Jul. 4, 2015

Fromm Dog Food Reviews

Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Pacific wild salmon

  2. Salmon meal

  3. Brown rice

  4. Sweet potatoes

  5. Pearled barley

Artificial IngredientsNo
Contains By-productsNo
Price Range$$$
*Fromm Four-Star Dry Salmon À La Veg was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
What's good about this pet food
  • excellent animal proteins
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • quality grains
What's not so good about this pet food
  • none

Our Analysis

Fromm is a premium dog food company with years of experience and a commitment to using fresh, nutritious ingredients, plenty of animal proteins, and healthy, allergen-free fruits, vegetables and grains. For this we give them our highest rating of five stars. A quick look at the ingredient list for any of the Fromm Dog Food formulas, dry or canned, reveals protein at the top of the list, including fresh duck, salmon, beef and chicken. The company does use some carbs and grains such as millet and sweet potato, but only those that are gluten-free and high in dietary fiber. In addition, many of the formulas include probiotics and chelated minerals for better digestion and mineral absorption.

We also like that the Fromm Dog Food company cares about their customer’s opinions. In the past, customers expressed concerns that some of the canned food was manufactured in China, so the company now manufactures all products in the United States and regularly tests the warehouses and manufacturing centers for bacteria. Overall, we think Fromm Dog Food is an excellent choice.

The Word on the Street...

Dog owners have many great things to say about Fromm Dog Food. People like the fact that the formulas are made with natural ingredients, high levels of animal protein, and no artificial additives or fillers. Dogs seem to love the natural flavors as well, and even pet owners with picky dogs found at least one formula that their dogs would lap up. Some people even reported mixing the dry kibble with the canned food to get fussy eaters to finish their bowls. Although some of the canned formulas are a tad pricey compared to other brands, many people noted that the high quality ingredients were worth the cost, as they found that their dogs exhibited shinier coats, fresher breath and less gas after switching to a diet of Fromm Dog Food. Overall, this family-owned dog food brand is well liked among dog owners and a wide variety of dog breeds.

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Grain Content
Rating for Fromm Dog Food:
7.8 / 10 (88 votes cast)
  • Shirley

    I have two Maltese who are 13 years old & 5 pounds then my 3 year old is 4 pounds. I want to change their food but I’m confused as to who which one to put them on. They are not very active but I wish they were. They are my bbabies and definitely lap dogs. I’ve read that the protein should be no more than 26% protein and 12% fat. Can someone help me who may have adult Maltese and what you recommend in a grain free dry dog food. I would like it to take less to fill them up, shiny costs, healthy, helps their bones and definitely no stinky large potties and possibly one for their teeth and tarter. My 3 year old is pad trained and my 13 year old goes outside. I’ve looked into Orijen and see good reviews and some iffy reviews about diarrhea, gasey and drinking a lot of water and kidney problems. I’ve also asked chewey,com and they say Orijen is great and number 1 but does have a lot of protein and can put weight on them
    and she also heard too much protein isn’t good. She suggested Fromm
    as the second best. I’ve looked at Canada, Artistan, Jerk, Ziwi Peak, Wysong and and Max Meat.
    You can email me at. Utlady2u@gmail.com
    My name is Shirley
    Thank you

  • Michael Bolden

    I have a beautiful white german shepherd. He has been eating fromm for a few years and it has been great for him.

  • Kate Vitale

    I have been feeding Fromm to my beloved Cairn all her life. Recently she developed horrible breath, in spite of regular teeth brushing & vet visits. I took her off the Fromm, replacing it with homemade food & her breath has improved vastly in just a couple days. She is pooping much easier too. Any thoughts?

    • JL


      We had yorkies. Not on Fromm ever but our male yorkie developed that same symptom. He was getting too much protein (he also had renal problems). Don’t want to get you scared but if you and vet haven’t considered kidney problems check on it. Taking your pet OFF Fromm probably meant reducing protein and that may have reduced the breath odor. Kidney problems are manageable.

  • MikeB

    Fromm is awesome. We had heard great things about Fromm so we bought a bag for our Cane Corso puppy we would soon be getting. We had originally planned on a slow transition but after we found out he had been on a “low grade” food we didn’t want to buy a small bag for the switch over so we decided to just go straight to Fromm Puppy Food. He never got loose stool and it was even better than his original stool. That’s huge for a puppies sensitive tummy.

  • Stacy

    My picky puppy loves this food. He’s a 10 month old Cavapoo. I’ve tried many different puppy dry foods–both with and without grains. He hasn’t liked any. He tried this from a friend a d loved it, so I bought it. After a week, he’s still enjoying it immensely. I’m concerned, though, because my vet told me to stick with a puppy formula until a year old, and to avoid beef and pork. Evidently, my pup prefers adult beef food. Not sure what to do about that.

