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 166 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. brown rice
  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 brown rice, 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 5 controversial ingredients inside Simply Nourish products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

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)
14 Recipes
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
3 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:

vegetable oil
1 Recipes

Specific vegetable oils are typically positive ingredients; however, this ingredient does not specify which vegetable(s) were used to produce the oil.</p><p>Without this information, it is impossible for us to make any specific statements. With any fat source, it is important to know the omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio, a property which cannot be determined with this ingredient. Thus, we have marked vegetable oil as a controversial ingredient.

The following recipes contain vegetable oil:

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

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Limited Ingredient Diet
Duck & Green Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Duck & Green Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
duck
duck meal
dried green pea
dried lentil
dried yellow pea

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Duck & Potato Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Duck & Potato Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
duck
dried potato
duck meal
dried green pea
dried yellow field pea

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Lamb & Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
lamb
lamb meal
dried pea
dried lentil
pea starch

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
salmon
salmon meal
dried sweet potato
dried pea
dried lentil

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
salmon
dried sweet potato
salmon meal
dried pea
dried lentil

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
salmon
salmon meal
dried pea
dried sweet potato
dried lentil

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Senior Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe For Senior Dogs
First Five Ingredients
salmon
dried sweet potato
salmon meal
dried pea
dried lentil

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Limited Ingredient Diet
Turkey & Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey & Pea Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey meal
dried pea
dried lentil
pea starch

Simply Nourish

Senior Dog Food
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
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Senior Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
oatmeal
brown rice
chicken meal
barley

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Source
Beef Recipe For Adult Dogs
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Source Beef Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea
potato protein

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Adult Dog Food
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Simply Nourish
Adult Dog Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
brown rice
oatmeal
barley

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Adult Dog Food
Lamb & Oatmeal Recipe
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Adult Dog Food Lamb & Oatmeal Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
oatmeal
brown rice
turkey meal
lamb meal

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Healthy Weight
Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey meal
brown rice
oatmeal
rye flour

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Grain Free
Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
dried pea
dried potato
chicken fat

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Grain Free
Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
dried pea
dried potato
ground flaxseed

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Grain Free
Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Puppies
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe For Puppies
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
dried pea
potato
chicken fat

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Large Breed Adult
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Simply Nourish
Large Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
brown rice
oatmeal
barley

Simply Nourish

Healthy Weight
Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey meal
brown rice
oatmeal
dried pea

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Large Breed Puppy
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Simply Nourish
Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
brown rice
oatmeal
chicken fat

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Large Breed Senior Dogs
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Simply Nourish
Large Breed Senior Dogs Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
brown rice
oatmeal
chicken meal
barley

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Small Breed Adult
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Small Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
brown rice
oatmeal
chicken fat

Simply Nourish

Healthy Weight
Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey meal
brown rice
oatmeal
pea fiber

Simply Nourish

Small Breed Puppy
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Simply Nourish
Small Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
brown rice
oatmeal
chicken fat

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Small Breed Senior
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Simply Nourish
Small Breed Senior Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
brown rice
oatmeal
chicken fat

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Source
Chicken Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Chicken Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Chicken Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
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Source Chicken Recipe For Large Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Chicken Recipe For Puppies
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Source Chicken Recipe For Puppies
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
dried potato
dried pea
potato protein

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Source
Chicken Recipe For Senior Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Chicken Recipe For Senior Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Chicken Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Chicken Recipe For Small Breed Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs
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Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Beef & Bison Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Beef & Bison Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Duck Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Duck Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
duck
chicken meal
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea

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Source
Salmon Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Source Salmon Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
salmon
salmon meal
chicken meal
dried pea
dried potato

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Source
Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs
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Source Turkey Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey meal
dried potato
dried pea
chicken meal

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Grain Free Duck & Potato Recipe (Canned)
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Grain Free Duck & Potato Recipe (Canned)
First Five Ingredients
duck
potato
duck broth
potato protein
potassium chloride

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Limited Ingredient Diet
Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe Paté For Adult Dogs
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Limited Ingredient Diet Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe Paté For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
fish
fish broth
sweet potato
salt

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Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Beef & Vegetable Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Beef & Vegetable Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef broth
water sufficient for processing
beef liver
tomato paste

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Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetable Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetable Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
water sufficient for processing
chicken liver
dried egg product

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Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetable Recipe For Puppies
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Chicken, Brown Rice & Vegetable Recipe For Puppies
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
water sufficient for processing
chicken liver
dried egg product

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Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Chicken, Vegetables & Quinoa Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Chicken, Vegetables & Quinoa Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
water sufficient for processing
chicken liver
dried egg product

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Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Duck & Wild Rice Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Duck & Wild Rice Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
duck broth
duck
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Lamb & Carrot Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Lamb & Carrot Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
lamb
lamb broth
water sufficient for processing
lamb liver
dried egg product

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Essentials Chunks In Gravy
Turkey, Sweet Potato & Cranberry Recipe For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Essentials Chunks In Gravy Turkey, Sweet Potato & Cranberry Recipe For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey broth
water sufficient for processing
turkey liver
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Grain Free Cuts N Gravy
Beef Pot Roast Dinner For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Beef Pot Roast Dinner For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef broth
beef
chicken
beef liver
dried egg product

