Country of originUSA (Amendment: Manufactured in Thailand)
Available fromColes

Nood is a wonderful dog food to see on supermarket shelves for an affordable price (just over $5/kilo), and it’s a very good reason to shop at Coles rather than Woolworths (who don’t seem to care how many pets are sick after eating their pet foods).

Far too many people for far too many years have fed their pets poor quality supermarket brands, so simply having a few better options on the shelves will result in the overall better health of our pets nationwide. Thank you Coles for taking that initiative 🐾

But let’s take a step back. Nood is a good food, way above the bar in supermarkets, but how does it fare compared to our other highly-rated brands?

Let’s take a look at the Cage-Free Chicken Recipe

Chicken is the first (and second) ingredient, but the real story is the top five or six ingredients will likely be in similar proportions. When we take into account the lentils, peas, sweet potatoes, and likely the beet pulp, it would mean the meat will amount to around one third of those main ingredients – much less than you would initially be led to believe.

That said, these ingredients are decent especially when compared to many supermarket brands being nigh-on bags of grain and grain by-products. There are a number of other brands with significantly more meat, but for those you’ll pay twice the amount (or more).

There are a range of nice inclusions which will boost the overall health of your dog. Salmon oil for heart health, immune system, skin, and coat, as well as flaxseed which offers similar omega health benefits. There are a range of ingredients with “sciency” names which are all included for good reason, such as maintaining nerve and muscle function (potassium chloride) or prevention of urinary stones (DL-methionine), plus a whole host of vitamins, minerals, fruits, and veggies.

This has the hallmarks of a much better dog food than pretty much all supermarket rivals, so if you’re looking for an affordable dog food then this is worth considering.

Forget Woolies – go to Coles.

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Lentils, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Flour, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (A Source Of Dha), Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Dl-methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Kale, Chia Seed, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Oranges, Quinoa, Dried Kelp, Coconut, Spinach, Carrots, Papaya, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source Of Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Preservative), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride.

8.5 Total Score
Fantastic brand to see in a supermarket

PROS
  • Decent ingredients throughout
  • Affordable
User Rating: 3.03 (293 votes)