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Simply Nourish is a PetSmart brand of food, available instore and online. It comes in a couple of flavors: Chicken & Rice and Turkey & Oatmeal (targetted at indoor cats). This review will focus on the Chicken & Rice recipe for adult cats, but all recipes are similar.
First up we have Chicken and Chicken Meal which puts us on the right track for a decent food, but sadly this is followed up by rice flour, not “rice” as is suggested by the title. Rice flour is pretty worthless in a pet food, it’s a cheap filler and can lead to bowl distress and diabetes. This is sad to see, and they’d be better off bumping up the oatmeal we find lower down the ingredient list.
Canola Oil is the next ingredient and a good source of omega fats for healthy joints and a shiny coat. It’s unusual seeing canola oil so high up in the ingredient list, but it’s possible the bulk of the food is the chicken and rice flour.
There’s a range of dried fruits and veggies which is good, but not as good as the fresh ingredients we find in better rated brands. Still, it’s better to have dried ingredients than nothing.
Weighing up the food I’ll give it 3 stars. There’s worse foods available, but also better foods. The upside is the price, so if PetSmart is your local store then this is an ok option.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Chicken & Chicken Meal as the top ingredients.
….and what’s not so good.
Rice flour as a cheap filler, and very dominant in this food.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rice Flour, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Oatmeal, Dried Chicory Root, Flaxseed, Dried Cranberries, Dried Carrots, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, L-ascorbyl-polyphosphate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferric Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine.