Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Description

Fuel your dog’s adventures with Essence LIR Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food. This premium, dry dog food is specially created with a limited ingredient recipe, free of potatoes, legumes, fish and poultry. Instead, it’s packed with wholesome ingredients including lamb and pork. This food is also gluten-free, so it’s a great option for dogs with sensitive tummies. With two sources of protein and two sources of fiber, it’s a delicious and nutritious meal for your four-legged friend.

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

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  • Item Number
    264234
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Limited Ingredient Diet, High-Protein, Natural, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Lamb, Pork, Lamb Meal, Pork Meal, Quinoa, Pork Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Natural Pork Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), L-Carnitine

Caloric Content

3710 kcal/kg, 408 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein35.0% min
Crude Fat18% min
Crude Fiber5.0% max
Moisture12.0% max
Calcium1.8% min
Phosphorus1.25% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.25% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.0% min
Taurine0.2% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
Up to 10 lbs1/4-2/3
10-20 lbs2/3-1
20-30 lbs1-1 2/5
30-40 lbs1 2/5-1 2/3
40-60 lbs1 2/3-2 1/4
60-80 lbs2 1/4-2 2/3
80-100 lbs2 2/3-3
  • Puppy: Feed up to twice the adult amount per day
  • Gestation & Lactation: Feed up to 3 times the adult amount per day.
Transition Instructions

Mix approximately 25% of the new food in with the previous food for the first three days. For the next three days, mix half of the new food and half of the previous food for three days. Lastly, mix 25% of the previous food with the new food. At the end of this period, you will then be able to feed the new food to your dog solely.

About Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe Dog Food

Essence Limited Ingredient Recipes

These clean, multi-protein kibble recipes are extremely nutritious and contain 85% or higher animal or fish protein ingredients. There are also matching canned recipes available, all of which contain 96% animal or fish protein ingredients.

Versatile Menu

Whether your pet prefers one animal protein over another, is sensitive to grains, or enjoys having grains in her diet, there’s an Essence Pet Food for her. Essence Pet Foods offers both grain-free and ancient grain inclusive recipes, with a variety of different animal proteins. With so many options to choose from, finding an Essence recipe for your pet is a breeze.

Dog

Packed with Protein

Dogs love animal protein in their diet, that’s why all Essence Limited Ingredient Recipes feature a minimum of 85% animal protein ingredients. The high content of quality animal protein ingredients makes Essence Pet Foods highly palatable.  With both grain-free and ancient-grain recipes and a variety of different animal protein, there is sure to be an Essence Pet Food recipe your dog will love.

Clean Diet Philosophy

Essence Limited Ingredient Recipes contain animal or fish proteins, plus quinoa and pumpkin. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals, making them a clean and simple option and a nutritious addition to your dog’s diet.

Quinoa

High in vitamin B and vitamin E and packed with amino acids and beneficial antioxidants.

Pumpkin

Helps support your pet’s skin and coat health, while an abundance of the amino acid cucurbitacin help eliminate parasites.

Vitamin E, A & D3

Help soothe and restore skin and coat health, while vitamin B3 and B12 help break down fatty acids for proper digestion and healthy skin.

Minerals

Iron, copper, manganese, zinc proteinate, calcium iodate and selenium yeast can provide multiple health benefits for your dog.

About Essence

Essence is a line of pet food from Pets Global Family of Brands. Essence has two distinct lines, both offering kibble and canned varieties—Essence Original, which is available for dogs and cats, and Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe, which is available for dogs only.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Life Changer!!!

    By SharPei on Oct 12, 2021

    My 2 Shar Pei have many allergies and can't handle many grains or legumes. With my younger pup I couldn't get a solid stool. With this food that has completely changed that. Smaller poops and less frequent. My dogs seem to be satisfied with a smaller amount of food with this brand. Highly highly recommend this food. Thanks for making a quality food with quinoa!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Must be acceptable

    By Cleo on Oct 9, 2021

    My pup is incredibly picky eater. This is the only dried kibble she accepts to eat. I have tried at least ten different brands. This is the only kibble I actually order twice. She never enjoys eating dried kibble, but she accept this one. It must be much better than other products.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food

    By Maya on Aug 22, 2021

    Been looking for a quality food for awhile, got a sample bag of this and Maya love it. Was mixing with old food and she pick all the Essence out leaving old behind. She eats less and has less stomach problems. Would definitely recommend this foods.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing dog food!

