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Raw Complete for Puppies
Optimal nutrition in puppies is vital to ensure that their bones and organs develop correctly. Our Puppy recipe is formulated to meet (or exceed) FEDIAF nutritional guidelines for growth, and we have taken extra care to make sure that minerals and other important nutrients like DHA and EPA (omega 3!) are balanced perfectly to support neurological development and learning.
Composition: Chicken with Bone 44%, Beef 34% (Heart, Liver, Kidney), Seasonal Vegetables, Wild Salmon Oil, Wheatgerm, Kelp, Green Lipped Mussel. Nutritional Additives per kg: Zinc Picolinate 96mg, Iron Bisglycinate 6.9mg, Vitamin E Succinate 137mg.
Analytical Constituents: Moisture 73.2%, Crude Protein 13.9%, Crude Fat 7.13%, Crude Fibre 0.7%, Crude Ash 2.2%. Per 1000kcal: EPA 0.22g/1000kcal, DHA 0.32g/1000kcal, Calcium 3g/1000kcal, Phosphorus 2.6g/1000kcal. Ca:P 1.2.
Feeding by % is sometimes inaccurate - especially in very small or very large dogs - so we calculate by (far more accurate!) calories instead.
Our calorie based Puppy Feeding Guides can be found here
Nutritional content of our foods is calculated using nutrition profiles of each ingredient. We use the same sources and the same cuts of meat to ensure that our product is as consistent as possible but as with any product made from whole foods, nutritional values will vary slightly from batch to batch depending on the factors like season or feed type of the animal used.
What are the 'additives' and why use them?
Zinc is particularly important for skin health and healing and can sometimes be low in other raw completes. The Zinc Oxide and Zinc Sulphate used in some other pet foods can be poorly and unpredictably absorbed. We chose Zinc Picollinate because its bioavailability is far better (it is better used by your dog!).
What is the 'picollinate bit?' - It's 'Picolinic Acid' - just a piece of the amino acid tryptophan that is made when Tryptophan is broken down :-) Nothing scary - promise!
D-alpha tocopherol - Natural Vitamin E from vegetable oil - a powerful antioxidant to prevent cell damage. It also prevents cell damage in the tub before you feed it ensuring your dog's dinner stays in optimal condition!
Vitamin E deficiency is common in both animals and humans and can increase the chances of developing degenerative diseases and cancer - so we felt it was vital that there was enough to protect both your dog, and his dinner! :-)