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Royal Canin Dalmatian Puppy
Type of food
Complete dry extruded
From 2 months to 15 months
12kg bags = £76.99
At a glance
Not natural: Contains some added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings and/or other controversial synthetic ingredientsNot high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecifiedNot 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 presenceNot 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
" For your Dalmatian puppy, growth is an important stage of life it's the time of new discoveries, new encounters and physical changes. That's why it's important that your puppy's diet provides it with the nutrients it needs to support its health during this phase of growth. Suitable for puppies up to 15 months old, ROYAL CANIN® Dalmatian Puppy is specially formulated with all the nutritional needs of your Dalmatian puppy in mind. During this key period, your puppy's immune system is developing gradually. ROYAL CANIN® Dalmatian Puppy contains a complex of antioxidants, such as vitamin E, to support your puppy's natural defences. Although supporting your puppy's health is essential at all ages, it's particularly important to give your puppy the best possible start in life. That's why ROYAL CANIN® Dalmatian Puppy has specially adapted sources of protein, to help maintain the health of your puppy's urinary system from a young age. To support your puppy's digestive health, ROYAL CANIN® Dalmatian Puppy is formulated with a combination of nutrients that contain high quality protein and prebiotics - such as L.I.P. and FOS. L.I.P has been specifically included due to its high digestibility. What's more, these nutrients also help to support a healthy balance of intestinal flora in your puppy, this in turn contributes to good stool quality. The kibble in ROYAL CANIN® Dalmatian Puppy is tailor-made to specifically align with the physical features of your Dalmatian puppy - such as the shape of its jaw. This means that the shape, size, and texture of the kibble is specially adapted to appeal to this particular breed. At ROYAL CANIN® we're committed to providing nutritional solutions to your pet's needs. All of our products undergo an extensive quality control process in order to guarantee the optimum quality of food as well as catering to your puppy's specific dietary requirements and lifestyle. This means that when your puppy eats ROYAL CANIN® Dalmatian Puppy, it's getting a complete and balanced diet. "
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.
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.
38 out of 100 - Poor
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
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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.