Friday, January 22, 2016

Review: Wellness® TruFood® Tasty Pairings Dog Food

Wellness® TruFood® Tasty Pairings Dog Food Review by The Chesnut Mutts

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Back in October of 2015, we introduced you to Wellness® TruFood® Living Nutrition product line with their dry food and CocoChia Bakes.

(Need to catch up? Read the post here: bit.ly/TCMTruFoodDry)

Wellness TruFood Living Nutrition Logo


This time we are looking into their Tasty Pairings- a wet dog food that pairs 2 types of meat with a fruit or vegetable. These are different than similar products because they contain 70% more raw protein! I know my dogs can appreciate that ;).


Let's start with our first Tasty Pairings...


Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Pumpkin, Lamb & Duck


A container of Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Pumpkin, Lamb & Duck wet dog food

The food comes in 5 oz cups and all flavors are grain, wheat, soy filler, corn, meat by-product, artificial color, flavor, and preservative free.

Chicken broth, water sufficient of processing, chicken, pumpkin, potato starch, chicken liver, eggs...

The ingredients are overall pretty good. I did find it a bit misleading that chicken was higher on the list compared to the pumpkin, lamb, and duck. Plus, "natural flavor" is always a curious ingredient to me. Pumpkin is a great addition thought because it adds lots of great fiber to your dog's diet!

Jada wanting some Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Pumpkin, Lamb & Duck grain-free dog food
"Gimmie some, Mama!"

After you open it up, just flip it upside down on a plate or in your pet's bowl to get it looking like the packaging. Gotta give Wellness props because the presentation isn't bad at all (I know dogs could honestly care less, haha)

Dibble eating Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Pumpkin, Lamb & Duck dog food

Dibble tried this first one out and loved it so much he licked the plate clean afterwards!

Dibble licking his lips after eating his trufood wet dog food
"Yum!"


Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Carrots, Salmon & Cod


A container of Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Carrots, Salmon & Cod wet dog food

For our second Tasty Pairings, we have the carrots, salmon, and cod variety. Mmm..carrots. My girls are addicted to those orange vegetables!

Chicken Broth, Water sufficient for processing, chicken, carrots, potato starch, chicken liver, eggs, salmon...

The ingredients are pretty much the same as the previous Tasty Pairings, but the pumpkin is replaced with carrots, and the lamb and duck are replaced with salmon and cod. In regards to the chicken, Wellness states that this is whole-prey, meaning that all edible parts of the animal is used (meat, organs, and some bones).

close up of Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Carrots, Salmon & Cod dog food
Chicken broth gravy included
Dottie got to try this one out and she pretty much vaccumed it up into her mouth. No picky eaters in the house tonight!

Dottie eating Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Carrots, Salmon & Cod wet dog food

Dottie cleaning the plate after eating Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Carrots, Salmon & Cod dog food
"Gotta lick up every carrot!"

Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Chicken, Carrots & Duck


A container of Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Chicken, Carrots & Duck dog food

The last Tasty Pairings we will be looking at today is the Chicken, Carrots & Duck variety. Duck is a favorite protein around here and my dogs are glad that they are seeing it more often in pet food.

Chicken broth, water sufficient for processing, chicken, carrots, potato starch, chicken liver, eggs, duck, natural flavor...

The ingredients are smiliar to before, but the chicken is in the same spot in the list with duck replacing the other protein sources. 

I do want to mention that according to the directions, you give 3 containers for every 6 lbs of body weight per day. Now, unless you have a dog under 10 lbs, that is a lot-Holy moly! That is 35 cups for a 80 lbs dog like Jake, Thankfully they do give an easy conversion if you want to substitute some Wellness dry food with the Tasty Pairings- for every 1 container you can reduce the dry by 1/4 cup. Or, you can look at the kcal/kg and figure out from there.

Bailey looking at the Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Chicken, Carrots & Duck wet dog food
"-sniff sniff- Is that duck?"

Bailey eating Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Chicken, Carrots & Duck wet dog food
"Oh my, it IS duck!"

As you can see from her face, Bailey really enjoyed this food! For a 10 lbs dog she gulped it down pretty fast.

Bailey licking her lips after eating Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings with Chicken, Carrots & Duck dog food
"Yummy yummy- carrots, duck, and chicken in my tummy!

In a Nutshell...
  • Wellness Trufood has a line of wet dog food called Tasty Pairings.
  • There are 6 Tasty Pairings varieties to choose from each with multiple protein sources paired with a fruit or vegetable.
  • It does take 3 containers to feed a 6lbs dog, but you can always mix it up with TruFood dry dog food.
  • You can find Tasty Pairings at Amazon, PetSmart, Chewy.com, and other local pet retailers


Overall I think this is a good dog food! Love the veggie/fruit combinations and I believe that these Tasty Pairings would perk up any picky eater's appetite. Especially if your picky eater is a small dog, that way they can indulge without breaking the bank ;)

Bailey smiling after eating her Wellness Tasty Pairings dog food
"Do I have any in my teeth?"

Learn more about Wellness TruFood Tasty pairings here!

What Tasty Pairing would your pup enjoy most?

4 comments:

  1. Great review! My girls really love wellness, too! :D

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  2. Great Review! I always find it funny when a flavor is described as one thing yet another protein is listed higher but these would be great for dogs that do not have a chicken allergy because there is good amount of variety.

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    1. Thanks! Yup, can't always trust the labels!

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