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Vibrant Life Information

Vibrant Life is a pet brand owned and exclusively sold by Walmart. Vibrant Life sells dog food, alongside other pet products like dog treats and accessories. The brand first landed on shelves in early 2018 and as of yet still has a fairly limited product range.

There is currently very limited information on Vibrant Life including where it is produced and where it sources its ingredients from. Given that it is a low-cost brand, production and ingredient sourcing may be from outside the United States but we can not confirm that at this time.

Other pet food brands owned by Walmart are outsourced to third-party manufacturers and we believe that Vibrant Life also follows this practice.

As we mentioned earlier, Vibrant Life is a Walmart exclusive which means that you can purchase it from thousands of retail Walmart stores across the United States. Vibrant Life is also regularly available online from Walmart’s growing online business.

For more information on the dog food available at Walmart and which of these are our favorites, check out our Best Dog Food At Walmart article.

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Vibrant Life Product Range

Vibrant Life has a very small product range of dog food when compared to other brands. This small product range originally included two recipes for adult dogs, one recipe for small breed dogs, and finally a recipe for puppies.

While extremely limited, this range offered recipes aimed at puppies and small breed dogs which fills two of the important niches.

In 2020, Vibrant Life expanded its range to include some wet dog food recipes. So far there are only three recipes available but this range may grow in the future. You can see one of these new recipes below.

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Vibrant Life has a modest range of dog treats. These treats come in a variety of forms including soft treats, crunchy treats, jerky, and more.

Vibrant Life Nutrition

Based on the below, one would think that the nutrition provided by Vibrant Life’s formulas is notably above average.

Technically this is true for both the protein content and the fat content of their formulas as the level of carbohydrates is below average and the level of fat is significantly above average.

However, while the protein level may look impressive, a large portion of this protein is from the low-quality plant-based material which will be discussed later.

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Plant-based protein such as this is less digestible and bioavailable than protein from meat and fish ingredients and is consequently considered inferior.

Nevertheless, the nutrition provided by Vibrant life formulas are a step up from the poor nutrition provided by other low-cost grocery store brands, especially those sold at Walmart.

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If you’d like to learn more about canine nutrition, including the importance of animal-based protein and fat, we’d recommend checking out our Dog Food Guide.

Vibrant Life Ingredients

Vibrant Life displays on its packaging that it does not contain any of the following:

  • Corn
  • Meat Byproduct Meals
  • Artificial Colours
  • Artificial Preservatives

While we would prefer that the list of ingredients Vibrant Life chooses not to use would be far more expansive, all these ingredients are negative additions to any dog food and to exclude these is a positive.

High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal

All three of these ingredients listed above can provide high-quality animal-based protein and fat which is extremely suitable for a dog’s diet.

Both Beef and Chicken are industry favorites and are used by the vast majority of dog food brands. This popularity is due to their low-cost and the fact that they are easy to source.

While some frown upon them you should not be afraid of meat meal ingredients like Chicken Meal. They can, in fact, be advantageous to many dogs thanks to their nutritional value.

Meat Meal like Chicken Meal has had its moisture removed in advance of production which makes it a more dense source of protein and fat on a gram for gram basis.

Lastly, some of Vibrant Life’s new wet dog food recipes include portions of organ meat ingredients like Chicken Liver. These organ meat ingredients are excellent additions to pet food recipes and can provide additional protein and fat, as well as beneficial vitamins and minerals.

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Other Notable Ingredients

Brewers Rice consists of smaller fragments of rice kernels that have been separated from larger kernels during the milling process.

Brewers Rice is considered to be of poorer quality than Whole Brown Rice by many. Despite this, Brewers Rice can still provide some nutrition in the form of carbohydrates.

Learn more about Brewers Rice and why it is so controversial in our article Brewers Rice In Dog Food.

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Soybean Meal is a By-product of Soy and is a dense source of plant-based protein but can also provide some carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrition.

Soy, especially Soybean Meal is considered a low-quality addition to dog food recipes by many and is often included as it is very low-cost.

Wheat Mill Run is an extremely controversial ingredient that is described by some as floor-sweeping. It is considered a low-quality ingredient and negative addition to any dog food recipe.

Wheat Mill Run consists of the hulls and other by-products expelled by the milling process which are then collected and sold as an ingredient to cheap low-quality dog food manufacturers.

