Simply Nourish Chicken and Fish Stew

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  • Simply Nourish Chicken and Fish Stew
  • Published on: July 22, 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 Chicken and 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. Disappointingly Pumpkin is the only lonely vegetable offered. Overall, this recipe is average.

Pros

  • Multiple 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 Chicken and Fish Stew

    Editor’s Taste Rating

     6.5/10

    Upon opening the lid, you’ll find lots of light colored meat and light pumpkin pieces floating in fluid. The taste is a mild tuna flavor. Not much chicken flavor or anything else for that matter. Overall, the mild taste is alright.

    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

    Calories 300  (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Water
    2. Pumpkin
    3. Chicken
    4. Fish
    5. Tapioca Starch

    Water

    Pumpkin is a squash that offers a good variety of nutrients and most notably it is an excellent source for vitamin A and beta-carotene. Also, worth mentioning, it provides dietary fiber.

    Chicken is a source of protein with all the essential amino acids for dogs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Fish  offers 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.

    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.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    None

    All Ingredients

    Water Sufficient for Processing, Pumpkin, Chicken, Fish, 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,Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement(B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride(B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement

    Manufacture and Location

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

    Recalls

    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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