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Dog food and feeding => Dog foods => Topic started by: SRMD on Jul 24, 2015, 14:53

Title: Forthglade
Post by: SRMD on Jul 24, 2015, 14:53
Hi, Just recently purchased forthglade lifestage grain free with duck. It contains salmon oil, BUT I can't seem to find out how much salmon oil it contains, I already supplement salmon oil with my dogs food and of course need to know whether or not I need to stop supplementing the salmon oil, incase the food already contains enough.

Would appreciate any replies, Thank you.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Eden Holistic Pet Foods on Jul 24, 2015, 16:02
You would probably need to ask the manufacturer directly.

It's less than 2% as it's listed after peas (2%)... but then there are only 7 ingredients listed after the Peas, making at most 14% and with the ingredients up to peas making 78% there appears to be over 8% unaccounted for???
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: SRMD on Jul 24, 2015, 17:34
I have emailed them, no reply yet!

Wouldn't the other 8% be;Salmon Oil, Seaweed, Minerals, Vitamins, Yucca Extract, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Parsley, Garlic, Rosemary?

I may as well just carrying on supplementing it, no harm can come of it im guessing?

Thanks for your reply!
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Eden Holistic Pet Foods on Jul 24, 2015, 21:28
It is possible to give too much fish oil, so do be careful
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: SRMD on Jul 24, 2015, 21:30
Thanks for that, really helpful!
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Eden Holistic Pet Foods on Jul 24, 2015, 21:31
"When it comes to fish oil, more is not better. In fact, too much fish oil and omega-3 can lead to a vitamin E deficiency. Some fish oils will contain vitamin E to compensate for this, but as we learned from the studies on beta carotene, vitamin A and alpha-tocopherol, synthetic vitamins don’t always act predictably in the body, especially when given over long periods of time."
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Eden Holistic Pet Foods on Jul 24, 2015, 21:36
If the diet is truly balanced then there is no need to supplement at all, as everything needed should be in the food... Unfortunately you are left to judge for yourself if that is the case or not
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: SRMD on Jul 24, 2015, 21:40
That is very true, I will have to see how he goes and see if the salmon oil supplementation is needed. He only has a small amount of it anyway. I did used to have him on dry food but he just doesn't like dry food and the small amount that is fed. I know its a smaller amount because its more quality. Will just have to wait for eden to release a wet food, I would 100% purchase that!

Thanks for your replies and helpful information.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Eden Holistic Pet Foods on Jul 25, 2015, 00:48
Eden wet is on its way, hopefully in the next 6 months, so do keep an eye open for that :)
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Dottie on Jul 26, 2015, 06:16
Have you thought about just adding sardines or mackerel to the diet a few times a week?  Choose the ones in sunflower oil, not brine.
Title: Forthglade
Post by: Seaweed on Aug 09, 2016, 20:15
Forthglade are introducing a Christmas recipe.
Title: Re: Forthglade wet food
Post by: Tinyplanets on Aug 10, 2016, 17:03
A good idea for those wishing to give their dog something a bit festive. I agree that you can end up giving stuff which is too rich if they get left overs. i am stingy with mine and it is just plain veg and meat. Maybe a small amount of boiled potato if she is lucky. No gravy, stuffing or roasties.
Title: Forthglade Limited Edition
Post by: Seaweed on Feb 25, 2017, 07:54
 Forthglade are introducing a Limited Edition Lamb With Spring Veg & Mint 395g. Available from early March I believe.
Title: Forthglade
Post by: Meg on Sep 23, 2017, 23:02
As mentioned this week in an article by Tim Wall on the Petfood industry website - -  Forthglade are developing a new manufacturing facility in Devon, and as a result should have the capacity to increase their production of pet food by 50%.

And here are the links: ( (
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Dottie on Sep 24, 2017, 09:06
I am not surprised - the company seems to be growing very fast, especially as some of their products are now in supermarkets.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: doggiefan100 on Mar 09, 2018, 23:31
Hope just been to Crufts and Forthglafe have zero wet food on their stand. They can only offer 1kg cold pressed Jonkers food on their stand. They blame the bad weather in Devon!!!!!!!!!
This looks bad to me and are they in trouble ????
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Meg on Mar 10, 2018, 02:02
...... have zero wet food on their stand.They blame the bad weather in Devon
Yes there has been absolutely awful weather in the southwest of the UK recently with snow affecting a great many deliveries including human food staples of bread and milk; and of course food for animals too.

