Simply Nourish Dog Food Ingredients

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Simply Nourish manufactures roughly 74 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Simply Nourish ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Simply Nourish uses roughly 164 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Simply Nourish, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken meal
  3. turkey meal
  4. dried potato
  5. dried egg product

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Simply Nourish is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken meal, followed by turkey meal, dried potato, and dried egg product.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Simply Nourish does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 74 Simply Nourish dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Simply Nourish does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Simply Nourish have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by Simply Nourish.

fish
1 Recipes

Fish is typically an excellent protein and fat source. However, the specific type of fish is not mentioned and therefore we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as mackerel, cod, salmon, etc.

The following recipes contain fish:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 6 controversial ingredients inside Simply Nourish products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

brewers rice
1 Recipes

Brewer's rice is the small fragments of rice kernel that are separated from the larger kernels of milled rice. The fragments do not contain the same nutrition profile of the whole kernel and therefore brewer's rice is a lower quality grain. Brewer's rice is typically regarded as an inexpensive and low quality filler.

The following recipes contain brewers rice:

pea protein
2 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
34 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

canola oil
4 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil:

tomato pomace
35 Recipes

Tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain tomato pomace:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Simply Nourish ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Simply Nourish Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food Lamb & Oatmeal Recipe

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Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Healthy Weight

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Canine Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Canine Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Canine Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Puppies

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Simply Nourish Large Breed Adult Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Large Breed Adult Dog Food Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Healthy Weight

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Simply Nourish Large Breed Puppy Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Large Breed Senior Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Duck & Potato Recipe For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Duck & Potato Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Pea Recipe For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Sweet Potato & Salmon Recipe For Senior Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey & Potato Recipe

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Simply Nourish Senior Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Small Breed Adult Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Small Breed Adult Dog Food Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Healthy Weight

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Simply Nourish Small Breed Puppy Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Small Breed Senior Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe

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Simply Nourish Source Beef Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe For Puppies

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe For Senior Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Dual Protein Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Dual Protein Beef & Bison Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Dual Protein Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Duck Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Salmon Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Beef & Vegetable Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetable Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetable Recipe For Puppies

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Chicken, Vegetables & Quinoa Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Duck & Wild Rice Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Lamb & Carrot Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Essentials Chunks In Gravy Turkey, Sweet Potato & Cranberry Recipe For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Beef Pot Roast Dinner For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Chicken Pot Pie Style Dinner For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Chicken & Salmon Entree For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Chicken & Vegetable Entree For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Lamb & Vegetable Entree For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Turkey & Sweet Potato Entree For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Grain Free Duck & Potato Recipe (Canned)

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Grain Free Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe (Canned)

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Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Diet Grain Free Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe (Canned)

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Simply Nourish Source Beef Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Chicken Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Turkey Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source Venison Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs

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Simply Nourish Source (Meal Toppers) 95% Beef

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Simply Nourish Source (Meal Toppers) 95% Chicken

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Simply Nourish Source (Meal Toppers) Gravy With Beef Chunks

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Simply Nourish Source (Meal Toppers) Gravy With Chicken Chunks

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Simply Nourish Source (Meal Toppers) Gravy With Salmon Chunks

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Bacon & Cheese For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Chicken & Cheese For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Chicken & Cranberry Jerky For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Chicken Jerky For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Duck Jerky Bites For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Smoked Turkey Jerky For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Chewy Treats Turkey & Sweet Potato Jerky For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Crunchy Treats Chicken & Blueberry Recipe

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Simply Nourish Grain Free Crunchy Treats Turkey & Cranberry Recipe

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Simply Nourish Soft Chews Bacon & Cheese For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Soft Chews Chicken & Cheese For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Soft Chews Peanut Butter For Dogs

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Dog Treats Beef Liver

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Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Dog Treats Chicken

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