Ivory Coat Information
Ivory Coat is an Australian pet food brand that gained popularity thanks to the superior nutrition it provided when compared to other Australian pet food brands.
The brand was formerly privately owned, but it was purchased by the massive pet food conglomerate known as The Real Pet Food Co.
All of Ivory Coat’s recipes are produced in Australia, although Ivory Coat does not specify precisely where their manufacturing facility is located. The brand also uses Australian sourced meat and fish ingredients in its recipes.
Ivory Coat is available for purchase from thousands of local pet food stores across Australia. They are also available for purchase from some of the larger online pet food retailers based in Australia. Examples include PetCircle, MyPetWarehouse, PetBarn, and PetStock.
Ivory Coat Product Range
Ivory Coat has a relatively broad range of dog food recipes. These recipes are a mix of traditional dry dog food, wet/canned dog food, and chilled dog food.
The dry food range is the largest and includes specialist recipes such as those for puppies and large breed puppies, as well as utilizing an extensive range of meat and fish ingredients.
Chilled dog food is a rarity and isn’t produced by most brands, mainly due to its high cost and storage requirements. However, it is very appealing to dogs, with many going crazy for it.
Ivory Coat’s cat food range is quite small, especially when compared to their dog food range. It consists of three dry food recipes, all of which are quite similar.
Ivory Coat Nutrition
The nutrition provided by Ivory Coat dog food recipes varies from above-average to significantly above average. This nutritional profile includes up to significantly above-average proportions of protein and fat and modest proportions of carbohydrates.
This nutritional profile is ideal for the majority of dogs, regardless of activity level. However, dogs that are highly active will excel on Ivory Coat dog food when compared to most other dog food recipes.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by an Ivory Coat dry dog food recipe.
If you are interested in learning more about canine nutrition, we highly reccommend you check out our Dog Food Guide for an in-depth discussion.
The nutrition provided by Ivory Coat cat food is also above-average and includes significant portions of protein and fat.
While cats do not require any carbohydrates or plant-matter in their diet, the portion used in Ivory Coat is relatively small, especially when compared to their competitors.
If you are interested in learning more about feline nutrition, head on over to our Cat Food Guide.
Ivory Coat Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Ivory Coat has a somewhat broad range of meat and fish ingredients in its formulas. This range includes most of the common meat and fish ingredients such as Chicken, Tukey, and Salmon
However, given that Ivory Coat is an Australian brand, it has made the easy decision to create some recipes with Kangaroo meat. Kangaroo is often used in “Novel Meat” recipes for dogs with allergies and sensitivities.
Other Notable Ingredients
Ivory Coat makes use of select grain ingredients in its recipes such as Brown Rice and Oats. Grains are a controversial addition to dog food, with many consumers being strongly against their use.
Despite this, higher-quality grains such as Brown Rice and Oats can provide satisfactory nutrition to dogs and are preferred to other grains like Wheat and Corn.
This additional nutrition can include select vitamins and minerals as well as higher fiber content.
Lentils and Peas are both legume ingredients, and they are found in Ivory Coat’s grain-free and grain-inclusive recipes. Legumes are incredibly prevalent in dog food as they are affordable, easy to source, and can provide favorable nutrition.
They are used by the vast majority of mid-range and premium brands across the United States, Canada, and Australia.
However, in recent years there have been concerning links between high usage of legume, like Peas and Lentils, and an increased rate of Canine Heart Disease.
You can read an in-depth analysis of this topic in our article Best Dog Foods Without Peas or Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Ivory Coat makes use of all three of the popular starch ingredients found in dog food. These starch ingredients include Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Tapioca.
All three of these ingredients are incredibly dense sources of carbohydrates, which means their portion size needs to be carefully monitored. Thankfully the portion size of these ingredients in Ivory Coat recipes is modest and not for concern.
While Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes are well known to many in the western world, some are not familiar with Tapioca. The root vegetable is extremely popular in areas like South America where it is a staple of the local diet.
You can learn more about Tapioca including why its used in pet food recipes in our article Tapioca In Dog Food.
Tomato Pomace is very commonly added to dog food as it is an excellent source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can be important for dogs to help regulate their digestion and keep their stools consistent.
Despite being made from Tomatoes, Tomato Pomace provides very little nutrition outside of its fiber content including a minimal amount of sugars, vitamins, or minerals.
However, some in the industry have concerns around the ingredients and the levels of pesticides it may contain. Read more about Tomato Pomace in Tomato Pomace as a Pet Food Ingredient?.
Chicken Fat is regularly included in dog food recipes to boost the level of animal fat present and to enhance a recipe’s flavor and taste.
Chicken Fat is often chosen over other animal fats, such as Beef Fat or Pork Fat, as it is abundant, affordable and easy to source in high volumes.
Learn more about Chicken Fat including whether it can trigger a Chicken allergy, in our article, Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Beet Pulp is very similar to Tomato Pomace and is included in dog food recipes as a source of soluble fiber. Many people expect Beet Pulp to include sugar, but it is, in fact, the remnants of the beet product after the sugar has been removed.
