Updated 28 Nov 2022
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Carnilove Dry Adult 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
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 & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £58.95

AADF rating


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)
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

Price per day




Mixing bowl:

Duck Meal (30%), Pheasant Meal (22%), Yellow Peas (20%), Chicken Fat (8%), Duck Deboned (5%), Chicken Liver (3%), Apples (3%), Tapioca Starch (3%), Salmon Oil (2%), Carrots (1%), Flaxseed (1%), Chickpeas (1%), Hydrolyzed Crustacean Shells (0.026%), Cartilage Extract (0.016%), Brewer's Yeast (0.015%), Chicory Root (0.01%), Yucca Schidigera (0.01%), Algae (0.01%), Psyllium (0.01%), Thyme (0.01%), Rosemary (0.01%), Oregano (0.01%), Cranberries (0.0008%), Blueberries (0.0008%), Raspberries (0.0008%).

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a (E672) 20 000 IU Vitamin D 3 (E671) 1 500 IU Vitamin E (α-Tocopherol) (3a700) 400 mg Zinc (E6) 85 mg Iron (E1) 70 mg Manganese (E5) 35 mg Iodine (E2) 0, 65 mg Copper (E4) 15 mg Selenium (3b8.10) 0, 25 mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 37.0%, Fat 18.0%, Fibre 2.5%, Ash 8.5%, Moisture 10.0%, Calcium 1.80%, Phosphorus 1.50%, Omega3 0.33%, Omega6 2.34%.


390.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


12kg bags RRP


Grams per day


Cost per day


Approved supplier:

Carnilove UK

Carnilove store finder:

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Manufacturer's product description

" Containing 70% wild-origin meats 30% forest fruits, veggies & herbs. Duck is an ideal source of proteins and is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), which reduce blood cholesterol levels.

It's a fantastic source of niacin (vitamin B 3), which plays an important role in metabolic processes within the body and also helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. Duck contains vitamins A and C as well as important minerals such as iron, calcium, and selenium, while pheasant is an excellent source of vitamin B12, phosphor, and selenium. The combination of duck and pheasant creates a dietetically balanced and nutritious food containing all the essential amino acids. "

Company info
Company name: Carnilove 2929 Carnilove foods listed2020 Carnilove treats listed
HQ: Prague, Czech Republic
Product country of origin: Czech Republic

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Kathryn 4 months ago

Hi I am thinking about swapping my 12 month old frl to this food.she is at the moment on ava puppy food and I’ve heard ava isn’t a very good food for dogs. What are the reviews on this food and should I do the swap or not as I’ve heard this food can cause soft stool??? Thank you.

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Kenneth Preston 6 months ago

My cocker spaniel has been on this for a week now and it's give him terrible gas .Thought we would try this because of the reviews .Now back to Arden Grange grain free super foods

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Eleanor 10 months ago


My 1yr old GSD has been eating Eden sporting and working dog food for quite a while now and we have absolutely no problems with it. However, the price keeps going up and now the percentage has gone down. I've been looking at other dry foods as I was sure they would be a better one on the market.

I have come across Carnilove, although 3kg less in a bag, it has a slightly higher percentage and price difference of around £30 a bag less then Eden.

Just a bit concerned about changing food, although I would do it gradually.

Have you got any advice?

Thanks 😊

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Grumpy Dog 11 months ago

Why has the rating gone down to 78% when only the other day it was 90%

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leaf hawkins Grumpy Dog 10 months ago

Waiting for this response. I know there’s a new algorithm that changes the way food is rated, but hoping it doesn’t meant the quality has plummeted that much! I bought this brand because of the quality! Don’t want to have to change again :’)

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All About Dog Food Grumpy Dog 10 months ago

Hi Grumpy Dog and Leaf Hawkins! It's all down to the new scoring system. You can find out more here. The recipes haven't changed so if your dog's doing fine there's really no need to consider changing

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Claire Griffiths one year ago

Great quality and a good price, plus my fussy dog loved it. However their stools were always fairly soft and smelt absolutely horrendous. It was so bad I had to take them off of it

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Simon one year ago

My dogs seemed to like the food but I cannot recommend if you are looking for a food to help a dog with loose stools - this made it worse! 🤢

Try a hypoallergenic food if your dog has this problem. Vets Kitchen has worked wonders for ours.

