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Healthy Paws Adult Complete

Healthy Paws Adult Complete

Based in Liverpool, Healthy Paws has been around for few years and has slowly but surely built up a keen following amongst natural feeding advocates. The adult complete range comes in two varieties - Rabbit & Brown Rice and Game & Millet, both of...

Natural
Contains less than 30% meat (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Contains no common allergy causing ingredients
Contains some cereal grains
Ingredients list is clear and leaves no room for misinterpretation
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Informed Decisions? Ethics and the dog food Industry

By Emma Goodwin

When we think about feeding our beloved companions, what questions should we ask ourselves? This article will introduce and consider the moral arguments of "ethical stakeholders" who directly relate to the production, marketing, purchase and consumption of commercial dog foods.

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Propylene glycol

low grade ingredient
Propylene glycol

Propylene glycol is a synthetic compound that absorbs water and can therefore be used to keep semi-moist dog foods and treats semi-moist. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making...

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13 Jan 2016

Are pet food multinationals brainwashing our vets?
Are pet food multinationals brainwashing our vets?

These incredibly revealing letters between The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh and Pedigree leave no doubt as to how intertwined certain pet food companies have become in the education of our vets. Full article coming soon...

02 Jan 2016

Pet food can be scary
Pet food can be scary

This new report from the Cornucopia Institute exposes cheap ingredients, carcinogenic additives, deliberately deceptive labels and, in some countries including the US, the possibility of euthanised pets finding their way into pet food!

21 Dec 2015

Good on you Gelert!
Good on you Gelert!

Gelert's recent recipe changes have seen their ratings shoot up from 0.3 to a whopping 3.1 out of 5! No more ridiculously vague labelling, no more derivatives and most importantly, no more artificial additives!

07 Dec 2015

New foods on the block
New foods on the block

New foods are coming out all of the time but the recent run of releases from some of the dog food industry's newest kids on the block like Guru, Amala, Benyfit and Essential are quite remarkable. Hit 'rank by recently added' on the directory to see the full line up.

19 Nov 2015

5000 Facebook Likes!
5000 Facebook Likes!

Thank you all so much for your support! With your help more and more dogs are moving over to better foods and are living longer and healthier lives as a result! Please keep spreading the word and let us know if there's anything we could be doing better.

16 Oct 2015

Tails dog food now online
Tails dog food now online

A sample of some of the bespoke formulas from Tails are now on the Dog Food Directory but do they live up to the hype? Click on the link above to find out...

06 Oct 2015

Forum moderators wanted
Forum moderators wanted

Do you have what it takes to be an AADF Forum moderator? Of course you do! We're looking for new moderators to help keep our forum the best place for honest, friendly pet advice on the internet. You don't need any moderator experience, just a passion for dogs and some time to spare. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

16 Sep 2015

Updates galore!
Updates galore!

Pet foods change all the time - new products, updated recipes, rebranded packaging or just the perpetual price rises, it can be hard to keep up. But don't worry, we're all over it! Amongst our most recent updates and additions are James Wellbeloved, Simpsons, Cesar, Millies Wolfheart, Fleischeslust, Fold Hill, Sainsbury's Basics, Canagan, Pooch & Mutt, Akela, Eden, Forza10, Treats2Sit4, Tribal and Nutriment!

08 Sep 2015

5 Star Millies
5 Star Millies

JWe've been waiting years for a 5 star wet food and now two come along at once. The new wet range from Millies Wolfheart is exceptionally good and although it's not cheap, it is considerably less expensive than any of the other wet food front-runners. If you've used Millies' wet range, please let us know how it went down in the comments section.

19 Aug 2015

Your Forum Needs You
Your Forum Needs You

The All About Dog Food Forum needs your help. It is one of the few places in the UK for friendly, honest pet advice but despite having plenty of posts, replies are quite thin on the ground and without more member input, its days could sadly be numbered. Your opinions and unique experiences might make all the difference to a pet's health so please, if you have a couple of minutes to spare now and then, do drop by and get involved.

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Baxter's Boutique in Wokingham

Baxter's Boutique

We found inspiration to launch our pet boutique thanks to our cute and cuddly Labrador "Baxter" - he is the handsome boy posing in our Logo! Baxter is now two years old and is our chief treat taster, dog model and toy tester! You will find...

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Dog food discussion...

Re: Paleo Ridge, Kangaroo chunks, Zebra chunks and Oily Fish

Gosh, I wonder where they are sourcing the meat from?  Do we have farmed Kangaroo and Zebra in this country?   If not, and the m...

Dottie · Raw feeding · Today at 17:42

Re: Paleo Ridge, Kangaroo chunks, Zebra chunks and Oily Fish

Thanks Seaweed, that may be useful for those looking for new and alternative sources of protein.

Tinyplanets · Raw feeding · Today at 17:15

Paleo Ridge, Kangaroo chunks, Zebra chunks and Oily Fish

I see that Paleo Ridge are now selling Kangaroo chunks, Zebra chunks and Oily Fish.http://www.paleoridgeraw.uk/store/c20/Low_Fat...

Seaweed · Raw feeding · Today at 12:31

Re: Markus Muhle and other cold pressed dog food

Well, the carbohydrate in dog food issue will always be controversial to a certain degree. David's reviews on this website are t...

Dottie · Dog foods · Today at 12:20

Re: Markus Muhle and other cold pressed dog food

Thanks for reply. Really keen not to wrongfully deter folk from buying suitable foods or food types......When time permits I wil...

COASTER · Dog foods · Today at 11:02

Re: Markus Muhle and other cold pressed dog food

A friend of mine had a dog who died from bone cancer just last year.  I did not know of the reputed link between carbohydrate an...

Dottie · Dog foods · Today at 06:18

Re: Hello… Any advice for possible IBD or allergies?

This is  good news and I hope that the raw diet will help. Thank you for the update and look forward to hearing more of his prog...

Dottie · Feeding dogs with health problems · Yesterday at 21:28

Re: Markus Muhle and other cold pressed dog food

Thanks for clarifying the output quality.Gland issues aside, I have own reasons to hold back on introducing/trialing cold-presse...

COASTER · Dog foods · Yesterday at 21:19

Re: Markus Muhle and other cold pressed dog food

Just to add, Coaster, that I found all the cold pressed food produced healthy looking stools. Not as hard as with her diet now b...

Tinyplanets · Dog foods · Yesterday at 18:40

Re: Hello… Any advice for possible IBD or allergies?

Thank you very much for the update. I am so pleased that he is responding well. Long may it continue. He is very lucky to have s...

Tinyplanets · Feeding dogs with health problems · Yesterday at 18:24

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