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
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.
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.
We hope our Woofin Good dog food review has been enlightening. If it has, please take the time to comment with any feedback. Have you fed Woofin Good? How have you found it? Let us know!
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.
The guaranteed analysis of Woofin Good dry dog food as of February 2021 is as follows:
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- Ingredients are good but telltale signs of budget ingredients