If you’re looking for a decent Australian Made & Owned dog food, then Vetalogica could be for you.
For the sake of the Vetalogica dog food review we’ll take a good look at the Hunter Valley Harvest formula which has a fantastic 38% protein (mostly from meat 🥩), and it’s grain free, biologically appropriate, with natural ingredients.
Vetalogica have been around for a while now as an independent dog food manufacturer. Consumer feedback has been really good and I’m not aware of any issues.
According to Vetalogica, they formulate their foods with one important consideration in mind – dogs are essentially carnivores. That’s great to hear as I view dogs more as carnivores than omnivores (take a look at your dog’s teeth and jaws, don’t they look like an omnivore to you!?).
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Vetalogica review (Hunter Valley Harvest)
There’s a few formulas in the range including one for puppies, but I picked Hunter Valley Harvest as a benchmark. They’re all on par, so you could pick one or rotate between them.
38% protein which is fantastic, especially as most of it comes from meat. It’s almost double the protein of most supermarket brands, yet so much better as those cheaper brands are often protein from grains or corn which isn’t as good for our dogs.
Fat is on the low side at 10%. I would prefer to see a little more, although for dogs suffering pancreatitis it would make Vetalogica a good choice.
The upside to high protein is low carbs, and carbs turn to sugars. I estimate 34% carbohydrates which is good for a dry dog food, and also good for your dog.
Meat should always be the most significant ingredient in a dog food, and in Vetalogica Hunter Valley Harvest we find the first four ingredients are meat!
It’s good to have a mix of meat proteins (the only reason you wouldn’t is if your dog has a sensitivity to a particular meat protein). In this food we find chicken, duck, tuna, and mackerel.
They’re all decent ingredients in their own right, and it’s good to see some fish in there too – rich in omegas for a glossy coat not to mention heart health.
Vetalogica claim on the packaging meat and fish ingredients amount to 65% of the product (inclusive of chicken fat further down the ingredients list) – that’s good, and it’s nice to see they’re open about it.
The next chunk of ingredients is a combination of sweet potato, chickpeas, green and red lentils.
These will amount to most of the remaining 35%. None are bad choices, and again it’s nice to see a mixture of ingredients instead of just meat and rice or meat and potatoes. It shows consideration, and provides a more rounded nutrient base.
Even the ingredients lower down the list show how well considered the food is. It’s nice to see the inclusion of eggs, flaxseed, quality fruits and vegetables, and coconut oil. It’s clear they haven’t skimped on any ingredients with cheaper substitutes.
The food has no grains, no nasty fillers, no chemical antioxidants or preservatives, and no pointless food colourings.
Vetalogica comes across as a really good, well-rounded, dry dog food.
Ingredients of Vetalogica dog food (Hunter Valley Harvest):
Chicken Meal, Duck Meal, Tuna Meal, Mackerel Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, Green Lentils, Red Lentils, Chicken Fat (Naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Eggs, Coconut Oil, Dried Blueberries, Kale, Dried Spinach, Tomato Pomace, Dried Pumpkin, Kelp, Chicory Root, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Sea Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Iodine, Sodium Selenite, Zinc Propionate), Turmeric Root, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a Natural preservative), Rosemary Extract.
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Vetalogica dog food has shown great consumer feedback over the years. It's one of the highest protein dry dog foods sold in Australia, from an Australian company.
- Lots of meat
- Excellent and varied ingredients all round
- Naturally preserved