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Petzyo Dog Food Review: Salmon Kibble | BARF Raw Patties

We first discovered Petzyo dog food 4 years ago, shortly after the company launched their unique custom order deliver-to-your-door service. At the time they offered a grain-free Kangaroo kibble variety plus a selection of BARF raw patties but fresh food deliveries were limited to the Melbourne metro area.

The brand quickly captured the zeitgeist of Australian pet parents who are increasingly moving away from big brands sold in retail stores and supermarkets, placing their trust in a 100% Australian made and owned company that only uses the highest-quality ingredients sourced ethically.

With thousands of pet parents across the country regularly ordering their food from Petzyo, their customer satisfaction rating is an impressive 4.95 out of 5, nearly a perfect score!

Our dogs loved trialling the Kangaroo & Sweet Potato "Kibble That Counts" formula back in 2018 so we were more than happy to see how this company had evolved and recently put to the test the Petzyo Salmon & Oceanfish variety and sampled their BARF Raw Patties.

What is in the Petzyo Grain-Free Salmon & Ocean Fish Dog Food?

Petzyo dog food is made based on the number of orders received because they believe that fresh really is best!

Once your dry food has been manufactured, an unopened bag will last a long time with approximately a 2-year shelf life.

The key ingredients are Salmon, Ocean Fish and Green-lipped Mussels, packed with Omega fatty acids for optimum immune support and decreased inflammation. Mussels are also a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin for added joint health and with both our dogs turning 9 this year, we're paying more attention to how they're moving generally.

The full list of ingredients includes: Peas, Lentils, Sweet Potato, Sunflower Oil, Tomato, Basil, Spinach, Broccoli, Carrot, Rosemary, Oregano, Parsley, Salt, Flax Seed Oil, Kelp, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Yucca Extract, Green Tea and a long list of vitamins and minerals.

The Nutritional Analysis for this variety is:

Protein 26%, 
Fat 12%, Fibre 4%, Moisture 9%, Carbohydrates 49% delivering a Metabolic Energy (per 100g) of 360Kcal.

We used to feed a much higher protein content when our Mals were teenagers but this level is now more than sufficient to provide their daily energy requirements.

Of course, the Petzyo crew understands it's hard to know whether your dog will like a new recipe so they made it easy: they can send you a sample of the Kibble That Counts (approx. 100 grams) with 3 flavours to choose from. You only need to cover the delivery fee ($2 per flavour) but the samples are free.

All three kibble varieties are available in two bag sizes (8kg or 16kg). The Petzyo algorithm pops up for each recipe and will tailor your order size and frequency based on your dog’s age, weight and activity level.

For our 30kg Malinois Porthos, we would need to reorder every 14 days for an active lifestyle or every 17 days for a more relaxed dog. With the rain keeping everyone inside for most of February, physical activity hasn't been at the top of our agenda!

For our dog, we would feed between 300-400 grams daily (between 2 & 1/4 cup and 2 & 1/2 cup) but like us, you may consider feeding kibble as part of a mixed plan (with some raw patties for variety - more on this later!).

The kibble size for the Salmon & Ocean Fish with Green Lipped Mussels (with a diameter of 14-16mm and 4-6mm thick) is slightly bigger than the Kangaroo variety we trialled in the past.

At first, it looks small (for a medium size dog) but talking to the Petzyos team of experts - a canine nutritionist and a vet - they made them this size for a reason; to provide dogs with the 'best crunching' experience. 

What is in the Petzyo Raw Royalty BARF Raw Patties?

Got Beef BARF Raw Patties come in a pack of 12 pre-portioned patties (225g each)

A prior version of the Petzyo frozen raw meat patties existed in 2018 but with being in Sydney and the company in Melbourne, this option wasn’t available for us to trial at the time so we (the dogs) were very excited to finally sample these!

With the boom in customer demand and improvements in refrigerated deliveries, this is no longer an issue and both our dry and raw dog food deliveries turned up one day apart, 
despite being shipped separately.

For their entire range, Petzyo's raw dog food only uses human-grade raw meat of beef and chicken, and their kangaroo is ethically harvestedSingle-protein recipes are perfect for elimination diets, dogs with allergies or food intolerances, and those picky eaters.

Each Petzyo raw recipe offers a natural and balanced diet consisting of raw meat combined with bones and fresh organs, whole foods (eggs, flaxseed, herbs and oils), fruit & vegetables, 
superfoods and spices with no preservatives

Superfoods are included such as cold-pressed flaxseed oil, turmeric, chia seeds, rosemary and coconut. All ingredients are prepared in a process that maximises nutritional uptake. 

