Nutrience Dry Dog Foods
In this blog post, we’ll be comparing the differences between the three ranges of Nutrience dog food and how they measure up to each other, and then, more specifically reviewing Nutrience Sub Zero dry dog food.
Nutrience dog food is the newest range of dry dog to make its entrance in the local dog food scene. With its launch, Nutrience brings to our shores a total of three ranges of its dry dog food – Nutrience Original, Nutrience Grain Free and Nutrience Sub Zero. Each of these ranges is formulated based on the same ideals and beliefs, to suit dogs with different needs and more importantly, dog owners on varying budgets!
Nutrience Original Dry Dog Food
Nutrience Original is the basic, entry level dry dog food under the brand’s ranges. It is formulated based on the simple belief of an uncomplicated, affordable dry dog food. Nutrience Original is made with no by-products, and is comparable to large brand names such as Royal Canin, Science Diet and ANF in terms of formulation.
Nutrience Grain Free Dry Dog Food
Nutrience Grain Free is Nutrience’s top of the line dry dog food range. Second only to its latest successor; the Sub Zero range, Nutrience Grain Free uses fresh, premium ingredients for a wholesome diet suited to our pets. Not only does this range use no by-products, it also chooses to use low glycemic carbohydrates in place of conventional choices such as potatoes, which contain high amounts of sugar – Making it a worthy opponent of Orijen and Acana dry dog food.
Nutrience Sub Zero Dry Dog Food
Nutrience Sub Zero dog food is a grain-free, protein-rich, low-glycemic dry food diet for dogs. This range of foods is unique in that they contain the company’s proprietary NUTRIBOOST freeze-dried raw nuggets. With the increase in popularity of freeze-dried foods, Nutrience Sub Zero seeks to address the need for a dry dog food that delivers the nutritional benefits of a raw diet in a convenient and easy to use recipe.
What is NUTRIBOOST?
What Makes Nutrience Sub Zero Dry Dog Food Special?
Nutrience Sub Zero was formulated with the following key differences in mind to differentiate it from its competitors in the premium dry dog food industry. Each of its formulas:
- Is made with higher, real protein content
- Uses fresh, never frozen Canadian protein sources
- Is composed of diverse and numerous animal-based ingredients
- Is composed of diverse and numerous sources of healthy fat
- Contains freeze-dried nuggets
Produced in small batches for superior quality control, the ingredients and formulation of Nutrience Sub Zero even places the range on par with Orijen and Acana dry dog foods on multiple levels.
There are a total of 2 Nutrience Sub Zero dry dog foods at the moment, and we’ll be reviewing Nutrience Canadian Pacific dry dog food, the brand’s fish-based Sub Zero formula.
Nutrience Sub Zero Dry Dog Food Review
Made with fresh, never frozen wild-caught fish and real freeze-dried fish, Nutrience Sub Zero Canadian Pacific certainly boasts one of the most comprehensive, fish-rich ingredient lists we’ve ever seen on the Nekojam online pet store in Singapore.
Advantage #1 – High in Fish Protein and Wholesome Ingredients
We were certainly more than shocked to see that the first TWELVE ingredients in the Sub Zero dry dog food formulation were meat-based, and comprised of not just meat meal, but actual fish. The NUTRIBOOST inclusions also include superfoods such as pumpkin, green mussel and cod liver.
Salmon, herring, hake, sole, cod, flounder, sebastes, cod liver, salmon meal, herring meal, hake meal, sebastes meal, peas, red lentils, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potatoes, chickpeas, whole eggs, natural fish flavor, sun-cured alfalfa meal, freeze-dried salmon, freeze-dried herring, freeze-dried pumpkin, freeze-dried green mussels, freeze-dried cod liver, freeze-dried kelp, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3supplement, folic acid), minerals (zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, L-lysine, DL-methionine, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, thyme extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, taurine, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.
Advantage #2 – Rich in Omega Fatty Acids
With the exceptionally high amount of fish protein found in each bag, alongside the addition of healthy oils such as salmon, herring and coconut oil, Nutrience Sub Zero Canadian Pacific dry dog food boasts a guaranteed minimum of 7% of omega 3s and 6s per pack.
While we did not plan for this, the paper cards that we used in our photo-taking session for the Nutrience range of dog foods gave us an indication of the amount of healthy oils in each bag. As you can see, just leaving the card sitting up in a small pile of kibble resulted in a significant amount of oil being absorbed by the paper.
Question: Why Should I Look for Essential Fats in My Dog’s Food?
Answer: Your dog is unable to produce these healthy fats on their own – They must be found and supplemented through their diets!
Advantage #3 – Low-Glycemic Carbohydrates as Binders
A look at the Nutrience Sub Zero dry dog food ingredient list will reveal that the brand chooses to use low-glycemic carbohydrates in its formulas; such as sweet potatoes, red lentils and chickpeas. These carbohydrates result in stable blood sugar levels and keep illnesses like obesity, cancer and diabetes at bay, which also makes Nutrience an optimal choice for dogs with weight issues.
Advantage #4 – Added Fruit, Vegetables, Botanicals and Prebiotics/Probiotics
An excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, these added ingredients work together to help your dog’s body work smoothly, contributing to gut health, strengthened immunity and supporting heart and immune functions.
Advantage #5 – Superior Palatability Through Freeze-Dried Dog Food
We were pleasantly surprised to see that the bag of Nutrience Canadian Pacific we had opened contained a significant amount of freeze-dried NUTRIBOOST nuggets. Each scoop we took had a good balance of dry dog kibble and freeze-dried cubes, and smelled strongly of fish. Compared to normal dry dog foods, we can see how this is definitely more palatable to the discerning, picky canine eater.
Comparing it to Sub Zero’s other formula; Fraser Valley, it was worth noting that the size of NUTRIBOOST differed vastly. We notice that fish based proteins tend to be crumblier than meat based proteins, so it could be that they broke apart in the bag, which is not a bad thing either – This coats the kibble in delicious freeze-dried bits and prevents fussier dogs from simply picking out the chunks that they want.
How Does Nutrience Dry Dog Food Compare Against One Another?
After opening up bags and bags of mouth watering dry dog food on an empty stomach, we decided to do a quick comparison of the most obvious differences between formulas. 🙂
All the formulas seems to have similar kibble sizes, and are on the larger side of conventional dog foods. This may or may not be too large for some small dogs, but if anything, it beats feeding tiny sized kibble because there is a higher risk of choking or inhaling bits of food too quickly during meal time.