Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ocean Recipe Dry Dog Food

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  • Premium, dry dog food made with tasty, meaty flavor.
  • Limited ingredient recipe.
  • Free of potatoes, legumes, poultry and red meat.
  • Gluten-free recipe.
  • Features 2 meat ingredients, as well as 2 sources of fiber.

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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

What's the carb content on an as-fed basis?
Answer by ChewyMay 25, 2021
This formula has a carbohydrate content of approximately 25.60% on an as fed basis.

What is the ash % ?
Answer by ChewyMay 26, 2021
The ash content for this recipe is 11.497% on an as fed basis.

What is the salt content? Where are the ingredients sourced from? Is this made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyApr 03, 2021
The sodium content for this food is 0.417% on an as fed basis. All Essence recipes are manufactured in the heart of the United States, in Minnesota and South Dakota. Essence sources their ingredients from all over the world to create unique, nutritious, and always delicious recipes.

Is there any indication that ethoxyquin is excluded from the fish meal when farmed?
Answer by ChewyApr 01, 2021
Ethoxyquin is only used to preserve fish on seafaring vessels, but Essence fish is not transported that way. Essence recipes are free from ethoxyquin.

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Rated 4.2667 out of 5 stars
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15 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alyssa on Jun 8, 2022

Great for Dog's with Food Sensitivities

I tried this for my dog that has GERD/Acid Reflux. She is sensitive to poultry and oats, and possibly other foods as well. This food has a lower fat content, which is good for dogs with GERD/Acid Reflux. I am not sure if I will feed this food forever, but I am glad to have a limited ingredient option for my dog while I figure out her digestive issues!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By GSDwithIBDMom on Apr 29, 2022

Fingers crossed

I am doing a super slow transition over to this food from his prescription HA. This process will take at least two-three months. So far, the food seems ok. I will switch my Border Collie over once his food is finished so everyone is on the same thing. With the limited ingredients, I have high hopes. I dislike the fact that it is too high in calcium and the calcium phosphorus ratio is slightly above prime. But my GSD is 16 months old, so am rolling the dice in the hopes the too high calcium doesn’t cause issues. Wish they would fix that issue so it would be safely usable by large breed young dogs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By tollergal on Apr 26, 2022

great food, dogs love it

Looking for pea free, potato free and chicken free kibble isnt easy. we alternate food fairly regularly so always looking for a high end option. Dog Food advisor ranked this one high and comments from current feeders showed it was worth a try. Living in a rural area the ability to having it delivered is key. Just wish there were more flavors. Tried the Ranch and now seafood variety. Kibbles are smaller in the seafood option. not sure why.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By RJJ3 on May 4, 2022

Dog doesn't like it

High quality food with limited ingredients that my Pit Bull can actually eat. He has a lot of allergies but he doesn't like this food. He'll only eat a bite or two then he's over it.I love the ingredients but the size of the kibble looks like it's for small breed dogs. Way too small for my 90lb boy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sawyersmom on Feb 7, 2022

High Meat Content

I purchased this food because of it's high meat content and its quality ingredients. The pieces are small, so if you have a tiny dog, your dog should do fine with the size. I purchased the Limited Ingredient Ocean Fish this time, but I have also bought the Limited Ingredient Ranch Recipe in the past. I recommend both. Five Paws Up!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JoeEee on Feb 2, 2022

Black Poop

I’ve never had dog food where my dog’s poop comes out black… One of the worst dog foods out there. The hunt goes on again

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CSch on Oct 23, 2021

Amazing Food

This food is extremely high quality. I searched high and low for a dry food with ingredients as good as these for our pup. We travel a lot, so wet food isn’t always practical. Just as a side note, the fat content of this food is quite high, so it may take your dog a bit of time to adjust to!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SophieandLuna on Aug 29, 2021


My Papillon and Dachshund both had coat issues for so long. My dachshund had super bad dandruff and super itchy skin that no matter what I put on it, nothing seemed to help her feel some relief. My papillon’s hair would grow uneven when trimmed, and her undercoat would be spiky like it was barely growing at all. Both of their coats were dull and dry. I looked everywhere, changed everything I could think of before coming to the conclusion it was their food. I sat down and weighed the pros/cons, read every review across multiple brands that I had always been told were “great sources of nutrients for your dog” and found they absolutely were not. We are going on two months on this food, and with all of their other additives I’d been giving them for years, they have the shiniest, most healthy coats I’ve ever seen! There’s no more dandruff on my dachshund, my papillon has super shiny, even growing hair even when trimmed down. Not to mention the change in attitude, their behavior and energy levels! They’re like puppies again! I couldn’t ask for a better food. This truly changed my dogs lives for the better and I’m truly great full.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SignoffHerd on Sep 11, 2021

Best Food for Beagle w/ Allergies

Our beagle is literally allergic to EVERYTHING. After countless vet visits, trying medications, RX food, and giving medicated baths - we did an allergy panel. We can’t always avoid his environmental allergies (grass, trees, and basically everything) - we aimed to control his food allergies. After looking at the ingredients on EVERY bag across numerous online and local pet stores - we found only one bag of food that fit his needs from Essence. He loves the food - he’s also not a picky eater. Our vet is impressed with how his health has improved - no more yeast and ear infections and we don’t have to give medicated baths 3xs a week anymore. We use his food as training treats for the other 3 dogs - so everyone very much approves of the taste. This food has been a game changer: no more frustrating vet visits, reduced vet and medical bills, happy and healthy beagle, and training treats that work for all!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dewey on Aug 16, 2021

Our picky dog actually eats it

Our Portuguese water dog is exceptionally picky with the kibble he will eat and has a sensitive stomach on top of it. We've tried a ton of kibble options, but found it challenging to find a high quality fish-based one. Essence was the first food brand ever that he ate the whole bowl of food right away. Plus, being a LIR, his stomach has been great on it, no throwing up or diarrhea at all.