Channel 4 is screening Inside Britain’s Pet Food Factory on Thursday, 1st August 2019 at 9pm. It is a documentary about the Mars factory.
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Quote Jill201: The vet recommended Protexin Pro Fibre for Freddie's anal glands but it gave Freddie the runs. So on recommendation from a friend and also the nurse at the vets we tried Organic Blonde Pysillium Husk (from Amazon) and this suits Freddie. I mix a teaspoon of it with 1 tsp of water and 1 tsp of the Plusbac and add it to his food in the morning. I can recommend it.
Our aim is to get every dog food and treat that is widely available across the UK listed on the site. Trouble is, there are A LOT of dog foods and treats out there and no matter how many we list, there always seem to be more waiting. We therefore have a lengthy to-do list of brands and varieties that still need adding. If you spot a food that's not yet listed and would like to see it on the site, Contact Us and let us know.
To make things as fair as possible, new listings are prioritized by how many requests we receive for them from members of the public so the more requests, the faster we’ll get it added.
Remember, while you're waiting for a food to be listed, you can always use our Instant Review Generator (link) to get a bit more insight.
If you are the manufacturer or distributor of a food not yet listed, please also feel free to get in touch (link) and we'll see about getting your products added.
We set out to investigate two things.
First, whether a species-appropriate (aka raw food) diet can be formulated so as to meet the highest possible nutritional guidelines for dogs, as specified by the European Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF).
Second, whether such a diet will prove to be nutritionally adequate when fed to a meaningful sample of dogs over 26 weeks using an extended version of the rigorous trial protocol developed by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
If you are looking for research relating to a species-appropriate (aka raw food) diet for dogs, here it is.
The average life expectancy of wolves in the wild is considerably lower than that of captive wolves, and disease, parasitism, and malnutrition are important factors in the mortality of wild populations.7-9 Captive wolves live longest and are healthiest when fed — guess what? — commercial dog food! This is the recommendation of the leading specialists in captive wolf husbandry and medicine, and it is largely the result of evidence that the previous practice of feeding raw meat based diets to captive wolves led to poorer quality nutrition and health than the current practices. Certainly, raw meat and bones are often used as enrichment items or bait for husbandry purposes, but always with an awareness of the risks they pose, and never as the primary diet.