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Simply Nourish Information

Simply Nourish is an elusive brand, and there is minimal information available on them. However, from our research, we were able to find out that they were founded in 1972 and are owned by American Nutrition.

Simply Nourish products are produced at three facilities in the United States, and none of their production takes place outside of the United States. These facilities where Simply Nourish food is made are in Woodland WA, Ogden UT, and Hazelton, PA.

At this time, Simply Nourish is only available to purchase from PetSmart and Chewy (which is owned by PetSmart). However, only a limited selection of Simply Nourish recipes are available on Chewy, which doesn’t include any of their wet/canned dog food.

The brand has occasionally been available for purchase on Amazon, but we believe this to be from unauthorized resellers, and we would encourage caution when purchasing despite the convenience.

Simply Nourish Product Range

Dog Food

Simply Nourish has a large range of dog food recipes split among a number of sub-ranges. Some of these sub-ranges include Source, Limited Ingredient, Natural Solutions. The product range as a whole includes a mix of dry dog food and wet/canned dog food.

Within this range of dry food recipes, there is some significant variety. There are niche recipes for puppies, large breed dogs, small breed dogs, and recipes for those with allergies or sensitivities.

Simply Nourish also has a strong balance of grain-free and grain-inclusive dog food formulas to appeal to both sides of the spectrum.

Cat Food

Simply Nourish’s cat food range is smaller than its dog food range but is nonetheless similar.

Simply Nourish’s cat food range also includes both dry cat food and wet/canned cat food.

Simply Nourish does produce some niche recipes within their cat food range but not as many as can be found in the dog food range. To date, they have products for adult cats, kittens, and senior cats.

Simply Nourish Nutrition

Dog Food

The nutrition offered by Simply Nourish dog food recipes varies significantly. Some of their recipes provide significantly above-average nutrition that is high in protein and fat, while others are loaded up with high proportions of carbohydrates.

The “Source” range is the best offered by Simply Nourish and has the most consistent nutrition.

Below is an example of the nutrition offered by a Source dry dog food recipe.

Simply Nourish Dog Food Nutrition Example

If you would like to learn more about dog nutrition, we highly recommend you read our Dog Food Guide.

Cat Food

The nutrition offered by Simply Nourish cat food is similar to its dog food range in that it is varied. There are some cat food recipes that offer excellent nutrition that is far above their competitors, but there are other recipes that have far too much carbohydrate content for a cat.

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they require a diet high in animal and fish content. Cats do not need to consume a large portion of plant-based ingredients.

If you are interested in learning more about cat nutrition, check out our Cat Food Guide.

Simply Nourish Ingredients

High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Lamb
  • Rabbit
  • Venison

Simply Nourish has a moderate range of meat and fish ingredients in its recipes, and all of the above are considered high-quality additions. This range includes industry favorites such as Chicken, Turkey, and Salmon.

These ingredients are so popular among pet food manufacturers because they are easy to source, affordable, and highly nutritious.

However, Simply Nourish does include some less common ingredients such as Rabbit and Lamb. Ingredients like these are often found in more premium recipes or formulas for pets with severe allergies or sensitivities.

You can learn more about Rabbit’s use in dog food in our article Best Dog Foods With Rabbit.

You can read more about the use of Lamb in dog food in our article Best Dog Food With Lamb.

Lamb

Other Notable Ingredients

Simply Nourish uses multiple grain ingredients in its recipes, such as Brown Rice and Oatmeal. Grain ingredients can be extremely controversial additions to pet food recipes, with many pet owners refusing to feed their pets food that contains grains.

On the flip side, there is also a large number of pet owners who are strong supporters of grains, especially those that feed their pets food from brands like Purina and Royal Canin.

The grain ingredients that Simply Nourish are considered by some to be some of the better available as they can provide additional nutrition beyond their carbohydrate content and are ‘less’ processed.

