All Dog Food Reviews in Australia

All Dog Food Reviews in Australia

Below is a list of dog food reviews for brands available in Australia (including imported brands).

All reviews have been written by a qualified pet nutritionist in the hope they offer insight into what you’re actually feeding your dog. Pet food marketing is very clever, so hopefully these reviews will offer you a clearer truth so you can make a more informed decision.

Feedback is very welcome. These reviews are designed to better the health of our dogs, so any informed opinions or criticism is encouraged.

All Dog Food Reviews in Australia

If you want to know my thoughts on how we should feed our dogs, spare 10 minutes to read my short guide How To Feed A Dog!

More information about how these reviews are written can be found in the “About these dog food reviews” section at the bottom of this page.

Take advantage of offers from My Pet Warehouse, Pet Circle, or Lucky Pet who almost always have offers on many of the dog foods listed below.

Best-rated dog food reviews

These are our current list of best-rated dog food reviews. This list will change over time, so check back whenever you’re stocking up. Feeding a variety of these dog foods is an excellent idea, and we encourage the feeding of fresh, raw, or raw meaty bones as part of your dog’s diet.

Alternative dog food reviews

Alternative dog food reviews include made to order, air-dried, freeze-dried, rolls, or other styles which can’t be classified as dry or wet commercial dog foods.

Dry dog food reviews

The amount of dry dog foods available in Australia will boggle your mind. In reality most come from the same handful of major manufacturers such as Mars, Nestle, Colgate-Palmolive, and our largest Australian pet food manufacturers Real Pet Food Co, Coprice, and Hypro.

Due to constant changes of brands and formulas in Australia it is possible for these dog food reviews to become out of date. If in doubt check the date of the review, or leave a comment if you find any to be out of date.

All Dog Food Reviews in Australia

Puppy food reviews

For better information we have a guide to feeding puppies.

Working dog food reviews

For better information we have a guide to feeding working dogs.

About these dog food reviews

Each review is written firstly on the ingredients list and guaranteed analysis, with an explanation on what the ingredients really are and what percentage likelihood they will be (i.e. chicken may be listed first, but if this follows 4 or 5 grains then there won’t be much chicken in the overall formula).

Many other factors are considered without being specifically noted. Consumer feedback will affect how the reviews are rated, especially if a dog food has numerous suspect reports of sickness or diarrhoea (which sadly happens all to often).

Many dog foods in Australia come from the same handful of manufacturers, with more being churned out every week to replace a tarnished brand. Some manufacturers have a worse track record than others, and some manufacturers have shown to have a very high standard of manufacture.

Marketing is always at play, and given the lax standards of pet food regulation in Australia it’s very common for a pet food manufacturer to bend the rules or use cunning tricks to deceive unsuspecting consumers.

All these factors, and others, are accounted for in these dog food reviews.

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If any dog food reviews are missing feel free to contact us and we’ll add a review.

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2 days ago

Hello everyone,
I have a 6 months old female border collie, I’ve been feeding her with dry food since I got her ( over 3months ago), and the kibbles i use is “optimum” adviced by the Vet.
but only recently I have got the chance to speak with a Border Collie Breeder and she suggests to stick with the dry food but use “black hawk” instead, is anyone able to give me an advice on what “black hawk” dry food is best for my puppy?
she’s more like a pet , not a working dog.


John Cheater
1 month ago

Excellent site, have used it many times when thinking of changing food for my doggies. Your site has helped me avoid many mistakes.
Would be helpful to have a best economy food list, for a lot of us pensioners who can’t afford premium food for our dogs, but don’t want to feed them rubbish.

John Cheater
1 month ago

Thanks for your prompt response, and you’re right, affordable brands are still not an economy budget. Enjoyed your articles though.
For information we feed mid range dry food (Natures Goodness) mixed with prime 100 roll or 4 legs chicken & rice, and sometimes add mixed vegetables. All reasonably priced and never had any problems.

1 month ago

How come Canidae fell off the best dog foods list when it was a 9 out of 10? Is that a glitch or did something change with the brand?
Thank you for your great reviews. xx

2 months ago

Hi, i came looking for reviews (your insight and knowledge is informative, educational and eye opening) on the BARF i feed my dog but surprisingly to me (I thought it was a big name) it’s not listed. Perhaps it’s a local product and not available in your area? Although i just looked at their stockists and they are listed for QLD, NSW and VIC. I’m in Brisbane and the company is Canine Country. They have various flavours and advertise as human grade and my girl loves them. I add a chicken neck with each meal and a bit of hot water over to warm it up a little. Do you think this would degrade the quality or quantity of nutrients she gets from it or should be ok? She has been on this diet for around 2 years now as she approaches 3yrs old. She started out on meals for mutts puppy, but she lost interest in it after a few months and i switched to raw. Any advice or future review of these products would be much appreciated. Thanks!

2 months ago

which dog wet foods do you recommend? My dog enjoys wet food for dinner, but wanting better quality.

1 month ago

Thanks so much!!

3 months ago

Any chance you could do reviews of some of the dental chew products in time? Oravet, Greenies and Dentastix for example. Some people rave about them, I look at the ingredients and go hmmmm. I don’t know what half of the ingredients are, but I am certain they are not things I want my dogs consuming.

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