Wellness TruFood Dog Food: Natural Whole Food for Dogs

Posted on Aug 12 2015 - 12:53am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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As some of you know, we love trying out different natural foods here at Budget Earth. Unlike most other dogs I have owned or known, Reya very quickly gets tired of her kibble. So tired, in fact, that she will sometimes flip it over or try hiding the food in hopes we will give her something else. When we start seeing this, we know it is time to start experimenting with different foods, to find the new ‘right one’ for our girl. While we were at BlogPaws, Reya tried some treats that drove her absolutely wild from Wellness Pet Food. Curious to know more about their food, we reached out to Wellness, who sent Reya a variety pack so she could try out their new line of TruFood for herself!

Wellness TruFood Bake Blends Dog Food

Looking for a grain-free dog food made with whole food, and baked to not only taste good to dogs, but be as nutritious as possible? If so, we think you will love Wellness’s new TruFood Baked Blends for dogs. This brand new blend of dog food brings the nutrient packed freshness of whole food to your dog’s meals, making it taste amazing for dogs. This food also: is slow baked in small batches to deliver the optimal amount of nutrients for your dog,  contains 70% more raw protein than some other leading pet foods, and is filled with more antioxidant rich ingredients such as coconut oil, chia seeds, and beets. What also makes this food amazing is that it is grain free, potato free, wheat free, naturally colored from whole foods and herbs, AND the raw protein is from whole-prey sources, giving your dog the best food possible. Also, it is made in Canada – allowing you to relax and not worry about non-food contaminants sneaking in. Currently, their food is available in 6 flavors –

  • Chicken, Chicken Liver, & Flaxseed
  • Salmon, Turkey Liver, & Flaxseed
  • Lamb, Chickpeas, & Turkey Livers
  • Chicken ,Chicken Liver, & Flaxseed (Puppy)
  • Chicken, Chickpeas, & Chicken Liver (Small Bred)

So, what did Reya think of this food? For our review, we tried the Lamb, Chickpeas, & Turkey Livers Dog Food. I have to say though from the moment I opened the bag, Reya was interested. Before I could even pour some of the food in our bowl to try, she buried her muzzle in the bag itself and wanted to eat it RIGHT THERE. Not just eat it, she wanted to inhale this food. This was very surprising to me, since I have never seen her react this way to kibble. She really LOVED this food. Even crazier, she normally isn’t a huge fan of lamb or chickpeas – didn’t stop her! What was the biggest dissapointment was that the bag didn’t last as long as she had hoped. She actually tried picking up the trashed bag and bringing it to me, telling me something was wrong! We are definitely going to be looking further into this food. Based on our own experience, we are happy to give Wellness TruFood Baked Blend Dog Food an A+ rating and very highly recommend it to our readers!

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Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings

Trying to find a  wet food filled with  wholesome meat, fruits, and vegetables? IF so, we think you will love Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairings. This new line of food is the first wet food that brings the nutrients of whole food as well as power packed proteins to your dog’s food dish.  As well, this grain free recipe provides dual layers of shredded protein, fruits, and vegetables that is an easy to open cup, making meal time easy for you and tasty for your favorite dog! Currently, you can buy this wet food in six awesome flavors:

  • Chicken, Green Beans, & Chicken Livers
  • Chicken, Carrot, & Duck
  • Green Beans, Beef, & Lamp Liver
  • Pumpkin, Lamb, & Duck
  • Chicken, Pumpkin, & Beef
  • Carrots, Salmon, & Cod

While these are more snack-sized for Reya, I have to say she went crazy for this food. Before I go any further, I should say this: Reya has always been very picky with wet food. I have had times where she took a taste of a food and actually ran upstairs to hide. With this wet food, she was hooked the moment she tasted it. Both varieties of this food she tried, she absolutely loved, and was ready to eat the container, if given the chance! My only disappointment was I didn’t have enough for the Ivi bitty puppy to try, since Reya ate the WHOLE thing! Based on our own experience, we are happy to give Wellness TruFood Tasty Pairing an A+ rating!

