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I and Love and You Dog Food Review and Giveaway

My dogs Ace and Remy got to try the dry and canned dog food from a company called I and Love and You, and we have a chance for your dog to try the food too.

The company’s “Naked Essentials” dry food is grain free, high in protein and made in the USA. It’s made without artificial preservatives, fillers or by-products and contains prebiotics and probitotics for healthy digestion.

The canned “stews” are also grain free and made with healthy ingredients. My dogs couldn’t believe their luck when I put the stew on top of the dry food! “A spoonful of love” the company calls it.

This post is sponsored by I and Love and You.

Leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win a FREE bag of dry food and 2 cans of wet food for your dog (two winners). Click here. (This giveaway has ended.)

I and Love and You dog food review

I and Love and You Dog Food Review

My thoughts on I and Love and You’s dog food:

The food is high quality and I recommend the dry food and the canned food to my readers. The company also makes dehydrated raw diets for dogs, but Ace and Remy haven’t tried it yet.

I appreciate that the is made in the USA, grain free and contains no by products or fillers. (It’s not that grain is necessarily “bad” but dogs and cats simply don’t need them.)

The company also makes dry food and canned food for cats as well as treats and chews for dogs.

I and Love and You suggested I put a spoonful of the stew on top of a dish of dry food for the dogs. This, of course, was a big hit!

(We’re giving away a bag of dry food and two cans of wet food to two readers so your dogs can have a chance to try the food too. Just leave a comment below to enter.)

A spoonful of Love from I and Love and You

My Lab mix Ace and my weimaraner Remy loved the food! Actually, Ace even ran over and ate Remy’s food while I got distracted! Something he would normally NEVER do!

Cost of the food

I and Love and You is available at various online retail locations such as as well as in various grocery stores for convenience (such as Whole Foods). ORDER HERE.

In general, the Naked Essentials kibble is about $26.99 online for an 11-pound bag.

A case of one dozen 13-ounce cans of wet food cost around $27 online. Order here.

What’s unique about the company?

I and Love and You said it has donated 47,000 meals to dogs and cats waiting to be adopted in shelters and rescues across the country.

And besides making healthy food, the company promises to be good to the planet. According to its website, its headquarters is 100 percent wind powered and employees use alternative transportation like biking to get to work.

Pros of the dry and canned food:

  • Real meat as first ingredients
  • Naked Essentials is 30% protein
  • Made in USA
  • 5-star rating on Dog Food Advisor (dog food review site)
  • No fillers or by-products
  • Free of grains, corn, wheat, soy and rice
  • No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
  • For convenience, the food is sold at several grocery stores (Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, etc.)
  • The Naked Essentials kibble contains prebiotics and probiotics for healthy tummies


  • The “lamb and bison” variety of dry food lists bison as the 11th ingredient. Lamb is the first, followed by chicken. I was hoping there would be more bison in the food.
  • I had a hard time finding the larger bags (23 lbs) of dry food online. With larger dogs, I prefer to order larger amounts of food at once.

Would I buy I and Love and You’s food?

Yes. Although I’m happy with the food my dogs are currently eating, I’m going to purchase I and Love and You’s dry food for my cats. I’ve been looking for a grain-free, high-quality brand for them, and this is available on where I already order their food. Here’s a link to the cat food.

Would I recommend the food to others?

Yes. This is a high-quality food made with healthy ingredients from a company I trust. If you are looking for a high-quality dry food, wet food or dehydrated raw food, I definitely suggest you look into I and Love and You.

Both the dry “Naked Essentials” kibble and the stews come in a variety of protein sources. View them all here.

Giveaway! Win dry and canned food for your dog!

*This giveaway has ended and the winners have been notified.

I and Love and You is giving away an 11-pound bag of dry dog food and 2 cans of wet food to two readers of That Mutt. (Must have a U.S. mailing address to win.)

To enter:

Just leave a comment below so I know your dog wants IN on the drawing. Let me know why your dog would like to try this food.

I’ll choose the winner at random Saturday March 11 and announce it in That Mutt’s email Sunday morning. (Sign up for That Mutt’s email digest here.)

Note: Everyone signed up for the $7 reward level or higher on That Mutt’s Patreon page receives automatic entries into ALL of our giveaways. Limited to first 75 people. There are still four spots remaining. Click here.

Would your dog like to try I and Love and You’s food?

Let me know in the comments!

Check out I and Love and You’s new holiday gift boxes for dogs HERE.

Ruth paradiso

Tuesday 20th of June 2023

Hello my dog absolutely loves this food and she has food allergies and this food has beef flavor agrees with only concern is the price it's very pricey.. was wondering if the company itself sells the food for a lower cost

Mark Robinson

Friday 22nd of March 2019

I love my 2 sister shorkies ... they started on their Purina puppy chow the breeder fed them and moved to Blue Wilderness...but when I tried this one...WOW, THEY ATE IT!! I give them an endless supply and at 5pm they get a baked chicken breast...(30 min) cut into pieces. The vet said they were "perfect"...14 months old. Shiney coat, great teeth....i think the chicken is good for them...who the F wants to eat cereal all day...? these are meat eaters man. Peace. PS I went to college in Boulder....:)

Lindsay Stordahl

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Awesome! Glad they liked the food!

Iliana R

Thursday 9th of March 2017

I know my dog would love the chance to win new food. Thanks for the chance to win!


Thursday 9th of March 2017

Dogmeat would love to try this food! We are always open to trying new high quality food! Thank you for the opportunity!

D Nelson

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Made in the USA is my favorite type of pet product!