  • Michele M

    Fromm’s HQ is not far from me. I feed this to both my dogs. They love the taste and I love the quality. I even shared it with friends in PA and now they feed their dogs Fromms. LOVE IT!!!!

  • Beethoven’s mom

    I researched the best dog food even before my puppy came home and I’m so glad I found Fromms! He was started on puppy chow(cringe) and transitioned easily to Fromms gold puppy formula(in the pink bag). I love that it is all natural and I can tell how much he loves the food. I’m also lucky that it is retailed very close to my home.

  • Sherri in WI

    I have been feeding my Springer Spaniels Fromm Reduced Activity formula for several years and it has kept them very healthy and their coats are beautiful on this food. Fromm headquarters is about 7 miles from my home and I really like supporting a local company – but more importantly the food is high quality and has NEVER been involved in a recall or had other suspicious issues with it. My dogs like the food and I feel safe feeding them this brand. (Plus the small size of the kibble allows me to use it in the Kong Wobbler which makes my younger dog work for his meal.)

  • Pamela Parker

    I have a beagle mix she is 8 months old I feed her Fromm puppy gold pink bag. I don’t think she eats as much as she should she only eats about 3/4 cup a day. But she does eat about 2 pumpkin dog cookies.
    She has lost a pound but she has gotten taller. She looks real good. some one told me that puppies will lose a pound or two. should I try a different dog food. she does look good

  • Gail

    My husband and I have owned and raised 4 German Shepherds. After having one who had bloat and then died of IfBD, I started researching g dog foods. So e are just awful. My dogs had loose stools, pooping 6 times a day. Then I found Fromm at a feed store near us. I had never heard of it. I’m so glad I took the store clerks advice. Ill never feed anything else. My dog is super healthy, grat muscle tone and teeth. Her coat glistens. She is already 75 pounds at 7 months so she needs all the nutrition she can get. Anyway even when I go to pick up more food other Fromm customers tell me Ill never be sorry and I believe them. I wish I had known about it sooner. Yes, it is a little hard to find and pricey but the money we are saving on vet bills is great.

    • Kristen

      I am so happy to read your feedback Gail! I have a German Shepherd and she was on Innova; however they are on #3 recall. I went to a locally owned pet store and he suggested Fromm. I was a bit hesitant not knowing anything about the brand but like the fact it is MADE IN THE USA!And reading your review has eased my mind.

      • Robyn

        I have Neapolitan Mastiffs. We are a non-profit animal sanctuary in N. NV. My blacks seem to be doing well on the various foods we have them on. We use a variety of top quality foods. HOWEVER, my two blues, have chronic diarrhea and switching is a nightmare. That being said, your posts are helpful. The female is eating Earthborn Lamb/Taste of the Wild Lamb, no additives (breaks my hears as I’ve cooked chicken for my dogs for 25 yrs.!!!!), the male is eating Acana Duck mixed with GO Duck, both from Canada and mixed. I occasionally get away with literally 1/2 Instinct raw medallion, absolutely no cooked chicken or beef. Some grated carrot, pumpkin, seem also to be lactose intolerant?? So of course I’m biting the bullet and looking at various food options for them. The blacks eat GO Salmon, Earthborn Lamb, raw veggies, etc. w/out any problem most of the time. Advice? Seems like FROMM may be an option? Thanks Robyn

  • Susan

    I disagree that all grains are fillers. A recent article in the Whole Dog Journal indicates that dogs have been domesticated for so many years that they actually have genes that break down grains. That being said, some grains are just cheap fillers. I believe that Fromm’s are healthy and beneficial. If you don’t like grains, feed Fromms grain free, but don’t make a blanket statement that all grains are bad.

  • Debbie

    I want to add that the last 3 ingredients listed here are:
    Brown rice

    Sweet potatoes

    Pearled barley

    These are all fillers, carbs. That is bad! Much to much carbs in this food. How in the world can you say this is a 5 star food?

    Try Orijen food. Its probably the best food you can get.

    • Susan

      Not all carbs are bad or fillers. A recent article in the Whole Dog Journal indicates that dogs have been domesticated for so long they actually have genes to digest and process starchs or carbs. They can be a great source of energy. Carbs and grains such as oatmeal, millet, sweet potatoes, barley, brown rice etc, are not fillers but good sources of energy for your dog. While some people prefer to feed grain free (as you do) it is not right for all dogs. It can be hard of the kidneys (just like it is to people). It’s about eating the right carbs and Fromm contains healthy carbs.

