Health Extension Original Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Made with organic, free-range chicken and real foods like brown rice, oatmeal, flaxseeds and lamb.
  • Provides a balanced diet and supports overall health for puppies and adult dogs.
  • With superfoods astralagus, blue-green algae, ginger, gingko biloba, and primrose oil.
  • Source of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and joint-supporting glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • Made in the USA with no gluten, corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial preservatives or colors.

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About Health Extension For Dogs

Pioneering Holistic Nutrition

Give your dog the basic ingredients for robust health and a long, happy life with Health Extension foods for dogs. Health Extension has been feeding pets holistically for over 60 years, cooking up recipes with all-natural, highly digestible meat proteins and whole food ingredients like leafy vegetables, antioxidant-rich berries and pure coconut oil. It’s a natural choice you can feel good about.

Solution-Based Nutrition

Health Extension meals use whole food ingredients carefully chosen to help support stronger bones, good immunity, healthy skin and coat, keen hearing and eyesight, and plenty of energy and stamina in your dog. They never use any by-products, gluten, wheat, corn, soy, GMOs or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives—just delicious, wholesome real foods for a taste your dog will love!

Healthy, Natural Protein

Meat sourced from American farms, along with select cuts from France, Australia and New Zealand, provides the quality protein your pup needs to thrive. These natural recipes use only free-range, cage-free chicken, turkey, meats and fish, with no antibiotics, steroids or artificial hormones—ever! You can even trace each ingredient that goes into Health Extension recipes right on their website.

American-Grown Produce

Whole food ingredients grown on American farms provide nutrition you can rely on. Health Extension uses quality carbohydrates like brown rice and oatmeal instead of high-glycemic cereal grains to better suit the metabolic and nutritional needs of canines. And they never source anything from China—not even their vitamins and minerals!

About Health Extension

Health Extension has been feeding family pets like family for over three generations. They make holistic food and treats for pets from wholesome, naturally-sourced ingredients, using cutting-edge nutritional research to guide them. Their commitment to food safety includes a protocol with more than 140 checkpoints for every recipe they craft. They’re also proud members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, which champions the use of sustainable practices that minimize impact on the environment and local communities.
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Top IngredientsOrganic Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice...Organic Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice...Deboned Chicken, Turkey Meal (source of Chondroitin Sulfate), Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine)...Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice, Barley...Deboned Chicken, Brown Rice, Peas...
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Immune Support, Sensitive Skin...Vitamins & Minerals, N/AVitamins & Minerals, N/A
Special DietGluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion...No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion, Pea-Free...High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Sensitive Digestion...High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Non-GMO, With GrainHigh-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Non-GMO, With Grain
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Food FlavorPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, ChickenPoultry, Chicken
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Questions & Answers

27 Customer Questions

Is this grain free
Answer by ChewyOct 13, 2022
This recipe contains grains. For a complete list of ingredients, click on the 'Nutritional Information' drop down, under the 'Details', located below the product photos.

Do any ingredients come from China?
Answer by ChewySep 16, 2019
None of the ingredients used in Health Extension foods are sourced from China.

Does this food meet the aafco requirements? Also, if they "need" to outsource, from which countries do they get those ingredients?
Answer by ChewyFeb 12, 2019
This food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AFFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70 pounds or more as an adult). Holistic Health Extension will outsource for some proteins. For example, buffalo from India, duck from France, kelp from Canada, lamb and venison from New Zealand and whitefish from Argentina.

What percentage of the protein comes from meat?
Answer by ChewyMay 19, 2022
This formula starts with USDA inspected fresh meats and has a percentage of protein no less than 43%.

