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Wellness Simple – Grain-Free Salmon & Potato Dog Food Review

Wellness Simple – Grain-Free Salmon & Potato Dog Food Review

Our Recommendation

Salmon is a great and often overlooked protein for dog food. This recipe is appealing for any dog but if you have one that suffers from skin conditions and allergies, this might be the dog food you have been looking for.

  • No artificial colors or flavors.
  • Salmon oil is good for skin and coat while being high in Omega fatty acids.
  • Potatoes add the filling and starchy goodness that some dogs crave. While it is well known that dogs love corn, it is not good for them to eat a large portion of their diet.
  •  No corn, wheat, or soy.
  • Probiotics promote good gastrointestinal health and allow your dog to get more out of what they eat.

My dogs always really love a fish-based dog food. I think it reminds them of their favorite treat to sneak when I am not looking– cat food. Now they can have something that is complete and nutritionally sound for them. Wellness has many varieties of dog food to choose from so you have options for all life stages. This formula is for dogs one year and older that are not pregnant or nursing.

Scout recommends any Wellness dog food to pet parents trying to go the extra mile for their beloved pooches!


Salmon, Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Ground Potatoes, Tomato
Pomace, Ground Flaxseed, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols),
Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Fish Flavor, Chicory Root Extract, Vitamin E
Supplement, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols Added to
Preserve Freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate,
Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A
Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate,
Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium
Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement,
Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic
Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product,
Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus
Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation
Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Scout’s Pick

Wellness Simple Natural Grain Free Dry Limited Ingredient Dog Food, Salmon & Potato, 24-Pound Bag

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Nutritional Analysis

Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:

1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level

Caloric Content

446 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional Component Value Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards
____________________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________
CRUDE FAT 12.0% min
CRUDE FIBER 5.0% max
MOISTURE 11.0% max
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 1.0% min    

* – indicates not yet analyzed

Feeding Amounts

Depending on your dog’s size and activity level, they may need more or less food than the recommended measurements in their daily feeding amounts.

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
_______________________ _______________________
3 – 17 LBS 1/4-1
18-23 LBS 1-1 1/3
24-45 LBS 1 1/3- 2 1/3
46-65 LBS 2 1/2-3
66-85 LBS 3-3 3/4
86-105 LBS 3 3/4-4 1/3
106-125 LBS 4 1/2-5

Transitioning To Wellness Simple

major change in your dog’s diet is best done over time. For a smooth
transition to Wellness Simple, gradually replace a portion of your
pooch’s regular kibble with Wellness Simple over the course of 5-7

The Bottom Line

Nutrition is important to your dog’s health. Their daily food is one of the things you can completely control and has a big influence on their long-term health and energy levels. Wellness offers good proteins and vegetables in an easy to find dog food. This is a great dog food for those over one year of age. Scout loves that this formula pays attention to the special diet needs of those suffering from skin or stomach issues. Wellness stands behind their products with an unconditional guarantee. It is easy to avoid a lot of major GMOs with their brand as well since there is no corn, wheat, or soy.

For other options, check out our list of the best grain-free dog foods.