Petzyo Dog Food Review
- Very well balanced.
- Raw patties are excellent.
Petzyo is a very cool Australian deliver-to-your-door pet food company. They’ve been around a few years now and have established a loyal following with a lot of great feedback.
For our Petzyo dog food review we’ll focus on the Chicken & Turkey dry food formula, but keep in mind they also offer an excellent range of raw dog food, treats, and a couple of other dry formulas. I’ll skirt over the raw dog food as well as it’s well worth mentioning.
Petzyo dog food review – Chicken & Turkey
What the marketing says
I love the fresh approach Petzyo use with their marketing. There’s no nonsense on the bag, it simply says “Petzyo – Kibble that counts”.
There’s a few claims such as “Australian Made & Owned”, “Sustainably-sourced”, as well as “Grain Free” and “100% natural”.
It’s nice they haven’t plastered the bag with pictures of gourmet chicken and fresh stem broccoli like you find on other Australian brands made mostly of cereal grains. Simplicity is best.
What the ingredients really say
The nice thing about the Petzyo dry food formulas is all the ingredients are decent inclusions. It’s preserved naturally with rosemary rather than ambiguous chemicals, and it’s great to see they use sustainable meats from Australian farms.
In the Chicken & Turkey formula we find the top two ingredients are what we’d expect – sustainable chicken and turkey. Both are lean meats rich in protein your dog can digest, so we’re off to a really good start with Petzyo.
Next we find a nice mix of non-meat ingredients, each with nutritional merit. It’s nice to see a mix rather than bulking up the food with something like corn (like you find in many other Australian brands).
They start with sweet potato as an excellent low-GI ingredient with a range of nutritional benefits. It’s a source of antioxidant beta-carotene which has shown to protect against cancer and heart disease, and it’s also a great source of fibre.
Peas and lentils are included which are great in moderation (again, with some other Australian brands we find most of the formula to be just peas). These will add vitamins and minerals to the mix, all of which are beneficial to your dog.
The mix is rounded off with a range of ingredients you’ll instantly recognise as nutritious – carrots, broccoli, tomato, spinach, kelp, blueberries, parsley, basil, oregano, and the wonderful anticarcinogenic spice turmeric.
For heart health, joint health, skin and coat, Petzyo have included not one but three omega-rich ingredients. These are chicken oil, flaxseed oil, and fish oil.
All in all I find the formula of Petzyo dry foods very balanced. The protein sits around 25% which is above average, and 11% fat is moderate. You’ll find some premium brands boast more protein (over 30%) but also come at a higher price, and there’s nothing stopping you really boosting nutrition with the Petzyo raw dog food which I’ll cover next.
Petzyo raw dog food / BARF patties
I’m a big fan of raw patties as a convenient way of offering your dog excellent unmolested nutrition. They come frozen, so all you need to do is take a patty out of the freezer in the morning for your dog’s evening meal.
All three formulas in the Petzyo BARF range are single protein, so great if your dog has a sensitivity to a specific meat. You’ll find a combination of raw meat, ground bone, and organs such as liver and kidney as the most nutrient-rich animal ingredients.
Like the Petzyo dry food formulas you’ll find a range of vegetables and fruits, and eggs as a complete-protein source.
You really get what you pay for, with so many quality inclusions in the patties. Cold-pressed flaxseed oil is great to see, as is yoghurt and chia seeds. It’s starting to sound like a fitness-junkie’s morning smoothie.
Dog’s are essentially carnivorous animals with a digestive system geared to digest raw meat, so if you’re in any way put off with raw feeding just keep in mind thousands of dogs these days thrive on raw foods.
The Petzyo raw dog food is well worth considering, and a mix of dry food and raw patties is a great way to feed a dog without cost spiralling out of control.
Where to buy Petzyo
Petzyo dry and raw food products are available directly from their website, delivered to your door. You can set up regularly deliveries and cancel any time.
BONUS! We’ve arranged with Petzyo a special 20% discount on your first order with this link!
Ingredient of Petzyo dog food (Chicken & Turkey with Superfood Extras):
Sustainable Chicken, Turkey, Sweet Potato, Peas, Lentils, Carrots, Broccoli & Broccoli Stem, Tomato, Spinach, Kelp, Blueberries, Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Turmeric, Chicken Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Vitamin and Minerals (Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B11, B12, D, E, K, Taurine, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline, Pantonthenic Acid, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Iodine and Cobalt).
The guaranteed analysis of Petzyo dog food (Chicken & Turkey with Superfood Extras):
|Crude Fibre||(max) 5%|
|Carbohydrates *||41% (as stated by Petzyo, 5% ash)|
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Petzyo offer very well balanced dog foods with a range of meat and vegetable ingredients, preserved naturally, and delivered to your door. A good choice.
- Very well balanced.
- Raw patties are excellent.