Supreme Source Dog Food: Another Lacking Grain Free Dog Food?

Supreme Source

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Overall Rating

3.0/10

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Great intro to a grain-free diet

Cons

  • Too many questionable ingredients used

supreme source grain free dog food

I’m not going to lie; I didn’t even know Supreme Source Dog Food existed until recently.

When I had written a post on salmon meal dog food brands (which you can read here), I first came across the name Supreme Source Grain Free dog food. Immediately I was intrigued by the bag design and knew I had to look into the ingredients of the food to see how healthy it was.

Let me tell you, I was more surprised by the ingredients than I thought I would be.

Want to know what I found? Let’s dive right into my honest Supreme Source Dog Food review to find out!

For this Supreme Source dog food review, I will be focusing on the Salmon Meal and Sweet Potato Recipe.

 

 

Name: Supreme Source

Website URL: www.supremesourcepet.com

Flavors Available: Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato, Turkey Meal & Sweet Potato, Lamb Meal & Potato Recipe and Pork, Peas & Wild Boar

Sizes Available: 5 pounds, 11 pounds and 22 pounds

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Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein 26.0%

Min. Crude Fat 11.0%

Min. Crude Fiber 8.0%

Max. Moisture 10.0%

Max. Linoleic Acid 1.3%

Min. Calcium 1.2%

Min. Phosphorus 1.0%

Min. Potassium 0.6%

Min. Iron 100 mg/kg

Min. Manganese 15 mg/kg

Min. Zinc 150 mg/kg

Min. Selenium 0.35 mg/kg

Min. Vitamin A 10,000 IU/kg

Min. Vitamin D 650 IU/kg

Min. Vitamin E 150 IU/kg

Min. Niacin 15 mg/kg

Min.Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.4% Min.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 1.1% Min.

 

Ingredients

Salmon Meal, Faba Beans, Lentils, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chickpeas, Tomato Pomace, Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Organic Dried Seaweed Meal (Ascophyllum nodosum), Calcium Carbonate, Betaine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Spinach, Parsley, Pomegranates, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Copper Proteinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Rosemary Extract.

Ingredient Breakdown

Salmon Meal

Salmon meal is a high-quality protein source that can contain as much as 300% more protein than salmon contains alone. It also contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which can help support a shiny coat and healthy skin.

 

Faba Beans

Faba beans are a legume that has become increasingly popular in many grain-free dog food recipes. While many pet companies don’t think feeding faba beans (also known as fava beans) to dogs are harmful, scientific research would disagree. Many scientific studies have found liberal use of legumes has a potential link to heart disease in dogs. Faba beans have also been known to interfere with minerals being absorbed within a dog’s system and can cause GI stomach upset.

With this being said and after conducting research, faba beans can prove to be beneficial, as long as they are fed to dogs at lower levels. However, higher levels of faba beans could end up being toxic to canines. The fact that faba beans are listed as the second ingredient in this food, it is a cause of concern.

 

Lentils

Lentils in dog food tend to be packed full of protein, fiber, carbs, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, Vitamin B1 and copper.

 

Peas

This is another ingredient that has become increasingly popular in holistic dog foods. Peas can be a source of fiber, carbs, Vitamins A, C, and K.

 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be a known source of fiber, potassium, iron, calcium and Vitamins C and B6. On top of that, sweet potatoes are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals dogs need in their daily diet.

 

Poultry Fat

This is an ingredient I have flagged simply because, while we know the fat comes from a poultry source, we aren’t told exactly what type of poultry it comes from. Not indicating the exact source of an ingredient can be questionable, regardless of the nutritional benefit behind it.

 

Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a source of carbs, protein, dietary fiber, fat, essential vitamins, and minerals.

 

Tomato Pomace

This is an ingredient that is comprised of a mixture of tomato skins, tomato pulp, and crushed tomato seeds. It is a known source of B vitamins, Vitamin A and fiber.

 

Dicalcium Phosphate

This is an ingredient that is primarily used as a calcium supplement. It is also used to help improve the texture of dog kibble.