Peas are the most common legume ingredient found in dog food, and they feature in many Simply Nourish recipes. They are so abundant in pet food recipes as they are easy to source, affordable, and offer appealing nutrition.

Legumes like Peas can provide a mix of carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fiber.

However, there are concerning links developing between the heavy use of legumes in dog food recipes and an increased rate of Canine Heart Disease in certain dogs.

If you are interested in reading more about this link, read our article on the subject here.

Peas Close Up

Sweet Potatoes are a starch ingredient and are very similar to traditional White Potatoes. They are an extremely dense source of carbohydrates, which means their portion size needs to be controlled. However, they offer slightly better nutrition than White Potatoes, including select vitamins and minerals.

Tomato Pomace is a common addition to dog food recipes and is used to add soluble fiber. Soluble Fiber can be important to some dogs in order for them to maintain regular digestion and stools. Outside of its fiber content, Tomato Pomace provides very little nutrition.

You can learn more about Tomato Pomace in our article Tomato Pomace as a Pet Food Ingredient?.

Canola Oil is a vegetable oil that is commonly used in processed human foods; however, it is sometimes found in pet food, such as those by Simply Nourish. It is sometimes added to increase the proportion of fat in a recipe while keeping costs low.

It can also be used as a binding agent to help hold the food together and give it a consistent texture.

Learn more about Canola Oil in our article Canola Oil In Dog Food.

Chicken Fat is another regular addition to dog food recipes from low-cost brands to premium brands. It is added to enhance the flavor of recipes as well as increase the proportion of animal fat present.

Chicken Fat is chosen over alternatives as it is affordable to purchase and easy to source.

Read more about Chicken Fat in our article Chicken Fat In Dog Food.

Simply Nourish Animal Testing

At this time, we have no information on what type of animal testing, if any, that Simply Nourish participates in.

This is largely due to the fact that Simply Nourish is an elusive brand with very limited information available online. Unlike most pet food brands, they do not have a dedicated website.

We strongly believe that laboratory and invasive testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which should be eliminated.

Simply Nourish Recalls

Based on our research (FDAAVMADogFoodAdvisor), Simply Nourish has undergone a recent recall and is, therefore, no longer a recall-free pet food brand.

In August 2021, The Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company of Monroe, Washington, which produces some of Simply Nourish’s pet food, issued a recall due to elevated levels of Vitamin D.

This recall was issued following a regular nutrition test of Simply Nourish food and not because of any reported illnesses or deaths.

You can read more detailed information about this recall on the FDA’s website here.

Elevated levels of Vitamin D is a common cause for recalls in the pet food industry and has been seen in several other well-known brands.

Sustained digestion of food with elevated levels of Vitamin D can cause symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst or urination, drooling, and weight loss.

This recall from Simply Nourish affected the below recipes and batches.

  • Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies 2lb, UPC – 73725792262, Best By Range – 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies 4.5lb, UPC – 73725792264, Best By Range – 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley 2lb, UPC – 73725792266, Best By Range – 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley 4.5lb, UPC – 73725792267, Best By Range – 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato 2lb, UPC – 73725792260, Best By Range – 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato 4.5lb, UPC – 73725792263, Best By Range – 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies 2lb, UPC – 73725792079 8/26/2022, Best By Range -1/13/2023
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies 4.5lb, UPC – 73725792078 8/26/2022, Best By Range -1/13/2023

Prior to this recall, Simply Nourish was an established brand that has been in operation for decades, with an impressive recall-free record. This pointed towards high standards in relation to safety and quality control.

Regardless of Simply Nourish’s current record, we always suggest that pet owners remain vigilant of any future recalls of Simply Nourish or any other pet food brand.

Best of Simply Nourish

Grain-Free High Protein Source Salmon Recipe Adult Review

Simply Nourish Source Salmon Recipe

The Source range from Simply Nourish is the obvious choice when it comes to picking a favorite. This is due to the excellent nutrition the recipes within this range offer, with the above Salmon recipe providing 34% protein.

