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Rocco Classic Review

Type of food

Complete wet paté

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 7 years

Pack sizes

800g cans

RRP

800g cans = £1.67

AADF rating

75%

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
Not clearly labelled:

This product has not been awarded the clear labelling logo because carrageenan is used but is not declared on the label.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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£

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Nutrition

Composition

Mixing bowl:

70% Beef (Heart, Liver, Meat, Lung, Tripe), 28.8% Meat Stock, 1% Minerals, 0.2% Linseed Oil.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin D3 200 IU, Vitamin E (All-Rac-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) 30mg, Zinc (Zinc Sulphate, Monohydrate) 15mg, Manganese (Manganese(ii) Sulphate, Monohydrate) 3mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate, Anhydrous) 0.75mg, Biotin 300mcg.

Technological additives

Carrageenan.

Typical Analysis

Protein 11.0%, Fat 6.5%, Fibre 0.4%, Ash 1.9%, Moisture 75.0%, Calcium 0.23%, Phosphorus 0.18%.

Energy

119.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

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

Pricing

800g cans RRP

£1.67

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Name: Matina
HQ: Munich, Germany
Brands: Barkoo
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Manufacturer's product description

" Rocco Classic wet dog food at a glance:, , Species-appropriate complete wet food for adult dogs of all breeds, 100% fresh premium ingredients, At least 70% meat and offal, Recipes based on beef, no pork, No artificial additives such as colours, aromas or attractants, Grain- and gluten-free, Well accepted, Clear declaration of all ingredients, Made in Germany, Rocco Classic is a complete wet food, made with fresh high-quality meat and offal. All ingredients are 100% fresh and the meat content is at least 70%. It has been carefully prepared so as to retain its delicious hearty taste and texture. Rocco Classic is a species-appropriate meal for the meat-loving dog.Rocco is guaranteed not to contain formed meat and to be made using only fresh meat. It does not contain animal meal (e.g. bone meal), vegetable protein (e.g. soya) or other fillers. It does not contain pork.Rocco is made of at least 50% beef. The other 20% of meat is only from the animal listed in the ingredients. Guaranteed! Rocco is only made using fresh meat of the highest quality and forgoes all chemical additives such as flavour enhancers, artificial colour, and artificial preservatives. The especially gentle cooking process preserves Rocco's healthy nutrients and strong meat flavour. Rocco wet food is both gluten and grain-free. "

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Clare Apples 4 months ago

I have stopped buying this food for my springer as the layer of solid fat at the bottom of the tin is increasing with every purchase, and now I've started to find large chunks of solid fat running through the meat. I've tried swapping varieties and sometimes you get lucky with a batch that doesn't have this, but of you get a batch that does you can throw up to 50 grams of the tin weight away just in solid fat. I've complained to zooplus and posted up pictures, but they never publish my reviews. Such a shame as it was great to have a pure meat food for this price, but it seems they make up their cheaper price with fat.

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Charlotte Delcore Clare Apples 4 months ago

I've just found this food and I love it. Its the only thing my dog will eat. What a shame to read this. I've got the tins and the foil trays. Literally just fed her and I do also see fat at the bottom. I've simply not given it to her instead using the meat. A shame to throw away but this is Literally all she'll eat! Hopefully Rocco see your comment and take into consideration.

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Clare Apples Charlotte Delcore 4 months ago

Have you tried Wolf Of Wildnerness or Lukullus? They are more expensive, but often you can get them on deals that make it similar price to Rocci and my dog loves both, plus no wastage. Lukullus does have some potato in it, but only 4%. I agree it is very disappointing that this all -meat product has this issue - if it didn't it would be my first choice.

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Alkim Clare Apples 3 months ago

Is this really a bad thing? What I've noticed about Rocco is that it's a lot denser than others (it's even hard to scrape out of the tin) so I would expect that the fat does solidify because it has nowhere else to go - the rest of the food is pure meat offal and muscle. Dog food should have fat in (I think I read 8-15% though not completely sure) so although it seems like a lot when looking at it solidified, by weight, it doesn't make up a huge amount of the food. My other go to foods are lukkullus and Wolf of wilderness and also zooplus Bio/organic - these are much wetter so the fat I assume is in the wet broth/jelly parts and still liquid. I prefer Roccos because it is pure meat and little moisture - I feel like it's a waste to ship water in tins when I add water anyway, along with home cooked veggies etc. In my experience, Rocco works out as the purest and best value for mixing into a home cooked diet.

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Clare Apples Alkim 2 months ago

I had the same thoughts, but the fat is concentrated at the bottom,, so you end up giving one massive dose of fat (I've weighed it at 50 grams average) in the meal taken from the bottom of the tin ( I usually throw it away -so wasted weight). Dogs should have fat, but not all the fat from 800 grams coagulated at the bottom of the tin, I think. If your dog is happy on it, great stuff. I feed mine Lukullus now and whilst it does have some carbs in it, her poos seem better with that, so each to their own.