 

Natural Flavor

Natural flavor is an ingredient that is comprised of a variety of meat, fruit and vegetable sources, all used to help enhance the flavor of the dog food formula to entice dogs to eat it.

 

Salmon Oil

Salmon oil is a healthy and high-quality source of fat. This oil contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, helping to support a shiny coat and healthy skin.

 

Salt

If you are new to this site, then you will know I am not a fan of salt being included in dog food. While it can be essential to a dog’s diet, if consumed in excess, it can lead to obesity or heart disease in dogs.

 

Organic Dried Seaweed Meal

This ingredient is used as a nutritional supplement in most grain-free dog food formulas. It can be used as a source of calcium, iron, and magnesium.

 

Supreme Source Dog Food Free Sizes, Flavors and Price

 

Salmon Meal and Sweet Potato Recipe


This advanced and grain-free formula is made with premium nutrition in mind. Made with ingredients sourced from reliable farms, the salmon meal, and sweet potato recipe is made to help dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds thrive.

Sizes Available: 5 pounds, 11 pounds and 22 pounds

 

Turkey Meal and Sweet Potato Recipe


This recipe from Supreme Source includes lean and healthy turkey meals, sourced from reputable farms across the country. It also includes the perfect blend of vegetables and fruit to make a healthy and balanced diet dogs will enjoy.

Sizes Available: 5 pounds, 11 pounds and 22 pounds

 

Lamb Meal and Potato Recipe


This recipe from Supreme Source is perfect for dogs that suffer from stomach sensitivities. It includes healthy lamb and potatoes to help ease the stomach as dogs digest it. Healthy and inexpensive, dogs and owners won’t be able to help but love this formula.

Sizes Available: 5 pounds, 11 pounds and 22 pounds

 

Pork, Peas and Wild Boar Recipe


This exclusive recipe from Supreme Source is made using two different protein sources: pork and Wild boar. It is the perfect recipe to feed dogs who need a more carnivorous diet while still benefiting from various fruit and vegetable ingredients.

Sizes Available: 5 pounds, 11 pounds and 22 pounds

 

Supreme Source Dog Food Reviews

Most of the Supreme Source Dog Food reviews I have been able to find from pet parents have all been fairly positive. Take a look below at what some pet owners have been saying about this food.

Highly recommended for sensitive dogs! I rescued a terrier mix who had a ton of food sensitivities. The only food that wouldn’t upset his stomach was Supreme Source. Within weeks of switching him to this food, his hot spots have decreased, and we definitely noticed a reduction in the amount of scratching. -Rene, Amazon customer

Great quality dog food at a great price! I have a dog who is an extremely picky eater and the only food he will touch is this food. I feel great about feeding my dog a food with high quality ingredients that is reasonably priced. -Jd, Amazon customer

My dog is now less itchy and has a shiny coat! My miniature poodle used to suffer from dry skin and a dull coat. After switching her to this food, her fur has become less brittle and she itches way less! -Randi L., Amazon customer

Love this food! My dog suffers from severe food allergies. This food works great for it! Can’t complain! -Lexi, Amazon customer

 

My Final Thoughts

After taking a careful look at this food, to be quite honest with you, it is not really a food I feel comfortable recommending. There are just way too many questionable ingredients used such as faba beans, poultry fat and salt. The faba beans are the one ingredient that stands out most to me. While there are plenty of pet food companies that now have begun using this ingredient based off of a study that found in low qualities, the ingredient wasn’t harmful, the fact that they are going based on the harmfulness of the ingredient is enough to deter me from it. If you do decide to feed your dog this food, please do so at your dog’s risk. Be braced for gastrointestinal upset.

I will say this about Supreme Source Dog Food: it does have a lot of positive reviews from pet parents, it is inexpensive and has flexible purchasing options, making it a great choice for pet owners looking to get into grain-free feeding.

Final Verdict:

Not Recommended

 

What do you think of my Supreme Source Dog Food review? Did you agree? Did you disagree? Let me know in the comments below!

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