REVIEW   APPLAWS
Puppy Large Breed

 
 
 

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REVIEW   APPLAWS
Puppy Large Breed


RRP: £36.99
Current sale price: £36.97 + free delivery
 

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Applaws is a British company and the food they produce is of excellent quality - some of the best available in this country.

The ingredients list of Applaws Puppy Large Breed is rich with gastronomic delights. The first two listed ingredients are both good sources of chicken, the main one being 67% dried chicken which is great as it has none of the water which can bulk out other formulas without adding nutritional value. Overall, chicken accounts for 75% of the dry food mix which is a really good proportion.

There are lots of good quality vegetables in here such as carrot, potato starch, beet pulp, alfalfa, kelp, and others. Salmon oil is another really nice inclusion, as this can benefit your dog's coat, skin, and can also support joints (it aids the rebuilding of collagen and acts as an anti-inflammatory).

This food's tailoring for large breeds is very good - glucosamine, chrondroitin and MSM methylsulfonylmethane are all included to aid joint development. Don't let the high protein level (38%) put you off - this protein comes from an excellent meat source and will be nothing but beneficial for your dog. Although the calcium:phosphorous ratio is a little off, the main thing is a nice low calcium level and Applaws Puppy Large Breed sits at a safe 1.34%.

There is only one slight weakness on the ingredients list, and that is the inclusion of cellulose plant fibre which is regarded as a not particularly nutritious filler. This is only a minor quibble with one ingredient, and the others are excellent.

If you are looking for a dry food mix for your large breed puppy which is slightly cheaper than Orijen's, but almost of the same outstanding quality, Applaws Puppy Large Breed is a really good choice.

5/5 


Ingredients Nutritional Additives Analytical Constituents
chicken 67% (from dried chicken)
chicken mince 8%
potato starch 7%
peas 6% (from dried peas)
poultry oil 3% (source of omega 6)
beet pulp
poultry gravy
whole egg (from dried egg)
cellulose plant fibre
minerals
salmon oil (source of omega 3 & EPA & DHA)
omato (from dried tomato)
carrot (from dried carrot)
chicory extract (F.O.S)
alfalfa meal
seaweed/kelp
yeast extract (purified beta glucan min 0.1%)
glucosamine
methylsulfonylmethane
chondroitin
peppermint
paprika meal
turmeric
thyme extract
citrus extract
taurine 1000 mg/kg
yucca extract
cranberry
fennel extract
carob extract
ginger
rosehip extract
dandelion extract
rosemary oil extract
oregano
probiotic:
contains E1705 Enterococcus faecium cernelle 68 (SF68: NCIMB 10415) 1,000,000 cfu/kg
vitamin A (retinyl acetate) 19,000 IU/kg
vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 2,000 IU/kg
vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate) 640 mg/kg
sodium selenite 0.33 mg/kg
calcium iodate anhydrous 3.26 mg/kg
ferrous sulphate monohydrate 233 mg
cupric sulphate pentahydrate 40 mg/kg
manganous sulphate monohydrate 94 mg/kg
zinc sulphate monohydrate 444 mg/kg
mixed tocopherols
gut flora stabiliser:
E1705 Enterococcus faecium cernelle 68
protein 38%
crude oils and fats 20%
crude fibres 4.5%
crude ash 8%
calcium 1.34%
phosphorous 1.31%
carbohydrates<21.5%.




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