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Simply Nourish Dog Food Review

Key features

Super food blend of real fruits

Dry dog food recipe with flaxseed

Contains added vitamins and minerals

Brown rice for slow release of energy

Key features

No fillers, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Single source of protein from real deboned salmon and salmon meal

Adult kibble contains non-GMO canola oil

Taurine for a healthy heart

Key features

Natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy joints

Weight-management formula for small breeds to prevent obesity

Real deboned turkey to help support strong muscles

Dried Pumpkin as a source of fiber for healthy digestion

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Destin Benoit
Published 13:57 pm

In this Simply Nourish dog food review, we cover the impressive range offered by this dog food manufacturer. This US-based company offers a limited range but what in lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. Their product range includes wet and dry dog food as well as dog food toppers and dog treats. It sells its ranges through third part suppliers and does not have a website of its own.

The recipes of Simply Nourish dog food are based on wholesome ingredients and do not contain any artificial additives and dyes which can cause health issues in some canines. There’s something in the Simply Nourish dog food range for every dog’s dietary needs including small breed dogs and pooches that have sensitivities to grains. Read on to find out all about the Simply Nourish range of food.

Simply Nourish Dog Food Review

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This best choice pick from the range of dog food by Simply Nourish is made with wholesome ingredients and flaxseed as a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. A delicious super food blend of real fruits and vegetables like carrots, spinach, sweet potato, pumpkin and blueberries provides a complete and balanced meal for your furry friend. You can rely on a nutritious source of protein from the adult kibble made with real deboned lamb, turkey meal and lamb meal.

This Simply Nourish recipe is made with brown rice for healthy, complex carbohydrate that will give your dog energy over a long period of time. This dry dog food recipe contains carefully sourced ingredients and added vitamins and minerals to support your dog’s strong muscles, as well as their overall health. What more could a large breed dog or a small breed dog want?

Protein – 25.0 percent minimum

Fat – 13.0 percent minimum

Fibre – 5.0 percent maximum

Moisture – 10.0 percent maximum

First three ingredients Deboned Lamb, Brown Rice, Oatmeal

Specification:
  • Brand: Simply Nourish
  • Model: 172941
  • Weight: 15.0 pounds

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Perfect for maintaining the optimum body weight, this weight-management Simply Nourish formula has a balance of the right amount of calories and carefully sourced, wholesome ingredients. Small breeds can enjoy the real deboned turkey and turkey meal which provides a nutritious source of protein. Full of a natural glucosamine and chondroitin, this dry dog food recipe will help maintain your pal’s healthy joints. This Simply Nourish dog food contains only 10 percent fat with added vitamins and minerals, this product will help your dog maintain a healthy body weight. Obesity can be a serious health condition in canines and is something that you should take measures to avoid.

The Simply Nourish adult formula has a superfood blend of real fruits and vegetables filled with antioxidants to prevent free-radical damage and control inflammation. The addition of brown rice, as great source of complex carbohydrates ensures that this meal will keep your four-legged friend full for hours.

Protein – 25.0 percent minimum

Fat – 10.0 percent minimum

Fibre – 5.5 percent maximum

Moisture – 10.0 percent maximum

First three ingredients – Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice

Specification:
  • Brand: Simply Nourish
  • Model: 172955
  • Weight: 5.0 pounds

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Made with limited ingredients, this dry food Simply Food recipe is packed with nutrients and contains just one source of protein from salmon and a primary source of carbohydrate from sweet potatoes. The carefully picked ingredients are perfect for supporting your pet’s healthy heart and body. The adult kibble is made with sweet potato for fibre and added variety. It is suitable for all adults dogs including large breed canines. Because it is made with just a few key ingredients, this recipe is suitable for dogs that have food allergies. You may also find it useful if you suspect that your dog has a food allergy and are trying to find out which food is causing the problem.

Containing fewer, potentially harmful, ingredients, this high-quality Simply Nourish product was made without the use of fillers, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. This grain-free diet is also 100% free of white potatoes and chicken and now crafted with non-GMO canola oil. Ideal for a dog with unique dietary needs, this recipe is full of added vitamins and minerals.

