You are what you eat!

    That applies to You And Your Dogs.

     

    I'm sure I was born destined to eat caviar, steaks and fine wines, but, alas, I have to eat more mundane fare! 

    I try to strike a balance between Pizza, Burgers and more nutritious foods.

     

    What to fed My Dogs?

    That's a crucial consideration to your dogs health, wellbeing, coat condition and last but not least, the amount of waste produced!! 

    Basically, if you can find it in the isle of your local Supermarket, it's probably not a suitable food.

    If you see TV commercials telling you how good their brightly coloured dog food is - definitely avoid it! 

     

    Many people swear to the benifits of feeding canines a more natural raw diet (BARF) and if this is for you, or maybe one of the Premium Dry Foods thats fine.

    Copy and paste the list of ingredients as printed on the website of your chosen feed to the Instant Review Generator link below!

     eg: Aldi's Earl's Dog Food doesn't seem to have a list of ingredients printed on the packaging. This is commonly because cheap foods will frequently change the list of ingredients depending on whats currently to hand....

    After a bit of "Google'ing" I found this from 2008

    Cereals, Meat and animal derivatives ( Chicken 4 % minimum in the moist meaty chunk biscuit with chicken) Derivates of vegetable origin. Oils and fats.Vegetable protein extracts. Vegetables (4 % in the green kibble) Minerals with antioxidant. EC Additives. Coloured & Preserved with EC Additives.

    Typical Analysis:
    Protein 22%
    Oils & fats 12%
    Ash 8%
    Fibre 3%
    Calcium 1.3%

    Vitaman A 10000 IU/kg
    Vitaman D3 1500 IU/kg
    Vitaman E 65 mg/kg
    Copper 12 mg/kg
    (As Cupric acid)

     This food? rates 0.5 out of 5

     

    Some examples:

    Asda: 8 choices, scores ranging from 0.6 to 1.6

    Bakers: 10 choices, scores ranging from 0.1 to 0.1 ALL of them!

    Butchers: 2 choices, scores ranging from 2.5 to 2.8 (exception to the Rule, Good Dog Food in the Supermarket!)

    Chappie: 2 choices, scores ranging from 0.7 to 0.7

    Pedigree: 8 choices, scores ranging from 0.1 to 2.3 (Dry complete 0.1 to 0.6, Wet 2.2 to 2.6)

    Sainsbury's: 2 choices, scores ranging from 1.1 to 3.9* (Complete Dry Dog Food Basics 1.1 &  The Delicious Collection 3.9* - another cracking Supermarket Food?)

    Tesco: 4 choices, scores ranging from 0.1 to 0.7

    Winalot: 5 choices, scores ranging from 1.3 to 2.1

     

    http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/instant-dog-food-review.php   Score            
        Of 5 Price Kg €/kg p/30kg dog # of Feeds €/Feed
    Gain Select Dog Range Crunchy 1.1 16.5 15 €1.10 0.43 34.9 €0.47
    CSJ Champ 1.9 20 15 €1.33 0.41 36.6 €0.55
    Gain Select Dog Range Muesli 1.4 19.95 15 €1.33 0.43 34.9 €0.57
    Gain Select Dog Range Original 1.1 19.95 15 €1.33 0.43 34.9 €0.57
    CSJ Hi Lost/That'll Do 1.9 21.5 15 €1.43 0.41 36.6 €0.59
    Gain Select Dog Range Active 1.1 19.95 15 €1.33 0.49 30.6 €0.65
    Redmills Engage Beef 1.5 29.95 15 €2.00 0.43 34.9 €0.86
    Maxi Zoo PREMIERE Best Meat Junior 3.9 32.99 12.5 €2.64 0.33 37.9 €0.87
    Redmills Winner Chicken & Rice 2.4 35.35 15 €2.36 0.4 37.5 €0.94
    CSJ CP21 Salmon *Price guess tbc! 2.9 35 15 €2.33 0.41 36.6 €0.96
    Maxi Zoo PREMIERE High 5 2.7 34.99 12.5 €2.80 0.35 35.7 €0.98
    Redmills Winner Adult Original 2.4 29.65 15 €1.98 0.5 30.0 €0.99
    Redmills Engage Chicken 2.3 34.95 15 €2.33 0.43 34.9 €1.00
    Markus Muhle Natur Nah 4.5 74.99 30 €2.50 0.42 71.4 €1.05
    Redmills Leader Adult Supreme 2.9 37 15 €2.47 0.43 34.9 €1.06
    Gain Elite Range Big Dogs Adult 3 39.95 15 €2.66 0.415 36.1 €1.11
    Redmills Leader Adult Large Breed 3.1 44.95 15 €3.00 0.382 39.3 €1.14
    Redmills Leader Adult Small Breed *Price guess tbc! 2.9 40 15 €2.67 0.43 34.9 €1.15
    Redmills Engage Duck & Rice *Price guess tbc! 2.9 40 15 €2.67 0.43 34.9 €1.15
    Maxi Zoo PREMIERE Best Meat Adult 3.9 44.99 12.5 €3.60 0.33 37.9 €1.19
    Titan Dog Food (100% Irish) Primal 80-20-0 Original Formula (100% Irish) 5 64.99 15 €4.33 0.275 54.5 €1.19
    Maxi Zoo SELECT GOLD Complete Maxi Senior 3.1 39.99 12 €3.33 0.365 32.9 €1.22
    Redmills Leader Adult 2.9 44 15 €2.93 0.43 34.9 €1.26
    Burns Original Lamb & Rice 3.6 65 15 €4.33 0.3 50.0 €1.30
    Burns Original Chicken & Rice 3.5 65 15 €4.33 0.3 50.0 €1.30
    Burns Original Fish & Rice 3.5 65 15 €4.33 0.3 50.0 €1.30
    Markus Muhle Black Angus 4.4 93.99 30 €3.13 0.42 71.4 €1.32
    Redmills Engage Salmon & Rice 2.9 46 15 €3.07 0.43 34.9 €1.32
    Redmills Leader Lite 2.8 47 15 €3.13 0.43 34.9 €1.35
    Maxi Zoo REAL NATURE WILDERNESS Pure Country Adult Huhn mit Fisch 4.4 59.99 12 €5.00 0.27 44.4 €1.35
    Ambassador 4 Flavours 3.5 41.99 12 €3.50 0.4 30.0 €1.40
    Maxi Zoo SELECT GOLD Complete Adult Maxi 3.2 52.99 12 €4.42 0.325 36.9 €1.44
    Maxi Zoo REAL NATURE Adult Weiderind L/XL 3.8 56.99 15 €3.80 0.38 39.5 €1.44
    Eden Dog Food 80-20-0 Eden Country Cuisine Formula 5 84.99 15 €5.67 0.3 50.0 €1.70
    Eden Dog Food 80-20-0, Multi-Meat & Fish Formula 5 69.99 15 €4.67 0.37 40.5 €1.73
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