Meals for Mutts Dog Food Review

WebsiteMeals for Mutts
Country of originAustralia
Available fromPet Circle  

Please note Meals for Mutts issued an official recall alert in October 2023. The recall specified numerous batches due to issues with mould. Details of affected batches may be found here.

If you have any concerns, alternative suggestions may be found here.

Meals for Mutts (MFM) is an Australian pet food company. Originally formulated and manufactured by the company who now make LifeWise, they switched manufacture to Hypro circa 2018. This was the case until January 2023.

For our Meals for Mutts dog food review we’ll focus on the Kangaroo & Lamb formula, but consider the other grain-based foods in the range on par. It’s worth checking out Meals for Mutts Grain Free as a slightly better, slightly more expensive alternative.

What the marketing says

Meals for Mutts is labelled hypoallergenic and gluten free, which would make this a good option for allergy-prone dogs. Over time this has evidently been the case and I’m aware of numerous dogs who have recovered from allergies or itchy skin from cereal/cereal by-product based dog foods.

On the Meals for Mutts website they claim the food is nutrient rich, high protein, hypoallergenic, highly digestible, with a blend of probiotics to support immune system. Most of these are loose terms but they do appear to be somewhat the case, with the debatable exception being “high protein”. The Kangaroo & Lamb dry food formula as an example has 21% protein, which is very much mediocre when compared to other dry dog foods. In fact, it sits on the low side compared to numerous dry dog foods in the price bracket.

What the labelling really says

Meals for Mutts Dog Food Review

Kangaroo and lamb meat is the first ingredient, but it’s likely the first three ingredients make up the bulk of the recipe. We can assume the meat, seasonal vegetables, and brown rice are the real “first” ingredients given alfalfa as the 4th ingredient is likely kept to a minimum.

Seasonal vegetables can be interpreted in different ways. For the manufacturer it means they can use whatever is readily available at the time (or likely whatever can be sourced cheaply at the time), but for us consumers we have no way of knowing what this ingredient is. Is it peas, or is it potato skins? All we can do is trust the manufacturer that they’re using ingredients which are healthy and nutritious for our pets. Perhaps try contacting Meals for Mutts and asking them, and be sure to let us know what their response is in the comments section below!

Brown rice is one of the better grain inclusions. It’s perhaps not up there with oats or barley, but it’s definitely far better than wheat, ambiguous cereals, or even white rice. Decent grains can be beneficial for a dog in moderation, so there’s no issue here, and this is a tick for using a decent grain.

It’s nice to see alfalfa included, a superfood associated with Chinese medicine, being considered good for kidney health, digestive system, and helps reduce acidity in the urine.

Meals for Mutts Dog Food Review

The ingredients as a whole are all carefully considered, giving the food a good balance. There are some nice inclusions such as kelp, garlic, pre and pro biotics, and it’s really nice to see the use of natural preservatives – a sign of a good product.

Overall it’s pretty good!

We hope our Meals for Mutts dog food review has offered you a little insight. Scroll down for the summary…

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Meals for Mutts dog food review summary

Over the years Meals for Mutts dog food has established a loyal following, especially as an Australian brand which is better than many. Price wise it’s slightly cheaper than Ivory Coat, and given recent issues with Ivory Coat since being bought up by dubious manufacturer Real Pet Food Co it would seem Meals for Mutts is the better option.

Meals for Mutts definitely stacks up as a seemingly balanced dog food. If you can afford a slightly higher price then check out their Meals for Mutts Grain Free as a marginally better alternative.

If you feed Meals for Mutts (or Meals for Meows for that matter), then let us know in the comments section below!

Meals for Mutts Ingredients

The ingredients of Meals for Mutts dry dog food (as of January 2021) is as follows:

Kangaroo and Lamb Meat, Seasonal Vegetables, Ground Brown Rice, Alfalfa, Natural Fats and Oils, Omega 3, 6 & 9, Coconut Oil, Turmeric, Parsley, Pre & Probiotic, Kelp, Vitamins A, C, D3, E, K, B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folacin, Biotin and Natural Organic Acids, Plus Minerals, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Manganese and Iodine. Also contains natural flavours, and is preserved using natural Vitamin E and Rosemary extract.