 How the farmers have managed to feed their animals is a feat to be admired! And one can only stand back in awe of folk in other countries who continue to thrive throughout whilst experiencing continuing weather issues.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: doggiefan100 on Mar 10, 2018, 08:26
To be honest Meg, not a good answer as Zooplus and other Forthglade dealers have been continually out of stock for many weeks.  Surely a couple of days of snow in Devon should not bring this sort of issue to them! Me thinks they have real problems.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Meg on Mar 10, 2018, 12:44
Yes it's as well to be aware that observations vary (at times considerably!) amongst folks regarding everything.....including availability of food stock.

Without an indepth knowledge of how a company is thriving I'm cautious regarding interpretation, which may, perhaps positively, or negatively, influence others. The internet is a portal of considerable influence as demonstrated in the use of personal social media recently. That said there is factual information available (and in the public domain) should anyone wish to further read about any company.

I apologise in advance if my post sounds rather that is not my intention. Rather, in this instance I'm acknowledging the recent weather conditions affecting availability of food stocks for other manufacturers of both human and animal food stocks.

Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Dottie on Mar 10, 2018, 14:47
* I have split this these posts from the Cold pressed foods thread ( as they are about a separate, and different issue. 
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Meg on Mar 10, 2018, 17:40
Thanks Dottie, yes that is helpful and improves the subject matter around the new title; in addition encouraging others to add anything specific regarding this new thread and so assisting forum readers to learn further helpful information.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Dottie on Mar 10, 2018, 18:17
My dogs are currently having some Forthglade wet as part of their diet. I ordered some a month or so ago and noticed 'out of stock' on one or two lines but that was all. This morning our Morrisons was well stocked and in fact have increased their range to include one (or maybe more) of the with brown rice variety, including chicken and tripe. They also have the new Sea Bass, Sweet Potato and Vegetables ( which I am glad to see because that range lacked fish. One of my dogs is not so good with white potato so I welcome the use of this alternative. They are currently on offer at Morrisons at £3.50p for three trays (normal price is £1.30p per tray).

I have been amazed at the rapid growth of this company and to get into major supermarkets is some achievement.  I wasn't surprised to read that they have either moved to larger premises or added to their existing one/s (can't remember which).  Maybe they are still  sorting things out at the new premises and working hard to catch up and meet the demand.  They have also been busy introducing new ranges of complete food and treats.  I am just a customer but IMHO their growth/expansion seems to indicate a true success story.  It's nice to see a small UK company producing quality food for our pets.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Meg on Mar 10, 2018, 18:28
Like you Dottie I too am a customer, having no affiliation with the company. With canine hungry mouths to feed, and to maintain the health of dogs, I like to keep abreast of developments in dog food, and that is another invaluable reason to 'dip a toe' into the allaboutdogfood website, as time allows!  ;)
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Dottie on Mar 11, 2018, 08:37
According to their website About our history ( they are moving into new, purpose built premises this year. It will doubtless be a busy time for their staff.
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Anita... on Mar 11, 2018, 11:14
I'm in Plymouth, the recent snow caused real problems down this way... probs because we are not used of it! I didn't drive to work for 2 days, busses were off the road and people were being advised to stay at home.
Forthglade is in Winkleigh, North Devon. In some of the villages around there folks couldnt get in or out because of snow drifts, I know this because several people didn't get into work for a few days.
This would have had an impact on their fresh production/deliveries for a few days... but I cant comment on cold pressed. Maybe it is packed in Winkleigh? (hmm could be).

doggiefan100, Interesting that there has been a shortage for a while, could it be that the cold pressed is a new product and they have been overwhelmed with orders?
Title: Re: Forthglade
Post by: Dottie on Mar 31, 2019, 13:12
Two new Forthglade varieties - Gourmet and sardines/sweet potato. ( Both grain free.