This nutritional profile is in line with brands that are considered premium and much more costly than Simply Nourish.

This protein proportion is thanks to a generous portion of Salmon, Salmon Meal, and Chicken Meal. These three ingredients are high-quality sources of protein and fat that can be relied upon.

In addition, Salmon is one of the best sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These fatty acids are believed by many to provide several health benefits to dogs, such as an improvement in the condition of their skin and coat.

The recipe then uses a mix of Peas and Potatoes to provide a modest proportion of carbohydrates and fiber.

An interesting point to make about these ingredients is that Simply Nourish uses dried versions that already have had their moisture removed. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, many other brands do the opposite and use whole vegetables.

Source Beef & Lamb Stew Adult Review

Simply Nourish Beef & Lamb Stew

Simply Nourish’s Source wet dog food recipes are also worth mentioning. Many dogs really enjoy wet/canned dog food as an occasional treat or as a topper for their dry dog food.

Simply Nourish’s wet dog food recipes share the trait of including a large portion of meat and fish ingredients. This results in an impressive proportion of protein and fat that can fuel a dog’s growth and maintenance.

As the recipe above’s name gives away, the primary meat ingredients present are Beef and Lamb. These red meat ingredients are dense sources of nutrition and are appealing to many dogs thanks to their rich taste.

This canned recipe includes a small portion of plant-based ingredients, which are Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Tapioca. These starches and legumes provide a modest proportion of carbohydrates and fiber.

Grain-Free High Protein Source Rabbit & Chicken Adult Cat Review

Simply Nourish Source Rabbit & Chicken Recipe Cat Food

Many cat owners stick to industry favorites for their dry cat food recipes. These often include ingredients like Salmon, Tuna, or Chicken.

The above recipe from Simply Nourish bucks this trend and utilizes a unique ingredient in Rabbit. Many cat owners have never eaten Rabbit, so it seems strange to be feeding it to your pet, but it is not.

Rabbit has a unique game-like taste and can provide nutrition that is high in animal-based protein.

Rabbit is the primary ingredient, but there are also smaller portions of Chicken and Turkey, which are used to boost the overall proportion of protein and fat to impressive levels.

As with most Simply Nourish grain-free recipes, this one utilizes a mix of Potatoes and Peas as its plant-based ingredients. These provide a modest proportion of carbohydrates and fiber, which is smaller than most of Simply Nourish’s competitors.

Source Trout Recipe Adult Cat Review

Simply Nourish Source Trout Recipe Cat Food

All cat owners know that their cats go crazy over good wet/canned food and the above Source recipe from Simply Nourish is likely to have that same effect.

The primary ingredient is Trout, which is a less common fish ingredient to be found in cat food, and others like Tuna, Salmon, or Whitefish are usually favored.

This Trout is combined with Chicken, Whitefish, and Chicken Liver to provide a very satisfactory proportion of protein and fat.

The Chicken Liver is likely to seriously enhance the flavor of the recipe and boost the levels of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

There is a very small portion of Potatoes and Carrots present. These ingredients do provide some carbohydrates and fiber, but the proportion is so small it is not worthy of concern.

Simply Nourish Featured Articles

Best Cheap Dog Food – Simply Nourish is an extremely affordable dog food brand considering the nutrition it can provide.

In addition, while its ingredients aren’t perfect, they tend to be high-quality and in satisfactory proportions. These factors earn Simply Nourish a place in our article on affordable dog food.

Here we discuss some of the best low-cost brands as well as the consequences of low-cost dog food and the corners that many manufacturers cut in order to reduce cost.

