Glow Dog Food Review

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Glow is exclusive to PETstock, so essentially a home brand.

The first ingredient is chicken meal, which is a protein rich dried form of chicken, but it’s likely the first four ingredients are in a similar proportion. The next two are lupins and beans, likely outweighing the chicken 2:1. Then we have sorghum as the fourth key ingredient.

Glow Dog Food Review

The majority of the protein looks but that’s what we’ve come to expect from kibbles. Plant protein is cheaper. That said, these ingredients are better than we find in cereal-based kibbles which puts this up into the mid-range category.

There’s some nice inclusions in the food, such as chia seeds as a good source of B vitamins and omega fats for skin and coat. Chia, interestingly, is related to the mint plant family. DHA (Algae) is another source of omega fats (omega 3) and is something we should see in all pet foods as an essential.

It’s good to see the use of natural rather than synthetic antioxidants (which are carcinogenic). These are included to preserve the food.

Glow Dog Food Review

Overall this is a solid food with no real nasties, and the only real caveat is it’s more plant-based than meat-based.


Chicken Meal, Lupins, Beans, Sorghum, Tallow, Beet Pulp, Chicory Extract, Chia Seeds, Carrot, DHA Algae, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin and Mineral Premix, Natural Antioxidants from Rosemary.

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7 Total Score

  • No bad ingredients
  • Naturally preserved
  • Favours plant proteins over meat proteins

David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

  1. I bought the Glow Australian Chicken for mature dogs for my groodle. The first time i tried it he ate his meal then promptly threw it all up. The same thing happened with the next meal. We tried it on a friends dog & the same result. I threw the entire bag away in disgust! Thanks Glow but thats a big THUMBS DOWN from me.

  2. Wanted to like the GLOW puppy dry dog food (chicken) as it is cheaper than the Royal Canin food we buy and seemed to have similar nutritional value.
    HOWEVER, our 8 month old male German Shepherd has had so much waste since eating this food – enormous stools, often very soft and has had the runs a lot, something he never really had before. Also going to the toilet at least twice as often as before.
    Not sure why it hasn’t agreed with him but will not be buying GLOW again.

  3. I tried this as it was a store brand which meant they’ll have the quantity regularly in stock. My dog actually did okay on this, his coat was good, he didn’t put on weight & the farts were mostly non-existent.

  4. I have been using Glow mature for around 6 months now and I am very happy with it. I have a 14 yr old German Shepherd and 14 Yr old Kelpie and since feeding them Glow Mature, their stools have been firm and less smelly, their coat is nice and soft and their movement seems to be better than before. They also enjoy the taste so bonus there too.
    As long as they keep making this product the same how it is, I will keep buying it. So far, other brands I have tried do not compare.

  5. I’ve been feeding my furbabies GLOW for around a year now . Their coats are so glossy , they are very active, stools are always firm . As long as the recipe stays the same, I will continue buying this product

  6. We have been using this product for four years and have been very happy with it until recently.
    Their recipe seems to have been altered because our dog now has very bad breath, is incredibly gassy and is putting on weight – yet nothing has changed on our end.
    I’m thinking their new look slimline bag is filled with more plant filler than previously.
    I will be looking for a new dog food.

  7. I’ve been feeding my beautiful Lab on the “Large breed” blend as she is around 27/28kg.

    She absolutely loves this food (she’s a lab, she eats anything and everything), but the major difference is that the blend is 30%/10% favour in protein over fat which not a lot of other brands do.

    She has noticeably lost weight and her coat and shape looks fantastic, her stools are always solid and she never has an upset stomach.

    Among all the other brands we have tried (Advance, Royal Canin etc) this one is the best so far, and it’s very affordable!

    As long as they keep that recipe the same we will continue buying.

  8. We have been using the turkey mix for several months now and our greyhound loves it. We feed it along with leading raw patties. It is a great price point for the protein level although we have recently had some issues getting the 10kg bags.

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