Petzyo Dog Food Review

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Petzyo Dog Food Review
8.7 Total Score
  • Decent selection of ingredients

Petzyo is a new Australian grain free food using sustainable kangaroo. It’s available to order from their website, and perhaps in months to come we’ll also find it available in retail outlets. They offer raw patties as well which are worth checking out.

The first ingredient is kangaroo meat, a decent locally sourced lean meat which is great for dogs. With this food being a single meat-protein with an absence of grains it should prove a good option for dogs suffering skin allergies or food intollerances.

Petzyo Dog Food Review

The second ingredient sweet potato will be prominent in the food, especially given kangaroo is high in moisture and will be reduced during the cooking process. This is one of the better carbohydate ingredients in a dog food, with potato and tapioca becoming much more common as a cheaper alternative. Sweet potato is lower GI than potato as an equivalent.

The next two ingredients are both pulses so I’ll treat them as one – peas and lentils. These have become common in grain free foods as a decent source of carbs, fibre, and protein, plus many essential vitamins and minerals. They’re also a cheaper source of protein than meat ingredients.

We find a range of decent fruit, vegetable, and herb inclusions. It’s niceties like this you won’t find in most cheaper supermarket foods. It’s also nice to see three types of oil included – chicken oil, flaxseed oil, and fish oil – which provide essential omegas and support joint health and well being.

The vitamins and minerals are included using a pack. It would be nice to see individual inclusions which is the case with Meals for Mutts grain free, and in comparison this food has slightly less protein and fat. It’s still a decent food though, and makes our best-rated list.

What makes Petzyo really stand out is their home delivery options. You can choose dry food, raw food (patties), or a mixture of both. They have plans to suit the weight and activity levels of your dog, with three options for the raw patties – Kangaroo, Chicken, and Beef.

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Notes from the Manufacturer

We are a 100% natural product which has some great inclusions like sweet potato, kelp, broccoli, blueberries, turmeric, flaxseed, fish oils etc so we feel like we are providing a very high quality dry food in line with our company mission.

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B11, B12, D, E, K, taurine, niacin, folic acid, biotin, choline, pantonthenic acid, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Minerals include iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, iodine and cobalt.

Ingredients

Sustainable Kangaroo, Sweet Potato, Peas, Lentils, Carrots, Brocolli & Broccoli Stem, Tomato, Spinach, Kelp, Blueberries, Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Turmeric, Chicken Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Vitamin and Minerals

8.7 Total Score
Decent mail order dog food

PROS
  • Decent selection of ingredients
CONS
  • Vitamin and mineral pack rather than hand picked inclusions

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Neridah
Neridah
3 years ago

peas are something I want to avoid – desperately want to avoid in fact. Are there any Australian made grain free biscuit options on the market that do not have peas in them?

Jacki
Jacki
3 years ago
Reply to  Neridah

A lot of grain free recipes will use peas in their formula, they’re a good source of fibre and they do add more protein to the mix. Do you want to avoid any ingredient like peas? I do know that Meals for Mutts Grain Free formulas in Salmon & Sardine as well as the Duck & Turkey do not have peas but they do contain lentils. I’m not sure about other Australian made foods but Ziwi Peak has no peas in their formulas, they’re not Australian but New Zealand but still they are an amazing food.

Neridah
Neridah
3 years ago
Reply to  Jacki

Hello Jacki, it gets more and more complex I believe. We love M4M and have all our dogs on it but we have recently produced a litter of puppies with half of them having deformities (anencephaly). Our Vet advised this is a form of NTD but all of our girls are all on Folate supplements. My research has opened up the possibility that some plant matter – including legumes, and peas are high in phytates which bind to zinc in the gut preventing it from being available. Zinc is another vital source in the prevention of NTDs in humans. NOTE: We have also had other dogs deliver healthy pups while being on M4M but they are a different breed. The ones producing the problem have been associated with zinc deficiency disorders. I am just wondering if we exacerbated the problem.

Jacki
Jacki
3 years ago
Reply to  Neridah

Neridah. That’s a tough problem and I’m sorry to hear about the puppies, hopefully you and your vet can figure out the underlying problem and take action so it doesn’t happen again. I’ll keep an eye open for any foods passing through the boutique that don’t have any legumes at all in them, but for now the only one I know of is Ziwi Peak. Good luck in getting everything figured out.

Edanna
Edanna
3 years ago
Reply to  Neridah

I’ve heard of that happening but with flaxseed I think, but a reviewer someplace else also mentioned problems with puppies and legumes, because of the phylates.

Alan
Alan
3 years ago
Reply to  Neridah

As of April 2018, Meals for Mutts are advising that they have removed peas from all of their formulas, so that’s one option.

Neridah
Neridah
3 years ago
Reply to  Alan

thanks Alan, I will talk with them

Clare Nesdale
2 years ago
Reply to  Neridah

I have been using “Healthy Everyday Pets” it contains no peas, no legumes and has great ingredients. I’m using Kangaroo and lamb at the moment for my two greyhounds, they get raw food too. The ingredients for Kangaroo and lamb are Grass Fed Lamb Meal, Kangaroo Meal, Beef Meal, Tapioca/Cassava, Beef Tallow (preserved with mixed tocopherals), Fish/Tuna Meal, Beef Broth, Alfalfa, Marine Fish Oil, Coconut Oil, Arrowroot, Whole Egg Powder, Yucca Shidigera, Kelp, Kale, Parsley, FOS, Hydrolysed Yeast, Turmeric, Glucosamine, Green Lipped Mussel, Vitamin Supplements (A, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, Choline, Biotin), Organic Trace Mineral Supplements (Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium), Natural Antioxidants (mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract) Vitamin E, Taurine, Vitamin C., Probiotics (Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis) and multi-strain enzyme blend. I buy mine via Pet Circle, good price and quick, free delivery for orders over $50

Edanna
Edanna
3 years ago

So you reviewed it then, I had hoped the mention of a new kibble would benefit Patch but from their Facebook page they only sell within Melbourne for now. Patch is seriously going downhill and from what I’ve been reading Susan has been trying everything, he’s back on homemade now and I hope he’s not too far gone to save.

Besides that it looks good for a kibble and if it were available outside of Melbourne, I’d give it a go after this MfM I mean why not? If it doesn’t work I have a friend who can always use good quality kibble. She’s brought the MfM grain free cost her like $160 with postage and so far so good, Axel’s 200% healthier and that’s what I like to hear.

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