The first time I came across Nulo dog food was during a trip to a local pet supply store in my area. The lovely ladies who worked there heard about my blog and gave me some samples for my dog Saphira, raving about how much they knew she would love it. Of course, I’m always skeptical when it comes to new foods, but decided to give this food a try.
How does Nulo dog food stack up against my tough (not really) standards?
Let’s jump right into my honest Nulo dog food review to find out!
For this review, I will be focusing on the Nulo Grain-Free Adult Salmon Recipe
Website URL: www.nulo.com
Flavors Available: Alaska Pollock, Beef, Chicken, Cod, Duck, Guinea Fowl, Haddock, Lamb, Mackerel, Mussel, Pork, Redfish, Salmon, Trout, Turkey, and Whitefish
Formulas Available: Grain-Free, Healthy Weight, High-Meat Kibble, Limited Ingredient, Small Breed and Grain Inclusive
Sizes Available: 2 pounds, 3 pounds, 4 pounds, 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds, 23 pounds, and 24 pounds
Crude Protein (min) 30.0%
Crude Fat (min) 16.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 4.5%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Calcium (min) 1.0%
Phosphorus (min) 0.9%
Vitamin E (min) 300 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.25%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.45%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min) 65 mg/kg
Bacillus coagulans* (min) 80,000,000 CFU/lb
Deboned Salmon, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Whole Peas, Sweet Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Chickpeas, Deboned Turkey, Lentils, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Yeast Culture, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Blueberries, Dried Apples, Dried Tomatoes, Dried Carrots, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract
This is a high-quality protein ingredient. It contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which can contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Turkey meal is a high-quality protein ingredient that can contain as much as 300% more protein than standalone turkey contains.
Menhaden Fish Meal
This is another high-quality protein that can contain as much a 300% more protein than Menhaden Fish contains by itself. It also contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which can promote a shiny coat and healthy-looking skin.
This is an ingredient that is quickly becoming popular in many holistic brands today. It is a source of healthy carbohydrates, digestible fiber and Vitamins A, C and K.
Sweet potatoes are known to be a source of fiber, iron, calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
This is considered to be a healthy source of fat for dogs. It contains additional protein and Omega 3 fatty acids which can help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.
While this is an ingredient that is low in fat, with the recent findings of chickpeas, peas, and lentils being a contributing factor to heart diseases in dogs, I have flagged it for this review. Chickpeas, however, contain additional protein, fiber and various minerals that are all beneficial to dogs.
This is a high-quality protein source that is leaner in fat than other meat sources.
This is an ingredient which contains protein, digestible fiber, carbohydrates and essential vitamin and minerals such as Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1, copper, and potassium.
Pea fiber is naturally low in fat and low in protein, though it contains insoluble fiber and a high amount of crude fiber.
This is an ingredient that typically derives from processed meat, fruit, and vegetables. It is used to boost the flavor of the kibble to entice dogs to eat it.
This is considered to be a controversial ingredient. Yeast culture can contain at least 45% protein and various nutrients your dog could use to thrive.
Dried Chicory Root
This is an ingredient that is typically used to help maintain healthy bacteria levels within the gut. This ingredient contains as much as 20% inulin.
This is an ingredient that is low in calories. It contains natural antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
Apples are a natural source of fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. This is a great ingredient to help promote clean and healthy teeth.
This is an ingredient that is a natural antioxidant and a source of digestible fiber.
Carrots are naturally low in calories, are high in digestible fiber and contain essential vitamins your dog needs.
Salt, while used to supplement the sodium dogs naturally need, is only typically used in dog food to enhance the flavor. Sodium, if consumed in excess can lead to heart disease and obesity in dogs.
Sizes, Flavors and Price
This 100% natural dog food is perfect for dogs of small or large breed to maintain a completely balanced diet. It is made with all-natural grain-free ingredients to help dogs maintain a healthy weight and keep their energy levels.
Flavors Available: Lamb, Salmon, and Turkey
Sizes Available: 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds, and 24 pounds
This is a formula specifically made for aging dogs in mind. It is made with lean quality meats such as trout and is loaded with glucosamine and chondroitin to support healthy joints as dogs reach their elder years.
Sizes Available: 4.5 pounds, 11 pounds and 24 pounds
This grain-free ingredient is made without any corn, wheat or soy. It is made with the perfect balance of meat and carbohydrates to promote fat burn while helping overweight dogs maintain a healthy weight.
Size Available: 4.5 pounds
This is a formula made specifically with small mouths in mind. Made with a smaller kibble size and grain-free ingredients, this formula will feed smaller breeds with the nutrition they need while helping them to maintain an ideal weight.
Sizes Available: 4.5 pound and 11 pounds
This is a formula made just for dogs who need the benefit of a limited ingredient diet. It is made without chicken, corn, eggs, peas or potatoes, making it perfect for pups with strict food sensitivities.
Flavors Available: Alaska Pollock, Salmon, Small Breed Turkey, and Turkey
Sizes Available: 4 pounds, 10 pounds, and 22 pounds
This is the perfect formula for dogs who need a high protein diet to feed their active lives. Made with natural probiotics to support digestive health and loaded with antioxidants, this is a food that is made to support the well-being of any dog.
Flavors Available: Beef, Barley & Lamb, Chicken, Oats & Turkey, Pork, Barley & Beef, and Turkey, Trout & Spelt
Sizes Available: 3 pounds, 11 pounds, and 23 pounds
Nulo Dog Food Recalls
As of writing this review, Nulo dog food has NEVER been recalled, though the brand is less than a decade old.
Nulo Dog Food Reviews
Most of the reviews from pet parents regarding this food seem to be mostly positive. Check for yourself what some pet owners have been saying below.
I own a 4 ½ Bernese Mountain dog who has been on every grain free food you can imagine. I struggled for so long to find the perfect food for him but failed…until I found Nulo. 6 months after starting him on Nulo, I will never go back. I’m stoked by how well he is doing! Couldn’t be happier with it. -Evan SF, July 20th
After looking for so long, my search is finally over! After looking for foods my dog wouldn’t be allergic to, we found the perfect food in Nulo. Ever since switching, our Boston Terrier hasn’t scratched at himself once. -Gilycham, August 27th
Excellent quality dog food at a reasonable price! I’ve been feeding four of my dogs this food ever since it came out. My dogs are all in excellent health and I don’t spend too much money on it. No complaints! -Susan R., September 1st
My dog loves this brand! I own a White German Shepherd who wouldn’t touch any food I gave her. When I tried Nulo, she ate every single drop. If she loves it, so do I. -Will Lyon, June 21st
My dogs approve of this and best of all, no more allergies! -AshZoeWill, May 18th
Nulo Dog Food: The Bottomline
After looking at Nulo dog food carefully, this is a food I have no problem recommending it. It is made with plenty of healthy ingredients, making it perfect for nearly any dog. However, it does contain too many pea ingredients for my liking. It is reasonably priced and I consider it a quality dog food for any pet owner. It is definitely worth a try if you can afford it.
Have you fed your dog Nulo dog food? If so, what did you think of it? How did your dog like the food? Let me know in the comments section below!