Stella and Chewy's Dog Food Ingredients

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Stella and Chewy's manufactures roughly 122 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Stella and Chewy's ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Stella and Chewy's uses roughly 190 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 Stella and Chewy's, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. beef
  2. chicken liver
  3. pea
  4. pumpkin seed
  5. organic cranberry

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Stella and Chewy's is beef. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken liver, followed by pea, pumpkin seed, and organic cranberry.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Stella and Chewy's does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 122 Stella and Chewy's 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, Stella and Chewy's 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 Stella and Chewy's 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 inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 190 Stella and Chewy's ingredients. According to our data, Stella and Chewy's does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

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 3 controversial ingredients inside Stella and Chewy's products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

pea protein
4 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)
1 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):

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 Stella and Chewy's ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Stella and Chewy's Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Cage Free Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Cage Free Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Free Range Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Red Meat Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Red Meat Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Red Meat Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble Wild Caught Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Beef Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa For Small Breed Dogs (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Beef Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Chicken Recipe For Puppies

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Chicken Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Duck Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Duck Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Lamb Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Salmon Recipe With Pumpkin & Quinoa (Wholesome Grains)

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Chicken Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Kibble Whitefish Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Simply Stella's Limited Ingredient Diets Cage-Free Duck Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Simply Stella's Limited Ingredient Diets Cage Free Turkey Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Simply Stella's Limited Ingredient Diets Grass-Fed Lamb Formula

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wide Open Prairie Recipe With Cage-Free Chicken

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials High Coastal Wetland Recipe With Cage-Free Duck

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials High Plains Red Recipe With Grass-Fed Beef

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wild Mountain Meadow Recipe With Grass-Fed Lamb

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wholesome Grains Beef & Ancient Grains Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wholesome Grains Chicken & Ancient Grains Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wholesome Grains Chicken & Ancient Grains Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wholesome Grains Duck & Ancient Grains Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wholesome Grains Lamb & Ancient Grains Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Essentials Wholesome Grains Whitefish, Ancient Grains & Salmon Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Absolutely Rabbit

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Chewy's Chicken

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Dandy Lamb

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Duck Duck Goose

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Perfectly Puppy - Beef & Salmon

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Perfectly Puppy - Chicken & Salmon

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Purely Pork

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Remarkable Red Meat Recipe With Beef, Goat & Lamb

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Venison Blend

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Simply Venison

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Stella's Super Beef

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Surf 'N Turf

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Stella and Chewy's Freeze-Dried Patties Tantalizing Turkey

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Stella and Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals Chicken Little Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals Dainty Duck Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals Itty Bitty Beef Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals Little Lamb Recipe For Small Breed Dogs

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Purely Pork Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Solutions Digestive Boost

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Solutions Hip & Joint Boost

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Solutions Immune Support

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Solutions Skin & Coat Boost

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Morsels Chewy's Chicken

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Morsels Dandy Lamb

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Morsels Duck Duck Goose

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Morsels Stella's Super Beef

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Morsels Tantalizing Turkey

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Absolutely Rabbit

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Chewy's Chicken

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Dandy Lamb

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Duck Duck Goose

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Venison Blend

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Stella's Super Beef

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Surf 'N Turf

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Stella and Chewy's Frozen Dinner Patties Tantalizing Turkey

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Kitchen Gently Cooked Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Made With Veggies

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Kitchen Gently Cooked Grass-Fed Beef Recipe Made With Veggies

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Stew Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Stew Cage-Free Medley

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Stew Cage-Free Turkey Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Stew Grass-Fed Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Stew Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Stew Red Meat Medley

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Magical Dinner Dust Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Magical Dinner Dust Duck Duck Goose Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Magical Dinner Dust Grass-Fed Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Magical Dinner Dust What's Shak'n Bac'n Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Chewy's Chicken

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Dandy Lamb

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Duck Duck Goose

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Savory Salmon & Cod

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Stella's Super Beef

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixers Tantalizing Turkey

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixer SuperBlends Grass-Fed Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixer SuperBlends Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixer SuperBlends Cage-Free Duck Duck Goose Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Meal Mixer SuperBlends Small Breed Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Stella's Solutions Healthy Heart Support

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Stella and Chewy's Broth Topper Cage-Free Chicken Bone Broth With Real Chicken

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Stella and Chewy's Broth Topper Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth With Real Beef

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Mix-Ins Beef & Pumpkin Recipe In Beef Bone Broth

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Mix-Ins Chicken & Pumpkin Recipe In Chicken Bone Broth

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Mix-Ins Salmon & Pumpkin Recipe In Tuna Bone Broth

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Stella and Chewy's Marie's Mix-Ins Turkey & Pumpkin Recipe In Turkey Bone Broth

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Stella and Chewy's Crav'n Bac'n Bites Bacon & Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Crav'n Bac'n Bites Bacon & Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Crav'n Bac'n Bites Bacon & Duck Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Crav'n Bac'n Bites Bacon & Pork Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Biscuits Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Biscuits Cage-Free Duck Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Biscuits Grass-Fed Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Raw Coated Biscuits Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Carnivore Crunch Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Carnivore Crunch Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Carnivore Crunch Duck Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Carnivore Crunch Turkey Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Single Ingredient Beef Heart Treats

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Stella and Chewy's Single Ingredient Beef Liver Treats

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Stella and Chewy's Single Ingredient Chicken Breast Treats

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Stella and Chewy's Single Ingredient Chicken Heart Treats

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Stella and Chewy's Single Ingredient Lamb Heart Treats

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Stella and Chewy's Single Ingredient Lamb Liver Treats

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Bac'n Me Crazy Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Cage-Free Duck Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Game Bird Recipe With Turkey, Duck & Quail

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Grass-Fed Beef Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Grass-Fed Lamb Recipe

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Stella and Chewy's Wild Weenies Red Meat Recipe With Beef, Goat & Lamb

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