We received BARF Raw Patties (2 x 2.7kg packs, each with 12 patties of each variety) which is the minimum order size:

Chick Magnet raw dog food is an excellent source of lean muscle, energy, Omega-6 fatty acids, and amino acids. Chicken is a lean meat that provides flavour without excess calories. Poultry also helps your dog maintain a healthy, shiny coat, strong muscles, bones, and joints.

Got Beef raw recipe supports your dog's heart health, muscle health, skin and coat health. Beef is also a naturally rich source of Zinc, Iron, Selenium, and B Vitamins. It also makes your dog feel full and satisfied for better weight management.

All Petzyo raw dog food recipes are nutritionally balanced and complete.

Porthos to the postman: "You rang, Sir?"
's premade raw 
patties remain frozen from the time they leave their kitchen to when it arrives at your door but I'm convinced our dogs could smell them before we started unboxing!

The frozen patties will keep in a deep chest freezer for months but always remember to take one out to move to the fridge 24-36 hours prior to feeding! A standard 2-week delivery would easily fit in your normal freezer.

Feeding these freshly frozen raw dog food patties, your dog is receiving a BARF diet that is approved by a veterinary nutritionist and exceeds PFIAA and AAFCO requirements.

What are the benefits of a BARF diet?

Frozen raw dog food provides dogs with micronutrients not found in cooked dog foods. A BARF raw dog food diet maintains nutrients such as B vitamins, Vitamin E, Potassium, and Magnesium which are often lost or degraded in foods heated beyond 48-degrees. BARF dog foods are also low in saturated fats and high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Additionally, Petzyo's premade raw dog food contains yoghurt with prebiotics and probiotics for a healthy gut microbiome.

This raw food includes a balanced level of ground bones and organ meat, which are a nutrient-dense source of vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein and fat. 

Chick Magnet BARF Raw Patties (2 x 225g) close-up

These elements help support your dog's holistic wellbeing from their skeletal health to their brain, muscles, organs, skin, and coat.

How safe is the Petzyo raw dog food?

Petzyo's manufacturing facility is fully HACCP accredited. The company have designed and tested for nutritional compliance and eliminate potential hygiene or food safety issues throughout their manufacturing processes.

Their raw food is essentially human-grade ingredients, vacuum sealed and prepared in a refrigerated environment, and frozen immediately after packaging.

Furthermore, they also send their products to be independently tested post-manufacture to ensure the nutrient profile is as stated. They will never compromise on quality or safety.

Our Petzyo unboxing and tasting experience

Cats love boxes and Arya is no exception! Why not reuse yours and upcycle to a trendy cat hide-out?

We don’t even remember what the previous box looked like 4 years ago but this time round, bright, bold and colourful, our deliveries were certainly impossible to miss! Of course, your dog won’t care what their food comes in but our cat definitely conducted her routine quality assurance inspection on all the boxes...

Aramis: 2pm, is it dinner time yet?
Back in 2018 our dogs hardly ever ate raw dog food so this has been a major shift in the last 2-3 years and we now happily serve this option several times a week, sometimes mixing with dry food as part of the same meal.

Having trialled a number of raw food options, the Petzyo difference (everything is clearly labelled) and the quality is evident throughout the range. The meat was never smelly and you clearly see vegetables, herbs and bones in your raw patty mix. 

Petzyo premade raw dog food patties are easy to handle, store, and portion (pre-perforated) and this made meal time extremely easy!

On a final note, another big change since 2018 is that the company has hugely diversified now also stocking a comprehensive range of dog treats and essentials from major brands across all product categories. Stay tuned for some exciting news for our kitty friends soon. 

So, if you need something in addition to your dog food order, Petzyo has become a convenient one-stop-shop for all your needs, saving on shipping costs and time running around stores!

Customer loyalty is important to Petzyo and they also introduced their own Paws Rewards program which you can access after signing up for your first order.

Price & Where to Buy from:

The entire Petzyo dry and raw food range is available directly from their website as a one-off order or a regular plan from to be delivered to your door. 

RRP: $75.00 (8kg) or $144.00 (16kg) for Salmon & Oceanfish variety; $84.00 (min. order of 5.4kg or 2 packs of 12 raw patties each).
Use the unique code DOGLOVER to save 20% on the entire range.

Disclaimer: we received an 8k bag of Salmon & Ocean Fish “Kibble that counts” and packs of Got Beef + Chick Magnet raw patties in order to complete our review.

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