Meals for Mutts Guaranteed Analysis

The guaranteed analysis of Meals for Mutts dry dog food (as of January 2021) is as follows:

Protein(min) 21%
Fat(min) 12%
Crude Fibre(max) 4%
Carbohydrates *Estimated 49%
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.

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7.7 Total Score
A good food for a reasonable price

  • Good balance of ingredients
  • Hypoallergenic and gluten free
  • Vegetable-based rather than meat-based

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. My dog is allergic to the meal for mutts “hypoallergenic” Turkey and Lamb dog food. When she is allergic to a food she licks her paws until they are red raw. I had assumed that she was allergic to chicken but there is no chicken in this product apparently. If your dog has allergies, think twice about this one.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) April 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Kylie, I find in many cases dietary sensitivities are triggered by common ingredients such as wheat, cereals, chicken etc, which usually means a hypoallergenic diet really helps. It’s a complex situation, immune/microbiome related, and for some dogs finding the right diet and getting back on track can be very tricky. In your case perhaps it’s lamb? Although it could be many things.

      I’d be interested to know if you’ve found a solution?

  2. Finding them a bit shady when trying to get nutritional info. They’re giving me the ring around when trying to find out their copper content (which other brands have happily disclosed when contacted)

    Turns out they have dodged questions from others as well. Makes you wonder what they have to hide.

  3. Meals for mutts need to come clean they are not being transparent regarding the recall both my dogs have been sick for the last few months on & off I’m careful as to what I feed them I’ve eliminated everything with the exception of the dry food. My 7 month old pup has had diarrhoea & vomiting on & off for months from the puppy & whelping large breed Puppy biscuits my bull arab is 55kg she’s been eating large amounts of grass to induce vomiting. It’s been a nightmare I’ve just today purchased Lifewise never to return to Meals for Mutts! Also purchased Hypro kibble which I believe is the same manufacturer so I’m trying to get a credit on my account before they are even shipped! I’d love to know what they’re adding to their dog food!!

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) November 13, 2023 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Lisa, MFM issued a recall a couple of weeks ago, but you should add a report about your dog being sick here –

      Hypro manufactured Meals for Mutts until the beginning of this year, so before the issues occurred.

      I hope your dog has fully recovered? I’m sorry to hear about your dog, and all the other dogs who’ve been so ill due to these mould issues :/

    • Thanks Sarah, so annoying as my dog did so well on it for many years have now switched to taste of the wild but he’s put on a bit of weight as I think it’s calorific, is anyone going to go back to trusting meals for mutts again? They haven’t said anything since the recall, and pet circle stilll aren’t selling their products I believe

  4. We trialled MFM and found that some dogs just did not do well on it, whereas Stay Loyal (more of a meat based product) gave us long term, consistently good health. Note we always supplement with a balanced fresh diet also.

  5. Hello, won’t this brand suffer the same issue as other kibble, that is, the high temperatures that it is processed at kill off any off the goodness in the food? Thank you, love your website and have found it useful as a first time dog parent.

    • MFM have had production issues over the last couple of months. Something to do with change in factory/production (according to my local store) . I got one bag of goat (6 weeks ago) when I couldn’t get any stock of salmon and sardine. The bag had maggots throughout it. I’ll never get goat again. I’ve returned to salmon and sardine, looks like the kibble size has changed and my dogs aren’t impressed with it. They used to love it.

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) May 6, 2023 at 1:57 am

      Hi Ally, yes the process of making kibble means nutrients won’t remain as good as they would be raw – same with cooking anything. Vitamins and minerals are usually added after cooking for this reason.

      It’s one of the reasons air/freeze dried, BARF, or raw foods are better, but they also cost more.

  6. Bandit (KelpXLab) would get constipation with the high end tier of dog foods so I bit the bullet and tried the the kangaroo/lamb mix despite a few shortage reports at the time two years ago. He has been much better on this and less gas. I think it made his skin produce more oil because he is picking up dirt far more than he did before.