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Flaxseed is an extremely common addition to pet food recipes including some from Vibrant Life. Flaxseed is best known for being an excellent plant-based source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These fatty acids are thought to provide dogs with several health benefits.

However, Flaxseed has more benefits that are less well-known among dog owners. If you’d like to learn more about these benefits, check out our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.

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Some of Vibrant Life’s wet dog food recipes include small portions of vegetable ingredients like Peas, Potatoes, and Carrots.

These vegetable ingredients are common in grain-free dog food and can provide a mix of carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fiber.

There are some concerns around the use of legumes, like Peas, in dog food recipes as brands who heavily utilize them have seen increased risks of Canine Heart Disease among their customers.

You can read more about this concerning link here.

However, the portion size of legumes like Peas in Vibrant Life recipes is extremely small and not worthy of concern.

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Dried Beet Pulp is another common addition to pet food recipes and is used as a reliable source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can be critical to some dogs to ensure they keep regular digestion and stools.

However, outside of this fiber content, Dried Beet Pulp provides very little valuable nutrition to dogs. You can learn more about how Dried Beet Pulp is made and its nutrition in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.

Lastly, Vibrant Life’s wet dog food recipes utilize some poorly understand ingredients like Guar Gum. Guar Gum is found in wet dog food recipes from many brands and is used as a binding agent.

This means that its purpose is to hold the ingredients of a dog food together in a constant texture and appearance. However, outside of this trait, Guar Gum provides very little nutrition.

Vibrant Life Animal Testing

At this point in time, we have no information on whether Vibrant Life performs testing on animals and whether this testing is laboratory or invasive.

However, other dog food brands owned by Walmart have been proven to test on animals so it is likely that Vibrant Life may follow in their footsteps.

Many smaller pet food brands avoid disclosing information on their animal testing or feeding trials as they fear customer backlash.

Laboratory or invasive animal testing is cruel and distressing for the animals involved and we hope that over the coming years animal testing for the purposes of trialing dog food is eliminated or heavily reduced.

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Vibrant Life Recalls

At this point in time, we have no evidence (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor) that Vibrant Life products have ever been recalled which makes them a recall-free dog food brand.

However, in a similar circumstance to the above discussion, many other Walmart dog food brands have been recalled in the past.

One prime example of this is Ol’ Roy which has had several recalls in its past. You can read more about Ol’ Roy and its recalls in our Ol’ Roy Brand Review.

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That being said, Walmart is very conscious of the safety of its product, and rest assured any product that has been recalled will no longer be available for purchase at their stores.

We always encourage consumers to be vigilant of any future recalls of Vibrant Life, Walmart products, or any other pet food brand to ensure their dogs remain safe and healthy.

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Chicken, Oatmeal & Egg Puppy Recipe Review

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We consider the above puppy formula to be the best of Vibrant Life’s small collection. The primary motivation behind this is that it has slightly superior nutrition by providing slightly higher levels of protein and slightly smaller portions of carbohydrates.

In addition to this, the formula has superior ingredients as it contains Oatmeal, which is considered one of the better grain ingredients, and egg product which is a very digestible and nutritious ingredient.

However, despite the inclusion of Oatmeal and Egg Product, the formula still contains Brewers Rice, Soybean Meal, and Wheat Mill Run, which are all considered very low-quality fillers and have no place in dog food.

Homestyle Pot Roast Dinner & Gravy Review

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The above Homestyle Pot Roast Dinner & Gravy is one of Vibrant Life’s new wet dog food recipes. While many cheaper and lower-cost wet dog food recipes utilize unnamed meat ingredients, all three of the recipe’s primary ingredients are named.

This includes a mix of Chicken, Beef, and Chicken Liver. These three ingredients combine to provide an impressive proportion of protein and fat.

The Chicken Liver is notable and is an excellent addition. Organ meat ingredients like Chicken Liver can greatly enhance the flavor of dog food and provide some beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Outside of this meat content, there are smaller portions of plant-based ingredients like Wheat Gluten, Dried Potatoes, Wheat Flour, and more. These ingredients are not the most favored among dog owners but provide some carbohydrates and fiber.

Vibrant Life Featured Articles

At this time, Vibrant Life has not been featured in any of our articles or guides.

