Jam-packed with nutrients, our brand-new kangaroo recipe is ultra-low in fat but high protein, and the perfect option if your dog has pancreatitis, diabetes, allergies or needs to reduce their fat intake due to obesity. Our kangaroo meat is ethically sourced from South East Queensland and Victoria, Australia and this novel protein is a great way to add variety to your pupper’s diet.
Why choose Roo?
Our Roo recipe has been developed by our in-house Integrative Veterinarian, Dr. Matthew Muir, alongside a Board-Eligible Veterinary Nutritionist, to provide the perfect option for dogs needing a carbohydrate-restricted, low-fat and high protein meal. It is complete and balanced and meets the AAFCO nutritional requirements for dogs of all life stages.
The highly digestible, human-grade kangaroo meat in this recipe has been combined with an optimal blend of fibres and prebiotics. Designed to be microbiome-friendly and hypoallergenic, it has undergone extensive digestibility trials to ensure it is safe for your pupper, and we’re proud to say that it got the all-important lick of approval!
This bowl is brimming with phytonutrients from real raspberries, chia seed and tomatoes. Phytonutrients offer significant antioxidant effects that can help with many canine health problems, from age-related issues to chronic diseases like cancer.
Whilst this recipe is ultra-low in fat, we have still enriched the diet with bioavailable omega 3 oil, providing essential fatty acids from fish oil and cold-pressed flaxseed oil for skin, coat and joint health.
By including kangaroo in your pupper’s diet, you can be assured that they are receiving an optimal balance of vitamin C, vitamin K, lycopene, pterostilbene and other polyphenolic antioxidants that can be found in the recipe that also includes spinach, cabbage and butternut squash.
What are the benefits of eating Roo?
Kangaroo meat is a great food choice for dogs with health conditions. If your pupper is suffering from pancreatitis, the below 10% fat content in roo is hugely beneficial. Dogs with diabetes also do well on roo due to the low carbohydrate and moderate fibre content.
Kangaroo meat is particularly suitable for some breeds, such as large or giant dogs, to ensure slow, steady weight gain as they grow. Highly active, senior, and sporting dogs, especially those who cannot tolerate higher fat diets, also do well on this protein.
If your pupper needs to lose a few kilos, the high protein, low carbohydrate and ultra-low fat of roo, make it a great option.
When to avoid eating Roo?
Be sure to keep an eye on your pup to see how they tolerate kangaroo meat. Some dogs can develop diarrhoea on a high protein diet, and less active pups may do better on our other low-fat chicken option, which is lower in protein. Small breed puppies may also need a higher fat recipe such as our lamb or beef bowl, to ensure healthy growth. If your dog is suffering from cancer, we also recommend staying away from roo and opting for a higher fat, low carbohydrate diet. Roo is our highest protein diet, and is not recommended for dogs with urinary, liver or kidney disease.
Ethical, sustainable and safe
At Lyka, we use only the highest quality human-grade ingredients that are safe for your pupper to eat. Our ingredients are always sourced as sustainably and ethically as possible, and locally where available. Wild caught, our kangaroo is not only sustainable but also humanely sourced following the national code of practice for ethical harvesting. The kangaroo meat in our recipe is 100% human-grade, and stringent ethical meat production standards are always followed to ensure that it is safe from potential bacteria, pathogens and other contaminants.
Discover our new ingredients
Our new Roo Bowl contains a variety of new ingredients not found in Lyka’s other signature recipes.
Our button mushrooms are Australian-grown and free from genetic modification. Pesticides are only used in the initial stage to ensure the mushrooms remain contamination-free and fit for human-grade consumption. Human research has shown that button mushrooms have cancer preventing properties. This little fungus is a great source of nutrition for your pupper and can play a role in modulating a dog’s immune system. They can also prevent and treat allergies and autoimmune diseases.
Button mushrooms contain essential minerals such as selenium, zinc and potassium and they are vitamin packed with B complex, folic acid and vitamin D. The healthy fats, proteins and digestive enzymes found in button mushrooms are highly beneficial for your pup, too.
Our cabbage is Australian-grown and sourced from a local farm. Pesticides are applied once when the cabbage are young to prevent worms and our cabbage is declared fit for human consumption. Cabbage is a rich source of vitamins and is high in fibre. This cruciferous vegetable is well known for its high antioxidant levels and cancer-fighting capabilities.
Our kangaroo is sourced from within Australia and our supplier meets the standards set by the code of practice outlined by the Victorian government. This ensures humane animal production methods are always adhered to.
Our locally-sourced raspberries come from a sustainable Australian farm that guarantees the high-quality of their produce. Raspberries are high in several powerful antioxidant compounds, including vitamin C, quercetin and ellagic acid.
We use high-quality tomatoes sourced from Italy. Tomatoes greatly assist digestion and blood sugar levels. They are also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and contribute to improved muscle health.
We use 100% Vitamin B5, which is sourced from the UK and assists the body in converting fats, proteins and carbohydrates into energy, whilst also helping your pup to maintain a healthy digestive system.
Neither a vitamin nor a mineral, Choline supports Vitamin B and is an essential nutrient that assists with cell function and helps to regulate key bodily functions, as well as stabilise the overall health of your pup.