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Rated 4.544 out of 5 stars
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182 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Karen on Sep 18, 2023

Clean ingredients, but not right for our sensitive pooch

Our neighbors have two different breed dogs at different stages of life and they LOVE and highly recommended this food so count that as a 5-star review. I finally determined the cause of our Lab's diarrhea was his dry Chicken and Rice Blue Buffalo so decided to try this. I transitioned him from all rice to Health Extension VERY slowly. He did fine until between about 50-70% of the kibble, 30-50% rice when he started getting the runs by the end of the day, again. So, now I'm navigating the tricky arena of cooking my dog's food. He's been on my homemade liver, chicken, beef and white rice with our homegrown beets, carrots, ginger, and parsley for about a week and he's happy, energetic, seems satisfied, and his poops are PERFECT! So, if your dog can tolerate kibble at all I'm sure this is a good one to try, hence my 4 stars. I'm almost positive our previous Lab would have done great on it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KISMET on Sep 1, 2023


I had researched the healthiest quality food sold. Unfortunately, the "best" or "highest quality" food my money could buy, gave my dogs diarrhea and horrific gas. I had fostered a dog, that came with this food, and read the label & discussed with my vet. This Brand of food has high quality ingredients - made in the USA and local to where I live! I have been feeding this for several months now and my pack & I are very happy.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SGS on Jun 26, 2023


Since we got out first bag till we finished it our 2 dogs had been sick with diarrhea and vomiting 5 times between them two. Because there are times they eat it OK for a week I couldn't believe it is the food that causes it. It feels like some kibbles are contaminated with bacterial infection, because when sickness starts it doesn't go away with switching to medical food prescribed when we had the very first episode. It requires antibiotic to stop. My dogs are healthy 5.5 years old dogs never had problems with their stomachs. Because of auto-fill I now I have a unopened bag I am not going to feed to them.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nannie on Aug 7, 2023

Wonderful product!!

My dog has been on this dog food for years he absolutely loves it and agrees with him and it's so very healthy I would recommend anyone that wants to keep their dog happy and healthy to choose this dog food it's absolutely great I love it!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on Sep 17, 2023

Good so far

We ran out of his old dog food while traveling, so we started him off with the new kibble with a couple of spoonfuls of pumpkin. So far, so good.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Highbredhybrids on Dec 10, 2022

Go to Food

As a breeder, I am always researching and trying new foods for my dogs. Heath Extension Original is a great All Life Stages food that I can feed to growing puppies to my senior dogs. I always include Heath Extension Original in my food rotation and add joint support to my ADULT dogs dish. Please note, the online analysis is incorrect on all sites that sell this food. The original does NOT contain glucosamine/chondroitin as listed. Zoom in on the bag and you will see the bag is labeled correctly.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By nancyf on Nov 22, 2022

Love Food-dissatisfied delivery

I have purchased repeatedly by *autoship* for my dogs. They thrive on this brand & blend. Typically delivery is seamless - Idn have to lug heavy bag in&out of vehicle; it arrives on my doorstep. However, this delivery the box enclosing the bag of food *obviously heavy* was roughly handled during shipping so when i opened the box ..the food was all inside the box with seams of bag split open on one side. Suggest in future maybe box is marked somehow 'don't drop'. Clearly it's heavy but still has to be transported gingerly. Thanks Chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kathleen on Nov 26, 2022

Unknown Surprise

When I adopted a six year old tricolor Corgi from a pet rescue she came with some of the food they were feeding her. She liked the food and she was healthy with a beautiful coat so I decided to give HEALTH EXTENSION a try. I was surprised by the quality ingredients of the food; real chicken and fish, healthy grains and oils. My Tootsie loves it and I do too.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Diana8607 on Nov 10, 2022

Good food, but my Senior dog does not fancy it?

I was hoping and yet confused! I feed the same brand, lil bits to my Chihuahua and my bigger dog, Simba, trys to steal his uneaten food and so I bought this for bigger dog's and he just doesn't take to it. He is 14 and only food now he eats right up us Fresh Pets, (the log form). I also want a kibble he will eat as a second meal. Been waiting to try the Royal Canin, Medium, over 10+ years and is still out of stock. Can't believe he is starting to get picky like a cat. Ugh!. I still recommend this food, but like anything, not every pet likes the same.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AJKA on Mar 1, 2023

Great Food …Great Ingredients

Best food I’ve tried so far. Dogs love it and the ingredients are top grade.