Nutrience is a high-quality Canadian brand made in a highly certified facility. It sits up there with Orijen and Acana when it comes to reputation, and time has shown Canada to be an avid producer of quality pet foods.
In our Nutrience SubZero dog food review we’ll take a look at this kibble + freeze-dried dog food, but note this is only available in New Zealand at the moment and not in Australia.
Nutrience SubZero dog food review
What the marketing says
The website for Nutrience SubZero states they have a “No Bad Anything” policy, which means no rubbish grains or fillers which merely serve to cut production costs. No artificial preservatives, flavours, or colours, and no by-products either.
Nutrience SubZero dog food formulas are marketed as a “Canine ancestral diet which combines the convenience of kibble with the nutritional benefits of raw”.
Sounds great so far, so let’s take a look at the ingredients and find out what the real story is with this dog food.
What the ingredients really say
First off, Nutrience SubZero has a rather astounding minimum protein of 38% and fat content of 18%. That’s up there with the best, and what’s wonderful is the protein is almost all from whole prey ingredients – meat, fish, and organs.
The whole prey content is staggering, making SubZero very species-appropriate. Literally all the ingredients in this dog food are chosen for the health benefit to your dog rather than to make a profit, which is great to see but does come at a price many won’t be able to afford.
The kibble part of the food is the majority of the product, and is close in composition to Orijen – a range of meats, fish, organs, whole egg (a great complete amino acid ingredient), sweet potato and peas in moderation, plus a whole host of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and excellent selection of fish and coconut oil.
The freeze-dried pieces serve to enhance the dry food with a very beneficial nutrient boost (they call it nutriboost™). What we find here is a combination of more meat, pumpkin, liver, kelp, and green mussel as a fantastic inclusion for omega 3 and 6.
All four formulas in the range are fantastic – Fraser Valley for white meat, Prairie Red for red meats, Canadian Pacific as a fish formula (might be a good option for dogs suffering intolerances), and Northern Lakes as a combo of duck, lamb, and fish.
Apart from the cost, there’s really nothing bad to say about Nutrience SubZero dog food. As a dry food it’s up there with the best. If you want to go beyond (in both quality and price) then you’ll need to look at dog foods which are entirely freeze-dried, air-dried, or fresh.
Recommended. If it’s above your budget then feeding this alongside a cheaper dry dog food will still offer your dog a boost.
We hope our Nutrience SubZero dog food review has proven useful, even if it’s not available in Australia as yet.
Where to buy Nutrience SubZero dog food
Ingredients of Nutrience SubZero
Ingredients of Nutrience SubZero dog food (Fraser Valley):
Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, salmon, chicken liver, chicken heart, turkey liver, turkey heart, herring, cod, cod liver, peas, red lentils, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potatoes, chickpeas, whole eggs, natural chicken flavor, sun-cured alfalfa meal, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried pumpkin, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried green mussels, freeze-dried cod liver, freeze-dried kelp, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-lysine, DL-methionine, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, thyme extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, taurine, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
Guaranteed analysis of Nutrience SubZero
Guaranteed analysis of Nutrience SubZero dog food (Fraser Valley) :
|Crude Fibre||(max) 3.5%|
|Carbohydrates *||Estimated 26%|
Nutrience SubZero dog food recalls
There are no known recalls at the current time.
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Crème de la crème of dry dog food - Canadian brand Nutrience SubZero is kibble plus a freeze dried nutrition boost.
- Fantastic ingredients throughout
- No fillers (no bad anything in fact)
- Freeze-dried adds nutrition above and beyond a regular kibble