Nood Dog Food Review

Nood Dog Food Review
7.8 Total Score
  • Decent ingredients throughout
  • Affordable
WebsiteNood Australia
Available fromColes, Woolworths

For our Nood dog food review we’ll take a look at the dry formula Cage-Free Chicken Recipe with Superfoods for Dogs. They also have a chicken formula for puppies, and a salmon formula for adult dogs, both being similar to the one we’ll look at today.

Only weeks after Nood was released, and shortly after we wrote a glowing review, the product discreetly changed. Manufacture switched from USA to Thailand, and the ingredients swayed from decent ingredients to not so decent ones like rice and tapioca. It’s a shame as the original was a very promising product readily available in supermarkets like Coles.

Nood Dog Food Review

On the Nood Australia website we find the following claims:

  • Real Meat 1st Ingredient
  • Transparent Recipes
  • Formulated by Vets & Nutritionists

In addition to the above, they make the claim the food is “Premium”, made by pet lovers, for pet lovers.

This is all marketing spiel. “Premium” isn’t a regulated word and can be used for anything. “Real Meat” is a term I always laugh at, as if it wasn’t real meat it would be fake meat, and I don’t really know what that means. Quorn, perhaps?

Nood Dog Food Review

The first two ingredients are both chicken (a combo of chicken + poultry meal). It’s a good start and ensures a decent amount of meat in the food, unlike other supermarket brands. The 2nd and 3rd ingredients are possibly in equal proportion, being a combination of rice and tapioca. This is a shame in respect to the previous formula which had legumes and sweet potato, but it’s pretty standard for a dog food to contain as much cheaper ingredients as possible. There are worse alternatives to rice and tapioca, and it’s good to see they haven’t opted for nasties like wheat or cereal/cereal by-products.

We expect the amount of chicken and poultry to equal the rice and tapioca, which is also suggested by the guaranteed analysis. The protein of 26% is respectable. 12% fat is moderate, and we estimate 44% carbs which is slightly better than average.

The 5th and 6th ingredients are similar – chicken fat and digested animal protein (which I assume is what used to be referred to as animal digest which has a bad name from being a little gruesome).

We find some nice inclusions such as salmon oil, some token mixed berries, green peas and other veggies, and decent selections of natural preservatives and antioxidant.

Nood Dog Food Review

For a supermarket brand Nood dog food is pretty good, especially considering the affordability. Why not mix it up with some fresh meats, organs, and eggs from the adjoining aisles?

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Nood dog food review summary

Nood dog food still holds it’s own amongst supermarket brands, even with the slightly diminished Nood version 2. Compared to some of the rubbish we find on the supermarket shelves this makes Nood one of the best supermarket dog foods you can buy.

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Consumer feedback has been pretty good with no major issues (read consumer comments below). If Coles is your regular haunt then Nood dog food is worth trying.

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Nood Ingredients

The ingredients of Nood dog food (as of January 2021) are as follows:

Chicken, Poultry meal, Rice, Tapioca, Chicken fat, Digested animal protein (Poultry liver and Fish), Sweet potato, Salmon oil, Vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Nicotinic acid, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12), Minerals (Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium), Salt, Dicalcium phosphate, Choline Chloride, Mixed berries (Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Mulberry), Green pea, Potassium chloride, Taurine, Methionine, Pumpkin, Carrot, Probiotic (Bacillus subtilis), Spinach, Natural mixed tocopherols.

Nood Guaranteed Analysis

The guaranteed analysis of Nood dog food (as of January 2021) is as follows:

Protein(min) 26%
Fat(min) 12%
Crude Fibre(max) 4.6%
Carbohydrates *Estimated 44%
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.
7.8 Total Score
Decent supermarket brand

  • Decent ingredients throughout
  • Affordable

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Ed Jackson
1 year ago

I was using Nood for about 4 months after problems with other grain free foods for my Boston and Frenchy. Everything was fine until about a month ago. Nood now gives both dogs very loose stools and I have had to change to a different product.
I didn’t realise the manufacturing had changed to Thailand (i had not read the packaging since my early purchase which said made in US) but should have realised as the smell was different.
Unfortunately I would not recommend the current Nood (Thailand made) kibble in either flavouring..

1 year ago
Reply to  Ed Jackson

Not only that but they changed the ingredients as well.

6 months ago
Reply to  Ed Jackson

I’ve been feeding my large breed pup (5 months old) this food and he’s having diarrhea also. I didn’t know about the change in manufacturing and ingredients. Good to know. So what did you find that your dog could eat? There are so many choices. Thanks.

David Sumner
1 year ago

Nood dog food is made in Thailand, buy Australian dog food like Farmers Market instead.

Andrew Whincup
1 year ago

My cat spewed both times I fed him this.

Jevan Cashmore
7 months ago

My cat won’t touch Nood cat biscuits! That’s something this review seem to have missed – sure the ingredients are okay – but as others have mentioned pets HATE nood!

7 months ago
Reply to  Jevan Cashmore

That’s not what reviews on this site or any site including dog food advisor are about. These reviews are based on ingredients only, to show the consumer if a food is worth it’s cost or not.

Since no food is perfect for every dog or cat, even buying the best rated food, doesn’t mean anything, if your pet hates it or reacts to it.

I typically know what you mean by the basis of reviews, but this is more of an overview of ingredients than reviews. I kinda think in a way he could rename himself haha. Most of these foods he doesn’t actually even try.

I’ve seen a few Noods in trolley’s and it isn’t full on the shelves here, so people are buying it.

Honestly the only food I want on the shelves is Open Paddock. I think their having stock driver issues. Because the food came out last month and only a handful of stores have it.

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