Providore Dog Food Review

WebsiteProvidore Pet Food
Available fromPet Circle My Pet Warehouse

If Petbarn (or City Farmers) is your pet store of choice, then you’re probably wondering how good Providore is (especially given the price tag $$$).

The food boasts a whopping 93% meat which is really good to see. It’s similar to the wonderful ZiwiPeak in many ways, but falls slightly short due to the peas and vegetable glycerin as the 3rd and 4th ingredients.

Keeping in trend with other New Zealand pet foods it contains green-lipped mussels which are a fantastic source of omegas, chondroitin, and glucosamine for joint health and overall well being (plus a glossy coat).

Providore Dog Food Review

Being air dried, the food will retain much more nutrients than any kibble baked at high temperatures. This makes for a very species-appropriate diet.

It’s complete with organs and bones, all rich in the right nutrients. Even the ingredients lower down the list are good – parsley, chicory, kelp, flaxseed, and fish oil. There’s lots of good about the food.

So is it expensive?

Providore Dog Food Review

Well, yes, especially if you have big hungry dogs. I know if I fed this consistently to my two Border Collies I’d be bankrupt by Christmas. This is the reason why these foods are often advertised as a complete diet or a topper. Simply adding this to a diet, or rotation, or even as a treat, will certainly boost the health of your dog. If you have a small dog, or a ferret for that matter, then this may well be a viable option.

Another way of looking at it – is this food really expensive, or are other brands really cheap because they’re made with stuff your dog doesn’t need?

It’s a good food. I don’t think it’s quite on par with rival ZiwiPeak, but it’s far better than most.

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Chicken, Chicken Liver, Peas, Vegetable Glycerine, Green Lipped Mussel, Fish Oil, Parsley, Chicory Extract, Vitamins & Minerals (Calcium, Choline, Iron, Zinc, E, Copper, Selenium, B1, B3, B5, Manganese, B2, Biotin, A, B12, B6, D3, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Kelp, Flaxseeds, Natural Antioxidants.

8.7 Total Score
A ZiwiPeak competitor

  • Rich in meat and liver
  • Decent ingredients throughout
  • Vegetable glycerin

  1. Bad! We had been feeding our puppy Ziwi Peak, and decided to try providore for an option. In the middle of the night our puppy was making regurgitating noises, this had not happened with Ziwi. I believe there is something artificial in providore which makes it easier to break up and more enticing to the dog. We returned the product and swapped for Ziwi. The old adage …. you get what you pay for!

  2. Hi,
    I was wondering if the vegetable glycerine is a good ingredient?

  3. I got a small 250gm bag of “Providore Chicken & Mackerel” to try, its very good quality, it breaks up very easy & I think Providore is better quality then Ziwi Peak, Ziwi Peak is hard carboard pieces, Providoes isn’t like Ziwi Peak

    Providore works out cheaper then Ziwi Peak, Providore – 250gm bag cost around $14, Ziwi Peak – 400gm bag cost around $32, so 2 x bags Providore – 250gms cost around $28, you’re getting 500gms, an extra 1gm so its cheaper, it stays fresher cause you have 2 locked sealed bags also Pet Barn give special offers, sends out emails with 15%-25% off pet foods & Pet Barn take off 15% when you buy another bag of Providore or any pet food…

    I give Providore 5 stars & if you have a fussy dog it will love Providore even if you use Providore as a topper so your dog eats, he’ll love it.

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