Vetalogica Naturals Dog Food Review

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Vetalogica Naturals Dog Food Review
WebsiteVetalogica Naturals
Country of originAustralia
Available fromPet Circle, My Pet Warehouse

The Vetalogica company began when two pharmacists realised many people were incorrectly offering their dogs human vitamins and supplements, which was a trend circa 2000. They formed a successful Australian company selling natural remedies, supplements, and treats for pets. Skip to 2017 and they released a dry food range for dogs and cats – Vetalogica Naturals.

Since then they’ve released the rather excellent Biologically Appropriate range which is a better (and slightly pricier) alternative to this range.

Vetalogica Naturals dog food review

For our Vetalogica Naturals dog food review we’ll take a look at the Australian Hormone-Free Chicken formula…

The first ingredient is chicken meal, a protein rich meat ingredient which is exactly what our dogs need. The chicken is farm raised and sourced locally. It’s good to see chicken as the first ingredient in a chicken formula, which very often isn’t the case if you scan the ingredients of the dog foods in the supermarkets. Meat and meat proteins are fundamental to our essentially carnivorous dogs.

Vetalogica Naturals Dog Food Review

Peas come second, an ingredient which has become prominent in recent years, especially in grain free foods. They’re an excellent way for a manufacturer to inflate the protein percentage in a food as a cheaper alternative to meat, but also to add fibre, vitamins, and minerals with an otherwise healthy ingredient. Many nutritionists believe peas shouldn’t be fed in excess, and a notable solution would be to rotate this food with another food without peas.

Potato starch (and also tapioca starch) acts as a binder to hold the kibble together. Chicken fat and “natural flavour” are common ingredients in a pet food, with the latter being ambiguous and completely meaningless to us. It’s likely animal or chicken digest, a fatty broth created from rendering animals (lets say chickens) in a vat.

We find some nice inclusions in the food, including blueberries and spinach, as well as flaxseed and fish oil as a source of omega fats for healthy joints, skin, and coat.

Overall the food is predominantly chicken meal and peas. It’s respectfully high in protein at 34%, with the majority of this from the chicken and the rest mostly from the peas. It’s lower than average in carbs (34%) which is a very good thing.

It’s a decent Australian food for a reasonable price. If price isn’t an issue then check out their Biologically Appropriate range.

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Ingredients of Vetalogica Naturals dog food

Chicken Meal, Peas, Potato Starch, Chicken Fat (Naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavour, Tapioca Starch, Ground Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Dried Blueberries, Dried Spinach, Tomato Pomace, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chickpea Flour, Dried Egg Product, Dried Pumpkin, 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), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a Natural preservative), Rosemary Extract.

8 Total Score

PROS
  • Lots of meat.
  • Lower carbs than most.
CONS
  • Significant peas and potato (so worth rotating with another food)

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Susan
Susan
4 years ago

This food is being launched in America 31st Ausgust 2017, Vetalogica should of brought out a Kangaroo formula, Americans are always looking for Kangaroo wet & dry brands especially when their dog has food inloterances, IBD, IBS, food allergies etc they can’t get kangaroo like we can… all the American kangaroo brand have Chickpeas & Lentils to up the protein % in teh formula, a few people dogs can’t eat the chickpeas & lentils when they have intestinal problems…

Joseph
Joseph
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan

Susan. If you go to the Vetalogica website, there is a Kangaroo formula. Funny I was looking for cat food reviews and they had it for them so I looked at the dog foods and there it was. I can not find either the cat or dog foods at the pet store sites so will get it from Vetalogica direct. Hope this helps.

Susan
Susan
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph

Hi yes I just found the kangaroo on their site, BUT Pet Circle doesn’t sell the Kangaroo formula..I only use Pet Circle now NO more My Pet Warehouse they use Australia Post for delivery & I’m sick of getting Patches & my cats food all smashed up & the box it comes in is all ripped & falling apart by the time I get it, I took a video the last time I got Patches 6 kg of TOTW….it took 6 days to come from QLD it went past Newcastle all the way down to Sydney western suburbs PO depo then all the way back up to Newcastle western suburbs PO depo then back to me on the coast, I got a bag of broken hot kibble cause we were having a heat wave, Pet Circle use Couriers the box doesn’t have 1 mark on it & comes within 2-3 days of ordering the food straight from Sydney…

Why does Vetalogica write “Wild” Kangaroo?? it must of been written by an American in California as our Wild Kangaroo’s are full Diseases, Parisites, Tape Worm etc we do not eat them, only the Americans write Wild Kangaroo on their kibble bags, our Australian made pet foods always just write Kangaroo…
It’s ashame Vetalogica use Potato “Starch” & Tapioca “Starch”… I wonder if Vetalogica have samples? I’m about to buy Meals For Mutts Lamb & Kangaroo cause the protein is lower & Vet sometimes real high protein diet are no good for some dogs, I like brands that make all their formula’s a bit diferent 1 formula might have more protein & fat then another formula has less protein, less fat, less fiber etc with this Vetalogica all the formula’s are all the same so it doesnt accomadate a wilder range of dogs with health problems its just for healthy adult dogs with no health problems it’s ashame.

Alan
Alan
3 years ago
Reply to  Susan

I feel your pain re: deliveries, having just opened a mangled mess of a package from petbarn. I’m still trying to understand the sort of knucklehead who puts loose cans of food inside a large box with more delicate items, and absolutely zero filling material. And that’s before it was passed on to the absolute worst of the worst courier companies. By the time it arrived I was the proud owner of a box that was beaten to hell both inside and out. Good work Petbarn! grr

Susan
Susan
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph

I just looked you can not get the Vetalogica Kangaroo at Pet Circle or My Pet Warehouse so the Vetalogica site is the only place you can get the Kangaroo I wonder why?? the Chicken, Lamb & Puppy Chicken formula is cheaper at $34.95 the Kangaroo & Salmon is $39.95,
I can’t wait for “Eartborn Holistic” Venture to come in 6months they have Pork Meal & Pumkin, Rabbit Meal & Butternut, Squid Meal & Chickpeas, Duck Meal & Pumkin about time we get some different meat proteins..

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