Woofin Good Dog Food Review

For our Woofin’ Good! dog food review we’ll take a look at the Chicken, Rice & Vegetables formula, but the ingredients are similar in Beef, Rice & Vegetable as well as the puppy formula.

I believe Woofin Good is made in Italy, and if that’s the case I can’t comment on Italian standards of pet food manufacture, and I can’t comment on whether the manufacture is reputable. Coles are the only retailer for the brand, so likely the importer as well. That makes this a home brand.

What the marketing says

According to the Coles website the “ingredients are carefully selected to give your dog the esstentials they need”. Apart from not being able to spell the word “essentials”, it’s not even a good marketing phrase. Our dogs deserve more than the essentials, don’t they? They deserve the best!!

A couple of statements which somewhat ring true are as follows:

  • Salmon oil with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and shiny coat
  • Made with added glucosamine and chondroitin to help maintain joint health

Let’s delve into the ingredients of Woofin Good dry dog food to find out what the marketing doesn’t say…

What the labelling really says

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We find the first ingredient to be poultry meal, but there’s no way of knowing what ratio this ingredient is compared to the next four. There’s a couple of possibilities here – either the top five are in relatively equal proportions, or the top two make up the bulk of the food. The second ingredient is rice (likely white rice), and will likely be in a similar proportion to the poultry. It’s possible the oats as the third ingredient are also a similar portion, making the bulk of the food one part meat to two parts grain.

Rice and oats are fine for a dog in moderation, but it needs to be considered we shouldn’t feed our dogs excessive grains, and it’s likely these make up the bulk of this food. To combat this it’s worth varying the diet or supplementing it with other foodstuffs. Carbs turn to sugars, especially in less energetic dogs, and we all know sugars are bad for health.

Vegetables are a combination of peas, tomatoes, and carrots, or some variation of those ingredients. Carrot tops? Who knows? That said, there’s nothing wrong with these ingredients and they have nutritional value.

In the previous section we noted salmon oil was mentioned in the marketing as a good source of omega 3 and 6 for skin and coat, but in the ingredients we find the much more controversial canola oil listed as the primary oil. Salmon oil is actually way down the list, guaranteed to be sub 1% of the product, possibly even less. Makes you wonder why they market it so prominently.

Woofin Good Dog Food Review

It’s nice to see glucosamine and chondriotin added, which should go some way into maintaining joint health. That’s a good thing given poor quality dog foods are likely the root cause of joint problems in dogs.

Vitamins and minerals aren’t listed specifically, so very likely a pack/powder form sourced from whichever country offers the cheapest price. Natural prebiotic sounds good, but there’s likely a reason it’s listed using an ambiguous term. They don’t tell you what it is, and if it was decent they would tell you.

Have you fed Woofin’ Good dog food? If so let us know what you think in the comments!

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Woofin Good dog food review summary

Overall the ingredients aren’t too bad, but there are telltale signs Woofin Good favours budget ingredients over expensive premium ingredients. This is also reflected in the price, and supermarkets such as Coles know their consumers will always opt for cheap over quality. That said, Woofin Good seems to be one of the better offerings on the Coles shelves.

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Ingredients

The ingredients of Woofin Good dry dog food as of February 2021 are as follows:

Poultry Meal, Rice, Oats, Beef Meal, Vegetables (Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots), Beet Pulp, Kelp Meal, Canola Oil, Fruit (Blueberries, cranberries), Salt, Vitamins and Minerals, Natural Antioxidant, Salmon Oil, Yucca Schidigera, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Natural Prebiotic, Peppermint, Rosemary.

Guaranteed analysis

The guaranteed analysis of Woofin Good dry dog food as of February 2021 is as follows:

Protein
Fat
Crude Fibre
Carbohydrates *
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.
6.6 Total Score
Woofin Good dog food is one of the better Coles brands

PROS
  • Ingredients are good but telltale signs of budget ingredients
CONS
  • Ambiguity

5 Comments
  1. I had used a can of Woofin Good dog food about 6 months ago for a dog I was sitting and found mould on the top. I was hesitant to use as I wouldn’t eat mould. I told the owner and they said they bought it from Coles and I thought it couldn’t be that bad, maybe a one off. Just now, I opened a tin for my boy and there was mould again. Needless to say I won’t be buying it again and it’s a shame because it’s hard to get a range of grain free brand varieties and flavours.

    • I actually find grain free to be the bane of my existence at the moment, it’s everywhere. I’m finding it hard to find any good grained recipes haha. To be honest Australia has way too many grain free dry foods, we need more grained dry foods.

      Dogs are just as prone to mould as we are, they can take on the bacteria from fresh raw food, but once it’s mould infested they can get just as sick as us. Don’t ever feed mouldy food.

      Try online pet food stores for more variety on cans. Pet Circle, Pet Warehouse, Budget Pets and Habitat Pet are my go to’s. Well except Warehouse as I had an issue with them and I’m boycotting haha.

      But upon looking at reviews during that time, it seems like I was the only one with this issue. There was this powder on the food, it got into my eyes and ruined my vision for a few months. It got better but never 100%. They didn’t really care and getting a refund was impossible, so I got PayPal to refund me and that worked. But yeah their treatment of me was appalling. So 100% boycotting.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) May 2, 2022 at 10:15 pm

      Hi Simone, that’s not good – mould can be harmful if fed to dogs. If you have a photo of the mould it would be worth adding it here, if you can.

  2. My dog eats exclusively from Coles as that’s where my food comes from. He gets Woofin Good, Nood or Applaws for variation and to try and cover all needs. Woofin good is his favourite followed by Applaws then Nood, don’t judge by what your dog likes. I like McDonalds but that doesn’t make it good for me. No adverse results from any of them. Supermarket food vs pet store? I wouldn’t by food for myself from the pet store. Pet stores sell plenty of over priced yet way lower rated brands then the 3 I buy at the supermarket for half the price at the very least. I think your Coles statement was both rude and not thought through, based on your research. PS Canola oil is one of the best for human consumption, haven’t checked for dogs?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) March 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

      It’s good to hear your feedback Dale, and it’s been good to see in recent years how Coles have begun to stock some better options. I’ll stand by my statement about “essentials” if that’s the one you’re referring to, and also stand by canola oil as more “controversial” than an alternative like salmon oil.

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