  7. I have tried a few , and had best results with their single protein goat , very shiny coat and very consistent stools , I tried salmon but runny poo , and kangaroo and lamb lost condition , but cannot get an answer from them regrading grain free diets and DCM in Doberman’s

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) December 17, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      I’m sure DCM in dogs was a very clever marketing tactic from big brand “grain-based” manufacturers on their smaller “grain-free” competitors. The launch of the investigation went viral, but the subsequent drop of the investigation due to insufficient evidence has remained relatively unheard of. I suspect grain or grain-free isn’t the real issue with canine DCM (or taurine deficiency for that matter), with the real problem is kibbles being formulated mostly of grain/grain-free ingredients with a distinct absence of animal ingredients.

      • ……and yet Origen with 85% animal protein was one of the 16 brands listed by the FDA.
        Today my vet warned me off Grain Free because of more recent findings with DCM being linked with Peas/Pea Protein ….. I’m now googling to hopefully get more recent info about it ….. I remember MFM’s deleted peas from their ingredient list so hopefully that is still a safe Australian made food option.

      • The problem with grain free is that the grains are sometimes replaced with legumes. It is the legumes that stop the amino acid taurine from being absorbed. A healthy heart needs taurine, avoid legumes of any variety.

        • Our American staffy has been on meals for mutts goat for about 6months he’s suffering atm with colitis and it appears the mfm is making it worse, we’ve stopped feeding it and are considering royal canine gastro health for the time being, we understand that mfm have a few issues with their dry foods and dogs getting intestinal and tum upsets, we have been happy with mfm up to now but maybe they’ve altered something that is now causing issues

        • Pet Food Reviews (Australia) April 11, 2023 at 5:49 pm

          Hi Julie, if the colitis is diet-related (or food-sensitivity related) then finding the trigger is a very good start. MFM tends to be very good ingredients wise, but that doesn’t mean something in the food isn’t causing a problem. As such changing brands is probably a good idea, but also avoiding cereal grains like wheat/cereals/grain by-products and also chicken. Staffies are also one of the breeds who most commonly suffer from diet-related sensitivities.

          Royal Canin Gastrointestinal ironically contains wheat, but is also largely grain-based which I don’t consider appropriate for a dog. You may find some good suggestions on the page about hypoallergenic dog foods, and some good info as well. Also the limited ingredient dog foods may be worth looking into.

        • Pet Food Reviews (Australia) February 16, 2022 at 6:25 pm

          Hi Suzanne, although it has been theorised legumes inhibit taurine absorption, this is largely off the back of the grain-free/canine dilated cardiomyopathy scare which also happened to be nothing more than a theory – more info here.

          Taurine wasn’t until recently considered essential in a canine diet, which is a more likely factor given most kibbles (grain or grain free) lack what’s really important – animal ingredients – which is where taurine is sourced.

  8. I love meals for mutts. I chose the turkey and lamb lite as it is high in fibre and my pooch had some anal gland issues as well as very soft poo. I really noticed the difference after being on MFM for only a couple of days. Poo os much firmer and little to no accidental anal gland release now.

  9. Well received the food today it’s oily because after all it is packed with a tonne of oils, at the end of the day it still smells like any other kibble though XD, I like that it’s nutrient dense regardless because the feeding amounts are tiny.

    I guess I’ll do what I do best and tell everyone how it’s going after about a week or two of use.

  10. I got the CN cool for Angel and Rusty can eat it too, I hope that this food coupled with the intestinal supplement helps her usually gurgling stomach, I do hope that my mum sees reason and takes both the dogs to a holistic vet I found because I feel very strongly that we won’t get help anywhere else and maybe she’ll have access to some herbs for heart health for Russel haha the name by brother gave him.

    Maybe even some calming herbs for Angel she’s always so hyper sensitive to everything including extreme fear of flies.
    She’s almost never with us anymore at home, she’s hiding most of the time and in the occasion she comes out, she jumps around on the bed unable to find a comfy position, reminds me of my nerve issue when I first got it so many years ago, no position was comfy for me and I had to lie like a statue any movement was horrendously painful and gave me crazy lightning shocks. Going to the bathroom was the bane of my existence back then.

