HiLife offers a solid selection of different dog foods variations to best suit you and your pet. Since HiLife only specialise in dog food you would assume their quality of food would be better but we will have to see ourselves.
Today, in our review we will cover a few of the top choices when it comes to HiLife Pet food options. Our review is made up of our own usage and other dog owners who have been using the dog food for a longer time.
This way we can see the more long-term effects and a more balanced review to see the dog food on a broader level. Our review will be made up of this knowledge.
Hi Life Dog Food Review
Value Box (comes in different sizes and variations)
Probably their most popular offering and arguably their best is their value box. This value box comes in a selection of different food offerings. The first option is beef, cheese and fresh vegetables, the second is lamb, chicken and fresh vegetables and the third selection is turkey, chicken and fresh vegetables. These packs come in different sizes of 6kg, 8kg and 12kg variations as well for more quantity and better value the bigger the size you go for unsurprisingly.
First of all, the food is nicely moist unlike a lot of dry dog food on the market. I think that dogs prefer this to completely dry dog food which is an important distinction to make. This makes the food easier to chew and break down even for small dog breeds. Also, the pieces themselves are quite small too which, again, makes for digestion and chewing the food much easier especially for smaller dogs.
This dog food has a good amount of meat content and along with ground whole wheat and a small portion of fresh vegetables for nutritional benefits.
As for dogs they really seem to lap this food up and, based on reports, even dogs that are fussy eaters enjoy this food without any problems which is a massive selling point.
The quality of the food is good and while not the best out there it is easily worth much more than the price that they are available for. On that note, this food is really well priced and of great value considering the quality and quantity of food you get for the price.
As for the different selection of food, the main difference between the food choice here is the meat. Undoubtedly, the chicken and turkey are a little lower in the fat content when compared with the beef but keep in mind that there isn’t too much of a notable difference.
I know some people don’t want to hear this, but at the end of the day it comes with being a dog owner so I can’t just omit it; this food ensures dogs have firm and normal poo. There is no running stuff or anything worse. Because the food isn’t quite wet or dry and has a nice balance moisture and ingredients means that digestion is ideal for your dog which is exactly what I like to see.
Speaking of ingredients, let’s take a closer look at the composition of each of the recipes.
The beef, cheese, and fresh vegetables contains 24% beef meal, 4% chicken, 1.1% vegetables, wholegrain wheat, wheat bran, sugar, vegetable glycerine, poultry fat, meat stock, salt, minerals, 0.1% cheese powder, 0.05% chicory extract, and 0.05% yeast extract. Amongst the nutritional additives, you can find vitamins A, D3, and E, as well as the usual minerals such as zinc and manganese.
The lamb, chicken and fresh vegetables contains 24% meat meals (4% of which is lamb), 4% chicken, 1.1% fresh garden vegetables, and the rest of the ingredients are more of the same as the other flavour.
As for the turkey, chicken, and fresh vegetables, you can find that 24% of it is meat meals, 4% of which is turkey and 0.5% is bacon, etc.
All of the flavours have 20% protein, 7.5% fat content, 3% crude fibre, 9.5% crude ash, 18% moisture, 2% calcium, 1.7% phosphorus, and 1.5% omega 6 fatty acids.
As long as your dog isn’t allergic to any grain, wholegrain wheat is a good addition to your dog’s diet because it contains B vitamins, iron, magnesium, selenium, carbohydrates for energy, and fibre which aids digestion.
Wheat bran is the outer shell of a grain and is rich in fibre, which helps with weight management, healthy stool, as well as colon health.
Vegetable glycerine is a sweet liquid that comes from vegetable fats and is added to a lot of dog food because it offers health benefits such as relief from constipation, improved hydration, better physical performance, and healthy skin.
Poultry fat is an energy source and boosts healthy skin and fur, while also enhancing the aroma of the dog food. It even adds a nice sheen and seals dry kibble, increasing its shelf life without the need for any unhealthy preservatives.
Meat stock is good for a healthy gut, digestion, hydration, skin and coat, appetite, and joint rejuvenation.
Cheese powder is a rich source of calcium and phosphorus with decent levels of sodium and potassium
Chicory extract is a natural and effective prebiotic that helps maintain healthy bacteria in the gut which can reduce the risk of certain diseases and even improve the immune system. It can contain up to 20% inulin, which is similar to starch. The benefit of that is that it is a source of soluble fibre, absorbing water during digestion and ensuring that stool is consistent and moist just as it should be. So, it helps with smooth digestion and passage of stool.
Yeast extract is a high-quality source of essential protein and amino acids that help support muscle mass and contains B vitamins. These vitamins aid in the conversion of nutrients into energy for your dog.
A final thing worth mentioning about this food is the smell. The smell isn’t strong and, for dog food, it really is quite pleasant and won’t stink out your kitchen or wherever your dog eats!
If you are looking for a real quality treat this option from HiLife is definitely worth your consideration.
While this dog food isn’t really meant to be a food you give your dog all the time it definitely could be if you wanted. The ingredients included are very simple and this simplicity should be ideal for your dog. The included ingredients are 44% chicken breast, 8% carrots, 8% white beans, 6% peas, 4% beef, 2.5% brown rice, 2.5% white rice with no additives. Overall, it contains 12% protein, 1.0% fat content, 1.5% crude fibres, 2.0% inorganic matter, 79% moisture. You shouldn’t feed your dog more than one pouch a day for every 7-10kg of body weight.
The most important thing to talk about when it comes to this dog food is the quality of the ingredients. You can tell straight out of the packet that the quality here is top notch and they haven’t skimped on the quality at all. Whether this is a food you intend to feed your dog as a treat or as his main food it’s definitely possible for either.
If you have a fussy eater of a dog this is also an ideal choice. Based on reports, it’s rare, if not near impossible, that any dogs turn their nose up to this food. This is probably due to the simplicity and the quality of the food overall. I would say this food is grittier but in a good way – you can tell what’s in the food and it’s not just a mosh like some other dog foods out there.
I wanted to highlight these two products in particular from Hi Life because of both the popularity, low price, and apparent quality. Overall, I can see from my own usage and many other reviews that HiLife offer a great quality product at a very reasonable price point.
Because their food is made with quality and good ingredients dogs love it, this makes it really a good choice if your dog is a fussy eater or has been one in the past.
The food gives your dog enough energy without ever becoming hyperactive or anything over the top because of the good balance of food included in this food. This means both a happy and healthy dog which is exactly what we want.
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