I was familiar with VIP Pet Foods from their fresh, chilled pet foods. They have established themselves as a market leader of fresh pet food in Australia. So it makes sense that they take on the dry kibble market as well.
VIP Natures Goodness Grain Free Dog Kibble
My dog was recently suffering from a recurring rash and an upset stomach, so my Veterinarian suggested that I move my dog onto a grain free diet to see if a grain sensitivity was causing the problems. I was surprised to see that VIP Pet Foods offered a grain-free alternative in my local supermarket, as opposed to having to go to a specialty pet store for the food.
In my case convenience was in order, so I decided to try the Wild Game with Sweet Potato variety. Having meat as the first ingredient is always a positive, and I also liked that all of the other ingredients were natural as well.
Ingredients and Nutritional Information
According to the VIP Pet Foods website:
Natures Goodness grainfree provides your dog with a holistic balanced formulation, is free from grains and fillers, high in protein, has no artificial (flavours, colours or preservatives), and is made from a real meat recipe that is naturally good for your dog.
Natures goodness grainfree is the only non grain dry dog food product on the supermarket shelf.
I was pleased with how the kibbles looked. They were dense and moist, unlike many of the other dry dog foods available in the supermarket.
- Natures Goodness Dry Kibble
And I am pleased to say the food also passed the taste test. Although with a cocker spaniel X labrador, my dog does not have an overly discerning palate. I am also pleased to report that her skin condition has improved. I am not convinced that it was a grain allergy, but my Vet advised me dogs don't require grain as part of their diet so I don't see the point in paying for inferior food that is full of fillers.
My dog enjoys the food and I like that the product is locally made in Australia.
The dry kibble is available in 1.25 and 3kg bags and also comes in a Chicken with Duck and Garden Vegetables variety. Chilled, fresh rolls are also available in the grainfree range.