my English mastiff and also have done an extensive amount of research on mold… I recognized this right away and also double checked my concern by looking up the scientific name again. Honestly, how bad is your black mold problem if you are having to include it on your ingredients label?! Understandably, we all consume or breathe mold each day, but there is a HUGE difference between the mold from outside spores or what grows on your food to what manifests into black mold. I won’t feed it to my dog, so I’m trying to spread the word about it to other dog owners. It is usually stated that ingredients that far down on the label don’t matter, I believe black mold, no matter where it’s listed on the label, shouldn’t be an ingredient in ANYTHING.

    Secondly, when comparing the dog foods I found – Diamond Naturals Large Breed Adult 60+Lbs Dry Dog Food – to have the exact same ingredients plus some in the vitamins / supplements area and does not include black mold. My mastiff seems to be enjoying it and is no longer inhaling her food but making it last longer and there is no longer a fowl smell in her stool (thank the heavens! Even outside she could make someone run!). I love my dog like my child and want only the best, I’m just trying to help fellow mastiff / giant breed owners do the same.

    • Beth S December 19, 2011 at 1:37 am #

      Angie, the people from the other sites you’ve posted on are correct….it’s not black mold. It’s a probiotic. You’re slamming a good food over a misunderstanding of an ingredient :( It actually helps treat coeliac disease and prevents cancer. Check around.

    • Katie August 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

      I was just on the FDA website for dog food recalls and I would just be careful with Diamond Naturals because their brand name shows up 11 times in their recall list for years 2008-present. Eagle Pack which is a branch of Wellpet LLC didn’t come up, although their Wellness brand did twice (1 cat, 1 dog). Just thought I would share that information.

  3. Janet Rybolt June 26, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    It is my understanding that Eagle Pack was bought out by another company a few years ago. Many people say that the formula has changed and may not be one of the best foods to feed to dogs with allergies. Does anybody know the name of he company that bought them out? I heard that it was the same company as Eukanuba. Needless to say, I have changed my dogs food to Taste of the Wild.

    • d pat August 19, 2012 at 1:37 am #

      Two companies merged (old mother hubbard & eagle pack) to form well pet. They have 4 brands: wellness, holistic select, old mother hubbards, and eagle pack.

  4. Thomas Drescher March 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Our family’s Bichon Frise likes the Natural Dog Treats made from duck over most treats available at the pet store. We have purchased it at our dog’s groomer.