    • Sherri

      Origen is a great food but it is not for all dogs. I tried it (twice) and my dogs ended up with loose (very) stools from what I assume was the high protein. Then I switched to Acana and had the same problem. They have been on TOTW Pacific Stream for about a year now with very good results, but I am experimenting now with a switchover to Fromm (I just bought Chicken A La Veg, but since I see that it has citric acid as a preservative, I will probably change to the a different formula). BTW the Fromm grainfree caused loose stools also. I love the idea of a natural, high protein, grain free diet but for some reason it just does not agree with my dogs (48# and 70#).

  • Susan McMichael

    We have an 8th month old Bernese Mountain dog. Her breeder started her on Fromm’s Large Breed Puppy formula and we have continued giving her the same formula. She is absolutely beautiful with a shiny, soft coat and extremely healthy and happy. She loves her food and eats every bite. Berners tend not to live long, but with Fromm, we are hoping to have her around for a long time. Thank you!

    • Debbie

      Hi. One thing and in my opinion the most important is the quality of the meats that go into the food. Reading labels is important. But to give an honest review means you must know the quality. A human being would not be able to eat this food. So why is it good for your dog? Call and ask them if a human being ate this food, would it make them sick. They cant say no. So in my opinion it is not a good food. Any foods that would make us sick, is not good for our dogs or cats.

  • Kayli

    My recently decease 12 year old bishon poo loved it and now I’m switching my 8 moth old wheaten over, and he eats the Fromm food first then the old brand. I personally love it- especially the grain free ones.

    • Sherri

      Kayli, 12 years old is not very old for a bichon, especially a mixed breed, so I am hoping she wasn’t on the Fromm her whole life. To me that would be a red flag against Fromm foods. I lost my 16 year old Shepherd mix last year and a 17 year old two years earlier.. and they were raised on “really bad” foods like Iams and Eukanuba (even Purina!) before I realized how bad they were. The last few years of their lives they were on much better foods – even tried the frozen raw food diet for awhile. I think the foods and care we give our dogs has gotten so advanced nowadays they are able to live to a much older age…
      Sorry for your loss…

  • Ree

    My dog likes the taste, but the kibble pellets are so small, literally half the size of a pencil-tip eraser, half the food gets strewn about the house and is wasted. It is not worth the price, considering half the bag ends up in the vacuum.

    My dog has food allergies, so I have limited choices on what I can feed her. I cannot switch to a large breed formula unless it is salmon based. I wish Fromm would use a larger die-cut. Cat food is bigger.

  • hoganonthebay

    Hey there… not sure what’s up?? I am only 7, my coat looks great not to brag but, I am a handsome 100 lb lab. I am checking in because I have “major toots” lately! As you can imagine,that’s not a good thing for anol’beach dog like myself!

    Up until last month, I have enjoyed “canidae” my whole life & wondering what’s gone wrong?? There seems to have been some trouble in the company & really bad recall… my bag ID #’s doesn’t seem to be part of it but, something is definitely up?? Wanted to check in on the Farmm formula & see if this may be an option?? I am used to a good balance of carbs & proteins and get sick if protein is too high. Actually, I have been on the “senior” formula to help maintain my lean profile since I was a pup. Any advice?? Life’s a beach but more fun if I don’t have the toots!

  • Gail

    A1 Excellent Foods. Just watch the protein levels based on your dogs weight and activity level. Older dogs who are less active do much better on lower protein levels. The salmon veggies is very acceptable range. The dogs LOVE this food.

  • tboney maroney

    It is a shame to have Purina even mentioned on the same page.

  • Barbara

    My standard poodle has been on Fromm all 9 years of his life and he is in excellent health. Muscle tone, weight, coat and teeth are that of a five year old! Besides lots of excercise, limited people food and a nylabone breath freshening bone every morning…we have done nothing over the top to keep him healthy. Thanks Fromm!

  • http://www.gpcomp/jantel Ted Levecque

    I bred and Showed both Labradors and Flatcoated Retrievers over a Thirty year period, I always fed Purina Dry foods, in the early years I could only buy the Dog Chow, when they established a Plant here in Canada I switched to Pro Plan, never had a bad bag of Food, when I see the results of Purina Foods I am really surprised by all the negative comments.
    Today as I am retired, I still have two older Labs, one diabetic that I feed Froom Senior.
    I also like Acana, but hav e noticed Ear problems with some of there diets, of course they deny it but I switched back to Froom.

  • http://woodlandlabradors.com Tammy Smith

    I have been breeding & showing Labrador Retrievers for 24 years. I have used alot of different foods and always looking for a better diet for my dogs & pups. I decided to put my dogs on Fromm about 6 months ago I am very happy with the food and all my dogs love it I just raised my first litter of pups on the fromm puppy and was very happy with the results. I have since had 2 Labrador breeder friends put there dogs on the same food and we can’t say enough about how happy we are.
    Thanks for a GREAT product both dry & canned. I am happy to say my search for a food that is every thing I have been looking for is over.
    Thanks Fromm.