Protein – 26.0 percent minimum

Fat – 13.0 percent minimum

Fibre – 7.5 perecent maximum

Moisture – 10.0 percent maximum

First three ingredients – Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Dried Sweet Potatoes

Specification:
  • Brand: Simply Nourish
  • Model: 172747
  • Weight: 22.0 pounds

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This protein-rich formula Simply Nourish source dog food is a nutrient dense and easy to digest product. It’s high in protein and based on what your dog would eat in the wild. The high-quality sources of protein are deboned salmon, salmon meal, and chicken meal. Chicken meal is a highly concentrated source of protein and contains nearly 300 times the amount of protein that you find in regular chicken. These are combined with a range of super foods such as spinach, sweet potato and blueberries to provide antioxidants. Pumpkin provides a healthy source of fiber to support healthy digestion and can keep your dog’s poops well-formed and regular.

Glucosamine and chondroitin have been added to this Simply Nourish product to keep joints healthy and there is also flaxseed which provides omega oils for healthy skin and a shiny coat. It can also help to prevent excess shaedding. To help prevent allergic reactions, the recipe of the Simply Nourish source dog food is grain-free. The carbohydrates are partly provided by tapioca starch which is a complex carbohydrates source and fills your dog up for hours. The energy is released slowly so they feel fuller for longer. This Simply Nourish formula helps to prevent dogs from over-eating and tackles obesity and all the health issues that it can trigger.

Protein – 34.0 percent minimum

Fat – 14.0 percent minimum

Fibre – 6.0 percent maximum

Moisture – 10.0 percent maximum

First three named ingredients are Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Chicken Meal

Specification:
  • Brand: Simply Nourish
  • Model: 172749
  • Weight: 24.0 pounds

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This grain free dog food is just what your small dog needs to stay healthy. The recipe is based on chicken, peas and potatoes and contains no grains, soy or gluten. These grains are cheap fillers and offer little nutritional benefit to your pooch so they are best avoided. This makes the dog food suitable for dogs with food allergies and sensitivities. Chicken is very easy to digest and the recipe has plenty of micro nutrients to keep your four legged friend’s eyes, coat and skin in top condition.

As it’s packed with super foods such as blueberries and sweet potato it can help to control ageing and inflammation. There’s plenty of glucosamine and chondroitin provided by chicken meal to provide support for healthy joints and flaxseed provides omega-3 fatty acids. This is especially important for senior pooches and those that have a very active lifestyle such as working dogs.

Protein – 28.0 percent minimum

Fat – 17.0 percent minimum

Fibre – 6.0 perecent maximum

Moisture – 10.0 percent maximum

First three ingredients – Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Dried Peas

Specification:
  • Brand: Simply Nourish
  • Model: 172739
  • Weight: 11.0 pounds

Simply Nourish Dog Food Review Buying Guide

Company Information

Simply Nourish is an established dog food company who’s products are sold by PetSmart, Amazon and Chewy. They do not market their own products directly. The company has a very limited online presence and does not even have a website of their own so only limited information is available to consumers.

From the information available on the PetSmart website, Simply Nourish aim to produce dog food that is wholesome and that only contains healthy ingredients for dogs such as chicken and vegetables. They also claim that they do not use any additives that are often found in other brands of dog food and that can cause health issues in some dogs. In particular, their food does not contain any dyes. The focus of the brand is on a healthy combination of meat protein and vegetables that mimics the diet that a wild dog would enjoy.

Their parent company is called American Nutrition which was founded in 1972 so they have been around for many decades and have built up a lot of experience. They have pet food factories in Woodland, WA, Ogden, UT, and Hazelton, PA so every product is manufactured right here in the US. The pet food is widely available at PetSmart and also from Chewy, and Amazon. The company has an excellent safety record. There are no recorded breaches of USDA, FDA, or AAFCO food regulations. There is one recorded recall event for Simply Nourish Dog Treats in 2014 due to mold growth. The range of products includes dry dog food, wet dog food and Simply Nourish dog treats and dog food toppers.

Why Choose This Brand?

Simply Nourish is a reputable US-based pet food company with an excellent safety record and a commitment to providing natural and nutrient-rich products for pets. The company formulates their food range to help your pet maintain a healthy heart and support whole-body vitality and health. All of the ingredients are carefully sourced (such as fresh chicken) and the meals are designed to provide the best nutrition for dogs of all sizes and ages.

