|Website:||Pet Food Australia|
|Country of origin:||Australia|
|Available from:||Manufacturer’s website|
You’ll gather from the name that Pet Food Australia is an Australian company, which is what we like to see. I’m not sure what stores you can buy their food, but it’s available to buy from their website.
This review is for Turkey & Rice, the only recipe they offer in a single 4kg bag size. Let’s take a look…
Many people believe dogs are omnivores, but in truth they are carnivores who’ve adapted to survive on an omnivorous diet. Their diet should primarily consist of meat, so it’s good to see Australian Turkey & Chicken Meal as the main ingredient in this food. Turkey is an excellent lean meat rich in digestible protein, as is chicken. Top marks there.
The next ingredient is ground rice which we can assume is white rice as the cheaper and inferior rice ingredient compared to the better alternative of brown rice. Next we find sorghum, a starchy grain much cheaper than rice and with a lower digestibility rating. Barley comes next, the 3rd grain in the sequence and by far the best of the three, but it feels to me there’s definitely room for improvement in the grain department.
Chicken fat can be found as the 5th ingredient, an excellent source of energy and nutrients. Egg product is included as a digestible source of protein, and flaxseed is a great inclusion for healthy skin and coat as well as heart health. There’s inclusions of carrot and cranberries to add a fruit and veg content, as well as “superfood” alfalfa which we find in a number of higher end foods.
All in all this is a pretty good food. The protein level is above average and the carb level is below average, so those are positive points. What lets the food down is the choice of grains. It borderlines 3 to 4 stars so I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and rate it 4. It’s much better than most of the foods on offer at the supermarkets.
Where to buy?
Decent meat ingredients in the top spot.
Extensive use of rice and sorghum, both being cheap ingredients which could be improved upon.
* 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%).
Australian Turkey & Chicken Meal (a natural source of Glucosamine), Ground Rice, Ground Wholegrain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E & Citric Acid), Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Carrots, Cranberries, Tomato Pomace, Alfalfa Meal, Peas, Natural Prebiotic, Salt, L-Carnatine, Beet Pulp, Rosemary Plant Extract. Vitamins & Minerals (Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Zinc Sulphate, Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Antioxidants, Iron Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin D3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9).