Nature’s Gift Organic Dog Food Review

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Website: Nature’s Gift
Manufacturer: Real Petfood Co
Country of origin: Australia
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Nature's Gift Organic

Nature’s Gift Organic

Organic is such a great buzz word. This is marketing and consumerism 101.

We often find trends in pet food driven by such words, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it’s important not to be duped by them. We know organic ingredients are better for us and our pets, but what really matters is what those ingredients are. Always keep that in mind when you buy a product with a word like “organic” in big letters on the packaging.

Let’s take a look…

The first word on the ingredients list is Organic, which is great… isn’t it? Well no, not really. The main ingredient is grains, and given ingredients are listed by prominence (%) it’s possible these grains are the bulk of the food. We can’t be sure what the grains are either, so the quality of grains is open to debate. It might be oats and barley, which are both top grains, but it’s more likely the cheaper, less nutritious inclusion of wheat and rice.

Nature's Gift Organic Dog Food Review

Next up we find Organic Vegetable Proteins, a much cheaper source of protein than what should really be meat. It’s possible for a dog to survive on such ingredients, even live a healthy life, but when it comes to a natural canine diet they’re more geared to digesting meat rather than vegetables.

Thankfully we find meat in the 3rd spot, but given the composition and guaranteed analysis of the food it’s possible there really isn’t much meat in the food whatsoever. It’s listed by weight prior to cooking, which means approximately 70~80% will be cooked off as moisture, making it even less significant. That’s disappointing. It’s also worth noting it’s nondescript – is it beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, birds? Perhaps whatever’s cheaply available at the time? Selections of such meat could be anything, and will likely be off-cuts, or to use a red-flag term from the pet food industry, shall we say “by-products”? Well at least it’s labelled as “Australian” meat.

Nature's Gift Organic Dog Food Review

If Nature’s Gift is the best available to you, then I’d go with their Nourish brand instead of this. Don’t be fooled by marketing.

The largest bag size is 1.2kg, so realistically you’ll be much better off buying a better brand in a bigger bag.

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Good points…

It’s organic.

Bad points…

Grain based, with vegetable proteins instead of meat proteins.

Guaranteed Analysis

[gauge title=”Protein” width=”210px” label=”%” value=”22″ min=”0″ max=”100″ color=”#F3832D”] [gauge title=”Fat” width=”210px” label=”%” value=”10″ min=”0″ max=”100″ color=”#F3832D”] [gauge title=”Est. Carbs” width=”210px” label=”%” value=”50″ min=”0″ max=”100″ color=”#F3832D”]

* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).


Organic Wholegrains (including selections of Wheat, Sorghum, Barley, Oats, Millet, Rice), Organic Vegetable Proteins (including selections of Soya Beans, Sunflower, Canola), Australian Meat (including selections of Beef, Lamb, Poultry, Essential Fats, Omega 3 Vegetable Oil (Flaxseed Oil), Beet Pulp, Sea Salt, all essential Vitamins & Minerals.

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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 remember them announcing this and happily going on their website to read the ingredients and going off the website severely disappointed!

  2. My Dog has skin allergies which can be quite horrible for her. She now eats Natures Gifts Veal ans Turkey and her skin is all cleared up and I have a very Happy dog. Thank you for your great product.

  3. I was really disappointed when I found the cat version of this and read the ingredients. Initially excited because their wet food and treats are pretty good and readily available I thought this would be the same. The ingredients read woefully though 🙁

  4. Thanks for the review! I was trying to find a local organic dry food similar to the one my dog has been on (Lily’s Kitchen – UK brand) as we have just moved to Australia, but was pretty skeptical about this one due to the large amount of grains – glad I asked you!

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