Healthy Everyday Pets Dog Food Review

Healthy Everyday Pets Dog Food Review
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Healthy Everyday Pets has shown to be a very reputable Australian pet food company. In terms of kibble they produce the highest meat protein dog food made in Australia, and it’s also very low carbohydrates. For our Healthy Everyday Pets dog food review we’ll focus on the Athlete formula as the pick of the bunch.

When Healthy Everyday Pets was launched it was fronted by celebrity chef Pete Evans, the “Paleo Chef”. Unlike some terrible Australian brands fronted by celebrity vets*, the paleo philosophy lends itself amazingly well to a true canine diet. Pete Evans is no longer involved with the brand, which instead is now fronted by it’s true owners – Michael Ryan, personal trainer to the likes of Hugh Jackman and James Marsden, and his wife Zoe, nutritionist from Good Chef Bad Chef. Both are resounding dog lovers who are committed to bettering the health of dogs, and going by the ingredients in this dog food they know a thing or two about the right way of doing it.

*The terrible brands we’re talking about would be Mars brand Optimum and Nestlé brand Supercoat, endorsed by celeb vet Dr Chris Brown and celeb vet Dr Harry who both seem to think cheap grains are appropriate for dogs.

Healthy Everyday Pets Dog Food Review

For this review we’ll focus on Healthy Everyday Pets Athlete as the leading recipe in the range. It’s high protein, high fat, and low carbs – all great things when it comes to a true canine diet. The other formulas are good, just not as good as Athlete. It’s designed for high-energy dogs, but if we’re honest the formula is great for any dogs, even lazy dogs. It’s mostly meat after all, and dog’s need meat.

There’s some great claims on the Healthy Everyday Pets packaging, and they really show the company knows what’s good for a dog.

Here’s a few:

  • 86% of protein is from real meat sources – perfect for a canine.
  • 36% total protein – making this one of the highest protein dry dog foods in Australia.
  • Low carbs/low sugars – a dog doesn’t need carbohydrates or sugars.
  • Grain and gluten free.
  • Locally sourced.
  • With Kale, Turmeric, Green Lipped Mussels, and a mixture of selected herbs – all very nice inclusions.

If the labelling is anything to go by then we know Healthy Everyday Pets Athlete is up there with the best, so let’s dig a little deeper and see what the ingredients and analysis really tell us about this dog food…

Healthy Everyday Pets Dog Food Review

The first two ingredients are a combo of protein-dense chicken meal and ocean fish meal, which we know are in a significant amount as they equate to 86% of the protein. The third ingredient as chick pea flour will make up most of the remaining protein as well as fibre, and is relatively easy for a dog to digest.

Edible tallow is somewhat ambiguous, and for the sake of transparency would be better listed as something more specific, such as beef tallow, but simply put is the fat content of the food.

We find some really nice inclusions in all Healthy Everyday Pets dog foods, such as apple, alfalfa, and kelp, all listed above salt at 1% to ensure us there’s a reasonable amount. We also find a whole list of smaller inclusions which should provide benefit in small amounts – marine fish oil, coconut oil, green lipped mussels, and chondroitin to support joint health and wellbeing, and turmeric as an anti-carcinogenic.

Pre and probiotics are included for gut health, as well as all required vitamins and minerals.

Healthy Everyday Pets Dog Food Review

Healthy Everyday Pets dog food, particularly the Athlete formula (although the others are good too), sits way above the bar. It’s one of the best high-protein, high-fat, and low carbohydrate Australian dry dog foods you can buy.

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Do you feed Healthy Everyday Pets? Has our Healthy Everyday Pets dog food review given you a good insight? If so let us know in the comments. Thanks!

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Healthy Everyday Pets Ingredients (Athlete)

Ingredients of Healthy Everyday Pets Athlete dry dog food as of June 2021:

Chicken Meal, Ocean Fish Meal, Chick Pea Flour, Edible Tallow, Tapioca, Natural Flavours, Apple, Alfalfa Leaf Meal, Kelp, Sea Salt, Probiotic and Prebiotics, Vitamin and Trace Mineral Premix, Marine Fish Oil, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Virgin Coconut Oil, Fructo-oligosaccarides, Parsley, Glucosamine HCL, Mixed tocopherols and Rosemary, Turmeric, Green Lipped Mussel, Organic Acids, Chondroitin SO4 and Black Pepper.

Healthy Everyday Pets Guaranteed Analysis (Athlete)

Guaranteed analysis of Healthy Everyday Pets Athlete dry dog food as of June 2021:

Protein(min) 36%
Fat(min) 16%
Crude Fibre(max) 3.5%
Carbohydrates *(max) 20% (stated on label)
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.
9.2 Total Score
Closer to a native canine diet than most dry foods

  • High protein
  • Excellent meat content

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1 day ago

I bought the fish variety for my dogs 2 months ago and have had nothing but diarrhoea and stomach upsets from it. I transitioned them slowly over 2 weeks from their old food (stay loyal which was awesome). Every other aspect of their feeding has been the same so I know its the biscuits.
Really disappointed with this food and won’t be feeding again

7 days ago

Do we know what the omega 6/3 ratio is for this food? Thanks

5 months ago

My border collie cross is fed the Athlete dry food and loves it. She has had some allergies in the past but does amazingly well on this food. Great to have a food that’s super healthy for her that she loves enough I can use the kibble as treats!

Christine Vanderhaak
3 years ago

I feed the turkey/pork flavour, and my dog loves it. I rotate between this and Stay loyal. I love that everyday pets is potato and legume free. So many foods bump up the protein using plants such as peas and lentils. I can pretty much rest assured that the protein content in this food comes mainly from meat, which is how it should be!

Also, unlike other posters, I found the turkey/pork had a strong meaty aroma.

2 years ago

Pete Evans is an Anti-Vaxer that doesn’t know anything about human nutrition (his “Paleo for Babies“ cook book was pulled from shelves because it was promoting dangerous meals for infants). So I find your advocacy of him knowing his stuff about pet food to be hugely dubious.

If this is a good food for dogs, that’s great, but if you’re promoting him as a person (and buying his products means supporting his crazy conspiracy theories), then that’s a whole different story.

Lana Azotar
2 years ago

I was excited until I saw the rosemary ingredient used as a preservative. Bummer. I have an epileptic dog and rosemary is a known trigger for seizures (not all dogs but who wants to find out the hard way?)

2 years ago

The worst dry food I’ve ever seen. My dog’s poo became hard as rock, and when crushed it falls apart as a dust. Soaking in water prior to feeding didn’t help at all.

The feeding instructions are wrong. I was actually feeding my Lab even less than recommended amount, but anyways two weeks after he gained extra weight.
I’ve been feeding my doggo grain-free food for years and we changed a few brands over the course, but I never saw such bad “result”.
This relates to Turkey and Pork variant.

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