Any Amazon user knows that they can find just about anything they need on the website. No matter if you are looking for a new set of pillows or a collar for your pup, they have it. Not only that, but you would be hard pressed to find another site full of such variation and options. Amazon has always had a section devoted to various pet supplies with different categories to help customers find exactly what you are looking for. Now, the well-known website is supplying their own products! With the new Solimo brand users will be able to purchase dry food, jerky treats, and dental treats by Amazon.
To help you figure out if this brand is right for you and your dog we have researched each product they offer; including customer reviews, safety considerations, and ingredient benefits. Amazon has always created very affordable products, but does that mean they take health short cuts? To find out if this brand of dog food is worth the try, follow us through a review of each option.
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A Quick Look at Solimo Brand Dog Food
About Solimo DRY DOG FOOD
The main aspect of this new Solimo pet products line from Amazon is their dry dog food. They offer two types of food called Basic and Ultra-Premium, but each varies in flavors, ingredients, and size options.
When first trying out this new food the company suggests you slowly transition your pup for 7 to 10 days. To do this, each day you will need to add a little bit more of the new food to their old food. This, in turn, will allow their stomach to slowly get used to the new taste and ingredients. Also, the disk-shaped kibble should mix easily with many different brands.
Since this is new food, the company has provided a measuring table to measure how much your furbaby needs. The table uses a mix of your pooch’s weight and age to find just the right amount for them. Don’t worry about looking the table up, it is located on the back of each dog food bag. Finally, to make sure that this food stays fresh, keep the bag in a place that is not wet or normally high in temperature.
Attention to Ingredients
It is never easy for pet owners to choose a new brand of food. The well-being and safety of their pups is a big concern for all owners. To make sure that all pups stay healthy and okay the company follows all safety protocols with the production of their food. For example, they keep a close eye on things like the materials and the process of creating the kibble.
However, the company also understands that not every dog will enjoy the same food. You cannot control your dog’s preferences but you can control the state of your purchase. If you or your pup is not happy they will completely refund your purchase. To make it an easy process you will not have to return anything (like the bag or any specific amount of food).
After researching and analyzing the options Amazon gives through their Solimo Dry Dog Foods, we have noticed their ingredients to include some “red flags.” However, our view of healthy ingredients is pretty strict, whereas most pet parents just need something with proper nutritional standards and affordable for their regular use. In many, most customers note how their dog gobbles up this food and have had no issues. Find out more on these ingredients and our suggestions below.
What are my options?
Basic Solimo Dry Dog food
The Basic Solimo Dry Dog Food comes in the widest variety of sizes: 15lbs, 30lbs, and 40lbs. Often compared to Purina dog chow, you will be getting a very affordable deal with ingredients formulated for completed nutritional health. It comes in two flavors, beef and chicken, which covers the vast majority of a standard dog’s diet. Plus, it contains no artificial flavors.
Amazon boasts that their basic dry dog food is USA-made and produced using USA-sourced protein. However, other ingredients come from across the globe, which means they can not truly market the pet food as “made in the USA.” Also, pay close attention to the #1 ingredient: corn. If your dog has specific allergies or sensitive stomachs, you may want to look elsewhere. Yet, for pet owners needing affordable nutritional health for a standard breed of dog, the Solimo brand of dry dog food is a relatively safe and easy bet. It has been well-received by many customers.
In honesty, we are not raving about Basic Solimo Dry Dog Food because their list of ingredients contains protein by-product and a bunch of artificially added vitamins and minerals. For us, this sends up a red flag. If you are a health conscious dog parents who prefers all-natural nutrition, we suggest checking out other brands. For a natural alternative, check out this great review on Nature’s Variety Instinct Be Natural Recipe.
Beef Flavor Ingredients:
GROUND CORN, MEAT AND BONE MEAL (SOURCE OF BEEF FLAVOR), SOYBEAN MEAL, WHEAT MIDDLINGS, POULTRY FAT (PRESERVED WITH MIXED TOCOPHEROLS), NATURAL FLAVOR, DRIED CHEESE PRODUCT, SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, ADDED COLOR (RED 40, YELLOW 6, YELLOW 5, BLUE 2), VITAMINS (VITAMIN E SUPPLEMENT, NIACIN, d-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENT, RIBOFLAVIN SUPPLEMENT, VITAMIN B12 SUPPLEMENT, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE,VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENT, FOLIC ACID), MINERALS (ZINC SULFATE, FERROUS SULFATE, COPPER SULFATE, MANGANESE SULFATE, CALCIUM IODATE, SODIUM SELENITE), CHOLINE CHLORIDE.
Ultra-Premium Solimo Dry Dog Food
For a more healthy and well-rounded dog meal at an affordable price, the Ultra-Premium Solimo Dry Dog Food is a step above the previously reviewed Basic option. It comes in three flavors: beef & sweet potato, chicken & sweet potato, and wildcaught whitefish with sweet potato. Unlike the Basic option, the Ultra-Premium has animal protein as the #1 ingredient. Plus, its ingredient list is much more promising! It is grain-free and USA-made. But, like the Basic option, while the animal protein is USA-sources, other ingredients come from around the globe.
The down side is that the Ultra-Premium option only comes in a 5lb. trial sized bag. The up-side is that it seems much healthier for your pup, although we remain unsure about all these “fermentation” ingredients. Our opinion remains that it is not as healthy as all-natural products, many of which you can check out in this article on the Top Five Best Organic Dog Treats.
Beef & Sweet Potato Flavor Ingredients:
Beef, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, lentils, pea flour, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, flaxseed, fish meal, natural flavor, salmon oil (source of dha), salt, dl-methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, yucca schidigera extract, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin a supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.