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Vitalin Adult Grain Free

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

2kg, 6kg & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £43.99

AADF rating


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 ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Hypoallergenic: Free from 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
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Mixing bowl:

Potato (28.0%), Chicken Meat Meal (26.0%), Whole Peas, Sugar Beet, Chicken Oil, Carrots, Chicken Digest, Brewers Yeast, Fish Meal, Fructo-Oligosaccharides (0.1%), Mannan-Oligosaccharides (0.1%), Seaweed (750 mg/kg), Rosemary (400 mg/kg), Green Beans (350 mg/kg), Glucosamine (340 mg/kg), MSM (340 mg/kg), Chondroitin (240 mg/kg), Dried Spinach (200 mg/kg), Extract of Yucca Schidigera, Thyme (100 mg/kg), Peppermint (100 mg/kg), Blueberry Extract (100 mg/kg).

As fed (BETA):

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Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamins: Vitamin A 30, 000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 3, 000 IU/kg, Vitamin E 125 mg/kg (as Alpha Tocopherol). Trace Elements: Zinc (Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 100 mg/kg, Iron (Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate) 60 mg/kg, Manganese (Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate) 50 mg/kg, Copper (Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate) 7.50 mg/kg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate, Anhydrous) 1.50 mg/kg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.10 mg/kg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 23.0%, Fat 9.0%, Fibre 4.0%, Ash 8.0%, Moisture 8.0%.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


12kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Grove Pet Foods
HQ: Lincolnshire, UK
Brands: Alpha55 Alpha foods listed
Vitalin99 Vitalin foods listed
Manufacturer's product description

" Vitalin Adult has been carefully formulated as a nutritionally complete dog food with a balanced recipe for adult dogs to provide all the nutrients required for a happy and healthy life. This hypoallergenic, wheat gluten free and cereal/grain free food contains high quality protein from 100% British Chicken with potatoes, nutrient packed botanicals and joint supplements.

With veterinary assistance, our nutritionists have worked carefully to formulate hypoallergenic recipes that cater to a dog's overall health and wellbeing; combining high quality protein from 100% British Chicken with British potatoes for a healthy carbohydrate option; before enhancing our food with nutrient packed botanicals such as fruits, vegetables and herbs. Thyme has been added, whilst spinach, seaweed and green beans provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals. To deliver natural antioxidant properties; blueberries and rosemary have been incorporated, as well as peppermint and prebiotic FOS & MOS which can help to support your dog's digestive system.

Vitalin Adult Chicken & Potato is a complete, balanced pet food suitable for adult dogs. "

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Deanna Lyons 5 years ago

The first ingredient now is potato @30% then chicken@ 26%, but I personally still like this food. I feed it to my lurcher and my greyhound (when he's not being too fussy, poor old man of 14yrs 2mths, even if I have to add beef mince or something else very tasty). Ive even managed to get the small independent rescue where I work to feed it to some of our dogs there.
it actually comes in 12kg bags not 15kg as the directory states, and the cheapest websites I have found are "feedem", "molevalleyfarmers", "gjwtitmuss" normal prices around £26/£27 per bag but they often have offers on so sometimes it works out to only £2 per kilo. All in all a good price for what is essentially a grain free food- without the added price tag that tends to go with it!!!

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Deanna Lyons Deanna Lyons 5 years ago

Also forgot to add it has very high levels of Glucosamine (340mg/kg), MSM (340mg/kg) and Chondroitin (240mg/kg) compared to other brands which often only have half that amount, some even less.

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kedecama 8 years ago

When I put the ingredients in your instant score generator this product gets 3.5 which is correct?

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All About Dog Food kedecama 8 years ago

Hi Kedecama and thanks for your question. Although the Review Generator is great for approximate ratings, it is not entirely perfect. Minor changes in the structure or terminology of the ingredients list can throw up discrepancies. Of course, where we provide a rating like the one above it has been thoroughly checked so should overrule any Review Generator results.

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