When I first reviewed Stay Loyal dog food back in 2015 I thought it was one of the best in terms of ingredients, and Australian as well. That’s still the case today.
Since then feedback from dog owners has remained excellent, so as a brand it has definitely stood the test of time. Many Australians have fed Stay Loyal to their dogs for years now, which is testament to both the quality and the company as a whole.
I also note at the time of revising this review, Stay Loyal has been around for over a decade, and I don’t think I’ve had any bad feedback whatsoever. That’s fantastic!
Stay Loyal dog food review
What the marketing says
Stay Loyal are proud to be Australian Owned, Grown, and Made. They state their dog foods are meat-based, with no grains, boosting energy and muscle tone with up to 32% protein.
Robert and David, the owners of Stay Loyal, have shown to be extremely dedicated and put in a great deal of effort to both their products and the relationship with their customers.
Stay Loyal offer a range of formulas, including a large breed puppy formula, and treats to promote natural joint health.
An interesting point worth drawing attention to is the Stay Loyal feeding guidelines, particularly how they recommend supplementing with raw meaty bones – something I completely agree with – and also a fast day. Research suggests this may lower cholesterol in dogs.
What the labelling really says
For the purpose of the Stay Loyal dog food review we’ll take an in-depth look at the ingredients of the Chicken, Lamb, and Fish formula…
Firstly, the formula boasts a very respectable 32% (min) protein and 18% (min) fat, which makes it much lower in carbohydrates compared to the majority of dog foods available. I estimate around 32% carbs, possibly less, which is very good.
The main ingredients are the top two, a combination of chicken meal and lamb meal, followed by chicken fat to make up the majority of the food. This ensures your dog is getting easily digestible protein from meat, not cheaper alternatives like peas which you find in competitor brands. True to what the marketing states, this will boost the energy level of your dog and help them build and retain muscle mass. Meat proteins are vital for a dog.
Further down the ingredients we find fish meal and marine fish oil as a rich source of omega-3 to support your dog’s well being, immunity, skin, and coat.
After chicken fat we find a combination of potato, tapioca, peas and beans, all used in a nice moderation. The food is rounded off with fruits, veggies, and turmeric which has shown to have a number of excellent health benefits and a known anti-carcinogenic.
It’s nice to see Stay Loyal dog food is preserved naturally rather than using cheap chemicals like you find in many supermarket foods (simply listed as ambiguous “antioxidants” or “preservatives”). It really is a nice, well-rounded formula, and grain free to boot.
If you’re not convinced already, the ingredients are all Australian grown produce.
This is a great dry dog food. Recommended!
If our Stay Loyal dog food review has helped, or if you feed this food, then make sure to leave a comment below!
Where to buy Stay Loyal dog food
Stay Loyal dog food is only available directly from their website. You can order a one off bag, or set up a regular delivery. If you’re worried about buying a big bag and finding your dog won’t eat it, they also offer samples.
Some insightful viewing
The following video by Robert from Stay Loyal covers some excellent points on what to look for in dry dog food in general, with the excellent and resounding quote – “The cost of cheap dog food is more than what you pay for the food – your dog will not be as healthy, and it will have a lesser quality of life”. This is very true, and feeding your dog a better diet will lead to a happier, healthier dog 👍
Stay Loyal ingredients
The ingredients of Stay Loyal dry dog food (as of March 2021) is as follows:
Chicken Meal, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potato, Tapioca, Peas, Beans, Natural Chicken Flavouring, Sugar Beet Pulp, Fish Meal, Marine Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Fruit and Vegetables (Apples, Broccoli, Blueberries, Carot, Kale, Spinach, Tomato) Turmeric, Rosemary, Inulin, Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin Supplements (A ,D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Biotin). Trace Mineral Supplements (Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium), Natural Antioxidants (Mixed Tocopherols and Rosemary Extract) Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Yucca, Taurine.
Stay Loyal guaranteed analysis
The guaranteed analysis of Stay Loyal dry dog food (as of March 2021) is as follows:
|Crude Fibre||(max) 3%|
|Carbohydrates *||Estimated 32%|
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5 stars under the old rating system, still just as good.
- Excellent meat content.
- Well rounded.
- No fillers, grain free.