Best Dry Dog Food Uk 2020

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Wellness CORE Wellness Large Breed Original Dog Food

Best Dry Dog Food Uk 2020

Wellness CORE is a brand promote dog foods for good health. The recipe we were able to try was for large breeds so Simon and Kim got involved. The main ingredients are chicken meat which is in abundance at 57% of the total. 25% of it is fresh. Potatoes, peas and linseeds are included for carbohydrates as well as fibre but the magic comes from some of the other natural ingredients which are broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, cranberries, blueberries which really does make it among the healthiest dog food brands on the market and rivals the likes of Royal Canin.

Key Features

  • Core ingredients – Chicken and chicken meal, potatoes, peas, linseed, beet pulp
  • Benefits – High protein, an impressive number of natural ingredients and useful additives such as L-Carnitine and Chicory Root.
  • Allergen information – Grain-free
  • Other flavours – Chicken with peas
  • Price point – £££
  • Which best dog food to buy is not an easy question to answer but we would certainly be confident to say that Wellness CORE will give large breeds a massive health boost per day.

    Wagg Complete Chicken and Veg Dry Dog Food – Best Value

    Breed Size: Any
    Life Stage: Adult
    Main Ingredients: Cereals, Meat and Animal Derivatives, Oils and Fats
    Protein: 20%

    Wagg Complete Chicken and Veg Dry Food is a cheap, complete dog food. It is designed for adult dogs and is suitable for any breed. It is a complete food, so it provides all the vitamins and minerals that your dog needs on a daily basis. It has 20% protein, which could be higher, but it is low in fat and contains average fibre levels. It is high in carbs, however, and its ingredient list is very vague with regards to the exact source and type of ingredients. For example, the ingredient list states that it contains cereals, meat and animal derivatives, and oils and fats as its main ingredients.Pros

  • Very cheap
  • Good fat and fibre levels
  • Complete food is nutritionally balanced
  • Cons

  • Vague ingredients and food sources
  • 20% protein could be higher
  • Dry Dog Food Buyer’s Guide

    Dry dog food can sometimes be called kibble and is a processed food created using a method of condensing a lot of different nutrients into a small biscuit-like food using a cooking method called extrusion. This method rose in prominence in the 1950s by the company Ralston Purina who adapted their extrusion method used to make breakfast cereal to pet food. Dry food manufacturing is a cheap and energy-efficient way to make food for the mass market, it’s also a highly efficient way to pack more nutrients and calories into the smallest possible ‘nugget’.

    Dry dog food is a hard biscuit that does require some chewing and not as palatable as wet food, however different types of dry foods are made for different sizes of dog. To pack all the nutrients in a process called ‘extrusion’ is needed – the chosen ingredients are packed together then water is added to increase the moisture level (around 35%). These are then heated up and pressed at extremely high pressure which then melds the ingredients together, it is then cut to size which results in the kibble. After exiting the extruder, the kibble can then be oven-baked at a lower temperature to reduce the moisture which results in the dryness.

    Flavourings can be added to dry food either naturally or artificially which results in a powdered surface.


    What are the top 5 healthiest dog foods UK?

    • James Wellbeloved Turkey & Rice. …
    • Iams Small to Medium Adult Dry Dog Food. …
    • Nature’s Menu Country Hunter Raw Superfood Nuggets Wild Venison. …
    • Pooch & Mutt Grain-Free, Chicken & Superfood blend for dogs. …
    • Wellness Core Complete Dry Senior Dog Food Turkey & Chicken. …
    • Lily’s Kitchen World Dishes 24 x 150g Multipack. …
    • ZiwiPeak Venison.

    What is the best selling dry dog food in the UK?

    Our overall pick for the best dry dog food in the UK is Harringtons Complete Dry Dog Food with Turkey and Rice.

    What is the most popular dog food in the UK?

    • Best Overall: Purina Pro Plan at Chewy. …
    • Best Budget: Pedigree at Chewy. …
    • Best Dry: Royal Canin at Chewy. …
    • Best Wet: Hill’s Science Diet at Chewy. …
    • Best for Puppies: Purina One at Chewy. …
    • Best Human-Grade Ingredients: The Honest Kitchen Dog Food at Chewy. …
    • Best for Picky Eaters: …
    • Best for Dogs with Food Sensitivities: