Simply Right Dog Food (Dry)


Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Product May Have Been Discontinued
Unable to Locate Complete Label Info
On Company Website1

Simply Right Dog Food earns the Advisor’s lowest rating of 1 star.

The Simply Right product line includes three dry dog foods. However, since we’re unable to locate AAFCO nutritional adequacy statements for these dog foods on the product’s web page, it’s impossible for us to report specific life stage recommendations for these recipes.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Simply Right High Performance
  • Simply Right Complete Nutrition
  • Simply Right Crunchy Bites and Savory Bones

Simply Right Complete Nutrition was selected to represent the products in the line for this review.

Simply Right Complete Nutrition

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 24% | Fat = 11% | Carbs = 57%

Ingredients: Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), soybean meal, natural flavor, dried plain beet pulp, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, caramel color, zinc sulfate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), vitamin E supplement, iron oxide (color), iron sulfate, zinc oxide, niacin, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, manganous oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt carbonate

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5.1%

Red items indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
Guaranteed Analysis21%10%NA
Dry Matter Basis24%11%57%
Calorie Weighted Basis22%26%52%
Protein = 22% | Fat = 26% | Carbs = 52%

The first ingredient in this dog food is corn. Corn is an inexpensive and controversial cereal grain. And aside from its energy content, this grain is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

For this reason, we do not consider corn a preferred component in any dog food.

The second ingredient is poultry by-product meal, a dry rendered product of slaughterhouse waste. It’s made from what’s left of slaughtered poultry after all the prime cuts have been removed.

In addition to organs (the nourishing part), this stuff can contain almost anything — feet, beaks, undeveloped eggs — anything except quality skeletal muscle (real meat).

We consider poultry by-products slightly lower in quality than a single-species ingredient (like chicken by-products).

On the brighter side, by-product meals are meat concentrates and contain nearly 300% more protein than fresh poultry.

The third ingredient is meat and bone meal, a dry “rendered product from mammal tissues, including bone, exclusive of any added blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents”.2

Meat and bone meal can have a lower digestibility than most other meat meals.

Scientists believe this decreased absorption may be due to the ingredient’s higher ash and lower essential amino acid content.3

What’s worse, this particular item is anonymous. Since there’s no mention of a specific animal, this ingredient could come from almost anywhere: spoiled supermarket meat, roadkill, dead, diseased or dying livestock — even euthanized farm animals.

Even though meat and bone meals are still considered protein-rich meat concentrates, we do not consider a generic ingredient like this a quality item.

The fourth ingredient is corn gluten meal. Gluten is the rubbery residue remaining once corn has had most of its starchy carbohydrate washed out of it.

Although corn gluten meal contains 60% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

The fifth ingredient is poultry fat. Poultry fat is obtained from rendering, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Poultry fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life.

However, poultry fat is a relatively generic ingredient and can be considered lower in quality than a similar item from a named source animal (like chicken fat).

The sixth ingredient is soybean meal, a by-product of soybean oil production more commonly found in farm animal feeds.

Although soybean meal contains 48% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

After the natural flavor, we find beet pulp. Beet pulp is a controversial ingredient, a high fiber by-product of sugar beet processing.

Some denounce beet pulp as an inexpensive filler while others cite its outstanding intestinal health and blood sugar benefits.

We only call your attention here to the controversy and believe the inclusion of beet pulp in reasonable amounts in most dog foods is entirely acceptable.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With four notable exceptions

First, we’re always disappointed to find artificial coloring in any pet food. That’s because coloring is used to make the product more appealing to humans — not your dog. After all, do you really think your dog cares what color his kibble is?

Next, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Non-chelated minerals are usually associated with lower quality dog foods.

In addition, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

And lastly, this food contains menadione, a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in either of its dog food nutrient profiles, we question the use of this substance in any canine formulation.

Simply Right Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Simply Right Dog Food looks like a below-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 24%, a fat level of 11% and estimated carbohydrates of about 57%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 26% and a mean fat level of 13%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 53% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 51%.

Near-average protein. Below-average fat. And above-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the corn gluten and soybean meals, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing only a modest amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Simply Right Dog Food is a plant-based kibble using a modest amount of poultry by-product and meat and bone meals as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 1 star.

Not recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

Special Alert

Because we’re unable to locate a company operated website that offers complete product information, we’re compelled to rely on photos collected by volunteers at various retail locations.

So, information manually copied from these images and used for analysis can lead to data entry errors, incomplete product listings and inaccurate nutrient averages.

In addition, recipe changes and ingredient substitutions may not be apparent to our research staff or consumers.

For these reasons, we recommend shoppers use caution when considering the purchase of any dog food listed in this review.

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Notes and Updates

12/10/2017 Last Update

  1. “Last Update” field at the end of this review reflects the last time we attempted to visit this product’s website. The current review itself was last updated 12/10/2014
  2. Association of American Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition
  3. Shirley RB and Parsons CM, Effect of Ash Content on Protein Quality of Meat and Bone Meal, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Poultry Science, 2001 80: 626-632
  • Cathy Koh

    They should totally change the name to Simply “wrong” dog food! I would rather eat a piece of freeze dried Orijen than give this to any animal.

  • Joe D Woods

    I’ve got two Rotties.. one 13 yr old Shih Tzu.. I’ve had my kids on all the expensive blue buffalo wilderness you name it.. my Male has a sensitive stomach.. switching was never pleasant as he sleeps with me.. I’m not a Cheap DAD I’ll buy what is Good.. my thoughts are if it gives him gas all the time it must be hurting him.. so i went to purina one chicken and rice . he loves the chicken pieces is thats what they are.. over time i tried the cheaper brands too the ones that look Yummy they turn their noses up to them and the Mc D’s Chicken nuggets lol .. So my Female had some babies and I decided to change their food over to Complete from Sams they were eating tons of Purina and i was traveling a lot so i wanted larger bag for the pups so my GF wouldn’t have to go get any food and be inconvenienced her coming over to care for my kids 3o min each way was gracious enough .. so immediately switched puppies and they had no ill effects their Parents (Grown Rotties) were really curious about the food so I gave them some my Male went straight to it and never had any issues switching.. i can’t believe he loves it.. its been 2 months now and their coats seems shinier their weight is still Great.. my Males toe nails have stopped splitting my Old Lady Shih Tzu has came back to life hopping around and she actually wakes up and eats her food now and can’t wait to eat at dinner her eyes are clearer she is happy its unbelievable … I’m gonna stay with it.. despite what everyone is told .. I feel Great About this Food.. REMEMBER Dog Food / pet supply is Big Business.. I don’t trust many of these sites.. only what I’ve seen .. Good Day!!

  • SkyKing169

    I looked up this information because my dogs have avoided eating the ‘complete nutrition’ formula except when ravenously hungry, and my 9-year old female had loose stool today with much mucous and some blood. I was wondering if this is one of those dog foods made in China that kills dogs. The bag give no information as to where it is made.
    They liked the Purina One dog food, but I was looking to save money, and I don’t want my dogs to die from bad dog food.

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  • Pattyvaughn

    See if you can find NutriSource. It’s a good food that is easy for dogs to transition to.

  • Lsa

    I’m going to stop using this food today. My dog is older and I thought his digestive problems were due to his age but I suspect now it’s his food. Thinking back to when he started to decline seems to match up to my switching from Purina Dog Chow to sames club brand. I”ll wait a week or two and update.

  • KarenC

    I have a friend that uses this food. Claims it’s all she can afford and it’s convenient (Sam’s club is just around the corner). I’ve been gently nudging at her that maybe her dog’s “seasonal allergies” are really an intolerance so she’ll upgrade. Got her talked into at least switching up to Simply Right Exceed. Yay! In order to convince her it’s worth it, I had to explain that the price increase will offset because she’ll feed less. I’m not physically present where I can show her on the bag. I’ve been all over the internet and can’t find the calories/cup. Anyone?

  • While it’s good that a meal is the first ingredient instead of a meat (meat being the first ingredient means little to nothing, as it loses most of it’s weight while cooking making it lower on the ingredient listing), keep in mind that a generically named one (this has “meat and bone meal”) is far from ideal as you don’t know what you’re getting. Is it chicken? Is it lamb? Is it a 4D animal (dead, dying, disabled, diseased)?

    And honestly… are you that surprised that a food from Sam’s Club isn’t that good?

  • Josi

    I’ve fed the SR High Performance (meat is 1st ingredient) for several years and was satisfied. I’d changed to it from Exceed during the lamb shortage. Then the bag changed and I didn’t like the oily feel on the outside of it. I keep the empties for cleaning up the yard, and noticed they now deteriorate in only 3 months. So I thought hey, this is great…biodegradable dog food bags! In that case I can tolerate the oily feel. But I didn’t read beyond the first few ingreds so missed the fact that the formula degraded just like the new bags had.

    I fed my lactating bitch what would have been 3 times her normal amount but something seemed wrong, as she was still starving. I also cook for my 9 dogs, which as I realized later turned out to be the bulk of their nutrition instead of 25% of it. 3 dogs started losing weight and several of them started being cranky– very out of character for them. To make a long story short, by the time I checked the list of ingreds and amount to feed, the formula change was so drastic that what I thought was 2 or 3 times the regular amount was in fact LESS than previously fed. In other words, 6 cups instead of 2 still didn’t provide their minimum dietary needs. I was furious with myself for not checking the ingreds when the bag itself was changed, and with Sam’s for selling crap to trusting customers without noting the changes. I’m damned lucky I didn’t lose my bitch and the litter to malnutrition.

  • houndhelper

    I did find Simply Right Exceed under the 2 Star dog foods. It is so similar to Eukanuba Lamb & Rice (a 3 star food) that it wouldn’t make sense to spend more for the Eukanuba. 

  • Don Laytart

    Yes it does say EXCEED on the top of it. They love it, dry or a little hot water! I’m not kidding, the older dog, Mom, has had very cloudy eyes, the sun in Florida is doing it to us all who do not wear protective glasses, but her eye’s are clearing up! That”s a first for my ears or eyes!

  • houndhelper

     No, they make at least three different types of food. Please read my post above.

  • houndhelper

    Hey Don,
    Does your bag of food say Exceed on it above where it says “High Quality Nutrition”? If so, this food being rated one star is not the same thing. Please read my post above.

  • houndhelper

    At first I was shocked because I thought this was the kibble I feed my dogs along with the food I cook for them. But this Simply Right brand of food is a knock off of Purina Dog Chow. The dry food I feed my dogs (and several boarders) is Simply Right Exceed Lamb and Rice formula. It is a knock off of Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice formula, a respectable three star rater. I just brought my bag of food to compare the ingredients and they are almost identical. A long time ago when this food was called Member’s Mark instead of Simply Right it used to say on the bag it was comparable to Eukanuba. Same thing with this brand of Simply Right and Purina Dog Chow.

  • Pattyvaughn

    You’ve got to be kidding!!  There isn’t a healthy ingredient to be found in the entire package!!  How could you, in good conscience, feed this to a dog?!?

  • Don Laytart

    We have been feeding our dogs this Simply Right High Quality Nutrition Brand food, and at first these two dogs had such AWEFUL GAS, I mean it burnt my nostrels but now they are used to it, and their system has been cleaned out. Our one dog is 11 yrs old and had milky eyes, we thought she was half blind, but after six weeks of eating this food her eyes have cleared up completely! That is unheard of! She was a working bird dog here is Orlando Florida, and the sun causes this to their eyes, and our’s, but this food has cleared up her eyes to the point she never had the milky eyes. This food is the BEST DOG FOOD we ever had and I’m glad we found it! This is the only food we will feed our dog’s again. THANK YOU SIMPLY RIGHT!!  Our dog’s are sure glad we found you also!! Tell the world, those who love their dogs to feed them this food! THANX!!!!

  • Xtay90x

    my dog has been hospitalized with a 1300 vet bill, this food was recalled in 2008,and now it is still making dogs sick. my dog is bleeding,vomiting etc. stay away please!!

  • Haggard Becky

    I was feeding this dog food and my two dogs slowly over time lost weight. This happened so slow I did not notice until they really looked undernourished. I now have them on a excellant dog food. They still need weight gain and I feel awful I did not catch it quicker.

  • You have the Simply Right Exceed formula.  The Sams Brand used to be called Member’s Mark Exceed.

