Updated 17 Mar 2017
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Fish4Dogs Finest Complete

Type of food Dry extruded complete
Dog types Pet dogs
Breed sizes
Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
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 12 months to old age
Pack sizes 1.5kg, 6kg & 12kg bags
RRP 12kg bags = £53.50

Nutritional rating

65%

At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Hypoallergenic: Free from all ingredients that are regularly linked by veterinarians to food allergies and/or intolerance in dogs like wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Clearly labelled: Each ingredient is clearly and individually stated and there is at least a reasonable indication of the percentages of the main ingredients

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Nutrition

Ingredients List

Ocean White Fish (27%), Potato (23%), Pea Flour (21%), Salmon Meal (12%), Salmon Oil (8.7%), Beet Pulp, Brewers Yeast, Sunflower Oil, Minerals.

Typical Analysis

Crude Protein 26%, Fat Content 12%, Crude Ash 7.5%, Crude Fibre 2.5%, Omega-3 Fats 1.8%.

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamins: Vitamin A 22,500 IU, Vitamin D3 1,800 IU, Vitamin E 700 IU Trace Elements: Zinc Chelate Of Amino Acid Hydrate 600mg, Copper Chelate Of Amino Acid Hydrate 30mg, Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 2.5mg. Antioxidants (Stabilised With Rosemary And Tocopherol-rich Extracts).

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

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

Pricing

12kg bags RRP

£53.50

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Made by: Fish4Dogs 1919 Fish4Dogs foods listed88 Fish4Dogs treats listed
Company HQ: Worcestershire, UK
Manufacturer's product description

" Fish4Dogs Cornish Sardine is our new addition to the Finest range.

Made from fresh whole human grade sardine caught off the Cornish coast in a marine stewardship council certified fishery.

This is the first of our complete foods for dogs that use Sweet Potato rather than potato, which is high in vitamin B6 helping reduce skin irritation, a great source of vitamin C and D which plays an important role in building healthy bones and development, and digestion. Sweet Potato is also good source of iron for energy and supporting a healthy immune system.

Our Finest Sardine Complete food contains a high fish content so is naturally rich in Omega 3, with no artificial ingredients or grain it is suitable for all adult dog breeds, great for shiny coats, healthy skins and supple joints.

‘No Quibble Kibble’ Guarantee’ — we are so confident that your dog will love the taste of Fish4Dogs Complete Food, that we will give you your money back if it doesn’t. Applies to 1.5kg only. "

Nutritional rating

65%

Review

hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic

natural

Natural

clear ingredients list

Clearly labelled

Fish4Dogs have been around since 2007 and their 'Finest' range have always been their flagship foods. Their simple, no-nonsense formulas mean that they are very unlikely to cause any problems which has helped Fish4Dogs to become the food of choice for many pet care professionals and owners of sensitive dogs. Nevertheless, after the amount of fish used in the Finest range was cut back in 2012, the popularity has started to wain a little.

Looking at the ingredients list, the first thing you'll notice is that there aren't very many of them. Primarily based around fish, potato and pea flour, Fish4Dogs Finest is an extremely simple food. This is excellent news for owners of dogs that are prone to food allergies and intolerance since the fewer the ingredients, the less chance they have of causing an upset. From a nutritional perspective, however, it does mean that the range of natural nutrients present in the food's raw ingredients is likely to be quite restricted.

As you might expect, Fish4Dogs is based on fish. The first, and therefore largest ingredient in both varieties is top quality fresh Norwegian fish. Fresh fish is both nutritious and highly palatable but it should be noted that, since it contains around two thirds water, almost all of which is lost during processing, the proportion left in the finished product will be considerably less than the 28% listed - probably more like 10% in fact. Even combined with the 11% salmon meal listed further down the list, that only gives the food a total fish content (not including the added oil) of about 21% which is quite low for this price bracket.

Fish4Dogs Finest is completely natural, hypoallergenic and grain free. As it's carbohydrate source it uses a combination of potato and pea flour, both of which are very unlikely to cause any problems but also won't provide much in the way of nutrients and in large amounts like this (together making up two fifths of the food), they could be regarded as fillers.

Fish4Dogs does contain a very large dose of fish oils which are famed for their benefits to the skin, coat and joints due to their high levels of essential omega-3 and omega-6 oils.

With regard to it's price, £53.50 for 12kg puts it above many competitor brands, even of a higher quality.

Conclusion: Fish4Dogs Finest is a good quality, hypoallergenic food, especially for dogs with sensitive skin but for the price its low fish content and high proportion of fillers is disappointing.

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