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Husse Valp Farm
Type of food
Dry extruded complete
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
From weaning to 18 months
12kg bags = £57.90
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 all ingredients that are regularly linked by veterinarians to food allergies and/or intolerance in dogs like wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additivesNot 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
" Valp Farm is grain and gluten free product suitable for puppies with sensitive digestive systems and/or gluten intolerance. A recipe with high protein content to support a healthy growth and added taurine for a healthy heart function. It is suitable as a starter for puppies from 3 weeks old and as complete feed from 4 weeks to adulthood. Also ideal for pregnant and nursing bitches.
GRAIN FREE FORMULA
Valp Farm contains no cereals and is suitable for puppies with sensitive digestive systems.
Grain and gluten free formula, based on chicken and potato.
Highly digestible with carefully selected ingredients. Potato is a highly digestible energy source and is a gluten free ingredient.
SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION
Product with limited animal protein sources such as chicken and krill that are of high quality, easily digestible and give a great taste.
Grain and gluten free formula; potato as n°1 source of carbohydrates.
Contains fructo-oligosaccharides which favour good bacteria in the intestinal tract.
Contains mannan-oligosaccharides which prevent adhesion of harmful bacteria to the wall of the intestine.
Rich in vegetable fibres like cellulose and psyllium to stimulate intestinal motility and health.
ENRICHED WITH TAURINE
Added taurine to ensure a healthy heart function in a growing puppy.
RICH IN MINERALS
Right balance of calcium and phosphorus to support healthy bones and teeth.
Contains vitamin D for optimal absorption of calcium and phosphorus.
SUPPORTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Enriched with vitamins A and E which boost the immune system.
With beta-carotene, an antioxidant to support natural immunity.
Optimal content of fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which support immunity and brain function.
With rosemary and polyphenols of green tea, natural antioxidants that will strengthen natural immunity of the puppy.
GIVES A HEALTHY, SHINY COAT
Contains biotin, a B-vitamin, to help build up a good coat.
Linseed, high quality salmon oil and krill as natural sources of Omega-3 fatty acids for good condition of the skin and coat.
Enriched with copper to stimulate enzymes which maintain colour of the coat.
Optimised texture of the kibbles stimulates mechanical cleaning of the teeth. "
Suitable for all breeds of dogs
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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 12kg 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 nutritional 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 healthy 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: Sweden
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.