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.
It is based on the source of what cats thrived on for ages in the wild, before they were domesticated. We have created foods that are inspired by cats original source of nutrition. Nutrient-dense and easy to digest, they offer an energy level your pet will thrive on and the essential amino acids necessary for building strong muscles. Today’s cats continue to prefer these protein-rich foods and find them wholly satisfying. Our high-protein formulas provide complete and balanced nutrition for your pet’s health and vitality.
Like all Simply Nourish foods, our high-protein formulas make pet nutrition simple and understandable. We use carefully sourced, wholesome ingredients you recognize, such as real deboned chicken and turkey, plus a superfood blend of real fruits and vegetables.
High protein formula with deboned chicken and turkey to help support a healthy heart and body
Grain free, complete & balanced nutrition with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
Item Number: 5198678
Brand: Simply Nourish Source
Food Type: Dry Food
Breed Size: All
Life Stage: Adult
Nutritional Option: Natural; Grain Free
Health Consideration: Healthy Heart & Body
Flavor: Chicken & Turkey
Weight: 3 lb
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rice Flour, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Oatmeal, Dried Chicory Root, , Dried Cranberries, Dried , 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.