|Country of origin||Australia|
Stay Loyal is a small “Australian Made and Owned” manufacturer, founded in 2012 by two guys Robert and David. The name “Stay Loyal” is a reference to staying loyal to your dog, by feeding them a food that’s nutritious and of a high standard. That can’t be bad, can it? They also “stay loyal” to Australia by using 100% Australian grown produce. Great.
This review is for the original Grain Free formula for all life stages. They’ve recently expanded their range with a “small bite” Salmon & Turkey formula and another for large breed puppies, both on par with this. You can buy direct from their website, and they offer a nifty “auto delivery” option for periodic deliveries.
So is it any good? Let’s take a look…
Chicken Meal and Lamb Meal make up the top two ingredients. This is excellent, and you couldn’t hope for anything better in the top spot. The protein in the food is 32% which is on par with other quality brands like Holistic Select (Grain Free) and Taste of the Wild (Grain Free), with this being marginally more impressive than Holistic Select as it boasts lower carbs. I really can’t knock this food for meat content, which should always constitute your dogs main diet.
Chicken Fat comes next, essential for body development and function as well as being a source of energy. 10~15% fat is recommended for an average male dog, so this is marginally high at 18%. That’s not a bad thing as a natural canine diet is meat and meat fats, and dogs are far more likely to gain weight on foods filled with carbohydrates from cheap grains.
The main source of carbs are potato and tapioca, both common inclusions in a grain free food. Sweet potato would be a preferable inclusion as both potatoes and tapioca have a high glycemic index.
As a whole the food is well-rounded with fruits and veggies, and it’s nice to see the inclusion of fish oil as a source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Price wise it’s very competitive for a quality high protein food. Recommended.
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Excellent meat and fat content in keeping with a natural canine diet.
Nothing worth mentioning.
* 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%).
Chicken Meal, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potato, Tapioca, Peas, Beans, Natural Chicken Flavouring, Sugar Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Marine Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Fruit and Berries, Vegetables, Green Tea, Rosemary, Garlic, Inulin, Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin Supplements (A ,D, E, K, B1, B3,B,.B6, B12, Biotin). Trace Mineral Supplements (Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium), Natural Antioxidants (Mixed Tocopherols and Rosemary Extract) Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Yucca, Taurine.