Gorgeous little Fontaine (we just can’t resist that expression:) is just one of the many dogs who is going to try vegan dog food following on from Chris Packham’s relevation that his normally picky poodles Sid and Nancy loved the vegan food!
Fontaine’s Dad sent us details for her to try our sample box of top vegan foods, and he let us know that she is currently fed on what he thought was a really good food with lovely branding and easy to purchase off Amazon – Lifelong Salmon and Rice.
Ingredients of Lifelong Salmon and Rice as shown on the packet:
Chicken Meat Meal, Rice (min. 18%), Maize, Poultry Fat, Corn Protein, Fresh Salmon (min. 5%), Peas (min. 3%), Hydrolysed Animal Proteins, Beet Pulp, Minerals, Dried Carrot (min. 1%), Brewer’s Yeast, Sunflower Oil, FOS, Yeast Cell Walls (0.05%), Yucca Schidigera (0.027%), Glucosamine Hydrochloride (0.02%), Chondroitin Sulphate (0.01%)
Pet food manufacturers have to declare the ingredients in descending order of the main ingredient present, so Fontaine has been eating mainly chicken meat meal (any meat meal is made from parts of animals that aren’t allowed to be sold for human consumption; things like residual meat, offal, connective tissues and, in some cases, bones and feathers).
These ingredients are cooked at extremely high temperatures and essentially dehydrated down to a dry, brown powder…..and only 5% of the ‘Salmon and Rice’ food is salmon!
This company is not wrong in its labelling as these are the requirements of pet food labelling – that a product contains at least 5% of an ingredient for it to be listed as the main flavour.
There is a promise of rice in the labelling as the carbohydrate source, but this food also has maize and corn protein which is a very good source of carbohydrate, but there is no mention of organic or non-GMO so the corn used would be the same quality as used to feed chickens.
Chondroitin Sulphate is added as it protects joints, but in pet food and non-vegan joint supplements, it is sourced either from avian cartilage or from shark fin.
Now let’s compare the ingredient list of Solo Vegetal tinned food:
White and red peas 20%, carrots, peas 10%, potatoes 10%, lentils, sunflower vegetable oil, pea protein, minerals, dry pineapple stem extract 0.01% (addition of Taurine)
Ingredients in premium vegan dog food Solo Vegetal dry
Micronised rice, potato and pea protein, white oats and hulled oats, einkorn wheat, buckwheat, spelt, vegetable oils and fats (including evening primrose oil and borage oil), potato flakes, dried beet pulp and chicory, isolated vegetable protein, hydrolysed vegetable proteins, wheatgerm, micronised dried carob flour, dry brewer’s yeast, minerals, flaxseed, dried carrots, tomatoes, apples, spinach and medicinal herbs, fructo-oligosaccharides, yeast hydrolysates.
Ingredients in premium vegan dog food Green Crunch
29% lentils, 28.9% peas, 16.9% sweet potatoes, pea protein, rapeseed oil, carob, sunflower oil, linseed, minerals, brewer’s yeast extract hydrolysed, carrot, dried seaweed, 0.1% blueberries, pumpkin
Ingredients in premium vegan dog food Greta
Rice (from certified organic cultivation 24%), Potatoes (23%), Pea Protein (9,5%), Canola Oil, Potato Protein, Lentils, Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseeds, Carrots, Brewer’s Yeast, Banana Meal, Beetroot, Monocalcium Phosphate, Seaweed Calcium, Cranberries, Sea Salt, Marjoram, Savory, Tomato Powder, Lovage, Seaweed Meal, Papaya Leaves, Fructooligosaccharides, Schizochytrium limacinum (rich in Omega 3)
THESE VEGAN DOG FOODS ARE 100% WHAT THEY SAY THEY ARE – DELICIOUS PLANT-BASED HIGH QUALITY NUTRIENTS!
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