SavourLife Dog Food Review

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SavourLife Dog Food Review
8 Total Score
  • Donations to pet rescue
  • Chicken meal as the first ingredient
WebsiteSavourLife
Available fromPet Circle My Pet Warehouse

SavourLife started off with a range of natural before releasing a range of grain & gluten free dry dog and cat foods. They’re one of the few companies who give back, donating 50% of their profits to pet rescue associations. That’s fantastic to hear, but is the food any good? Read our SavourLife dog food review to find out!

What the marketing says

The SavourLife moto is “Dog Food that Makes a Difference”. What they mean by that is 50% of their profits are donated to dog rescue organisations Australia-wide. On their website they list those organisations by state.

As for the SavourLife products themselves, they state they’re gluten & grain free, natural, holistic, Australian-made, with natural superfood inclusions. But are they any good? Well, yes, they are. Let’s take a look from an ingredients and analysis standpoint…

What the labelling really says

For this review we’ll focus on the SavourLife Chicken (Gluten & Grain Free) formula, with a total of 4 recipes in the range available in 2.5 and 10kg bags.

The first ingredient is chicken meal, a dense form of chicken meat with water removed. There’s 53% chicken in the food which is excellent in comparison to other brands, and unusual in Australia for a kibble. Other formulas such as Kangaroo has 57% meat.

SavourLife Dog Food Review

The second ingredient is peas, which have become more and more common in grain free foods as a source of protein and fibre. We should note peas will contribute to the 28% protein in the food, but that’s not an issue as most supermarket brands are around 22% protein. It’s not advised to feed peas in excess so it’s worth rotating this food with another brand without peas (we always recommend rotating foods if possible).

Carbohydrates are provided as tapioca and potato. These are common ingredients in grain free foods, but an arguably better inclusion would’ve been sweet potato – more nutritious and lower GI. We find sweet potato further down the ingredients but this won’t be the same quantity as the tapioca and potato. I estimate around 36% carbs in the food which is really good, especially as too much carbs are damaging to a dog.

The next ingredient is Poultry oil which isn’t a common ingredient, but it’s a liquid form of poultry fat. Dogs digest animal fats very efficiently and are a source of energy.

We find natural flavourings as the 6th ingredient. Ambiguous ingredients are far too common on pet foods (and surprisingly allowed by Aussie regulations). It’s a way of concealing the true nature of an ingredient which is likely unappealing, and in this case its likely animal digest.

There’s a range of nice inclusions in the food, including linseed (flaxseed) as a great source of omega fatty acids for skin, coat, and health. We find select fruits and veggies as well, each with nutritional merit. Rosemary extract is included as a natural preservative.

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SavourLife dog food review summary

All in all it’s a really good food, with the benefit of aiding dog rescue as well! It’s much lower in carbohydrates than many foods, and higher in protein and fat. This is great to see, and given the ingredients are all pretty good it makes SavourLife a good choice. Give it a go!

SavourLife Ingredients

SavourLife ingredients as of January 2021:

Chicken Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Potato, Poultry Oil, Natural Flavouring, Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Linseed, Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids, Tomato Pomace, Sweet Potato, Yucca, Kelp, Carrot, Broccoli, Blueberries, Chicory Root, Glucosamine, Salt, Natural Antioxidants (Mixed Tocopherols), Green Tea, Rosemary extracts.

SavourLife Guaranteed Analysis

SavourLife guaranteed analysis as of January 2021:

Protein(min) 28%
Fat(min) 18%
Crude Fibre(max) 5%
Carbohydrates *Estimated 36%
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.
8 Total Score
Really good food, and every bag includes a donation to Pet Rescue!

PROS
  • Donations to pet rescue
  • Chicken meal as the first ingredient
CONS
  • Peas are very prominent, and tapioca and potato aren't the best source of carbs