Nature’s Recipe (Salmon & Rice)

Nature’s Recipe (Salmon & Rice)

Rating: 2 star  | Price: $$$  |  Website

Natures RecipeNature’s Recipe is a food I’ve only seen at Petco, which leads me to believe it may be their house brand, although I am not positive of this. They do some things right and some things wrong, like many of the foods I’d considered to be “mid-grade”. This food does make an astonishingly bad choice however. More on that….

We see salmon, salmon meal and herring meal in this food. This indicates that there are high quality meat products in this food, and since they are fish, they should also supply those very needed Omega fatty acids. That being said, other than rice, the grain choices are awful. Corn as the 2nd and 3rd leading ingredients? Not a good choice at all.


Ah but it gets worse…they actually use “animal digest” in this food. That’s a huge problem. This is a really bad ingredient usually relegated to really cheap foods. Even Iams doesn’t use it! That really hurts my opinion on this food.

Two stars for getting the meat at least right, but pretty much failing the rest.

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Nature's Recipe (Salmon & Rice)

What’s good about this food….

Two named meats to match the label, including first ingredient. Rice used as a grain. Herring meal also included.

….and what’s not so good.

Corn as 2nd and 3rd ingredient, animal digest used, calcium carbonate is very high on list.

Nature's Recipe (Salmon & Rice)



Salmon, corn, corn gluten meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), rice, salmon meal, dried egg, beet pulp, herring meal, animal digest, calcium carbonate, dried chicory root, yeast culture, sodium tripolyphosphate, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, inositol, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), beta-carotene, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), potassium chloride, salt, phosphoric acid, L-lysine, choline chloride, malt syrup, minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), taurine, L-tryptophan, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract, citric acid (used as a preservative).

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