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Chrunky 7 months ago

Jaren Rocco tot volle tevredenheid gekocht. Tot een paar weken geleden : 24 blikken gel. Dus dit was ook de laatste keer.

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Stigofthedump 2 years ago

Rocco has been sold out on Zooplus for a while. I wonder if this is a supplychain problem or if we won't be able to import it to the UK any longer.... does anyone have any info?

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Stigofthedump Stigofthedump 2 years ago

Also, what dog food is similar to Rocco and affordable? My dog has only ever had a mix of Rocco and Skinners and we are very happy with him on it. I wondered about Naturediet Purely? Any thoughts appreciated.

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Alana K Stigofthedump 2 years ago

Hi there, I really recommend Forthglade as a wet food. If you're looking for one with just pure meat I suggest the Forthglade 90% range, they do many proteins and is widely available. Naturediet Purely also looks good but not sure how available is it to buy, hope this helps :)

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Stigofthedump Alana K 2 years ago

Thank you Alana. Looking up Forthglade 90% now

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Fliss08 Stigofthedump one year ago

Another good one is wolf of wilderness I use the multibuy trays but they have large tins also

https://www.bitiba.co.uk/shop/dogs/wet_dog_food/wolf_of_wilderness

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Rebecca Mckeown Stigofthedump 2 years ago

I think it's a supply chain issue. I asked their customer support if they knew when the food would be back in stock and they said they expected to get some back in but they don't know when.

The other day(21st of jan) I managed to get some of the trays of Rocco(I usually buy the tins but better than nothing) so it is coming into the country at least, just difficult to get a hold of due to both the low supply and the high demand.(Which is annoying, Rocco is literally the only food I've found that my dog will consistently eat and not just leave!)

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Nick M Rebecca Mckeown 2 years ago

Definitely supply chain issue into plague island, as no issues getting it on Zooplus.be

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Stigofthedump Nick M 2 years ago

Thanks for the info Rebecca and Nick. I have a couple of trays of tins left. Fingers crossed it is back in stock soon.

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Fliss08 Stigofthedump 2 years ago

Bitiba now have this in stock and its a bit cheaper then zooplus

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Fliss08 Fliss08 one year ago

Bitaba delivery charge can be a £1 more then zooplus

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Layne Arlina 3 years ago

This information is out of date. Rocco does not contain carrageenan. Please update your information

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Dan A shift Layne Arlina 2 years ago

It does contain carrageenan, so does tinned lukullus and tinned wolf of the wilderness , it’s not on the label. I’ve checked with the manufacturer, then sent it back to where I purchased it from

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Angela Sharp Dan A shift one year ago

Lukullis does not contain Carrageenan. I spoke to manufacture a week ago.

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Angela Sharp Dan A shift one year ago

Though it's been used for hundreds of years and is indeed organic, there's damning health research around Carrageenan, suggesting that it is not necessarily safe to eat. It's been linked to IBD, IBS, rheumatoid arthritis and colon cancer and is thus banned in the European Union.Mar 25, 2021

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Angela Sharp Layne Arlina one year ago

I have asked for info to be updated as the manufacturer does not use this any more.

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Icklebear 4 years ago

Rocco is one of the few of wet foods my mixed breed tolerates. It is a great quality food at a great price. My dogs love it! :)

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c lott 6 years ago

This is so far the best wet dog food I have purchased. Its so thick and meaty it reminds me of corned beef. You can actually see the poultry hearts whole in it. (if you get the beef with poultry hearts one) They are not all mashed up. My springers love it and leave the biscuits now! Good price and a very good variety.
I have purchased before and will definitely purchase again.

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Johnny Welrod 7 years ago

My dog loves it, but not they have changed the formula (twice now in May) it makes him sick and has given him diarrhoea. Time to try him on something different.

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Liverdrawer 8 years ago

3 yr old Schnoodle loves it, but gave elderly toy poodle diarrhoea - maybe too rich with the beef content? A shame, as it seems excellent quality for the price.

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Kelly Dizzy Turner 9 years ago

My dogs have been on this for a few weeks now and they love it.
I find it very meaty and solid.
So much better than some of the tinned food my dogs have had in the past which were just a few chunks of meat chucked in a lot of gravy!

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Diana Tammen 9 years ago

We do extremely well on this food. Just moved on from the puppy version of Rocco. I tried it because of the simple and short list of ingredients without e-numbers, sugars or chemical flavouring and my dog loves it.

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jps2705 10 years ago

Thank you for providing an excellent site. I do not have a can of Rocco in front on me but can you please explain why they print 100% on their label yet your analysis states 70% beef. Is the other 30% 'beef' fat resulting in the high and possibly undesirable fat content ? To be honest I cannot see how this product can be retailed (zooplus) for £0.83/400g and contain such a high beef content. I suspect that beef derivatives which can even be bone, hair and hooves are playing a big part here. Prepared to comment?

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Mirna Milić jps2705 7 years ago

100% claim stands for not having any meat or bone meal but just fresh meat (beef) and not having any grains or soy or other fillings.It's 70% fresh meat in stock (approx. 24%)

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