    • Have you ever experimented with bone broth? It’s one of those things that people will claim has all sorts of unproven benefits (sadly much more so since it has recently become trendy for humans), but in the dog food sense the one thing that all seem to agree on is the soothing effect it has on the gut.

      • I’ve been using my cheap as chips slow cooker a lot recently for stuff like this. Bone broth using chicken feet and necks is filthy cheap and simple to make, and I throw in other stuff too like vegies and garlic (yep, I’m not afraid of feeding garlic to my dogs because I know the ridiculous number of cloves you would need to feed a dog to make them sick). Freezing it is a good idea too.

      • I have for myself I think I tried the dogs on it because I reacted badly to it, I felt weird, dizzy and coughing the usual reaction I have to food with too much msg.

        I don’t remember very much it was awhile ago but Rusty definitely didn’t react badly to it, not sure I gave Angel any I guess I could buy a bag from a health food store and try her on it, the last time we tried to make it ourselves we failed miserably.
        The bagged stuff ain’t bad just gotta find one that uses good ingredients and grass fed beef or free range chicken or organic.

        In terms of did I feel it help me with anything for the few days I took it for? Nope, unlike this turmeric + a lot of different spices tea I make that I can actually feel it works.
        It got rid of a so called flu I had I mean stomach pain, feeling like vomiting and voiding and sore throat points to flu so that’s probably what it was. It’s seriously gone now, but it took around 2 weeks of religious tea making every monrning and a few times at night and around 4 Kyolic capsules.
        Despite that I still make the tea every morning as it makes me feel really good and I feel like going out not just staying at home all the time.

        The constant burning I have is controlled with the tea, the pain I get in other places sadly hurts regardless but it does feel like it hurts less then usual.
        I’m usually mixing foods this medication makes me wanna binge eat and then I get a stomach ache and the tea relieves it completely so it has its uses outside of homeopathic flu killer haha.
        It has other benefits as well, that don’t need to be mentioned here, but in any case I’m happy I found something that works for me and I’m happy that I’m able to take it as often as I do as the last time I tried to take turmeric daily for longer then a week I had a really bad reaction to it, not sure why.

        Now if only I could find something for Angel, I mix kefir, with omega oil, digestive powder and calming drops, sometimes I add turmeric with pepper and maybe even some cayenne as it helps me with my stomach issues greatly anyways I do that and about an hour later she appears to be feeling 100% better and that lasts a few hours until it wears off and she’s back to her running, hiding, screaming self. Now I’ve tried to do that daily in the past and it works for a few days and then it just stops working, so I’m looking for a more permanent fix and hoping this food, the supplement and hopefully some homeopathic herbs in the future will fix whatever this problem is, unless of course it’s organ or tissue scarring related then food won’t fix it.

        But until we get an ultrasound done for her we won’t know what it is and even with the test there’s always the chance we still won’t have any idea and then the best course of action will be to have her on natural pain relievers I guess and hope they work for well her entire life time.
        Like medications work for people’s lifetimes.
        I guess only time will tell, sorry for the wall of text, sometimes I go all out like Susan.

        • Ah ok. Just to be 200% clear I meant bone broth as applied to dogs. Glad you mentioned Susan as I keep meaning to ask her about bone broth each time she mentions her little guy with the irritable bowel issues, so far I’ve managed to forget each time. I have no experience with the commercial products (aside from someone emailing me the cost of them once and we worked out that the home brew was hundreds of times cheaper), but if you have access to a slow cooker it’s super easy to make. Hell, considering the cost of the commercial stuff, even picking up a cheapy $30 cooker from Target just for dog food usage is a good investment. Rather than me stinking up the M4M page with unrelated twaddle, here’s a link to a good basic bone broth recipe. Personally I don’t even use the garlic, but do go heavy on the veg as the jelly makes a good medium to hold it all together.