  • Mike P

    I use Fromms Grain Free Beef Frittata in my rotation for my Boxer . I switch between Merricks BG , Fromms and wellness Core . My dog is medium size and really loves the smaller size Fromms kibble . I think she likes this brand more than the other two . My last two Boxers had awful allergies so I went with the grain free with my new dog with freat results . Regular poop and not alot of it . Her coat is so soft and shiney and she never pukes . I noticed on Fromms she has less eye tears and her eyes are bright ans clear . I think this food is a little overpriced but I feed only 2 cups a day so a 25lb bag last a good while . I might also add I top her meals with many different high quality canned food . 1/3 rd can per 2 cups of kibble . Highly reccommend Fromms Grain Free Beef formula to others .

  • Jason

    Purina is a very good company. The plant is super clean and modern. The food is cheaply priced. Very respectable company. However, other than the quality of the manufacturing facility, the food itself isn’t any better than cheapo brands. It may be safer but not really better in quality.

    I have a black lab. Everyone including many vets have remarked he is the healthiest lab they have ever seen. He has been on Harmony Farms most his life but just switched to Fromm. Would suggest both brands for a retriever.

  • http://donaldfletch@aol.com Don F

    I would like to know what your rating score is on your Fromm’s Large Breed Adult Dog Food and also your Fromm’s Large Breed Puppy Food. I have 4 AKC Golden Retrievers – 2 adults (1 is 9-yrs old and 1 is 3-yrs 3-mths old) and 2 AKC puppies (both almost 5 months old). I fed the 2 adult dogs Life’s Abundance for years, then changed to Innova, and then to Fromm’s. I feed the 2 puppies Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy that is based on the advice of the breeder/vet that we bred the 3-yr old. I recently noticed that the Purina Dog Food that I am feeding them has a rating score of 62-F which surprised me greatly. I want to feed my dogs a high quality healthy dry dog food, but am at a loss of what brand is the best. With all the brands that are on the market today, it is very difficult to determine what one is best for one’s particular dog. In my opinion, I know what brand you are going to tell me to use but, in all honestly, is it really the best for my dogs. Please help me with making the right decision. FYI, I was able to find the ratings score on Innova which scored a 122-A+, but found nothing on Fromm’s or Life’s Abundance and I know these 2 dog foods are of high quality. One last thing, since I am going thru dog food at a fast pace and since the brand I use is of high cost, is it possible for me to purchase it from you directly at a lower cost? If so, that would help me out immensely. Thank you for your time and help.

More Information

Who Makes Fromm?

The company who makes Fromm dog food is called Fromm Family Foods. Fromm Family Foods is currently based in Wisconsin. The owner of Fromm Family Foods is Tom Nieman, who is a 4th generation family member.

Fromm Dog Food Recall

As of right now, Fromm dog food has never been involved in a pet food recall, and is not listed on the FDA pet food recall list. In order to make sure that your dog’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.

Fromm Recipes

Fromm Dry Recipes:

  • Fromm Four-Star Grain-Free Salmon Tunalini
  • Fromm Four-Star Grain-Free Game Bird Recipe
  • Fromm Four-Star Grain-Free Beef Frittata Veg
  • Fromm Four-Star Grain-Free Surf & Turf
  • Fromm Four-Star Chicken À La Veg
  • Fromm Four-Star Duck & Sweet Potato
  • Fromm Four-Star Pork & Applesauce
  • Fromm Four-Star Salmon À La Veg
  • Fromm Four-Star Whitefish & Potato
  • Fromm Adult Gold
  • Fromm Puppy Gold
  • Fromm Weight Management Gold
  • Fromm Reduced Activity Senior Gold
  • Fromm Small Breed Adult Gold
  • Fromm Large Breed Adult Gold
  • Fromm Large Breed Puppy Gold
  • Fromm Classic Adult
  • Fromm Classic Mature Adult

Fromm Canned Recipes:

  • Fromm Four-Star Shredded Beef Entrée
  • Fromm Four-Star Shredded Chicken Entrée
  • Fromm Four-Star Shredded Pork Entrée
  • Fromm Gold Chicken Pâté
  • Fromm Gold Duck & Chicken Pâté
  • Fromm Gold Salmon & Chicken Pâté

Fromm Consumer Info

Where can I buy Fromm?

You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Fromm Dog Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Fromm formula pages to purchase Fromm dog food.

How much Fromm should I feed my dog?

A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Fromm 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.

Have you fed your dog any of the Fromm dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of Fromm dog food!

Ingredient List*

Fromm Dog Food Ingredient List

*for Fromm Four-Star Dry Salmon À La Veg

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