Idahound Dog Food Review


Idahound is a small Idaho company. It specializes in pasture-raised, small-batch raw dog foods. The company began in 2014. Chris Cey, a high school science teacher, Alec Barfield and John David, two young entrepreneurs, created the company.

The company butchers, processes and packages its dog foods in Carey, Idaho. These dog foods are sold online and shipped throughout the US northwest.

The company produces a single air-dried dog food called Superfood Complete. The company also makes air-dried liver treats. Foods are prepared to order so they aren’t stored and warehoused.
For our Idahound dog food review, we’ll look at the food ingredient quality and safety of each line of food. Our dog food reviews are based on these criteria.


Idahound produces a line of raw dog food with 3 recipes. Each recipe has a single protein. These foods are low risk by our criteria.

The average protein content of these recipes is 48%. Average carbohydrates are 16%. This is higher than expected for a raw dog food so it costs points in 2 recipes. The ingredients include squash, carrots and apples. They contribute to the carbohydrate levels. All 3 recipes score 10/10 for ingredient safety by our criteria. 

Idahound doesn’t use added vitamins or minerals. This indicates high quality ingredients. They don’t need added nutrients. 

Idahound recipes use single source proteins and organs. They are from wild Idaho game, and grass-fed and pastured animals. They come from organic farms in Utah and the northwest. Local organic produce is used so it is non-GMO and has low pesticide risk. Organic powdered eggshells are also used.

These foods are formulated for adult dogs as a complete and balanced diet. 

Idahound  doesn’t provide the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. It is not the only company that doesn’t provide this. It’s important to know since diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation. AAFCO allows a very high ratio of 30:1.

Idahound Frozen Raw

Score: 9.7/10

Ingredient List For Doggy Hare Balls Recipe: Finely ground whole Idaho rabbit (muscle, bone, liver, heart, lung, kidney and spleen)


  • Light processing
  • Organic ingredients
  • High protein
  • No added vitamins & minerals
  • No added amino acids


  • High carbohydrates
  • Doesn’t state omega-6:omega-3 ratio

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To date, Idahound has not had any recalls or voluntary withdrawals.

Evaluation Criteria

We evaluate and score dog foods based on two criteria:

Are the Ingredients High Quality?

Here are some common low-quality ingredients or markers we look for:

  • Is there excessive carbohydrate content, which can cause gut imbalances?
  • Does the food contain unnamed proteins, which are low quality?
  • Does the food use cellulose (wood pulp) as a source of fiber instead of real food?
  • Are there excessive vitamins and minerals added in place of real food nutrition?
  • Are there excessive added amino acids or plant proteins instead of expensive meat protein?
  • Does the food contain inflammatory processed seed oils?

How Safe Are the Ingredients?

Many ingredients come from unhealthy, inflammatory sources or are full of pesticides so we look for:

  • How processed is the food?
  • Does the food contain known genetically modified foods?
  • Does the food contain ingredients known to be high in pesticides?
  • Does the food contain natural flavor, which are often MSG or animal digest?
  • Does the food contain rice, which is high in arsenic?

Each food is objectively evaluated by these criteria and a score is assigned using the average of ingredient quality and safety. This is NOT a paid list and there are no affiliate links. Dogs Naturally has partnered with to make sure dog owners have unbiased, objective criteria to help them choose the best dog food on the market. You can view the full Evaluation Criteria at

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