Little Hunter Dog Food Review


Little Hunter began in 2022 in Wisconsin where it’s made. The company makes each recipe in small batches and ships from its online store. 

For our Little Hunter 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.


LIttle Hunter produces a line of freeze-dried dog foods that are low risk by our criteria. The average protein content of these recipes is 47%. Average carbohydrates are low at 10%. This is what we expect to see in freeze dried dog foods. The recipes don’t include grains, starches or legumes. They add unnecessary carbohydrates. However, the Rabbit recipe has higher carbohydrates so loses a point. The recipe includes sweet potatoes which contribute to higher carbs. 

It’s noteworthy that there are no added vitamins in any of the recipes. However, trace amounts of a few minerals are added. This speaks highly of the quality of the whole food ingredients. Additionally, these are freeze dried foods. This is lightly processed that doesn’t affect the nutritional value.

Each recipe uses a single protein. They include organs and bones from animals raised on pasture. All produce used is organic so it’s non-GMO and has low pesticide risk. Ingredients are sourced in the US, and made in Wisconsin. Recipes meet AAFCO guidelines for adult dogs. It’s worth noting the company uses high-pressure pasteurization (HPP). This is to control food pathogens. 

It’s noteworthy that the fish products and oils used are from wild caught sources. Wild caught fish is preferred as it’s more nutritious and has a better fatty acid balance. 

The company is one of few to provide its omega-6 to omega-3 ratio which is 3:1. This is good to know as AAFCO allows a very inflammatory ratio of 30:1.

Little Hunter Freeze Dried

Score: 9.9/10

Ingredient List For Raw Salmon & Whitefish Recipe: Salmon, whitefish, flax, ground krill, organic carrot, organic kale, organic blueberry, organic sweet potato, guava, nutritional yeast, sea salt, kelp, mixed tocopherols


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


  • High carbohydrates in 1 recipe
  • Doesn’t provide omega-6:omega-3 ratio

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To date, Little Hunter 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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