Stories from the Delicate Care Files

Rescued greyhounds (Greyhound Angels WA)

I have attached two pictures of rocket when we got him and 4 days on your food, you can already see his fur is starting to come back and he gained a little weight.

JuneBug about to start on Delicate CareJuneBug after 2 weeks on Delicate Care

And JuneBug on the pillow with mat fur missing on the legs and two weeks later on your food nice fur and it has grown back.

Kind regards

Daniel, Alexander Heights



The 3 Grey’s I have love it. I actually haven’t known my dogs to enjoy biscuits so much. Usually they leave loads. It may be a bit early to comment on their condition but They are all looking good and our new foster Isabella’s coat is looking better. Will hopefully be able to comment on condition more in the coming weeks.

Louise. Bedfordale

Skye loves it and the kibble is the perfect size for her teeth. She likes this brand so much that I gave my friend the bag I had previously been feeding her as I knew she wouldn’t want it after trying this kind. She definitely looks forward to her meals and doesn’t even waste a single biscuit.

Karen, Ocean Reef

The biscuits have been a hit here, both Lucy and Krosby will eat them on their own without anything added which is unusual for them. Normally we have to encourage with water or a little home made stock. We won’t notice Krosby’s condition as he’s pretty good but Lucy’s coat has improved dramatically from when we got her, as she was in very poor condition with dandruff like snow flakes. With the home made food and the quality bikkies she has come a long way.

Janelle, Balcatta


Several months ago we purchased a bag of Delicare Care Skin or Stomach for a German Shepherd Dog in our practice that suffers food allergy and atopy resulting in severe hair loss. The dermatologist he was referred to had trialled a number of commercial food preparations then he had the client specifically prepare meals based on sweet potatoes and kangaroo for the dog. The owner was exhausted with meal preparations and wanted to trial something else. So we trialled Delicate Care Skin or Stomach and it has worked fabulously! The dog is now well haired and tolerating the food very well. Another German shepherd under our care would experience intermittent diarrhoea and gastrointestinal issues- after trialling her on this product clinical signs have since resolved. We have since placed a number of other dogs on this preparation and have had great results. I would certainly recommend this food preparation to dogs with known or suspect food allergies or gastrointestinal upsets- it has helped many patients in our practice and we are pleased that there is such a product commercially available.

Thank you

Dr Joanne

I just wanted to give your company some feedback on the Delicate Care Sensitive Skin/Stomach food.

As a Veterinarian I’m extremely impressed by both the quality of the food and the fantastic effect it has had on my own dog’s health.

I initially came across your food as I needed a novel protein diet for a food allergy trial, but wanted to find an Australian made (& owned!) food. I like that it had not been imported, and hence has not been irradiated.

Within 7 days of starting the new diet, I noticed that both my dogs’ faeces were wonderfully formed! Even on mainstream Veterinary prescription diets, there was always a degree of colitis (jelly-like faeces), which resolved within 7 days on your food!

Within 8 weeks, I noticed a significant change in their coat quality: they have never looked better! The inclusion of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids has obviously had a tremendous impact! My golden retriever has managed to fly through spring without any skin infections & my Shetland sheepdog has had a huge reduction in his otitis (ear inflammation).

The only change that I would love to see, is a larger kibble size for large dogs (I have found a slight increase in tartar deposition since starting the diet).

In summary, I’m so impressed with your Australian made & owned, novel protein-based and fatty-acid supplemented food & am recommending it to all my clients!

Thanks for making such a great product!

Your sincerely,

Dr Jessica

Our two Boxers have been eating Natural Balance since pups and they’ve flourished! It keeps them fit and healthy with glossy coats. They also love the taste; and I prefer to know that they are eating kangaroo and duck rather than beef, which many dogs are allergic to. We used to add Omega Magic and other vitamin and mineral additives to home cooking for them, but are now confident that their meals are more nutritionally balanced with a lot less messing around on our part.

I particularly like that the formulas have been developed by a renowned animal nutritionist and are made locally in WA from mostly Australian raw ingredients. Boxers are known to have digestion problems but we haven’t experienced that feeding them Natural Balance. The Delicate formula in particular is highly digestive; with more protein and nutrients than fillers. Certainly, I know that they’re as healthy on the inside as they look on the outside because they fart less (another little Boxer specialty) with and there are less land mines in the garden!

Natural Balance is recommended by our vet, is used at the kennel that they stay at from time to time, and is favoured by several local Boxer breeders. I also know Shirlyn and her team  personally, and have always been impressed by their commitment on providing a fairly priced premium product. I know that their primary concern is to produce a food that is all about the wellbeing of their doggy consumers and not about making more money!

I heartily recommend Natural Balance and am sure that your fur-babies will flourish like ours.


Mummy to Remi (6) and Woody (4)

25 May 2015