Essence Ocean & Freshwater Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Essence Ocean & Freshwater Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is made from sustainable animal sources to provide a delicious and nutritious meal for your dog. This premium, dry dog food is high in protein, packed with fish favorites like herring, sardines and mackerel. The grain-free recipe is made without potatoes, poultry or red meat, so it’s a great option for dogs with sensitive tummies. Great for adult dogs!

Key Benefits
  • Dry dog food with tasty, meaty flavor that’s made from sustainable animal sources.
  • High in protein.
  • Made without poultry or red meat.
  • Grain-free recipe.
  • Free of potatoes.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds, Medium Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, Natural, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info

Herring, Sardines, Mackerel, Herring Meal, Cod Meal, Pollock Meal, Catfish Meal, Coconut Flour, Red Lentils, Olive Oil, Garbanzo Beans, Natural Flavors, Salmon, Calcium Carbonate, Trout, Navy Beans, Choline Chloride, Pumpkin, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Calcium Iodate), New Zealand Green Mussel, Chia Seed Oil.

Caloric Content

3,810 kcal/kg, 433 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein38.0% min
Crude Fat18% min
Crude Fiber5.5% max
Moisture10.0% max
Calcium1.5% min
Phosphorus1.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids1.1% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.6% min
Taurine0.2% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
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 Original Dry Dog Food

Essence Original Dog Food

These clean and nutritious, multi-protein kibble recipes contain 85% or higher animal or fish protein ingredients. Matching canned dog food recipes are also 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.

Packed with Protein

Dogs love animal protein in their diet, that’s why all Essence Original Dog Food features 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.

Farm-to-Plate Philosophy and Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

Essence always keeps your pet’s health and wellness as their number one priority. That’s why they always select the healthiest vegetables to pair with high-quality animal proteins for all of their recipes. The result? Complete and balanced meals that your pet loves and that you feel good about!


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

Coconut Flour

Contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MTC's), which can help eliminate bacteria, sustain hunger levels and increase cognitive ability.

Sea Vegetables

Help balance blood pH levels and are a great source of fundamental minerals.

Chia Seed Oil

Packed with antioxidants, which help encourage a proper balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Complete and Balanced Formula

Your dog will benefit from the variety of minerals in these recipes, including iron, copper, manganese, zinc proteinate, calcium iodate and selenium yeast.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are also included because they are extremely important for your furry best friend, as they help support brain development and regulate blood pressure. Both types of fatty acids help maintain your pet’s immune system functions, too.

Vitamins E, A and D3 can help soothe and restore the health of your dog's skin and coat, while vitamins B3 and B12 help break down fatty acids for healthy skin and proper digestion.

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

    Best dry food

    By Marty on Oct 31, 2021

    My dog really loves this kibble. He has a very sensitive stomach and cannot have beef, chicken, turkey or peas. Finding this Essence dry food to supplement his home cooked pork, sweet potatoes and beans recipe has been a life saver so he gets enough nutrients. I am reviewing so the brand knows how much we rely on this product. We didn’t love the limited ingredient version- not sure why that made him itch and/or have soft stool- but this formula is perfect for us. Marty’s itching and sores have gone away completely… and sometimes I mix this with a can of whole pink salmon as a treat and he loves it! The vet said he’s doing great too!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this!

    By MalMom on Jun 13, 2021 top1000Contributor

    I really like this food for my dog. He goes absolutely crazy over the smell and flavor! His stools are small, firm, and less frequent (which has always been an issue for him), and it’s not making his allergies worse. I’m really glad I found this food!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for!

    By BeagleMom on Mar 31, 2021

    So glad that Chewy started carrying Essence brand. My dogs have had soft and shiny fur ever since I switched to this food a few years back. It’s expensive but worth it.

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    By Nadine216 on May 1, 2021

    I really wanted my dogs to love this food unfortunately neither one would touch it.

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