Simply Nourish Tuna & Salmon Stew

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  • Simply Nourish Tuna & Salmon Stew
  • Published on: July 21, 2015
  • Last modified: July 25, 2015
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Review Summary:

First, if it matters to you, this recipe is not manufactured in the USA, it is made in Thailand. Next is the moisture content is relatively higher than most other wet food recipes by a bit, indicating you are getting more water per unit of volume. Getting into the details of this recipe, it offers Tuna and Salmon fish meats, which provide good protein. Further down there is Tapioca starch, which is nearly a pure carb ingredient. A better substitute is to use an alternate ingredient with higher nutritional value than just carbs. Overall, with the fish meat protein and a few of veggies, this recipe is above average.


  • Multiple good fish meat sources
  • Cons

  • Relatively higher in moisture content equates to higher water content per unit volume
  • Not manufactured in the USA
  • Contains added Tapioca starch
  • Simply Nourish Tuna & Salmon Stew

    Editor’s Taste Rating


    With the lid off, vegetable chunks and fish meat pieces are clearly seen. For the taste, not much Salmon flavor comes through, it is mainly Tuna flavor that lights up the palate. The liquid part does not carry much flavor, and the same can be said for the vegetable chunks. Overall, the taste is alright but not great nor bad. If you’re dog likes Tuna flavor, then this recipe will satisfy.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    6% (min) 1% (min) 0.5% (max) 85% (max) 6.2% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    40% (min) 7% (min) 3.3% (max) 15% (max) 41% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories 300  (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Tuna
    2. Sufficient Water for Processing
    3. Potatoes
    4. Peas
    5. Carrots

    Tuna is a good start by offering protein with all the essential amino acids a dog needs, and it provides healthy Omega-3 fatty acids too. Do keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content when added, which is roughly about 70% or more water.


    Potatoes are a starchy food, thus it does contributes carbohydrates. Notably it is a good source for fiber, vitamin C B6, and potassium.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Carrots are a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s well known for its high content in vitamin A and beta -carotene.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Tapioca starch (also known as tapioca flour) is high in carbohydrates and calories. Beyond this, it does not offer much nutrients, fiber, or protein. This ingredient is a poor choice for average dog’s diet.

    All Ingredients

    Tuna, Sufficient Water for Processing, Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Salmon, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Man

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: American Nutrition Inc (Made for Petsmart)
    Location(s): Thailand


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture, parent or subsidiaries from 2013.

    Date Brand Reason
    10/07/2014 Simply Nourish Mold

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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