|Country of origin||Australia|
If you’re looking for a really good, reliable Australian dog food then you’re in the right place. LifeWise has, as far as I’m concerned, really proven itself as an excellent dog food. The feedback I’ve had about this brand is excellent, and the ingredients (which I’ll cover in this review) are really good too.
So let’s take a look at LifeWise dog food!
If you haven’t heard about LifeWise before, then you may’ve heard of Meals for Mutts?
Long story short, Meals for Mutts used to be made by a small Australian manufacturer before making a switch to a larger manufacturer a few years ago. Meals for Mutts had established a very good reputation for good reason, and although still a reputable brand I would personally still opt for a dog food produced by that smaller Australian manufacturer.
The man behind that smaller manufacturer is Bill Wiadrowski, who is somewhat of a pet food boffin. He’s also the man behind LifeWise dog food, as well as the man who originally formulated Meals for Mutts to great success.
I’ve had some very lengthy conversations with Bill in the past, as have many other pet owners. He has always put so much effort in, and his knowledge and understanding of the health of our dogs is excellent.
It’s for reasons such as this I have confidence in saying LifeWise is a great choice for your dog – Aussie company, excellent customer service and relations, and excellent consumer feedback from people who have fed LifeWise to their dogs!
So let’s take a good look at the ingredients of LifeWise dog food and see what we can learn from the ingredients.
Let’s take a look at the Chicken with Turkey Grain Free formula…
The first ingredients, as you would expect from the name, are chicken and turkey. We also find the poultry is barn raised, rather than factory farmed – great stuff.
Many dog food brands have meat in the title, such as “Succulent Chicken”, but when you look closely at the ingredients you’ll find there isn’t much meat at all, even with expensive “premium” and prescription foods. Actually a well known dog food raved about by breeders and even vets was almost entirely corn, and I had a great deal of backlash saying so until it caused a number of dog deaths and was discontinued.
Not the case with LifeWise! Lots of meat, with a very respectable 30% protein and 20% fat in LifeWise Chicken with Turkey. The third ingredient is chicken fat, and it’s really nice to see this come before any non-meat ingredients.
We know already this food has been formulated with the health of your dog in mind.
The remaining ingredients really serve to balance out the formula with a range of nutrition, vitamins, and minerals.
There’s a range of vegetables and legumes, selected for their individual health benefits. Peas, chickpeas, lentils, and sweet lupins offer a range of natural vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and fibre.
It’s nice to see a mix compared to many grain free foods which seem to be meat/peas/potato. We also find carrots, spinach, parsley, and kelp, to really balance out the nutrients in the food.
As a dry food it’s hard to fault. It feels very well considered and balanced, and for those who’ve found success on Meals for Mutts this is definitely worth considering.
If you’ve read this far then I highly recommend it! Give it a go!
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Ingredients of LifeWise dog food (Chicken with Turkey for dogs):
Chicken, turkey, chicken fat, sweet potato, lentils, field peas, chickpeas, sweet lupins, tapioca, carrots, spinach, parsley, kelp, garlic, yeast extract, vitamins A, C, D3, E, K, B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, pantothenate, folacin, biotin and natural organic acids, plus added minerals calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese and iodine. Also contains natural flavours, Yucca schidigera extract and is preserved with natural vitamin E and rosemary oil.
Guaranteed analysis of LifeWise dog food (Chicken with Turkey for dogs):
|Crude Fibre||(max) 4.5%|
|Carbohydrates *||(estimated) 32%|
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food
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- Very balanced and quality ingredients