Simply Nourish Source Cat Food Review

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I first came across Simply Nourish Source cat food when I was writing my Simply Nourish cat food review. I was surprised to see that Simply Nourish had a variety of formulas and flavors available. So much so in fact, it can be overwhelming to decide on just one when there are dozens of options available.

So, how does Simply Nourish Source compare to other formulas available by the same brand?

Let’s find out in this honest Simply Nourish Source cat food review! 

For this review, I will be focusing on the Natural Adult Chicken and Turkey formula.

Simply Nourish Source cat food review
Simply Nourish Source cat food review

My Honest Simply Nourish Source Cat Food Review

 

Name: Simply Nourish Source 

Website URL: www.petsmart.com

Formulas Available: Kitten, Adult, and Indoor Adult

Flavors Available: Chicken, Salmon, Rabbit & Chicken, Chicken & Turkey, and Fish & Chicken

Sizes Available: 2 pounds, 5 pounds, and 11 pounds

Price: Varies

Overall Rating:

 

Pros. vs. Cons.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • High levels of protein
  • Grain-free formulas available
  • Positive customer reviews

Cons:

  • Too many pea ingredients used

 

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min) 40.0%
  • Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 5.5%
  • Moisture (max) 10.0%
  • Calcium (min) 1.2%
  • Phosphorus (min) 0.9%
  • Potassium (min) 0.6%
  • Magnesium (min) 0.05%
  • Zinc (min) 175 mg/kg
  • Selenium (min) 0.3 mg/kg
  • Vitamin A (min) 30,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 350 IU/kg
  • Taurine (min) 0.2%
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min) 2.0%
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min) 0.5%

 

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Dried Peas, Dried Potatoes, Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Fish Meal, Deboned Turkey, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Cranberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid (Preservatives), Rosemary Extract

 

Ingredient Breakdown

Deboned Chicken

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that doesn’t include the bones of the chicken.

Chicken Meal

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that can contain as much as 300% more protein than chicken contains by itself.

Turkey Meal

This is a high-quality protein ingredient that can contain as much as 300% more protein than turkey contains alone.

Dried Peas

Dried Peas are a plant-based source of quality protein. It is also a source of carbohydrates, fiber, Vitamin K, and Manganese.

Dried Potatoes

Potatoes are used primarily as a source of complex carbohydrates and Potassium.

Ground Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, additional protein, and lignans.

Chicken Fat

This ingredient is a source of fat that contains additional protein and omega 3 fatty acids.

Fish Meal

This ingredient is a high-quality source of protein that can contain as much as 300% more protein than fish contains alone. The issue with this ingredient is that you aren’t explicitly told what type of fish this ingredient comes from.

Deboned Turkey

This is a quality source of lean protein that excludes the bones.

Pea Fiber

Just as the name suggests, this ingredient is high in insoluble fiber, which holds little to no nutritional value for cats.

Natural Flavor

Natural flavor is an ingredient that consists of meat, vegetable, and fruit sources. It is used to help make this food more appealing to cats.

Dried Chicory Root

This ingredient is used as a natural probiotic. It is also used as a source of soluble fiber.

Dried Cranberries

Cranberries are a natural source of antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins such as:

  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate

 

Flavors, Sizes, and Price

Adult Rabbit and Chicken


This dry cat food formula by Simply Nourish contains 100% real chicken and rabbit, giving cats all of the meat they naturally crave.

Sizes Available: 2 pounds and 5 pounds

 

Adult Chicken and Turkey


This formula by Simply Nourish is packed full of protein that Simply Nourish Source is known for, but is easy on the stomach, great for cats who suffer from sensitivities.

Sizes Available: 2 pounds and 5 pounds

 

Simply Nourish Source Cat Food Reviews by Cat Owners

Many of the reviews you will find regarding this food tend to be fairly mixed. Let’s take a closer look at what some cat owners have been saying about Simply Nourish Source cat food below.

“My picky cat can’t get enough of this food. I wasn’t sure if she’d like it compared to her regular food, but she absolutely loves it.” -chachafance

“I have been feeding this food to my cat for two years without an issue. The ingredients are easily recognizable so I know he’s getting a quality meal.” -crystalz

“My cats love this food. I love that it is all natural, grain-free and uses the best meat possible. I definitely recommend this food because it is so nutritious. You’ll know exactly what you are feeding your cat.” -jenniferhacker83

“I tried this brand primarily due to its reasonable price. My cats love it and it is high in nutritional value.” -ninelions

“I received this food as a free sample and I am a big fan of it. My cat is a big fan of it as well.” -rosemaryd

 

Simply Nourish Source Cat Food: The Bottomline

After carefully looking at Simply Nourish Source cat food, I can confidently recommend it to those who need an affordable grain-free diet for their cat. It is made with quality ingredients and is relatively affordable for most cat owners. The downside to this food is that it contains too many pea ingredients to be 100% beneficial and contains one questionable ingredient. Even so, if you need something much healthier than what you are feeding your cat, it is worth giving Simply Nourish Source cat food a shot as an introduction to holistic food.

Final Verdict:
Recommended

 

Have you fed your cat Simply Nourish Source cat food? If so, what is your opinion of the brand? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Vanessa

Digital marketing specialist and Internet enthusiast. When Vanessa isn't working on PetFoodio.com or other marketing ventures, she spends her time making homemade dog treats and reading up on the latest advances in the veterinarian field.

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