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Dog foods / Rye v Barley
« on: May 22, 2017, 18:57 »
You mention that rye has 'a nutritional profile fairly similar to that of barley'... why is Barley rated as medium and Rye rated as High quality?

Thanks!
Rachael

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Hi,

I've been looking at Edgard & Coopers website who are proud to say that their foods don't contain meat meal. They say that Meat Meal is produced by heating offal on a high temperature which removes all the oils and fats and evaporates the water from the meat, until only a powder remains. During this process, a lot of the nutritional value of the ingredients is lost.

https://www.edgardcooper.co.uk/pages/how-we-do-it

Is this correct or marketing spiel?

If they are correct in saying that meat meal doesn't contain much nutritional value before it's added to a food, can it be classed as a green ingredient?

It would be great to learn more about meat meal.

Thank you!

Warm wishes,
Rachael

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Dog foods / Digest v Hydrolysed animal protein
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:11 »
Hi,

Digest is listed as Low grade and hydrolysed animal protein is listed as Medium quality but is Digest a hydrolysed protein? If Digest is a hydrolysed protein why have the two ingredient types been graded differently?  If Digest isn't a hydrolysed protein could you tell me what it is?

Thank you so much!

Rachael


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I can't find the ingredients in Hatchwells dog easter eggs so can't say if they're healthy/natural.

You don't necessarily need to buy dog branded carob eggs  - you could buy carob in drops or powder form to make your own treats.  I give carob drops as treats to my dogs.

Drops: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=carob+drops
Powder: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=carob+powder&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acarob+powder

Betty Miller makes natural treats that contain carob (they're not Easter related though):

http://bettymiller.com/shop.php?sec=prod&prod=80&product=natural-way-carobchoc-and-orange




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Dog foods / Re: Why Are Oats A Medium Quality Ingredient?
« on: Mar 17, 2016, 14:26 »
Hi Dottie,

Thanks for the reply.  I don't know if the rating for oats should definitely be higher but they're in a lot of human health foods and are widely promoted to us for their benefit to nutrition and health which makes me think that they have similar benefits for dogs.

They could also be considered a novel carbohydrate for dogs with sensitivities to rice etc

Thanks,
Rachael

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Dog foods / Why Are Oats A Medium Quality Ingredient?
« on: Mar 15, 2016, 22:13 »
Could you let me know why oats are rated a medium quality ingredient? For humans, oats are considered a good carb source because they're gluten free and have a low glycemic index...

Thank you!

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Dog foods / Comparing dry and wet foods
« on: Feb 24, 2016, 15:06 »
Hello,

I cannot find anything that tells us how the foods have been rated and whether raw, dry and wet foods have been rated in exactly the same way.  Can I, for example, take a 5 star dry food and compare it like for like with a 5 star wet food? Or would a 5 star dry food be more comparable to a 3 star wet food (again, for example).

Thank you,
Rachael

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