  • Del

    Well, I am confused … just purchased the Lamb & Rice Simply Right dry dog food from Sams… Here is the way the ingredients are listed….the first ingredient is LAMB, brewers rice, poultry by product meal (source of glucosamine) corn meal, corn gluten meal…etc… You said the your review showed that “ground yellow corn” was the first ingredient. Is Sams “lying”… are they trying to fool the public? PLEASE HELP…I have been feeding my dogs this product for the last 4 years…very upsetting indeed. Would appreciate a reply. Thank you  

  • Toxed2loss

    I agree with you. They should all be protected from those viruses. The problem is the vaccine manufacturers are using adjuvants that a way more harmful than necessary. It’s an old saying but, “if we can put a man on the moon,…” “… Why can’t we make vaccines that protects them from the viruses AND don’t compromise ANY immune systems?”:-}

  • Toxed2loss

    Hi Mike P, and Shawna,
    I’m bummed and thankful. I asked the tech’s at the holistic vet to be sure there were no adjuvants in the rabies vac, and there were. So we didn’t solve our problem, yet. That’s the bummed part. I am greatful they were careful and rechecked. This holistic vet is also more willing to work with me to get it done. He will write the medical waiver, but we’d both like to have a safer rabies vac, so she’s protected… So 1/2 step back.

    Oh,yeah, the tech reads DFA, LOL

  • Shawna

    Hi Jkpatrek ~~ I think most of us agree that our pets should be vaccinated.  It is over vaccination that concerns us.  Just like in our children, pet vaccines can last the life of the pet.  Yearly (or even every three year) vaccines are simply not necessary and cause more harm then good.

    Dr. Schultz and Dr. Dodds are currently underway with “The Rabies Challenge Fund”.  They will prove that the rabies vaccine (just like the others) last 7 years not 3.  And it is not that they quit working at 7 years but rather that the testing is expensive and they quit testing after 7 years.

    Vets have to get the rabies shot too as they are a high risk group.  Dr. Karen Becker openly states on her Facebook page that she was vaccinated for rabies at the age of 14 (she was a wildlife rehabber).  She has been titered every year since (over 20 years now) and still has immunity from that initial vaccine series..   

    Again, its not whether to vaccinate or not but rather how often is actually necessary.  The experts say even every three years is too often. 

  • Jkpatrek

    After having a dog bitten by a bat I did some research and discovered that there has not been a reported case of rabies in a properly vaccinated animal. If at all possable ALL of our pets need to vaccinated! With the “wild” moving into our back yards the chances of our “kids” chasing the wrong creature is growing daily. Remember smallpox? whooping cough? measles? Yes, some kids had adverse reactions, just like some of our pets will, but when everyone else is vaccinated the ones who TRUELY can’t will be protected also.  This is called being a responsible owner/parent. I’ll get off my soap box now, have a great day!   🙂

  • Shawna

    PS — may be too late for this rabies vaccs but try to find a holistic vet that you can purchase homeopathic lyssin from for any future rabies shots.  Lyssin can only be purchased from vets but it is what holistic vets (trained in homeopathy) use to prevent adverse reactions to rabies vaccine.

  • Shawna

    Mike P ~~ the only way to truly know if Jubilee is protected is to titer…  Even if vaccinated in the past she could be a non-resonder.  However, if a non-responder, additional vaccines (for the virus she is not responding to) are useless as well..

    Like Toxed says — you are responsible for whatever the outcome.  If unprotected she could get distemper — likewise, she if vaccinated she could have a major adverse reaction.  A rock and a  hard place for sure…

    A couple things to consider when making your decision…

    From Dr. Karen Becker — “After your pet has received all his puppy shots, the antibodies he develops to the viruses he’s been immunized against will actually protect him from the same viruses introduced in future vaccinations.

    In other words, if his puppy vaccinations are successful, his immune system response to subsequent vaccinations will fight off their effect, rendering them useless.”

    So you have all the risks with NO benefit.

    Here’s what Dr. Schultz does for his own pets.  “Dr. Schultz is one of the preeminent experts in the field of veterinary vaccines…..  Dr. Schultz’s core vaccine protocol for his own family’s pets differs in that he actually runs antibody titers on the mother to know exactly when the best time is to effectively immunize the puppy or kitten for the 3 core viruses. Then he titers the little ones 2 or more weeks after the vaccine, and as long as the response is adequate, he doesn’t in most cases revaccinate for the rest of the pet’s life.”

    If me, I would not vaccinate.  Audrey actually has had nothing (because of her kidney disease) but the first puppy shots.  And I foster.  None of my dogs have had anything but puppy shots and rabies since coming to me.  I titered Peanut for three years straight.  Her titer was low but never changed even a teeny tiny amount in those three years.