The protein in the food is provided by real deboned meat or by fish or poultry (chicken or turkey) and these feature as the first named ingredient in the recipes. The company have taken the mystery out of canine nutrition by packing their recipes with ingredients that you will recognize including fruits and vegetables.

Simply Nourish does not have a huge range of products but those that they do produce are done well. They cater for a number of different dietary needs and recognise that not all dogs are the same. Their range includes a Simply Nourish puppy food and products for adult dogs. Their recipes are a blend of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. One option is the limited ingredient recipe which is suitable for dogs with allergies or who have had a bad reaction to a particular ingredient. The grain-free recipe is the best option for dogs that are sensitive to gluten and there is a high-protein Simply Nourish dog food line for dogs with an active lifestyle.

Ingredient Analysis

Simply nourish dog food contains a range of healthy ingredients to suit all types of dogs. Here is a summary of the main ingredient analysis.

  • Primary protein sources

All dogs require a large amount of protein in their diet and that includes small breed dogs as well as larger dogs. They use it to make strong, lean muscle and they can use it for energy production too. Simply Nourish food recipes name meat, poultry (chicken or poultry) or fish sources as the first three ingredients on all of their recipes. These include salmon, chicken, de-boned lamb and chicken meal.

  • Carbohydrates

Dogs do need carbohydrates but some cheaper dog foods contain cheap grains as fillers. This presents a problem because these fillers do not contain any nutrients and fill your dog up with empty calories. They can also trigger allergies. However, the carbohydrates in Simply Nourish recipes are high quality. Typical examples are oatmeal and brown rice. However, apart from being a complex carbohydrate, brown rice does not have any nutritional value.

  • Fruits and vegetables

It can be very off-putting for pet owners if the ingredients list looks like a list of chemicals. They would much rather see foods that they can recognize and that is what you get with Simply Nourish. You will find superfoods that are packed with antioxidants. These help to prevent the damage caused by free-radicals and can protect your dog from inflammation. They may even help to prevent cancer. Typical superfoods in Simply Nourish dog food recipes include sweet potatoes, blueberries and spinach.

  • Omega oils

Fish oils contain Omega 3 oil fatty acids that help to support healthy skin and a healthy coat. Omega 3 oils nourish the delicate structures of the skin and can help to prevent irritation and hot spots which cause misery to a lot of dogs.

  • Micro-nutrients

Micro-nutrients are required in very small quantities in your dog’s diet but play a vital role in keeping them healthy. Chicken meal contains all of the chicken carcass and is therefore a great source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. These minerals are needed for a dog to maintain healthy joints. They help to keep the joints supple and can prevent inflammation of the joints which causes arthritis.

Cropped view of young woman giving pet food to adorable beagle dogTaurine is another important micronutrient. Even though a dog’s body is able to manufacture this amino acid, they are often not able to make enough of it to keep them healthy. It plays an important role in preventing heart disease ad is therefore an important constituent of a dog’s diet. It is found in many Simply Nourish recipes.

  • Fiber

Many of the Simply Nourish recipes contain pumpkin. Pumpkin is an excellent health food for dogs and is very useful for regulating their poops. It can help to treat both constipation and diarrhea. The friendly bacteria that live in your dog’s gut need fiber to help them thrive. Also, fiber is needed to help move food through the gut at the right pace. If it passes too slowly, your dog can get loose poops and diarrhea. If it passes too slowly, it can cause constipation. Pumpkin provides both soluble and insoluble fiber and helps your dog to maintain a healthy digestion.

Pros
  • Real meat protein (such as from chicken) is the first ingredient in their recipes
  • Plenty of whole fruits and vegetables
  • No dyes or additives
  • Simply nourish dog food is made by a US-based manufacturer
  • Wide variety of formula giving plenty of choice
Cons
  • A few reports of maggots in kibble from third part sellers
  • Some Simply Nourish dog food recipes contain pea fiber
  • Can contain tomato pomace which some consider to be a cheap fuller
Destin Benoit
Destin Benoit
A former Special Forces Canine Handler, Destin Benoit has extensive knowledge and experience with military canine training. He has worked with multiple military dogs in the most stressful places and situations in the world. Currently, Destin is a SOC Canine Handler, aiding in the protection of the US diplomats abroad.
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