Performadog Dog Food Review

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Before delving into this high protein/high fat/low carb performance dog food, it’s worth noting the nutritionist behind the range is the same guy who originally formulated Meals for Mutts and later LifeWise. His long-standing research of canine nutrition and reputable history puts Performadog in good stead. It’s also worth noting the Performadog website contains a wealth of transparent information relating to pet food and pet food manufacture, which vastly differs from other retailer websites designed to promote (and mislead).

Performadog Dog Food Review

Let’s take a look at the grain free Turkey formula. It boasts 32% protein, 22% fat, and (by our estimates) a low 28.5% carbs, which is a really good start.

The first ingredient in the Turkey formula is what we should expect – turkey. This, combined with poultry oil (a source of unsaturated fats/fatty acids), and lamb will comprise the main constituents of the food. It’s not often we see such a good start to an ingredients list.

Next we have the remaining significant ingredients, a combination of peas, chickpeas, lentils, and sweep lupins. Each of these has nutritional merit, and it’s nice to see a balance of legumes instead of just “peas”.

Performadog Dog Food Review

The list of quality ingredients doesn’t stop there. Egg is included as an excellent (eggcellent?) complete protein source. Carrots, spinach, parsley, kelp… it all sounds very healthy. To top it off the food is preserved naturally, not chemically, with vitamin E and rosemary oil.

I find this food hard to fault. The ingredients and composition are well considered. It’s designed for performance dogs, but I see no reason why you wouldn’t feed this to a lazy dog – chances are the dog will become less lazy on this food.


Turkey, poultry oil, lamb, field peas, chickpeas, lentils, sweet lupins, egg, carrots, spinach, parsley, kelp, tapioca, 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.

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9 Total Score
Canine nutrition done right

  • High protein
  • High fat
  • Low carbs

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. Hands down Performadog is the best dog food we have ever used. I’ve done extensive research into a lot of different foods and Performadog comes out on top by a very long way. I have 4 dogs, 2 jack Russell and 2 Maremma’s. I remember getting to Maremma’s home as pups and within 5 minutes had them eating out of my hands. They just love it. Everyone who knows my dogs can’t believe how healthy and shiny there coats look. We use the ocean fish. Trust me once you start using Performadog you will never go back to any other kibble. You will see the results days of using this food. Your dogs will thank you. Been using this food for over 7 years and there is just no other option for us. Performadog all the way

  2. We are a Dog training business with one of our main services being our Board & Train program. We have anywhere from 5 – 10 dogs weekly all year.
    We help big dogs, little dogs and everything in between, not to mention all behavioural problems. Priding ourselves on setting industry standards, we needed help in finding the optimum food we provided to our clientele’s Dogs.
    They needed proper fueling but at different needs! We met with Performadog and we’re amazed at the professionalism and knowledge that was shared.
    We decided to give Performadog a go…
    What a difference in every Dogs performance and functionality!
    We noticed that the Dogs coats are now shining, Dogs that had skin allergies were now starting to go away!
    Many of the dogs are meeting our goals and standards a lot quicker and we believe it is because of the extra motivation we have found stemming from Performadogs amazing taste.
    So, with little effort on our part, really understanding what our Dogs nutrition needs are thanks to Performadogs help we are having great success!
    Thank you Performadog!!!

    Core Canine

  3. I’ve had my 2 year old shepherd on performadog since a pup and his growth and development has been phenomenal.
    His coat looks great, and has energy to burn. Grain free turkey mixed with their Purple boost powder is a winner if you want the best for your dog.
    Great Australian company.

  4. Love Performa Dog easy to feed to the fussiest eaters. Great for high working dogs down to loved family members. Our working gsd’s have great coats and all the energy they need if it’s detection work or strutting their stuff in the show ring

  5. Recommended by our breeder and our puppy does well on this.
    For the quality of ingredients and ease of ordering the price is incredible.

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