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Grain Free Cuts N Gravy
Chicken Pot Pie Style Dinner For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Chicken Pot Pie Style Dinner For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken broth
chicken
chicken liver
carrot
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Grain Free Cuts N Gravy
Chicken & Salmon Entree For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Chicken & Salmon Entree For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
salmon broth
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product
potato starch

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Grain Free Cuts N Gravy
Chicken & Vegetable Entree For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Chicken & Vegetable Entree For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken broth
chicken
chicken liver
carrot
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Grain Free Cuts N Gravy
Lamb & Vegetable Entree For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Lamb & Vegetable Entree For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
lamb broth
chicken
lamb
chicken liver
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Grain Free Cuts N Gravy
Turkey & Sweet Potato Entree For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Cuts N Gravy Turkey & Sweet Potato Entree For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken broth
chicken
turkey
chicken liver
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Limited Ingredient Diet
Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Paté For Adult Dogs
Simply Nourish
Limited Ingredient Diet Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe Paté For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
venison broth
venison
sweet potato
guar gum

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Source
Beef Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
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Source Beef Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
chicken
beef broth
beef liver
potato protein

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Source
Chicken Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
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Source Chicken Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
potato protein
ground flaxseed

Simply Nourish

Source
Turkey Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
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Source Turkey Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
chicken
turkey broth
turkey liver
potato protein

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Source
Venison Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
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Source Venison Recipe (Canned) For Adult Dogs
First Five Ingredients
venison
turkey
chicken broth
turkey broth
chicken liver

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Source (Meal Toppers)
95% Beef
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Source (Meal Toppers) 95% Beef
First Five Ingredients
beef
water sufficient for processing
beef liver
cassia gum
carrageenan

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Source (Meal Toppers)
95% Chicken
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Source (Meal Toppers) 95% Chicken
First Five Ingredients
chicken
water sufficient for processing
cassia gum
carrageenan
ground flaxseed

Simply Nourish

Source (Meal Toppers)
Gravy With Beef Chunks
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Source (Meal Toppers) Gravy With Beef Chunks
First Five Ingredients
beef broth
beef
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Source (Meal Toppers)
Gravy With Chicken Chunks
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Source (Meal Toppers) Gravy With Chicken Chunks
First Five Ingredients
chicken broth
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product
dried pea

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Source
Gravy With Salmon Chunks Meal Toppers
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Source Gravy With Salmon Chunks Meal Toppers
First Five Ingredients
salmon broth
salmon
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product

Simply Nourish

Chewy Treats
Bacon & Cheese For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Chewy Treats Bacon & Cheese For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
potato flour
vegetable glycerin
bacon
cheddar cheese

Simply Nourish

Chewy Treats
Chicken & Cheese For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Chewy Treats Chicken & Cheese For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
potato flour
vegetable glycerin
peanut butter
smoke flavor

Simply Nourish

Chewy Treats
Chicken & Cranberry Jerky For Dogs
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Chewy Treats Chicken & Cranberry Jerky For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken breast
vegetable glycerin
cranberry
salt

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Chewy Treats
Chicken Jerky For Dogs
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Chewy Treats Chicken Jerky For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken breast
vegetable glycerin

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Chewy Treats
Duck Jerky Bites For Dogs
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Chewy Treats Duck Jerky Bites For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
duck
vegetable glycerin
pea protein
salt
rosemary extract

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Chewy Treats
Smoked Turkey Jerky For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Chewy Treats Smoked Turkey Jerky For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
sugar
salt

Simply Nourish

Chewy Treats
Turkey & Sweet Potato Jerky For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Chewy Treats Turkey & Sweet Potato Jerky For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
turkey
sweet potato
vegetable glycerin
pea protein
salt

Simply Nourish

Grain Free Crunchy Treats
Chicken & Blueberry Recipe
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Crunchy Treats Chicken & Blueberry Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chickpea
pea flour
tapioca flour
chicken meal

Simply Nourish

Grain Free Crunchy Treats
Turkey & Cranberry Recipe
Simply Nourish
Grain Free Crunchy Treats Turkey & Cranberry Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
chickpea
pea flour
tapioca flour
chicken meal

Simply Nourish

Soft Chews
Bacon & Cheese Recipe For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Soft Chews Bacon & Cheese Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
potato flour
bacon
rolled oats
cheddar cheese

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Soft Chews
Chicken & Cheese For Dogs
Simply Nourish
Soft Chews Chicken & Cheese For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
potato flour
rolled oats
cheddar cheese
vegetable glycerin

Simply Nourish

Soft Chews
Peanut Butter Recipe For Dogs
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Soft Chews Peanut Butter Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
potato flour
peanut butter
rolled oats
vegetable glycerin

Simply Nourish

Freeze Dried Dog Treats
Beef Liver
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Freeze Dried Dog Treats Beef Liver
First Five Ingredients
beef liver

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Freeze Dried Dog Treats
Chicken
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Freeze Dried Dog Treats Chicken
First Five Ingredients
chicken