Vibrant Life Full Product Range

Dog Food

Dry Dog Food

Beef & Rice Recipe

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Chicken & Rice Recipe

Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe

Chicken, Oatmeal & Egg Puppy Recipe

Wet/Canned Dog Food

Country Chicken & Vegetable Stew

Homestyle Pot Roast Dinner & Gravy

Turkey & Vegetable Stew

Dog Treats

Small Biscuits Wrapped With Chicken

Smoked Chicken Jerky

Freeze-Dried Chicken Breast

Pigs In Blankets

Marbled Meaty Bites

Crunchy Chicken

Griller’s Mark With Real Chicken

Griller’s Mark With Real Beef

Soft Baked Bites With Real Cheese & Bacon

NutriBark Dog Treat Bar – Peanut Butter Bacon Apple Flavor

NutriBark Dog Treat Bar – Chicken & Cranberry

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Water Buffalo

Chicken & Pumpkin Twist


Who owns vibrant life? ›

Vibrant Life Communities is a subsidiary and the management arm of Solden Development Company. We currently are managing three assisted living/memory care properties in Michigan with one under development.

Is grain free dog food better than regular? ›

Grain-free canned dog food has protein-based ingredients like real beef, chicken, eggs, salmon, and other healthy protein sources. These ingredients are much better for your pets' growth and development in comparison to the ingredients that are found in dry foods.

Is High Life feed me good for dogs? ›

A great alternative to dry dog food, FEED ME! blends turkey & chicken proteins with tasty bacon & vegetables, along with all the essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that, not only helps keep your dog healthy but, also gives them a food they will love to the bottom of their bowl.

Is vibrant life a good brand for dogs? ›

Vibrant Life Dog Shampoo is a pretty good option for most canines. It is easy to use, with fewer suds than other options. Plus, it is also extremely safe, with no apparent side effects and is also very effective.

Does Walmart own vibrant life? ›

As a dog mom, I'm always curious about new dog food so when corporate giant Walmart came out with a new line of food I was intrigued, to put it mildly. The name is catchy, the bag looks natural and healthy, and that price! Almost unbeatable!

Are sweet potatoes good for dogs? ›

Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for Dogs. Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps the digestive system function more effectively. Eating fiber on a regular basis lowers the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers.

Do dogs really need grain-free food? ›

There are a lot of dog and cat foods sold as grain-free with marketing suggesting that feeding no grains is healthier. This is not true and can, in fact, cause illness for some dogs and cats. There is no medical or physiologic basis to feed dogs or cats a grain-free diet.

Should dogs eat grain or not? ›

Dr. Venator says, “Grains are actually an excellent nutrient source.” Grains are packed with nutrients and provide carbohydrate, fat, and antioxidants. That means, the grains in dog food can support healthy, skin, and hair, plus support healthy immune systems and more.

What is the number one dog treat? ›

Best Overall: Zuke's Mini Naturals

Plus, Zuke's Mini Naturals no corn, wheat, soy, fillers, byproducts, or artificial ingredients. Each Zuke's treat is bite-sized and has fewer than 3 calories, but they are soft enough to tear in half, should you give them to tiny pets or use for training.

What is the healthiest snack for a dog? ›

11 Healthy, Natural Treats for Dogs in Your Kitchen
  • Apples. An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the veterinarian away, and a whole apple would be a bit much for a dog anyway, but they are good for dogs just like they are people! ...
  • Green Peas. ...
  • Carrots. ...
  • Green Beans. ...
  • Watermelon. ...
  • Cooked Sweet Potatoes. ...
  • Bananas. ...
  • Broccoli.

Can dogs eat ice cream? ›

Dogs Don't Digest Milk Well

Eating ice cream may cause your dog a stomach ache or worse, depending on how sensitive they are. Ice cream can cause your dog gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or vomiting.

What dog food did Clement Freud advertise? ›

He appeared in a series of dog food advertisements (at first Chunky Meat, later Chunky Minced Morsels) in which he co-starred with a bloodhound called Henry (played by a number of dogs) which shared his trademark "hangdog" expression.

Is semi moist dog food good for dogs? ›

Unfortunately, semi-moist dog food generally contains more sugar and salt than either dry or canned dog food. The extra sugar and salt mean semi-moist food is not appropriate for every dog. "The extra sugar and salt mean semi-moist food is not appropriate for every dog."

