Petzyo Dog Food Review

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Petzyo Dog Food Review
9 Total Score
  • 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).

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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!

Ingredients

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).

Guaranteed analysis

The guaranteed analysis of Petzyo dog food (Chicken & Turkey with Superfood Extras):

Protein(min) 27%
Fat(min) 11%
Crude Fibre(max) 5%
Carbohydrates *41% (as stated by Petzyo, 5% ash)
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.

We hope our Petzyo dog food review has been of use. If you feed Petzyo please offer personal feedback in the comments below. Thanks!

9 Total Score
Petzyo dog food review (dry + BARF)

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.

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  • Very well balanced.
  • Raw patties are excellent.

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Ricky P
2 months ago

Doesn’t suit Greyhound.

great company, good ingredients, flawless online experience. Sadly, dog is better off with Aldi natural elements range

Emily
2 months ago
Reply to  Ricky P

hey I’m about to get a whippet puppy and was looking at this brand for feed for him, can I ask what isn’t suitable for these breeds?

Neridah
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

thanks Alan, I will talk with them

3 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
4 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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