|Website||Performadog (Facebook page)|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Available from||Von Forell|
Performadog is advertised as a Super Premium Wholesome Dog Food. As a grain-based food it’s more expensive per kilo than Canidae All Life Stages, and much more expensive than Black Hawk. These two brands are rated highly by us, so we’d expect Performadog to be better given the price tag. Sadly it’s not…
The majority of dog foods are formulated as 1st cheap grains/2nd cheap meat by-products, or if we’re lucky we see the meat first. I categorise these in the 1 star and 2 star buckets respectively. This food uses by-products first, and cereal grains second. That suggests a 2 out of 5 star food, certainly not “super premium” or “wholesome”.
The grains used are undisclosed cereal grains, with the likelihood being wheat (one of the cheapest and most allergenic grains). When an ingredient is ambiguous like this it probably means they’ll pack it full of whatever they can buy cheaply at the time of production. If they used decent, nutritious grains like oats or barley they would list it on the label.
As a minor plus point they use meat as well as meat meals as the main ingredient. Meals are denser in protein, and the food as a whole is slightly above average in protein (25%) and fat (17%) which would suggest there’s more meat in this food than others in the 2 star bucket.
The third ingredient is tallow. These are emulsified fats from meat rendering (where our by-products come from), and far from a premium ingredient. Rice is 4th, and will be the cheaper inclusion of white rice as opposed to the more nutritious brown rice.
There isn’t much else to say about this food. It’s formulated in the same way all other 2 star foods are, with a marginal benefit that there seems to be more meat in this food than others in the category. I considered rating it 3 stars, but factoring in the extortionate cost I’ll leave it at 2.
Where to buy?
If you really want to buy this it’s available from here.
Seemingly more meat than other 2 star foods.
Ridiculous cost per kilo, with many 4 or 5 star foods being cheaper.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Meat and meat meals – (Chicken, Lamb, Fish), Whole Grain Cereal, Tallow(derived from Poultry and / or Beef and Lamb), Rice, oats, Beet Pulp, Gravy Digest, Whole Egg Powder, Whole Linseed, salt, potassium chloride, Choline Chloride, Brewers Yeast, Essential Vitamins and Minerals, Di Methionine, L Lysine, Natural Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Green Tea, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins A, D, C, E, B1, B5, B6, B9, B12, E, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, and Minerals (Iron, Zinc, Manganese, iodine, Selenium).