        • Hi Alan,
          yes bone broth is suppose to have L-Glutimine, excellent for the stomach & bowel, with the jelly you get on the top of the bone broth after it has settled in the fridge isnt that fat? I boiled chicken drumstinks but they still had all the meat still on them, I removed the skin before cooking & when the meat when ready I removed meat well it fell of the bone & I kept boiling the chicken leg bones, a lady at the dog park makes it this way, adds all the veggies takes them out when ready & keeps booiling teh bones, I gave Patch some broth & some jelly Patch licked it up & then Patch ended up with dirrahea, I think the jelly caused it another lady at the dog park said yes the jelly has fat in it so when I went home & felt the jelly inbetween my fingers yes it was fatty, poor Patch….
          Lew Olson told me to boil his cabbage & keep the juice & give Patch 2 spoons of the cabbage juice it gave poor Patch bad wind pain, I asked Lew Olson wont it give him the farts she said no,,, I think Lew Olson doesnt know much about IBD, thw book she wrote wasn’t written by her, it was her friend I’ve been told also her friend post & answers people’s questions when they ask about IBD on her facebook group called “K-9 Nutrition”

        • Hey Susan. Yes there’s a layer of fat once you’re done cooking, but after you chill it the fat hardens and you can crack it and lift off the fat layer. After that you’re left with a sort of watery jelly depending on how long it was cooked. In my case I find 30+ hrs usually results in jelly, but it’s really not important from the nutrition point of view, it’s just that the jelly tends to be a little easier to handle and portion out for freezing etc. I’m sure there’s still fats of some sort in there at a mollecular level, but any texture test with the fingers is probably going to feel oily as much from the gelatine/glycerine compounds as fats.

          I’ve never tried it with all chicken bones – I guess that would be fairly fatty as bone broth goes? Usually I use big chunky marrow bones (it makes straining soooo much easier than anything containing delicate bones) with as little meat or fat as possible. Even better if it has a joint attached. Luckily these are the sort of bones that are cheap and undesirable, so bone broth costs bugger all. Add a large handful of chicken feet (less than $2) and you’re done. Anyway it sounds like it didn’t work out when you tried it, but when you say you ended up with broth + jelly I’m not sure exactly what happened there.

        • Ah okay never thought about applying it, they’d lick it off regardless, they are lick crazy dogs, always licking themselves or smacking the lips it drives me crazy haha, Angel does it when she hears flies and Rusty does it when he’s finished licking his arm and he has hair in his mouth.

          I’ll look that up tomorrow I’ve already overstayed tonight reading fan fiction, you on the other hand replied to me at 1:48 am, since when do you stay up that late, well I mean 3am-4am is much later but yeah still.

          I’ve been suggesting things to Susan but she never really replies, I’m not too sure if she ever bothers to try any of it, sometimes and especially if it’s natural she should might work wonders.
          She’s always talking about other things on Facebook though, I made it sound as if she never speaks, that’s not true.
          She’s currently not feeling too well, so you probably won’t see her around much.

        • Oh I’m around at all sorts of crazy hours, some of it is work related, some just plain old bad habits. It’s a long story. One benefit is that I see some of the interesting stuff people post in the wee hours :p

        • Fortunately for you, you get to keep explaining it until it clicks haha in terms of what you mean, both me and Susan have reading issues hers a little more complex then mine, I was trying to read an article from truth about pet food and realised I had no idea what anyone was talking about and that made me think of other times I’ve had similar issues and came to the conclusion I might have a little bit of learning difficulty and reading difficulty.

          For someone who barely passed school and learned how to read and write on the internet, I’d say I’m pretty good at understanding and replying to people all things considered.

          Well anyways I’ll be back later, have to go to the shops and no Disqus in there.

        • No worries, for a moment there I had a mental image of a small dog covered in goo like some sort of jelly wrestler :p

  11. Hi can anyone tell me what is meant by plus minerals on mfm product labels, is it supposed to be any other minerals in the online ingredient list that isn’t mentioned on the label and does anyone know if they use justof proteinate minerals or a mix it with sulphate or oxide forms and to what ratio that mix is? I have tried emailing them, messaging through fb and even calling and no one picks up. Also is the listing of two protein sources a ploy to get the protein source to the top of the label (ingredient splitting)

    • Hi Kylee, I think the comma following “plus minerals” shouldn’t be there as they then list the minerals individually. So it should be “plus minerals (inclusive of calcium, phosphorous, …). We’ve copied the ingredients list exactly as they’ve published it.