Simply Nourish Full Product Range

Dry Dog Food

Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult

Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Small Breed Adult

Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Large Breed Adult

Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Puppy

Limited Ingredient Diet Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Senior

Limited Ingredient Diet Lamb & Pea Recipe Adult

Limited Ingredient Diet Duck & Green Pea Recipe Adult

Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey & Pea Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Salmon Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Beef Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Hunter’s Harvest Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Beef & Bison Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Game Bird Feast Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken Recipe Large Breed Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken Recipe Puppy

Grain-Free High Protein Source Fisherman’s Finest Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken Recipe Small Breed Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken Recipe Senior

Grain-Free High Protein Source Duck Recipe Adult

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe Adult

Grain-Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe Adult

Grain-Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe Small Breed Adult

Grain-Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe Puppy

Grain-Free Chicken With Peas & Potatoes Recipe Large Breed Adult

Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult

Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe Adult

Healthy Weight Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Adult

Lamb & Oatmeal Recipe Adult

Fish & Brown Rice Recipe Adult

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Adult

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Puppy

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Senior

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Puppy

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult

Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Senior

Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe Small Breed Adult

Natural Solutions Hip & Joint Adult

Natural Solutions Skin & Coat Adult

Natural Solutions Adult Gut Health

Wet/Canned Dog Food

Grain-Free Chicken & Beef Stew Adult

Grain-Free Chicken & Vegetable Stew Small Breed Adult

Chicken & Rice Stew Adult

Turkey Recipe Adult

Chicken Recipe Senior

Chicken & Rice Stew Puppy

Chicken Recipe Puppy

Chicken & Pasta Stew Small Breed Adult

Chicken Recipe Small Breed Adult

Chicken & Rice Stew Small Breed Puppy

Source Beef & Lamb Stew Adult

Source Pork & Beef Adult

Source Beef Stew Small Breed Adult

Limited Turkey & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult

Grain Free Venison & Sweet Potato Recipe

Dry Cat Food

Grain-Free High Protein Source Fish & Chicken Recipe Adult Indoor Cat

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe Kitten

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken & Turkey Recipe Adult Cat

Grain-Free High Protein Source Rabbit & Chicken Adult Cat

Grain-Free High Protein Source Salmon Adult Indoor Cat

Grain-Free High Protein Source Chicken Recipe Adult Indoor Cat

Grain-Free High Protein Source Fisherman’s Feast Adult Cat

Grain-Free High Protein Source Poultry Platter Adult Cat

Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Grain-Free Chicken & Pea Recipe Adult Cat

Grain-Free Chicken & Pea Recipe Kitten

Grain-Free Salmon & Pea Recipe Adult Cat

Indoor Turkey & Oatmeal Recipe Adult Cat

Indoor Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe Adult Cat

Indoor Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe Hairball Adult Cat

Indoor Salmon & Oatmeal Recipe Adult Cat

Chicken & Rice Recipe Kitten

Chicken & Rice Recipe Senior Cat

Healthy Weight Turkey & Rice Recipe Adult Cat

Wet/Canned Cat Food

Source Chicken & Turkey Stew Adult Cat

Source Chicken Recipe Kitten

Source Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Source Duck Recipe Adult Cat

Source Trout Recipe Adult Cat

Source Venison Recipe Adult Cat

Source Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Grain-Free Chicken & Salmon Stew Adult Cat

Grain-Free Tuna & Chicken Stew Adult Cat

Grain-Free Chicken Stew Kitten

Grain-Free Seafood Stew Adult Cat

Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Ocean Whitefish & Potato Recipe Adult Cat

Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Duck & Pea Recipe Adult Cat

Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Salmon Recipe Adult Cat

Indoor Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Salmon Recipe Adult Cat

Chicken Recipe Kitten

Turkey & Pumpkin Recipe Adult Cat

Tuna & Shrimp Stew Adult Cat

Chicken Recipe Senior Cat

Chicken Recipe Kitten

Essentials Indoor Tuna Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Indoor Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Tuna Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Tender Chicken Recipe Kitten

Essentials Chicken Recipe Kitten

Essentials Salmon Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Salmon Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Chicken Recipe Adult Cat

Essentials Tuna Recipe Adult Cat