    By SueBee on Jul 2, 2021

    I received a sample of this and my Chiweenie gobbled it down! She has never reacted to a dog food in this manner, so needless to say, I was very happy to see her enjoy her meal. As a result, I immediately ordered her a giant bag from Chewy :) I have noticed she has increased energy and stamina, her coat is shiny and her stool is firm and consistent. I highly recommend this dog food to anyone that has a high energy dog!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensitive GSD stomach

    By cowboy on Apr 29, 2021

    My German Shepherd flat out hates dry food, and it usually gives him diarrhea. This food has been a big winner. I soak the kibble and top his food with meat, but he willingly eats ALL of this. Even if there is only plain kibble left over, he finishes the bowl. (He used to pick out the meat and leave kibble when I’ve tried feeding it in the past.) His poop also seems fine on this. I supplement enzymes—which have improved his digestive system immensely— but I also think this food seems okay for him to digest. It’s definitely worth a try if you have a tricky eater. The feeding amount is less than other kibbles I’ve tried, so it’s actually very affordable.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dog Kibble On The Market!

    By Merrick on Aug 24, 2021

    (NOTE: Chewy appears to not let me make separate paragraphs, so apologies for the one huge paragraph; also, I am using this same review for the Essence LIR Ranch flavor.) So, first of all, do be aware that there is regular Essence and Essence LIR (Limited Ingredient Recipe). Interestingly, despite the same brand name, they are almost two completely different dog foods! The regular Essence line has several different animal proteins in each formula, which is great, BUT, it also has three different types of legumes. Why is this a problem? There was research released a few years ago that grain-free dog foods MAY lead to Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), a pretty bad heart condition, and the main culprits (NOTE: Chewy appears to not let me make separate paragraphs, so apologies for the one huge paragraph; also, I am using this same review for the Essence LIR Ranch flavor.) So, first of all, do be aware that there is regular Essence and Essence LIR (Limited Ingredient Recipe). Interestingly, despite the same brand name, they are almost two completely different dog foods! The regular Essence line has several different animal proteins in each formula, which is great, BUT, it also has three different types of legumes. Why is this a problem? There was research released a few years ago that grain-free dog foods MAY lead to Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), a pretty bad heart condition, and the main culprits that were originally suspected were peas and other legumes like chickpeas and beans. And then there was a recent news story (August 2021) which announced the findings of studies that were conducted since those initial reports and it confirmed that, in particular, PEAS are the main problem. It's the feeding of food containing peas, day in and day out, that is likely what MAY develop into a health problem. I have decided to go the safe route with my dog and not feed him food with any legumes — and that ain’t easy because the vast majority of grain-free dog foods somehow still use legumes and sometimes in abundance. But if you then decide to feed your dog grain-inclusive foods (a lot of them use the term “ancient grains”) I have found that most of them use WAY too many different grains within one formula — it’s like going way too much in the other direction. And, I might add, it was not fair of the media to castigate ALL grain-free dog foods — it should be just the ones with legumes. There are a few, and I mean a very few, grain-free foods on the market that do not use peas or other legumes. And that brings me to: Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe (LIR). Not to be overly dramatic but, in terms of dog kibble, this food is like a dream come true. First of all, it starts with two fresh animal proteins followed by the same two proteins in meal form (which is a GOOD thing because the concentrated meals pack more protein — with the fresh meats, the water has to be removed in order to make the kibble and so the actual amount of meat is instantly decreased). The food also has but ONE grain and it’s one of the very best you can give your dog: Quinoa. Read up on quinoa and you’ll see (and, technically, it's a seed). And then there's just ONE fruit/vegetable to go along with the quinoa: pumpkin. This is one of the best fruits/vegetables you can feed your dog, very helpful with digestion, and packed with so much nutrition. The rest of the ingredients consists of one animal fat (chicken in the Landfowl and pork in the Ranch) followed by vitamins. That's it! Essence does not contain probiotics because the company has found it reduces shelf life. It is suggested you add the probiotics of your choice if you wish your dog to have that, and I think that's actually better because there are so many great probiotic dog supplements out there and this gives you more freedom of choice of what to give your dog. My dog has done SO well on the Essence LIR Ranch (Lamb + Pork) and Landfowl (Chicken + Turkey) formulas. He absolutely loves both of these flavors, never leaves a stray piece, and his ‘output,’ if you will, which had been very problematic in the past, has been terrific on this food. I like to buy the 4lb bags and switch them back and forth to both keep the food as fresh as possible as well as to keep things interesting for him. My suggestion would be, for the first time, spend the money and get a 4lb bag of each flavor and see if your dog prefers one over the other or, hopefully, they're good with both, like my dog is. Then, if you want to save and get one or both of the larger sizes, great. BTW, the Essence LIR line has a third flavor, Ocean (Whitefish + Herring), but I don't use that as I have decided to stop feeding my dog any fish kibble. Why? Mercury! Even though they might be using a low-mercury fish, as whitefish and herring are, there’s still mercury in it, and with the repeated feeding of fish kibble every single day, that mercury builds up. I used to feed my dog several fish kibbles (Wellness Core Ocean and Venture Pollock) and since have realized that’s probably not a good idea (I'm thinking the potential for cancer here). I only feed him fresh, low-mercury fish, 2x’s a week mixed in with the kibble (the other meals I feed him are mixed in with fresh roasted chicken). So, with the limited ingredients of Essence LIR, and those ingredients being, in my opinion, superior to not only the majority of other grain-free kibble but MOST kibble overall, I couldn't recommend it more. See, not all grain-free food is the same! … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    High Quality

