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Pedigree Adult Small Dog Dry Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

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
NOT suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
NOT suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
NOT suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From 12 months to 7 years

Pack sizes

900g & 2.7kg bags


2.7kg bags = £6.40

AADF rating


At a glance

Not natural: Contains some added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings and/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
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
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

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:

Cereals, Meat and Animal Derivatives 20% (Including 4% Chicken), Oils, Fats (Including Sunflower Oil 0.4%), Derivatives of Vegetable Origin (Dried Beet Pulp 3%), Minerals (0.3% Sodium Tripolyphosphate), Vegetables (0.5% Dried Carrots, 1% Dried Peas).

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 14452 IU, Vitamin B1 6.8 mg, Vitamin B2 11.6 mg, Vitamin B6 3.0 mg, Vitamin D3 1594 IU, Vitamin E 102 mg, Copper (Copper II Sulphate Pentahydrate) 6.9 mg, Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 1.7 mg, Manganese (Manganous Sulphate, Monohydrate) 31.5 mg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.27 mg, Zinc (Zinc Sulphate, Monohydrate) 89.3 mg.

Technological additives

Antioxidants, Colourants..

Typical Analysis

Protein 23.6%, Fat 13.8%, Fibre 2.2%, Ash 6.8%, Omega6 3.10%.


377.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


2.7kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Pedigree Petfoods
HQ: Melton Mowbray, UK
Parent company: Mars
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Manufacturer's product description

" PEDIGREE® VITAL PROTECTION™ dry dog food is designed to deliver nutrition that addresses four needs: the products help support a strong immune system, and healthy skin and coat, an optimal digestion and a good dental care. PEDIGREE® VITAL PROTECTION™ helps keep your dog healthy and full of vitality.


With vitamin B and minerals to help keep your dog full of life and vitality.

Dental Care

Every dog deserves a happy mouth. Dogs live their life through their mouth, so keeping their teeth & gums healthy is critical for them. That's why PEDIGREE® Adult Small Dog contains a special active ingredient to help prevent the build-up of tartar and specially designed biscuit texture to help clean teeth.


Every dog deserves a healthy tummy. Our products contain both natural fibres and high quality proteins, which support a healthy digestion.

Healthy Skin & Coat

Every dog deserves to look and feel healthy. With sunflower oil, a natural source of omega 6 fatty acids and zinc to help keep him looking and feeing his best.

Immune System

Every dog deserves a strong immune system. Dogs like to sniff around and explore everything. Rest assured our recipes contain vitamin E, an antioxidant and minerals that are key to help support a strong immune system. "


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