      You’re right in a sense that if the two meat ingredients were listed individually they’d be listed beneath brown rice. But on the plus side the meat as a whole is more than the rice (prior to cooking at least). They could have one source of meat and it would still be listed first, such as “Kangaroo, Brown Rice, …”. Ingredient splitting is more devious when manufacturers try and hide the truth, such as listing wheat and then wheat flour, or rice and then rice bran.

      Brown rice is actually highly digestible, much more so than the likes of corn and sorghum which are only easily digestible when finally ground.

  12. We’ve switched to the new high performance grain free, it has 32% protein. All three dogs love it, their coats are spectacular and have seen a miraculous reduction in dog hair in the house.

  13. PS.Would prefer grain free

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) May 26, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Hi Sue, when it comes to a diet, weight loss is more about feeding the right food than a low fat one. A natural canine diet is meat and high in meat fat, but you wouldn’t see an overweight dog in the wild. Domestic dogs become overweight from processed food high in carbohydrates from fillers such as cheap grains. Meals for Mutts is certainly a good choice, and most of the top rated foods on this list are grain free –

  14. I need a Premium dry dog food which is low in fat to help my dogs lose weight. Can you help please?!!

    • Hi look at MfM new CN Vital Hypoallergenic Holistic Turkey & Vegetables Remedy Diet, it has pretty good ingredients & it’s for Obesity, Urinary Tract & Kidney Health, Liver, Heart, Brain problems & Diabetes..
      I have just bought MfM CN Cool Hypoallergenic Fish & Vegetables Remedy Diet, its for Skin, Digestion, Allergies, Pancreatitis, IBS..

  15. I tried a bag of the salmon with my guys. I was very underwhelmed by the results. I ended up with dry, scurvy skin and coat. Smelly dogs and voluminous poo. I have had better results with Advance and Natural Choice.

    Lesson learned, we are back on raw.

  16. Hi,

    My dogs have been on Meals for Mutts for a few months now. Recently, my 14 month old dog has been having excessive gas! Mostly since I last purchased the big bag of salmon and sardine. I’m thinking it might be an ingredient in this particular bag that is causing the excessive flatulence?

  17. Very pleased to read 4/5 rating as I feed salmon sardine MFM to my dogs as one has sensitive skin. Just bought puppy one for our new puppy.
    I usually also give sardines, raw egg few times a week and they get raw briskett bones and chicken drumsticks. Would this be enough to give them enough protein?
    My dogs love this food !

  18. What food is recommended for a dog who has had a problem with pancreatitis?

    • I had a similar issue with a dog once. Main thing is to reduce fat. Feed raw if you can. Chicken necks are great because they have less fat than the rest of the chicken. If it’s a small dog that should be enough. If its a big dog look for meaty bones with the least fat. Then if you also do kibble try turkey or fish (leaner than chicken/beef) And brown rice or even better oats. You can also give the dog oats (cooked or soaked – soaked is healthiest) mixed with either raw low fat meat (human grade) or if you can afford it, some of that canned animal that ziwipeak do – but again go for the leaner kind of animals.

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) March 8, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Hi Marilyn, the general consensus is to feed a lower fat/lower fibre diet, but you’ll find many diets tailored to this condition are also higher in carbs which is a problem in itself. I’d concentrate on feeding a higher quality food, with Meals for Mutts being a good option. Ivory Coat offer a reduced fat turkey recipe which is still a high end kibble.

  19. Any reviews or comments on the MEALS FOR MUTTS DOG TREATS GREEN TRIPE? I’ve been reading about how good green tripe is for dogs digestion etc and thought these treats may be an easy option. Only concern is that the easy options (over getting the real stuff) is that the quality/benefit may be lessened? Any advice would be appreciated 🙂 Thanks.

