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​Simply Nourish Dog Food For Dogs & Puppies (2019 Review)

About the Company

Simply Nourish Dog Food Reviews

Simply Nourish is a Petsmart dog food brand whose focus is on recognizable ingredients, but without the use of artificial dyes and ingredients.

In addition, the brand has a variety of products geared toward each life stage of dogs. Therefore, you get nutrition for optimal health at any age.

Simply Nourish Dog Food Manufacturer

Where is Simply Nourish dog food made?

American Nutrition manufactures Simply Nourish dog food in its three locations across the United States: Woodland, WA, Ogden, UT, and Hazleton, PA.

Founded in 1972, American Nutrition has since focused on manufacturing pet food it believes is of the best quality and nutrition. It is, most notably, consistent in meeting USDA, FDA, and AAFCO standards. In addition, American Nutrition enacts a Food Safety Plan to ensure that its products are of the utmost quality and safe for pets to consume.

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Dry Food

Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food
Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food – Chicken & Brown Rice
    Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food
    Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food – Lamb & Oatmeal
      Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food
      Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food Limited Ingredient Diet– Sweet Potato & Salmon
        Simply Nourish Large Breed Dog Food
        Simply Nourish Large Breed Dog Food - Turkey & Brown Rice Recipe
          Simply Nourish Grain Free Small Breed Adult
          Simply Nourish Grain Free Small Breed Adult Dog Food – Natural Chicken with Peas & Potatoes

            Dog Treats

            Simply Nourish Poppers Dog Treats
            Simply Nourish Poppers Dog Treats
              Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Beef Liver Dog Treats
              Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Beef Liver Dog Treats
                Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Chicken Dog Treat
                Simply Nourish Freeze Dried Chicken Dog Treat

                  Simply Nourish Dog Food Reviews

                  Simply Nourish dog food is a brand that stays true to its mission. It focuses on providing dogs with healthy nutrition, without all the unnecessary additives. Basically, Simply Nourish aims to simplify your dog’s food while still providing the essential nutrients he needs to grow and thrive.

                  The brand is mostly trusted by dog owners, especially loyal Petsmart customers. And its food is highly-rated on the website. However, there are some reviews that have mentioned a discrepancy in the ingredients listed on the bags compared to those listed on the website.

                  One customer notes that a bag of Simply Nourish Limited Ingredient Sweet Potato & Salmon Recipe listed animal digest and natural flavor as ingredients. However, Simply Nourish failed to list this on the website. If this is true, it is cause for concern about this brand of dog food.


                  Simply Nourish has just the right kind of ingredients you’d want in your dog’s food. And they’re simple, real, and nutritious and definitely live up to the message the brand conveys. Furthermore, the ingredients are absolutely recognizable and real.

                  Simply Nourish has a great selection, too. No matter the age of your dog or its health condition, you can find the perfect food for him from Simply Nourish. It even has a “limited ingredient” variety for dogs who can’t handle a lot thrown at their digestive system. Still, it's filled with important nutrients and minerals.


                  Simply Nourish, as a brand, has very little information about itself on the Petsmart website. Rather than have its own website to further explain the brand, it has a sub-page on the Petsmart website that acts as more of a storefront than a brand page. This is a little worrisome when trying to find out as much information as you can about the food you are considering feeding to your dog.

                  There are also several reviews on websites and forums that have mentioned finding bugs, like moths and maggots, in bags of Simply Nourish. However, there have been no recent recalls of the food.

                  Simply Nourish Reviews of Ingredients

                  Reviews on Simply Nourish dog food show that Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food: Chicken & Brown Rice is one of the most popular varieties of the brand. Here is how its Guaranteed Analysis looks:

                  • Crude Protein (min) 24%
                  • Crude Fat (min) 13%
                  • Crude Fiber (max) 5%
                  • Moisture (max) 10%
                  • Calcium (min) 1.2%
                  • Phosphorus (min) 0.90%
                  • Potassium (min) 0.60%
                  • Zinc (min) 175 mg/kg
                  • Selenium (min) 0.30 mg/kg
                  • Vitamin A (min) 20,000 IU/kg
                  • Vitamin E (min): 200 IU/kg
                  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min): 10 mg/kg
                  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min): 3.0%
                  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min): 0.70%
                  • Beta Carotene* (min) 5.0 mg/kg

                  The first look at this Guaranteed Analysis for Simply Nourish Adult Dog Food: Chicken & Brown Rice proved an impressive nutrient roundup. There are no nutrients that fall short of AAFCO guidelines, which is excellent.

