|Country of origin||Australia|
Petzyo is a new Australian grain free food using sustainable kangaroo. It’s available to order from their website, and perhaps in months to come we’ll also find it available in retail outlets. They offer raw patties as well which are worth checking out.
The first ingredient is kangaroo meat, a decent locally sourced lean meat which is great for dogs. With this food being a single meat-protein with an absence of grains it should prove a good option for dogs suffering skin allergies or food intollerances.
The second ingredient sweet potato will be prominent in the food, especially given kangaroo is high in moisture and will be reduced during the cooking process. This is one of the better carbohydate ingredients in a dog food, with potato and tapioca becoming much more common as a cheaper alternative. Sweet potato is lower GI than potato as an equivalent.
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My Pet Warehouse this week -> Applaws, Balanced Life, Canidae, Earthborn, Holistic Select, Meals for Mutts / Meows, Vets All Natural
The next two ingredients are both pulses so I’ll treat them as one – peas and lentils. These have become common in grain free foods as a decent source of carbs, fibre, and protein, plus many essential vitamins and minerals. They’re also a cheaper source of protein than meat ingredients.
We find a range of decent fruit, vegetable, and herb inclusions. It’s niceties like this you won’t find in most cheaper supermarket foods. It’s also nice to see three types of oil included – chicken oil, flaxseed oil, and fish oil – which provide essential omegas and support joint health and well being.
The vitamins and minerals are included using a pack. It would be nice to see individual inclusions which is the case with Meals for Mutts grain free, and in comparison this food has slightly less protein and fat. It’s still a decent food though, and makes our best-rated list.
Notes from the Manufacturer
* 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%).
Sustainable Kangaroo, Sweet Potato, Peas, Lentils, Carrots, Brocolli & Broccoli Stem, Tomato, Spinach, Kelp, Blueberries, Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Turmeric, Chicken Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Vitamin and Minerals