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) November 19, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Hi Bree, you’re right that green tripe (or raw green tripe) is excellent for dogs. Treats won’t provide the same quality as feeding it fresh, but it’s definitely a far less smelly alternative. Tripe smells horrible 😉

      • lf it smells horrible BEFORE itgoes through the dog, does that equate to stinkier poo or unbearable flatulence??

        • Rusty gets a lot of it, I had to pick up a small amount of his poop earlier in the week to move it off the walk path at a friends house, smelt like normal poop smells to be honest.

          As for the gas, it was normal when he had it after that, but once he got used to it nothing.

      • fresh meat provides protein meals for mutts provides nutrients tripe has no smell if cleaned

  20. Hi Pet Food Reviews.

    Thanks for the review, and yes this is a mid-range super premium food that has has a leaning to sensitive stomachs. All of our diets are formulated to our proprietary nutrient ramping technology which means the nutrient ratios remain constant relative to the energy content of the food with each individual formulation leaning toward a specialty application. In the case of the Kangaroo and Lamb version, whilst being fine for all adult dogs, it is specifically formulated to help those with digestive issues such as dogs that suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. I have attached an unsolicited comment from a very happy dog owner who has enjoyed the success of the science.
    “Minhyuk Alex Lee‎Meals for Mutts & Meows
    Thank you M4M for such wonderful products! Since being on the food more than a year ago, Lulu’s IBS symptoms have disappeared! And our most picky eater loves the food too! Here is a photo of our dogs with two of their favourite flavours! Waiting for the green tripe treats to be on the readily available on the shelves at our local pet shop. ☺”

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      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) July 16, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Hi Bill, an oddity in timing, as I just received a post from the exact same Minhyuk on our Facebook page..! Small world.

      I’ll add it here for completeness.

      “Can anyone who had or has a constipated small dog recommend me a food brand? I have a Yorkshire terrier, who always had a bit of constipation/dry stool, recently she has had 48hr constipation and pumpkin purée did the trick this time, but hoping to find dog food that will relieve the symptom gradually? She and my 3 other dogs have been on MfM and they have been great for the last 3 years, still great food, but the yorkie being the fussiest eater, she has stopped taking MfM and ziwipeak. We add bit of Apple, pumpkin, or sweet potato to her diet as well as wet food but hoping to find a dry food that may help as she needs it for her teeth. Anyone’s recommendation would be a greatly appreciated!”

  21. I’ve just started to feed the Salmon & Sardines I wish the protein was higher the 20% & carbs lower I work it out the Salmon & Sardines has 55% carbs…. my boy suffers from IBD & Skin allergies his red paws went away after 4 days on the MFM, it would be good if their Kangaroo & Lamb had the same fat % & Fiber % as the Salmon & Sardine so you can rotate.. I don’t like high fiber diets especially when I’ve just gotten rid of my boy Helicobacter infection.. I like how the MFM is sugar free also I gave sample to my vet & she is going to buy the Salmon & Sardines & try as her dog also has skin allergies…..MFM bets the Vet prescription diet kibbles & is half the price… I just wish you could get the 9kg bag from Pet Quarters, you can only get the 2.5kg bag or the 20kg bag, I don’t like buying large amounts of kibble, I’ve read that fish oil can go rancid, so I wonder if fish kibble cant also go rancid…

  22. Hi Helen,

    Vote for the Animal Justice Party this coming election if you want your voice to be heard. I’m sure you would agree with all of their policies, as I strongly do.

  23. The use of kangaroo meat is cruel and unethical.
    A new report ‘A Shot in the Dark — a report on kangaroo harvesting’, outlines problems of hygiene in the kangaroo meat industry, sustainability of kangaroo populations and animal welfare. The report estimates some ‘440,000 dependent young kangaroos are either clubbed to death or left to starve after their mothers are killed’. The full report, written by wildlife ecologist Dr Dror Ben-Ami, also includes material on contamination of kangaroo meat and sustainability issues.
    The roo meat industry is a cruel and exploitative industry which continues only because it can operate without public scrutiny.
    Tonight, when you are sleeping peacefully, in the Australian outback the peaceful existence of thousands of gentle animals who have harmed no-one will end violently.

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