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High meat content - good for a canine
on 9 December 2013
I have an Alaskan Malamute whose staple diet was previously Arden Grange and then Burns. Thought I'd try this as I had never heard of the brand "Almo".
Dog owners should *really* look at the ingredients of the dog food they buy as they are very different, particularly the terms which are used. For instance, a certain expensive brand use bird feathers and call this "protein derivatives"! At least the Burns ingredients are specific so you know exactly what is in the bag, however with Almo it looks like some are masked:
Ingredients are listed as:
meat and animal derivatives 53% (of which 26% freshly cooked chicken) - presume this is by weight? Is the 26% cooked chicken meat or does that include all parts of a chicken?
cereal (rice 14%, barley, oats)
vegetable protein extracts - doesn't specify what vegetables
vegetable and derivatives of vegetable origin - I do wonder what these are. Lettuce cores? Gone off cabbage?
oil and fats
The bag is nice and strong. All the ingredients are on the back but suspect this is an Italian food because the English text is third from the top.
Kibble size is triangular and about 1cm on each side. Dog eats it but is not as desperate for it as he is with some other foods. His weight is not on the label so I've had to extrapolate.
Although his stomach isn't rumbling, he now has awful flatulence. This could be down to food change and it may settle down but his poo has been quite sloppy.
Price is very high! I thought Burns was expensive at around £30 but this is too much (over £40 currently).