    By JamesonBulldogges on Feb 27, 2021

    Kibble size is decent... not too tiny nor large. To me, it doesn’t smell very good. Kind of like wet cardboard *shrugs* LOL! I have 5 bulldogs, and 4 of them will eat it willingly, but my picky girl has to be bribed into this Ranch flavor. (She likes the Landfowl LIR best, followed by the Ocean LIR). I like the higher protein and fat, and limited, simple ingredients. Not to mention meats/meals being the first four ingredients. Appears to be a high quality food. I do wish the Ranch and Landfowl LIRs had higher omega threes though (like the Ocean LIR has).

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best dog food I've tried!!

    By Treefr0g on Feb 6, 2021

    I have a 40 pound Shepherd mix dog, who hated every kind of dry dog food I ever gave him!! I've always been very careful to feed him grain-free food, as I personally believe grains and carbohydrates are just as bad for our pets as they are for us. (diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, etc.) For years I tried many different types of dog food, but my dog, Ty, hated all of them. He wouldn't eat them unless I put something on it, like yogurt, or sour cream, or gravy from leftovers. It was really a pain in the butt to be honest! One day while I was in my local pet store, I saw the essence LIR brand on the shelf, and almost had a heart attack at the price! LOL! But I bought it, hoping that I have a 40 pound Shepherd mix dog, who hated every kind of dry dog food I ever gave him!! I've always been very careful to feed him grain-free food, as I personally believe grains and carbohydrates are just as bad for our pets as they are for us. (diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, etc.) For years I tried many different types of dog food, but my dog, Ty, hated all of them. He wouldn't eat them unless I put something on it, like yogurt, or sour cream, or gravy from leftovers. It was really a pain in the butt to be honest! One day while I was in my local pet store, I saw the essence LIR brand on the shelf, and almost had a heart attack at the price! LOL! But I bought it, hoping that this would be "the one" he would finally eat right out of the bag. To my surprise, I learned that all I had to do was put a tiny bit of water in it, stir it up to make gravy, and he inhaled it!! That was 2 yrs ago. My store stopped carrying it last week, and I was thrilled to find Chewy is now carrying it!! (I've looked for it in the past.) I'd like to note that Ty is 8 yrs old, healthy and happy. A large bag lasts about 5-6 weeks. Due to his grain/carb free diet, his teeth are pristine and have never needed cleaning!! Thanks Chewy for carrying Essence LIR!!! Hope it sells well so you continue to carry it !!! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    I live this food

    By doubleD on Mar 21, 2021

    This food is awesome. It is pricey but with the ingredients it’s cheaper then it’s competitors. I feed this to my hunting lab. Granted he’ll eat anything. But his coat is fantastic, his energy is awesome , and the ingredients are just awesome.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good choice

    By Brandy on Apr 17, 2021

    This food is very rich and it is the only food I've found that doesn't have anything in it that my highly allergic dog is allergic too.

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