Australian made dog food

LAST UPDATED 27 November 2020

This article is written by ADVANCE™ veterinarian, Dr Fiona Patterson

Australia has a reputation for producing wholesome and healthy food, so it's no wonder that 90% of Aussies are more likely to buy goods made at home than overseas.

You might be considering an Australian made dog food for your canine buddy, so what are some of the benefits?

High quality & safety standards

Product quality and safety springs to mind as Australian made products are subject to strict standards. A good example is ADVANCE™ pet food, which is made by MARS Petcare with over 50 years of manufacturing experience in Australia. Their facilities are audited and fully compliant with FSSC 22000 – Food Safety System Certification 22000 and AS-5812, Australian Standard – Manufacturing and Marketing of Pet Food. It also means that if you have any queries about the dog food, you can speak to someone locally who can assist.

Low food miles

Australian-made dog food is also likely to source ingredients from local producers whenever possible. In addition, locally made dog food is not subject to lengthy shipping and quarantine delays. This helps to reduce food miles and CO2 emissions thereby giving you a more sustainable as well as fresher (and tastier!) product.

Benefits the local economy

When you purchase Australian-made dog food you support local businesses including manufacturers, producers and farmers. Locally made products also help create more local jobs. This enables the reinvestment of valuable funds back into our economy and community, which helps improve our standard of living.

Research published by the Industry Capability Network shows that for every $1 million of retained or new manufacturing business in Australia the following effects flow through the economy:

  • $333,900 worth of tax revenue generated
  • $985,000 worth of value-added generated
  • $95,000 worth of welfare benefits saved

Formulated for Australian conditions

Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world, where people and pets tend to spend more time outside enjoying our unique climate. This lifestyle can have an impact on a pet's health, affecting hydration level, skin and coat health as well as potential DNA damage. By choosing an Australian-made dog food you might be able to better meet your pet's needs.

ADVANCE™ dog food is scientifically formulated for Australian pets living in our unique environment. By using global science along with local know-how, formulations are designed to meet the specific needs of Australian pets.

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