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Ava Breed Health Shih Tzu Dry
Type of food
Dry extruded complete
From 10 months to old age
1.5kg bags = £8.49
Pets at Home
At a glance
Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredientsHigh meat content: Contains at least 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis)Hypoallergenic: Free from wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additivesClearly labelled: Each ingredient is clearly and individually stated and there is at least a reasonable indication of the percentages of the main ingredientsCertified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO
" Here at AVA we believe that the love you feel for your dog can only be matched by the care we take in producing their food.
Our aim is perfectly simple - to use our passion and expertise to deliver exceptional nutrition through our foods.
AVA - the next step in Advanced Nutrition food.
At AVA we understand what makes your dog different.
That's why this tailored AVA BREED HEALTH formulation is specially made for Shih Tzus and includes +Imuvita to support their immunity.
Shih Tzus are typically a loyal, outgoing and alert small breed.
Their size and affectionate nature makes them friendly, sociable and an ideal companion and a friendly sociable breed.
Shih Tzus are generally healthy although may experience back problems.
As a brachycephalic breed they are also susceptible to overheating and some dogs may experience breathing and eye issues.
Excellent skin and coat condition and a good digestive function are especially important for small breed dogs and are a sign of general good health.
Our AVA BREED HEALTH formulation is especially tempting, containing a source of quality fish protein for sensitive stomachs, with a mini size kibble for easy feeding, prebiotics for digestive health and added Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
AVA is Veterinary Approved and a perfect choice for those wanting to feed a quality food.
Suitable for Shih Tzu "
This food is suitable for the following breed sizes:
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This is the ingredients list as printed on the packaging or manufacturer's website.
Think of the 'mixing bowl' composition like a recipe - all the ingredients you would need to put in a 'mixing bowl' in order to make the food.
Ingredients have to be listed in descending order of their weight so the higher it appears, the more there is.
Ingredients that we believe to be controversial or inferior are highlighted in yellow with particularly low grade, highly contentious or excessively vague ingredients in red.
Information in italics is not usually avaialble on the ingredients list but has been provided to us by the manufacturer to help with our ratings.
As fed composition
While the 'mixing bowl' composition is useful for knowing what went into the food, it doesn't always reflect what your dog is actually eating. This is because the processes that turn the ingredients into the finished pet food can significantly alter the relative weights of the ingredients.
For this reason we've calculated the approximate 'as fed' percentages for the main ingredient categories in the finished product.
Please note that these figures are very approximate. They are estimates based on the information provided by the manufacturer in the ingredients list so the clearer the terminology and the more percentages they provide, the more accurate our estimates will be. Wherever information is lacking, we always assume the worst.
◉ Meat ingredients: includes all meat and fish ingredients except isolated fats/oils.
◉Added oils and fats: includes all isolated oil and fat ingredients.
◉ Carb-rich ingredients: includes all ingredients derived from grains, pseudo-grains, potatoes and other starchy root vegetables, sweet potato and legumes (except whole peas which are categorised under fruit and veg) except for isolated protein and extracted oils. Also includes fibre supplements.
◉ Fruit and veg: includes all whole vegetables and fruits.
◉ Other: all other ingredients. Mostly made up by nutritional supplements and additives.
The price per day of feeding this food based on feeding the manufacturer's recommended daily amount from 1.5kg bags bought at their rrp to a dog of:
Note: All suggested feeding amounts and costs are only approximate and may vary considerably from dog to dog. Be sure to contact the manufacturer if in any doubt.
77 out of 100 - Good
Our unique product ratings are calculated based on a number of characteristics including the quality and quantity of the stated ingredients, certain nutritional and technological additives and the processing methods used to create the food. They are designed to indicate how beneficial we think a food is likely to be for the majority of dogs when fed on a daily basis for an extended period. Click here for more information
Country of origin: United Kingdom
A technological additive is any substance added to a pet food "for a technological purpose and which favourably affects the characteristics of feed".
While the primary effects of technoloical additives are certainly 'favourable' (increased shelf life in the case of preservatives & antioxidants, better food texture and consistency in the case of gelling agents and thickeners etc.) some have been linked to health problems in pets and should be treated with caution.
Unfortunately, many technological additives do not have to be declared by the manufacturer so just because they do not appear on the label does not necessarily mean they are not in the food. If in doubt, ask the manufacturer directly exactly what technological additives their foods contain.