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Wainwright's Dry Puppy Large Breed Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

NOT suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
NOT suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
NOT suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to 18 months

Pack sizes

2kg & 15kg bags

RRP

15kg bags = £49.99

Exclusive to

Pets at Home

AADF rating

66%

At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
High meat content: Contains at least 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis)
Not hypoallergenic: Contains wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and/or artificial additives or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
Clearly labelled: Each ingredient is clearly and individually stated and there is at least a reasonable indication of the percentages of the main ingredients
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

Price per day

£

Nutrition

Composition

Mixing bowl:

Turkey 36% (Dried Turkey 31%, Freshly Prepared Turkey 5%), Brown Rice (26%), Whole Grain Barley (15%), Rapeseed Oil, Maize Protein, Beet Pulp (4.5%), Whole Ground Oats (4.5%), Linseed (2%), Seaweed (0.2%), Glucosamine (0.05%), Yucca Extract (0.02%), Chondroitin (0.015%).

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 15, 000iu, Vitamin D3 1, 500iu, Vitamin E 200mg, Taurine 1000mg; Trace Elements: Zinc (as Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 75mg, Iron (as Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate) 50mg, Manganese (as Manganese (II) Oxide) 40mg, Copper (as Copper (Ll) Sulphate Pentahydrate) 5mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 1mg, Selenium (as Sodium Selenite) 0.1mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 29.0%, Fat 12.5%, Fibre 3.0%, Ash 8.0%.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.

Pricing

15kg bags RRP

£49.99

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

Approved supplier:

Pets at Home

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Company info
Name: Pets at Home
HQ: Cheshire, UK
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Manufacturer's product description

" At Wainwright's we want the very best for your dog. So, our naturally inspired recipes are tailored to your dog's needs. Made with high quality ingredients and a single source of protein, our recipes are packed with wholesome goodness that's easy to digest. It's in our nature.

Wainwright's Puppy Large Breed Turkey and Rice with Vegetables is a complete balanced dry food that your puppy will love. Made with a hypoallergenic recipe with no added wheat, pork, dairy, soya or artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, you can be assured the highest quality natural ingredients have been chosen with care.

Features:

Hypoallergenic, easy to digest formulations;

Quality, wholesome ingredients;

Made from a single source protein;

Larger sized kibble perfect for larger mouths;

Freshly prepared with pride in the UK. "

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Hayley Buckley one year ago

I swapped to large breed puppy on the advice of my vet for my American bulldog, we had been successful in feeding her the wainwrights superfood so gradually increased this into her meals, big mistake! Although she likes the taste and we get a clean bowl every time we now have loose stools, we have tried for over a week, but looks like we are going back to her old food again.

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PeterSherwin 6 years ago

I have fed this to my giant American Labrador for more than 8 years without incident. This brand at least, I would occasionally change the food flavour because my lab, who had a sensitive stomach and a corn/wheat intolerance, could eat any of the Wainright's foods. I see nothing wrong with them, though I do wish that as a store brand they were a little cheaper than the competition.

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Nicola Sheppard 7 years ago

Can anyone from the pets at home nutrition centre please tell me what the kcal/kg for this product is. My malamute x tibetan mastiff is very happy on it but i want to ensure i don't overfeed him as i'm aware that growing too fast in such a large breed can lead to increased risk of hip dysplasia. Thanks Pets At Home!

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amon000 9 years ago

I have just started feeding my puppy this food and all seems to be well so far; I was researching a good mid-price food using this website and settled on this one to feed with some raw meat and some fresh fruit (apples) and veg. However, I have noticed that some people seem to be rather negative about this brand because it is made by Pets at Home. What is the problem here? I have looked at the ingredients in the food and there appears to be nothing horrid (i.e. causing health or behaviour issues to dogs) in it. Is this just dog food snobbery or have they got a point? I am now aware that this is a really emotive subject and would be interested to hear what others think. The bottom line is: I was looking for a balanced kibble at a mid-price to feed alongside fresh veg and some raw food, but have I got this wrong? Is Wainwright's food inferior to, say, James Wellbeloved? Or perhaps Arden Grange? Or am I worrying over nothing? Any advice welcome.

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Graham Lewis amon000 8 years ago

I think it's just snobbery. I'm now using Wainwrights for our lab puppy and he's loving it. Initially I was using Evolution Naturally - but at £11.19 for 1.5kg bags I couldn't afford £60 per month + to feed him!
Wainwright's comes in at the right price, a few more carbs but a good kibble imho

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Jo Graham Lewis 8 years ago

Likewise my lab pup loves this, is growing well but not over weight. The breeder recommended not to use high end food as it doesn't have enough fat and one of his pups fed this way was much more underdeveloped when he came to board. He also has bits and pieces of carrot, apple etc during training and I also use wet trays from wainwrights.

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