  • Toxed2loss

    Hi Mike P,
    Good Job! Did you have a feeling of empowerment? GFETE

    Yes, you put it on his food. Detox caps are supplements that boost the bodies ability to break down toxins and eliminate them from the body. My favs are Vital Nutrients Detox Formula, you can order it from amazon, or Priority One, Toxin Free, from

    Chlorella, you can get at agape, too. It’s a blue green algae that is a great chelater. It should help pick up heavy metals, etc. helps repair oxidative damage…

    I’d tell you to figure about a week at least and longer if Jubes has any symptoms of vaccinosis. (Even ear or eye discharge.)

  • Mike P

    It took a little selling but he went for it.I told him we would rather have a yearly wellness exam instead of a vaccine visit.Toxed what are detox caps and how long to take them afterwards?I have to google chlorella.Mix all those together in her food?

  • Toxed2loss

    Good job Mike P!!

    How many total distemper/Parvo has she had? Most sources I’m reading say they’re tested out to coverage for at least 3 yrs. Dr. Shultz, Becker, Dodds say at least two puppy shots and your probably good. (Rose only had one.) You are definitely making the right choice to pass on the distemper/parvo this time for sure. EVERYTHING I’ve read says no more than one vac at a time!!!!! So you have a little more time to think about it, at least. And make a decision you’re comfortable with. 🙂 We can’t tell you what to do; we can only tell you what we choose to do and why. You need to make a decision that you can live with, without rethinking a million times.

    For the rabies, I’d give immune system boosters, like probiotics! Chlorella, eggs & pumpkin purée before and all that plus detox Caps after.

    Rose gets her adjuvant free, killed rabies tomorrow. If its as adjuvant free as they say… :-}

  • Mike P

    Toxed.Shawna and anyone else. Jubilee goes for her rabbies shot on the 16th of March Imrab3 TF.I got my vet to order it.I told him I was going to pass on the parvo and distemper. Without the titer test is it wise to pass on those? What should I give Jubilee before and after her rabbies shot?Everything I have researched says dogs are covered from those disease and do not need to revaccinate.Am I making the right choice to pass on the parv/distemper shots??? 

  • Toxed2loss

    This site is an independent review site and is in no way affiliated with a specific brand. If you read the review that the site owner, Mike Sagman, has written, (at the top of the page), you will see his rating of this food based on the label. He gives it one star. A very poor quality food. He also gives some pretty thorough explanations of why each food received the rating it did.

    Your question needs to be asked to the company rep at the 1-800# on the label. :-} Hope that helps.

  • Nativemother

    Now I’m a wee bit worried but hoping this brand is better than Nutro, which has been know to cause harm to pets, are you in anyway using the same plant to produce your food as Nutro is.  The reason I ask is I worked in an industrial bakery where they produced the brand of the bakery and the grocery stores such as IGA, Albertsons, Super One for example


    Only specially selected products made to exacting quality
    standards carry the prestigious Simply Right Exceed seal. So when you
    purchase Simply Right Exceed High Quality Nutrition Lamb & Rice
    Formula, you can be confident your dog will be nourished with
    exceptional care. We start with high quality ingredients and formulate
    them using the latest scientific research, resulting in a dog formula
    that the most discriminating shopper and pet owner would be proud and
    confident to serve.

    Essential Nutrition System: Joint Health –
    Complete nutrition with vitamins and minerals for strong bones and a
    natural source of glucosamine for healthy joints. Visibly Healthy Coat –
    Nutrients such as zinc, linoleic acid and Vitamin A help deliver
    healthy skin and a shiny, lustrous hair coat. Dental Health: Crunchy
    kibbles help reduce the accumulation of tartar, while nutrients like
    calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D also help keep teeth healthy and
    strong. Easy to Digest: Made with high quality ingredients, so your dog
    gets more nutrition from his food, and less passes through the body as
    waste. Immune System: Helps support healthy immune system with our
    antioxidant formula that includes important antioxidants Vitamins E and
    C, plus selenium.

    The Simply Right Promise: Simply Right is
    dedicated to providing healthful, gentle and safe personal care products
    for the entire family. We continuously strive to be your trusted
    partner in wellness and exceed your expectations.

