We recently got a teacup poodle pup as a family dog. It’s around a year old now. And believe me, poodles can be picky eaters. Our resident teacup poodle, Yuri, used to love her dry dog food and would gobble it down in a few minutes.
Fast forward to a couple of months later, and she barely gave it so much as a sniff. The lady doesn’t know what she wants, but she sure knows what she doesn’t. We eventually compromised on a mix of dog food and boiled sweet potatoes, which she loves.
I figured that this can’t possibly be healthy for her in the long run, so I started looking for other options.
Among the most promising ones I’ve found are from Simply Nourish. If you’re looking for an excellent dog food brand for your pup or fully-grown pet, you’ll want to see the following dog food reviews from Simply Nourish, and a couple of diet-specific treats too!
Here’s a glimpse of the Simply Nourish products we’ll be taking a look at.
A Note on Simply Nourish
Simply Nourish prides itself on its wholesome pet food line free from such additives as fillers, artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. Once exclusively sold by US-based pet specialty retailer PetSmart, Simply Nourish’s dog food line has made a good and trusted name for itself through its excellent quality products while consistently meeting the standards set by the USDA, FDA, and AAFCO. Read more on the AAFCO here.
What I personally love about Simply Nourish is how they indicate each product’s content via AAFCO standards. You’ll be getting a complete and straightforward list of the product’s ingredients, with its first and most substantial ingredient actually matching its label.Hence, a Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe will (and should) have chicken as its main ingredient.
Heeding AAFCO standards also means you’ll get accurate measurements of this kibble’s nutrient content (or guaranteed analysis) as well as an assurance that this formulation meets the nutritional needs of specific breed sizes. What I also found invaluable was the feeding instructions on the back of the bags that showed the recommended food amount for growing pups at different ages and weight stages.
If you’ve bought this particular kibble before, take note that Simply Nourish has improved many, if not all, of its dog food formulations with its new packaging.
Simply Nourish’s high standards didn’t just impress me, they gave me a sense of relief that I’m giving my furry friend the healthiest food (and treats!) I could provide at the right time and right amount.
Now let’s get on with our dog food reviews.
Simply Nourish Dog Food Reviews
Food Form: Dry
Weight: 30 lbs
The Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe is one of Simply Nourish’s most popular products. It has real deboned chicken and chicken meal, which packs a protein punch. Your canine will also get glucosamine and chondroitin for healthier joints, complex carbohydrates from the whole grain, as well as flaxseed for omega-3 fatty acids.
Mixed in are a blend of natural ingredients like fruits and vegetables for an incredibly well-rounded canine meal. This recipe also includes chicken fat instead of the typical canola oil, making it both a healthy and tasty dish.
This particular Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe variant is formulated for puppies of large to giant breeds.
Food Form: Dry
Weight: 22 lbs
Our third and final kibble is for our grown woofers from small to large breeds: the Limited-Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe. The “limited-ingredient diet” on the label means this quality dog food is specially formulated for adult dogs with particular dietary needs. Thus, its sole protein source is the salmon while its primary source of carbohydrates is from sweet potatoes instead of the typical white potato.
Although this new formulation still contains canola oil, it’s a non-GMO variant.
Food Form: Dry
Weight: 11 lbs
If you’re raising a puppy from a small to large breed, then you’ll want to get the Grain-Free Chicken with Peas & Potatoes Recipe dry pet food. This canine kibble is specially formulated to support the dietary needs of growing puppies.
With protein-rich chicken as well as a bevy of real vegetables and fruits, your pup will find this nutrient-packed meal filling yet easy to digest.
The Chicken with Peas & Potatoes Recipe is also gluten-free, making it perfect for pups that are gluten-sensitive.
Now for some treats!
Simply Nourish Treat Reviews
Food Form: Freeze-Dried
Weight: 5 oz.
Every good boy and girl deserves a treat! The Simply Nourish Beef Liver Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Treats is an excellent way to reward your pup from small up to large breeds.
Made with 100% real beef liver and then freeze-dried into cubes, this tasty treat promotes healthy digestion and a strong immune system, and it helps support the heart. You also won’t have to worry about sensitive tummies, since the Simply Nourish Beef Liver Treat is free of grain, gluten, and other potentially problematic ingredients.
Although the treats are more caloric-dense, they come in small 5 kcal pieces so you’ll surely have enough for doggie school!
Food Form: Semi-moist
Weight: 6 oz.
One of the best dog treats around, Simply Nourish Soft Chews Chicken & Cheese Dog Treats are stick-shaped chicken and cheese flavored soft semi-moist treats that are specially made for small, medium, and large dog breeds. It has real chicken meat that’s packed in protein.
Chicken and Cheese treats are perfect for any pup at every life stage. Just make sure you don’t spoil them! Although a large 50-lbs canine may eat up to 5 treats, keep it to a max of 1 for pups 10 lbs. and lighter.
Simply Nourish’s dedication to providing wholesome and high-standard dog food makes it easy to understand why so many dog parents trust this brand. Personally, I would like to try the Simply Nourish Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food and Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food.
My dog is a teacup poodle who loves sweet potatoes, so these could be something she’d enjoy.
I’ll also need those yummy treats so we can start learning new tricks too! I know, I know, she’s a really spoiled pooch, but that’s what puppy love is.
We simply want our best friend to have the best thing money can buy because nothing can equal the love and devotion our dogs give us.
What about you? Which canine kibble would you like to give your dog? Let us know!