HEALTH EXTENSION Original Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 4-lb bag -

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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Questions & Answers

29 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.

is the only organic ingredient in this food the "free-range" chicken? It does not specify that any of the other "natural" ingredients are organic.
Answer by ChewyOct 25, 2017
The chicken is the only certified organic ingredient in this formula. Although, all of their produce is American grown and contains no by-products, gluten, wheat, corn, soy, or artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

I would like to know the ash percentage, please.
Answer by ChewyJul 10, 2019
The ash content for this recipe is 7%.

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.

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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 Kathy 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 MNGuy on Aug 23, 2022

Dog Loves it

I purchased a small bag of Health Extension just to see if my dog would like it. She loved it!. It was easy to transition to the new food and I still mix it with her original food. She noses thru the bowl to eat this first. No runny poop. I just bought a large bag. Every dog is different but my dog (border collie mix) loves the taste and very digestible.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mike on Nov 17, 2022

Product availability

Out of product too often didn't want chicken and rice but took because out of regular food

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Michael2022 on Jun 21, 2022

every bag of the same order has different kibbles!

So I’ve ordered the same bags and it’s always been generally good. But in the past few months the dry food has different smells and coloring of the kibbles then the previous bag. We order the same bag and flavor/size bag each order so why is the food, flavor /color of the kibble different?! This caused 4 days worth of upset belly’s and accidents. The only cure was white rice and pumpkin to reset their system. Mind you we’ve been ordering this bag for almost a year and the last 4 months this brand has been producing different colors/flavors/smells for the Same bag/style advertised. So they shouldn’t change bc it’s hurting their belly’s and it’s a waste if money

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jodi on Nov 12, 2022

Good stuff

My dogs really love this food. Dived right into their bowls!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Dina on Apr 9, 2022

Prob a good food but not for sensitive stomachs

I bought this food and while my young dog has not had an issue, my older dog has been sick with mucosy explosive Diarrhea. I did the mixing the food for a week and even with a little of this food mixed in she has the problem. Shame too for such an expensive food to cause digestive problems. Now i have to go back to Fromm that she does well on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amber on May 6, 2022

They both love it!!

My 2 boy’s are very picky about vitamins. I’ve never found a joint chew that they’ve liked until this one! They love it! And beg for their 3 per day! I’m getting ready to reorder.