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vegan Is me Simon one year ago

There are better alternatives to kibble ☺️ Like raw foods air dry food and dehydrated raw foods or just sitck with wet foods or kibble and add in fresh whole foods

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Claire Kay 2 years ago

I tried this food and my Boxers seemed to like it, but I was also concerned about the amount of meat "meal" as opposed to meat. I subsequently had to take them off it because their poop smelt absolutely disgusting, the worst ever.

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vegan Is me Claire Kay one year ago

There are other better fresh complete foods other then kibble like air dried dehydrated food

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Caoimhin 3 years ago

I have a 5 y.o. Golden Retriever and 3 y.o. labradoodle. They both had really bad digestive issues, and we tried multiple foods, including special diets (from vets). I was told to give Carnilove a go...and we have never looked back. Very occasionally, the labradoodle has a short setback, and would have one or two loose motions, but on the whole, a great result. My dogs look healthy, have lots of energy, glossy & soft coats, and bight shiny eyes and (usually) cold and wet noses. They are fed the salmon more than any other flavour, but we'd mix in some of the other food as a treat occasionally. I adore my dogs, and believe this is the best for them and me (family) as owners.
I'm also very fortunate to have a very knowledgeable and friendly pet shop within 15 mike's if my home, and if/when I can't get to them to pick it up, they have it delivered to me. Thanks to Pets R Us in Limavady (Co. Derry) and to Carnilove for producing a fantastic product, which I'd recommend to anyone, given the fantastic results we've had with this food!

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zarkon 4 years ago

I have a 14-month-old Golden Retriever and have switched from Acana to Carnilove. So far the dog seems to enjoy the food. Can anyone tell me what the carbohydrate content of the food is. Thanks

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Anita Lawrence-Beet 5 years ago

How is this rated so highly when it doesn't have actual meat in it, only meat meal?

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Kolur Anita Lawrence-Beet 4 years ago

The meat origin in noted and is (should) a good source. - its not a mix of whatever is cheapest at the moment!

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Nazzo Anita Lawrence-Beet one year ago


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R3mba 6 years ago

I just started to feed my 8y dogue the bordouex with this brand ..

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Alex B 6 years ago

Ours used to love this food, however after a while they became intolerant of the duck version.Also really difficult to buy now that our local pet shop has run out.

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Georgina Owens 6 years ago

Just wanted to say that the selenium listed on the bag is selenium (3b8.10) which is an organic form, rare to find in dog foods that are available in the UK. Iyou are unsure of anything, they seem very happy to check things out and will phone or email you back, The only thing that bothers me is that this seems to be Czech produced; there is little info too as to where meat is sourced from online.

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R3mba Georgina Owens 6 years ago

are u some kind of racist?? Like we who ate living in rest of europe are subhumans??

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Georgina Owens R3mba 6 years ago

No. It is to do with the radioactive fall out concerns; check out http://www.dogforums.com/do...

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Dan Georgina Owens 5 years ago

If any of the people on that forum bothered to search they would find that Czech Republic is among most countries that have Negligible BSE risk.Here is the source:

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EU Resident Georgina Owens 4 years ago

Tell me something what do you know, about Chernobyl and radioactivity and EU radiation rules?
First of all the quantity to have any significant effect on the animal needs to be absurd and 5km near a reactor..
First of all Chernobyl sleeps and the Core is secured, radiation levels are secure for EU for years...The fallout of mutation near Chernobyl, are gene based not environment based, Educate yourself before you spout nonsense..
And yes EU rules regarding Health are far more strict then USA (Someone Who has actually works with food from USA)... Second you need to sleep near a reactor to have an effect, Explosion and open core vs Concreted died out core...Big difference..!

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Paulajenkins EU Resident one year ago

I bought the puppy bag and started feeding he was severely ill. It took me a week to realise it was the food making him so sick. I stopped feeding it and gave some to my other dog and exactly the same happened and again I stopped feeding it. I would not chance feeding this food

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Dawgie Georgina Owens 8 months ago

This is a level of stupidity you can only expect from an English person. You are aware that people also eat these same wild animals, right? You think the meat is good enough for people, but not for your precious dog? Every boar shot in the Czech Republic has to be tested for radioactive elements. If they exceed the limits, the meat is destroyed by veterinary authorities. The boar is the only problematic wild animal, because they eat radioactive mushrooms.

If you are so worried about possible Cesium in boar meat, then simply buy the version that doesn't contain any boar meat.

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