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When I reviewed Nutrience Natural a few months ago I was very impressed with the food, and over time have grown to like this manufacturer. This review is for their Grain Free offering which comes in Turkey, Chicken and Herring or Ocean Fish Formula. This review is for the former, but the two varieties are on par.
I’ll start by pointing out there are 5 animal protein sources in the top 8 ingredients, which is excellent. They’re good choices too, with the top 3 being deboned turkey followed up by chicken and turkey meals – all great, lean meats. Fantastic!
We find green peas and lentils in the top ingredients, as well as sweet potatoes as a source of carbs. These are good choices, as are whole eggs as an additional source of protein (we often find the cheaper substitute of “egg product” in lower quality foods).
Salmon oil is included as a source of necessary omega fats, as is coconut oil which is a wonderful ingredient with numerous benefits (anticarcinogenic, helps arthritis and joints, good for coat, skin, and can balance the metabolism). Many vets are saying all dogs should be given coconut oil, so it’s always great to see a food which includes it.
I really find this food hard to fault. All the ingredients are well considered and of a decent quality. It’s a great food. Period.
Oh, and it’s great value for money too!
Correspondence from Nutrience: “All our dog and cat grain free foods (turkey, chicken & herring, and ocean fish formulas) have received the Glycemic Research Institute’s confirmation that they have been certified Diabetic-Friendly as well as Low-Glycemic by the institute.”
That’s good to hear, and something for Nutrience to be proud of.
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What’s good about this food….
Excellent meat proteins, great ingredient choices, well balanced, and includes essential oils and the wonderful inclusion of coconut oil.
….and what’s not so good.
Deboned turkey, turkey meal, chicken meal, green peas, sweet potatoes, lentils, deboned chicken, deboned herring, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), whole eggs, sun-cured alfalfa meal, tapioca, natural chicken flavour, chicken liver, salmon oil (source of DHA), coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], dicalcium phosphate, salt, potassium chloride, lecithin, chicory root extract, choline chloride, DL-methionine, dried kelp, yeast extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, taurine, L-lysine chondroitin sulfate, L-Carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dreid Bifidobacterium animalis lactis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.