                  So, it’s on to the ingredients. How do they stack up? First of all, its first three ingredients are chicken, chicken meal, and brown rice. That’s a great start for a dog food marketed as a Chicken & Brown Rice variety, right?

                  Also, the rest of the ingredients fall right in line. This variety contains ingredients like oatmeal, dried spinach, dried pumpkin, dried blueberries. It also has tons of added minerals and vitamins like Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, and Vitamin A.

                  The only questionable ingredient is canola oil, which has mixed reviews from dog lovers about its safety in pet food. Canola oil is thought to lead to nervous and immune system disorders, blindness, and other health issues. Its safety has not yet been tested on humans or dogs in long-term studies, but some argue that it has no place in dog food.

                  Simply Nourish Dog Food Reviews

                  Simply Nourish Dog Food Recall History

                  There is no history of a Simply Nourish dog food recall within the past two years, according to the FDA. However, some Simply Nourish reviews mention pest infestations. This can be cause for concern.

                  Final Thoughts

                  Overall, I think Simply Nourish dog food by Petsmart is a solid dog food choice. Its nutrients and ingredients are excellent and, for the most part, it seems to be a brand trusted by its loyal customers. Having no recalls within at least the last two years, it’s clear that Simply Nourish adheres to safety and quality standards required by the FDA

                  However, some customers have noted a possible discrepancy in the ingredients listed on bags of Simply Nourish dog food compared to those listed on the website. There are also several online reviews mentioning problems with pests inside unopened bags of Simply Nourish, which could indicate quality control issues from the Simply Nourish dog food manufacturer, American Nutrition.

                  For these reasons, I can’t rate this brand a 5-Treat dog food. However, I am confident that Simply Nourish provides some of the best nutrition from a dog food that money can buy.


                  Dr. Laura Harris is our resident dog health expert. She started to fact-check dog health-related information for HerePup during her internship and contributes since then. Her expertise is in dog nutrition, senior dog care, especially critical care medicine and internal medicine.

                  Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 8 comments
                  keny - November 25, 2016

                  I have been using Simply Nourish for over a year now. My dog just loves this food. The allergies he had before are gone and his skin and coat have improved. I have found that you should check the bags thoroughly before leaving the store. I have seen bags with really small tears or holes that allow the pest to get inside and worms crawling around. I don’t think it is a manufacturer process just bad bag design. I wish they would make more flavors available for the large breed dogs.

                  Michael Biddle - May 21, 2017

                  Any pests or bugs typically happen in the distribution center or while in the shelf at the store, often from a bag that was compromised.

                  Dom - June 12, 2017

                  I just purchased two bags of The Simply Nourish Turkey & Brown Rice Dog food…I found over a dozen worms inside. I will never buy this food ever again..It appears on the pebble of food is like cobb web type,which i’m assuming are the eggs..I can’t believe my dog has been eating this..Just terrible

                    PC Carrell - June 12, 2017

                    Hello Dom
                    I can only suggest that you take photos and return the bag to the retailer. This is definitely not good. Also check the expiration date on the bag.

                  Melissa Kim - September 12, 2017

                  I found worms (maggots?) in my dogs Simply Nourish Senior dry food. Suspected it for over a year but wasn’t sure if I had a seasonal bug in my pantry infesting the food or vice versa. I got a new bag today and holy cow, cocoon/nests waiting to hatch and live worms. I would post a pic if I could. It has to be at factory level as its been going on for a year with multiple 30 lb bags bought.

                  CautiousDogMom - September 26, 2017

                  Bugs and maggots are still happening! Just returned 2 24 pound bags to PetSmart. I’d consider another brand. We opted for Blue Basics.

                  pat - April 20, 2018

                  has Animal Digest in list of ingredients. They need to remove that ingredient and I’d buy it for my puppy. So far, not found in Rachel Ray products.

                  John Mayheu - June 9, 2019

                  I have a bag of freeze dried dog treats beef liver and on some of the treats I found pieces of paper that are still stuck to the treats luckily I noticed it and didn’t give it to my dog because they are non-digestible and I’m wondering what’s going on with your quality control please contact me at ******* or you can email me at the email above thank you very much.


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