|Country of origin||Australia|
If you want to feed your dog a really high quality dog food, would like the food to be “raw”, but with the convenience of kibble, then Healthy Active Pet might be for you.
The trade off for a high quality food is always a high price, so you need to keep that in mind. You can feed a dog food like this as part of the diet which should really boost your dog’s health, so in that sense it might be worth a try.
Let’s take a look – is Healthy Active Pet a good dog food?
Healthy Active Pet review
What the marketing says
Healthy Active Pet is the creation of Rhian Allen, an author of healthcare books for Mums and the founder of The Healthy Mummy – a leading website in healthy motherhood with a huge following. She’s quite an entrepreneur, and given her strong focus on health you can expect this dog food to be top notch.
Rhian started the brand having realised the following, which I’m sure you’ll identify with if you know anything at all about kibble and how bad it can be for our dogs:
I couldn’t believe, like so many people do, that I was feeding my pets a diet that was causing them to be ill and DECREASING their health and longevity – all thanks to the big pet food industry.
Rhian’s own dogs were suffering on kibble, in the same way many Australian dogs suffer on poor quality kibbles. Many of them suffering silently.
You’ll see on the Healthy Active Pet website this dog food is human grade, low calorie, high protein, and jammed with nutrition.
You’ll also note none of the foods contain chicken or beef, and the reason being Rhian’s dogs were suffering chicken sensitivities. Most dog foods contain chicken, sometimes only listed as “animal fat” on the label. This makes Healthy Active Pet a very good hypoallergenic choice if your dog has any signs of itchy skin, yeasty ears, or digestive upset.
What the ingredients really say
Healthy Active Pet dog food is a combination of air-dried and freeze-dried raw, with options for complete and balanced raw (which covers all your dog’s nutritional needs) and freeze-dried treats which are great for training AND health.
The benefits of dried food over processed kibble is the nutrition remains intact. Kibble is cooked multiple times at high temperatures, and given cooking destroys nutrients they’re often dusted with vitamins and minerals after cooking. It’s far better for your dog to have a food such as Healthy Active Pet where the nutrients are unharmed – that’s the benefit of “dried raw”.
The ingredients are as good as you would expect, with the majority being turkey breast, duck gizzards, sardines, and duck liver. We find some sweet potato, pumpkins, and zucchini as well, which is where this food differs from purer whole-prey BARF patties, but dogs do benefit from these healthy additions.
It’s great to see a combination of meat and fish, as the oil, calcium, and omega fatty acids from sardines offer many health benefits for your dog. The inclusion of duck liver will also offer your dog valuable health benefits.
The good stuff doesn’t end there, as even the smaller inclusions round off the food very nicely – wheatgerm oil, organic turmeric powder, organic wheatgrass powder, and organic kelp powder. If you’re a health nut you’ll already know the benefits of these ingredients – cancer fighting, immune system boosting, digestive aids, and detoxification!
When you consider the price of a 900g bag it may seem pricy, but keep in mind being a dried food it’s equivalent to much more once rehydrated – around 3.6kg of nutrition.
If you feed this to your dog, one thing you can be sure of is their diet will be far better than yours!
Where to buy
Healthy Active Pet dog food is available to buy directly from their website here.
Ingredients of Healthy Active Pet dog food (Complete Meal for Dogs Turkey & Sardine):
Turkey breast, duck gizzards, sardines, duck liver, sweet potato, pumpkin, zucchini, strawberries, calcium, wheatgerm oil, organic turmeric powder, organic wheatgrass powder, organic kelp powder
Guaranteed analysis of Healthy Active Pet dog food (Complete Meal for Dogs Turkey & Sardine):
|Protein||15.8% rehydrated / 67.5% dry matter|
|Fat||2.9% rehydrated / 12.6% dry matter|
|Crude Fibre||0.53% rehydrated / 2.4% dry matter|
|Carbohydrates *||2.5% rehydrated / 11% dry matter * listed on label|
A very high quality human grade raw dog food. Without chicken or beef this was make a good option for those looking for a hypoallergenic dog food for their itchy scratchy dog. The downside is it’s expensive, but you get what you pay for and keep in mind a 900g bag equates to 3.6kg of fresh unprocessed food.
- Very high quality nutrition
- Human grade