Is Hi Life dog food grain free? ›

Our HiLife its only natural range is 100% grain free dog food. It's made using all natural ingredients and no nasty additives. Each recipe is designed for your dog's health and happiness.

Where are vibrant life training made? ›

360 Pet Nutrition Freeze Dried Raw Single Ingredient Treats for Dogs, Made in The USA, 4 Ounce.

What's a bull pizzle? ›

Pizzles, or bully sticks, are mostly produced today as chewing treats for dogs. Bull penises are dried, in open air or in ovens. Commercial vendors will drain the blood and urine from the organ prior to drying in order to decrease the smell of these when chewed by dogs. These are called "odor free" bully sticks.

Are toys made in China safe for dogs? ›

Unfortunately, there are no safety standards in place that require dog toy manufacturers to test the levels of chemicals present in their products, so that $4 “Made-in-China” vinyl toy your dog is slobbering on could contain hazardous toxins.

Who makes Walmart pet food? ›

BENTONVILLE, ARK. — Walmart announced May 3 it has launched a line of veterinarian-formulated pet food products under its private label Pure Balance brand. The new products, PRO+, include four formulas for cats and five formulas for dogs.

Why is Walmart out of Ol Roy's food? ›

Today, we learn of yet another national brand of dog food was found to contain the lethal euthanizing drug sodium pentobarbital: Walmart's brand Ol' Roy canned dog food. Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is now in the process of quietly removing it from all 4,700 stores across America.

Is Walmart Pet Rx part of Walmart? ›

Walmart has announced the launch of, an online pharmacy for dogs, cats and other animals. As with all things Walmart, the retailer is promising to deliver said prescriptions to America's four-legged family members at lower prices than the competition, and with free two-day shipping on orders over $35.

Where are vibrant life training treats made? ›

360 Pet Nutrition Freeze Dried Raw Single Ingredient Treats for Dogs, Made in The USA, 4 Ounce.

How can I make money with vibrant life? ›

1. Vibrant Life
  1. Word limit: Short articles (450 to 650 words) are always in demand. Feature articles should not exceed 1,000 words.
  2. Payment: $100-$300.
  3. Submission: Go to the website's Writer's Guidelines option. There is a Submit button that will direct you to an email address.
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Does vibrant life pay for articles? ›

Vibrant Life is a lifestyle magazine that pays lifestyle writers $100-$300 for articles on physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual balance from a practical, Christian perspective.

What is a vibrant life? ›

Vibrant Life recognizes the undeniable connection of the mental, physical, and spiritual components of life.

Are toys made in China safe for dogs? ›

Unfortunately, there are no safety standards in place that require dog toy manufacturers to test the levels of chemicals present in their products, so that $4 “Made-in-China” vinyl toy your dog is slobbering on could contain hazardous toxins.

Is vibrant life Itch Wipes safe for dogs? ›

Product Description. Vibrant Life Itch Wipes with Aloe provide a fast and easy way to soothe itching and minor skin irritation for your pets. Safe for use on both cats and dogs, these cool and soothing wipes quickly soothe itching on contact and reduce your pet's scratching, chewing, and licking.

What do you put in a treat buddy? ›

Busy Buddy® Treat Holding Dog Toys - Bristle Bone & Bouncy Bone

What websites will pay you to write? ›

Get Paid to Write: 14 Websites That Pay Writers $100+
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Where can I submit my articles for money? ›

Get Paid to Write Articles: 17 Magazines That Pay $500 or More
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How much does popsugar pay per article? ›

Payment. You'll usually get $50 for articles, paid 30 days or less after the article is published.

How do you get paid for content writing? ›

You can sign up on freelance work websites like,,, and Potential earnings: Beginners earn Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000 per month. Experienced content writers can earn Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000.

Which site pays the most for blogging? ›

Top 9 Places to Find Paid Blogging Jobs
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  • Freelance Writing Jobs. Resource Type: blog for freelance writers with a category for job leads. ...
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What are the highest paying freelance writing jobs? ›

Here are 10 sites with the best-paying freelance writing jobs so you can get paid to write while getting your byline out there on the web.
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Is Vibrant an adjective? ›

vibrant. / (ˈvaɪbrənt) / adjective. characterized by or exhibiting vibration; pulsating or trembling.


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