    Formerly known as Member’s Mark®

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    44 lb. bag
    High quality nutrition
    Real lamb is the #1 ingredient
    Joint health
    Visibly healthy coat
    Dental health
    Easy to digest
    Immune system
    Formerly known as Member’s Mark®

    Ingredients: Lamb, brewers rice, poultry by-product meal (source
    of glucosamine), corn meal, corn gluten meal, ground whole grain
    sorghum, gournd barley, animal fat (preserverd with mixed tocopherols),
    dried plain beet pulp, ground flaxseed, natural falvor, monocalcium
    phosphtae, brewers dried yeast, dried egg product, calcium carbonate,
    salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, zinc
    sulfate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, zinc oxide, fructooligosaccarides,
    niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, biotin, d-calcium
    pantothenate, manganous oxide, Vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine
    mononitrate, pyriodoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite
    complex (source of Vitamin K activity), riboflavin supplement, sodium
    selenite, calcium iodate, folic acid, Vitamin D3 supplement, cobalt
    carbonate.Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, Min: 26.0%;
    Crude Fat, Min: 15.0%; Crude Fiber, Max: 4.0%; Moisture, Max: 12.0%;
    Linoleic Acid, Min: 2.00%; Calcium, Min: 1.00%; Phosphorus, Min: .80%;
    Zinc, Min: 150mg/kg; Selenium, Min: .40 mg/kg; Vitamin A, Min: 15.000
    IU/kg; Vitamin D, Min: 1000 IU/kg; Vitamin E, Min: 140 IU/kg; Ascorbic
    Acid (Vit C*), Min: 40 mg/kg; Glucosamine*, Min: 375 mg/kg*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.We
    would like to hear form you with any comments or suggestions. In the
    continental US or Canada, you can call us toll-free at 1-888-301-0332,
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  • sandy
  • Chris

    I bought Simply Right Lamb and Rice

  • Hi Chris,

    Which recipe did you purchase? This review is for Simply Right Complete Nutrition.

    Please be aware the Sam’s Club has changed some of the product names, too.

    For example, Exceed has been renamed to Simply Right Exceed (that product line is covered here as “Exceed Dog Food”).

    Hope this helps explain why your chosen product may not match our example.

  • sandy

    Are you sure its not Simply Nourish?  Simply Right is a Sams Club brand.  It used to be called Members Mark.

  • Chris

    I just bought my first Simply Right dogfood and I see the first ingredient as lamb or chicken,,, doesnt sound at all like this review

  • Rich

    Elaisian, I’m sorry to hear about your Pup.  I hope she lives a long life.  
    Although, why would you switch her to another Members Mark/Simply Right dog food?  It’s horrible as you can see from this review.  There are some really great foods out there that are a million times better, and don’t cost much more.  

    I’ve found that even brands like Innova and Blue Buffalo (which can be found at Petsmart) aren’t much more, if at all, than most of the trash that’s out there.  Just gotta do a little research.

  • Elaisian

    thank you so much for the info. I was told my beloved girl has kidney failure not sure if it is from the dog food but I just changed from the old members mark Crunchy Bites and Savory Bones to the Simply Right Complete Nutrition. now trying to find something to help her before I lose her

  • Luvmyboxer

    “Member Mark” changed name/company to “Simply Right” which is simply wrong! Under the new brand they changed all the Ingredients and this new mix it is making my dog now throw up. The above Ingredients are correct but not for “member mark” brand but it’s the new Ingredients under the new company “Simply Right”. We had reserched dog food and found Member mark chicken was one of the best dog foods with the very first Ingredients being real chicken, they even had dried egg, ground flaxseed, ground barley,in the old brand under member mark. I was so upset this new company changed the Ingredients I cut the label off the old dog food before replacing with the new brand so i can write Sam’s a letter letting them know their new company is failing in quality!

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Hi boris – I appreciate your candor. I agree with you that garlic is good. Many HOT herbs and spices are very beneficial for gut health. I regularly juice carrots, apples, beets, ginger, garlic and cayenne pepper for a fabulous healthy beverage. My dog gets some, too!

  • boris

    this dog food worser then my toilet busness. hailee all you 3 dogs gona die from cancer or someting bad. this food no good for skin and corse you dog irritasion. this food no have even garlic. garlic really good for dog and me and you and all peopl. i go now for swim in Байка́л bye bye

  • Hailee

    we are using this brand now, and the only apparent side effect is from only one of the three dogs, it seems to affect her skin and cause an irritation

  • John Strack

    We were using Member’s Mark for awhile, with no problems.
    But then the label change,it seem the dog food changed also.
    Our dogs started having problems with the Member’s Mark can food. We are wondering what happened to the food? We had to stop using it.,

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