Nature’s Gift Nourish Dog Food Review
|Manufacturer||Real Petfood Co|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Available from||My Pet Warehouse|
Nature’s Gift is readily available on the shelves of Woolworths and Coles.
The packaging states Australian Made & Owned, but I believe that requires a minimum of 50% of the ingredients to be sourced in Australia. It doesn’t necessarily mean 100% of the ingredients are sourced locally.
The ingredients are deceiving. We see Chicken Meat and Poultry Meal as the first ingredient, but this is followed by wheat, rice, and potatoes which will very likely be as prominent as the first ingredient. The meat will also lose about 70% of it’s weight during cooking as it’s listed wet weight. That makes it very carb heavy, and carbs aren’t great for dogs.
We find some nice inclusions such as peas, carrots, and flaxseed, but also a few ingredients which aren’t so good. Potassium Sorbate is used as a preservative, common in “semi-moist” foods. It’s normally fine in small doses but can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Glycerine (should be “glycerin”) has no nutritional value, and is actually a by-product of soap making. It’s often used as a binder but is generally a safe ingredient. Phosphoric Acid is another pointless ingredient, used in cheaper foods to add flavour. It’s also used in Coke to add flavouring.
One point worth mentioning is the food is 8% fat, one of the lowest fat foods available. That’s terrible, and testament to how much the food is packed with carbohydrates. Not good.
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Fresh Australian Chicken Meat and Poultry Meal (contains no red meat), Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Rice, Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Rosemary, Canola Oil, Glycerine, DHA Omega 3, Flaxseed, Prebiotics, Chia Seed, Green Tea Extract, Taurine, Yucca Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Colour, Phosphoric Acid, Sea Salt, Vitamins & Minerals, Natural Antioxidants.
- Too many carbs.
- Very low fat.