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Every time The Whole Dog Journal comes out with their annual food reviews, I am sitting down with my copy and going through with with a careful eye.  At our house we  had been feeding Taste of the Wild for the past year or more, but got worried and discouraged when a recall came out last year.  We got even more worried and discouraged when supposedly all their tainted food was removed from store shelves, yet I found myself home with a bag weeks after the recall had been out.  It was never fed to my boys, and it was returned quickly.  So, this year when I was looking through the high end foods being recommended, one in particular caught my eye.  I really liked the sounds of Nutri Source Purevita.  I had a few specific things I knew I wanted in my new dog food, and this one had them all and more!  First, I wanted a grain free food.  Purevita carries three flavors of grain free.  That brings me to my next qualification...flavors.  Murray tires of a flavor and starts boycotting foods after too long (or I should probably say NOT too long).  I have to swicth up flavors regularly to keep him happy and eating, so it was key to have two or three choices.  Purevita comes in grain free salmon, turkey and bison.  Next, I was careful to look over the guaranteed analysis to check things like protein and fat levels.  I didn't want a food too high in protein.  My vet recommended around 22%.  I was shocked to see how many foods have really high protein!  I was no happy to find out I had been feeding foods much too high in protein in the past!  Purevita is a touch higher than 22% but I am comfortable mid twenties.  Finally, I wanted a food produced here in the USA.  I wanted to know where the food I was feeding was coming from to keep my worries at bay.  Nutri Source products are made in Perham, Minnesota by a company called Tuffy's Pet Foods

The boys have been enjoying Nutri Source Purevita for a couple months now and seem to be doing very well on it and we didn't have any noticeable digestive issues in our food switch-over.  I am very happy so far.  I am in no way affiliated with Nutri Source, I just simply wanted to share my experience with a good product I have found.  I know if you're anything like me, having some good, high quality, safe foods in the back of your mind is great information to have.  I would definitely recommend Nutri Source Purevita. 


  1. We get BlueBuffalo....and have never even HEARD of this brand.. We are going to have to check it out... thanks!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this. We will definitely have to check it out. Our dogs are currently on Kirkland's grain-free food. It's very well priced and the dogs are thriving on it.

  3. We're using Fromm Grain Free for our pack. We'll have to check this one out too.

  4. We are going to tuck this away in the brain files because we heard our food was being bought by a lesser company. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  5. We always love to hear about a good food that someone has actually tried. We are currently eating California Natural Grain Free that also had a recent recall. All of our food is from the new untainted lot, but Mom still worries. She hates switching foods because Ciara and Phantom have very sensitive tummies. Right now we all do well on CA Nat.

    Thanks for the review.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  6. Sounds great. We eat a grain-free, too, because I Daisy, have a sensitive stomach. We tend to have the same flavour though.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Any food is good food as far as we are concerned - although Mum says human food is bad food - yet she eats it? It is all very confusing!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  8. It's always good to hear of other dog's experiences with food. It's a real worry when there are recalls and problems.

  9. Grain free sounds good - I will visit their site :o) Thanks for your review.

  10. Ma has to feed me RX foods, butts she's startin' to think that's a scam too! BOL (well, it really doesn't cost any more than other foods, so she's okay with it for now...)
    This sounds like a good food ~ Ma's been lookin' into the raw diet stuffs ~ it's all soooo confusin'!

  11. We never heard of it either. Thanks for all the info!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  12. I feel the same way, trying to find the best food is a challenge. And just when you think you have found a great product, a recall happens! But we are currently feeding Taste of the Wild too. It is a high quality food, and a good price. (But I still worry!)

  13. Thanks for the recommendation, I'm glad your boys are doing well on it! I've fed our dogs the "Acana" brand of food for quite sometime, and so far it's working out, and the dogs are doing well on it, but its always good to know about other foods too!!


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