Due to this, Beet Pulp contains very little nutritional value outside of its fiber content which makes it a perfect solution to add fiber to dog food.
You can read more about Beet Pulp including how its made and its uses in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Flaxseed is a well-known component of dog food and is probably the best plant-based source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which is the main reason it is so popular in dog food.
The Omega 3 Fatty Acids are believed by many to provide several health benefits to pets, including healthier skin and coat, and a reduction in the risk from certain diseases.
However, Flaxseed can offer several more benefits that are less well known. You can learn more about these benefits of Flaxseed in Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Canola Oil is a vegetable oil that is found in many foods for human consumption. But it is also sometimes found in dog food. It is used to boost the levels of fat found in the recipe.
Learn more about Canola Oil in Canola Oil In Dog Food.
Ivory Coat Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of animal testing, if any, Ivory Coat participates in.
Many smaller pet food brands avoid disclosing detailed information on what type of testing or trials their food undergo before they are sold to pet owners. This is as many customers react poorly when they discover more detailed information.
However, others in the industry are worried that brands are not being transparent enough around testing and trials and fear that some pet food may not be sufficiently tested for long-term consumption.
We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory-style testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will see a significant decline.
Ivory Coat Recalls
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we have no information that leads us to believe that any Ivory Coat products have ever undergone a recall which makes Ivory Coat a recall-free pet food brand.
Given that Ivory Coat has been in operation for some time, this would be an impressive record and one that shows that they take their safety and quality processes seriously during production.
Despite this recall-free record, we always encourage pet owners to be careful of any future recalls of Ivory Coat or any other pet food brand to ensure their pets remain healthy and safe.
Ivory Coat Featured Articles
Best Dog Food In Australia – Ivory Coat deservedly features in our in-depth look at the best Australian dog food on offer.
Consumers often struggle to find reliable reviews and recommendations of pet food in Australia, but our article makes things simple and gives a breakdown of the differences between Australian dog food and dog food from other similar countries.
In addition, we give several recommendations of high-quality dog food available in Australia at several price points.
Best of Ivory Coat
Lamb & Sardine Review
While the above Lamb and Sardine recipe may not offer the highest proportions of protein or fat out of Ivory Coat’s range, its nutritional profile is still extremely satisfactory and suitable for the majority of dogs.
This excellent nutritional value is thanks to a large portion of Lamb Meal, which is the recipe’s first listed ingredient. This Lamb Meal is joined by a smaller portion of Sardine Meal and Dried Lamb. All three of these ingredients are high-quality and sourced from Australia.
The recipe also makes use of a portion of Peas, Sweet Potatoes, and Tapioca. These plant-based ingredients contribute to a satisfactory proportion of carbohydrates and fiber.
Beef & Brown Rice Review
As we mentioned earlier, Chilled Dog Food is a rarity and something that many dogs may never have experienced before. While it is similar to wet/canned food, it often has a unique texture and consistency. The above Beef & Brown Rice recipe would be an excellent choice to expose your dog to the wonders of Chilled Dog Food.
The recipe uses a mix of Beef, Chicken, and Pork, which provide protein and fat. The recipe then uses a mix of plant-based ingredients such as Peas, Sweet Potato, Carrot, and Spinach along with Brown Rice to balance out the formula and provide carbohydrates and fiber.
Lamb & Kangaroo Stew Review
While Chilled Dog Foood may be an adventure for some, others may want to stick with their tried and tested food types. Ivory Coat produces a reliable line of wet/canned dog food to choose from.
Ivory Coat wouldn’t be an Australian pet food producer without some Kangaroo based recipes. The above recipe uses a mix of Lamb and Kangaroo as its meat-based ingredients. Kangaroo provides a different balance of nutrition to many other meat ingredients, but it is still included a high-quality addition.
You can read about this in our article Best Dog Food With Kangaroo.
The recipe then uses a mix of Pea ingredients and Sweet Potatoes to round out the recipe and provide carbohydrates.
Ivory Coat Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Lamb & Brown Rice (Puppy)
Turkey & Brown Rice (Large Breed Puppy)
Chicken & Brown Rice
Lamb & Brown Rice
Turkey & Brown Rice (Large Breed)
Salmon & Brown Rice (Mature)
Lamb With Coconut Oil (Large Breed Puppy)
Chicken With Coconut Oil
Lamb & Kangaroo
Lamb & Sardine
Ocean Fish & Salmon
Turkey & Duck
Turkey Reduced Fat
Chilled Dog Food
Chicken & Brown Rice (Puppy)
Beef & Brown Rice
Chicken & Brown Rice
Lamb & Brown Rice
Wet/Canned Dog Food
Chicken Stew With Coconut Oil
Lamb & Kangaroo Stew
Lamb & Sardine Stew
Dry Cat Food
Chicken With Coconut Oil (Kitten)
Chicken & Kangaroo With Coconut Oil
Ocean Fish & Salmon With Coconut Oil