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Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes

Want a yummy superfood snack for your dog picked with colorful, nutrient rich ingredients? If so, we think you will love Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes. These bite sized line of treats is a grain-free, slow baked superfood snack bursting with colorful, antioxidant-rich ingredients like beets, spinach, purple carrots, coconut oil, chia seeds, and more! These flavorful treats are also rich in whole-prey fresh protein such as fresh chicken, salmon, and lamb. Best of all, these treats are made in Canada! In other words, these are nutrient-rich treats that dogs love! Currently, these treats are available in three flavors –

  • Chicken, Beets, & Coconut Oil
  • Salmon, Coconut Oil, & Spinach
  • Lamb, Purple Carrot, & Coconut Oil

Before this review, my girls had the opportunity to try a sample size of these treats. From the moment Reya tried it, she was hooked and BEGGING for more. Ivi was no better, and trying to crawl in my lap to get into the little bag out of my hand. When my girls saw these treats were back they were VERY excited. To say the least, we are very excited to see the girls still love them and are planning on buying more of these awesome treats at PetSmart. Based on our own experience, we are delighted to give these treats an A+ rating and highly recommend them to our readers!

Looking for some delicious food made from fresh whole food for your favorite dog? See what we think of Wellness TruFood for dogs here!

Wellness TruFood: Where to Buy

Want to purchase the wonderful foods featured in this review for your own dog? You can find the full Wellness TruFood line at your local PetSmart, Petco, or see if it is sold a store near you using the Wellness store locator. You can also buy their food online at Amazon.com or Chewy.com!

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DisclosureBudget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review, but did receive products for review purposes.  All opinions on this product are my own honest assessment, and may differ from our readers’ opinions. 

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer & blogger who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not freelance or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth or on her own novel. Feel free to contact Susan for more information on how she can help your business.

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. DJ August 12, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I really want my dog to try this brand. I love that it’s natural and grain-free. I think it would be easier on my tummy.

  2. Deborah D August 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I have been looking for a new dog food for a long time for my dog. It looks like I found it.

  3. Deborah Dorris August 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I really liked that the food was natural and grain free. Too many dog foods have added junk as ingredients that is unhealthy and unsafe. I definitely want to try and I found a store near me that has it.

  4. john hutchens August 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful dog, so cute. I have been looking for a better food for my dog and this one sounds like it is worth trying. Thanks for the great review.

  5. Elizabeth H. August 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Might let my dog give this a try. I like that it is slow baked in small batches.

  6. Sarah L August 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    When I had a dog there weren’t any natural dog foods. Glad these pleased your pups.

  7. Margot C August 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I would certainly feed this to Mike my senior dog. He gets only natural ingredients in his food.

  8. Barrie August 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I’ll have to look into this brand as we have a dog who has stomach issues. He would love the Carrots, Salmon, & Cod!

  9. M.Clark August 13, 2015 at 12:31 am - Reply

    The Wellness TruFood Dog Food sounds great, it appears that Reya and Ivi certainly enjoyed the food they tried. The food combinations sound delicious and the Wellness TruFood CocoChia Bakes sound yummy. Thank you for sharing this review.

  10. Cheyenne Wilkerson August 13, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    This is very cool. As a huge animal person and in college to be a Vet Tech I really care what my animals ingest. This looks like it’d be a good product to try out and research.

  11. Shelley August 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Sadly, my dog passed away a few weeks ago. I think he would have loved this food, though! 🙂

  12. Jayne August 13, 2015 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    It looks like your pup pup gives it a rousing endorsement. I would want the one with the cocounut oil because Sunny has such dry skin.

  13. Jo-Ann Brightman August 15, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I have not had a dog since I was a child. Dog food,has made great strides and I like the idea of adding coconut oil to the Wellness TruFood products.

  14. Sandra Watts August 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Your dog says he wants to come home with me. 🙂

  15. Claudia August 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Sounds like Reya is bit like my dogs that they seem to get tired of the same food. I haven’t tried any new kibble because I am afraid it will upset their stomach and give them loose stool. But I am loving what I am reading about Wellness TruFood. When we first got Lucas he was on Wellness but the regular one we moved onto Maverick because he its seemed like he didn’t like it. TruFood sounds like it is definitely a healthier diet I love that they have coconut oil in them.

    • Susan Bewley August 23, 2015 at 11:46 pm - Reply

      The TruFood is pretty amazing! We are trying the cats on it too but so far, Reya has loved everything she has tried in this line.

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