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Dog foods / Re: Can any one advise please
« on: Jun 28, 2019, 17:40 »
Hi Lottie
All but two of Naturavetal's lines (Chicken and Lamb) are grain free. Their other lines use either Buckwheat or Millet, these are of a different genus and are not grain.
They also have no additives or bulking ingredients like potato. Cobby has a lot of additives which could be the cause of itching.
I hope this helps. 

Dog foods / Re: Severe Food Allergies
« on: Jun 28, 2019, 17:33 »
Check out their Cold Pressed Salmon is 100% single source protein with no sneaky ingredients like chicken oil. This line is also grain free and without potato, being cold pressed you also have the added benefit of no additives so it will be better for long term health. 
For snacks try sprats or fish skins. 
You can also get a consultation from their nutritionists.
Other foods you might like to try are Horse and Goat which are often acceptable for allergenic dogs.

Naturavetal from Germany one of the original Cold Pressed manufactures has launched in the UK.
100% Natural without any additives, preservatives, colourants or bulking ingredients. Their range also includes, wet food, meat pots, supplements for BARF plus health and hygiene. 
All but two items in the range are grain free.

Hi All
Processed food generally refers to food that has gone through the "extruded process" where they cook the life out of the food then resuscitate it with synthetic vitamins. So if the back of your pack lists a lot of additive A, E etc then it's processed.
Cold Pressed dry food shouldn't include any additives as that's a key reason for doing it, but read the pack there is some passing off out there. Alternatively a high quality wet food is less likely to require additives or even the BARF diet.
It's the additives that are really bad, but also some foods like to put in white rice or they say grain free then stick in potato which is also low grade.

Dog foods / Re: Butternut Box
« on: Jun 13, 2019, 18:00 »
I looked up the ingredients of BB. They have a list of additives as long as your arm. Some people are OK with this, I'm not. I'm quite tired of brands that sell a message of health that is contradicted by the ingredients.
We all know that people who eat lots of additives don't live as long and have poorer health, so why feed them to our dogs. I'd go for raw, cold pressed or look for an additive free food (don't mistake this for preservative free, there should be no A,E,D numbers etc). Naturavetal is good.  As you may have gathered from my other posts I'm a bit of a fan.

Dog foods / Re: New here! Advice please
« on: Jun 13, 2019, 17:42 »
Sounds like some good advise there. An exclusion diet makes a lot of sense but be careful to only select meals with single sources of protein. Lots of foods like to sneak in things like chicken oil. Some of the more unusual meats such as goat and, horse can be worth a try, also taking additives out of the diet can be helpful.

Dog foods / Re: Can any one advise please
« on: Jun 13, 2019, 17:36 »
Out of curiosity looked at Cobby and it has a lot of additives which could be the reason for lose stool or perhaps the chicken oil. The point of cold pressed is to be a more gentle preparation so that nutritional integrity is protected, additives shouldn't be necessary if prepared correctly so why they are using them in such high quantities is a bit of a mystery to me.
Look up they also do cold pressed but without additives.

A key purpose behind cold pressed food is to cut out all unnatural ingredients such as synthetic additives and to be more easily digestible.  Some of the cold pressed foods such as those mentioned in this thread aren't quite as holistic as they claim to be so read the ingredients and additives carefully....there shouldn't be any additives.
I suggest checking out it's new to the UK but has been in Germany for years, this is the best cold pressed food that I've seen. 

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