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Simpsons Sensitive Range

This range of food is becoming very popular,especially with skin problems and sensitive stomachs. The messages I am getting from customers are very positive with many of the problems clearing up after a few weeks. It’s not a miracle food and won’t solve all the problems, some of which may need medical attention from a vet. Get in touch if your dog has similar problems and I will do what I can to advise you on which food to try .

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Cereal In Dog Food

I am often asked about the amount of cereal in dog food, the rule of thumb is that the low to mid range products contain a considerable amount. While the inclusion of some cereal is a good energy booster, many products use it as a filler to bulk out the lack of meat and other quality products like rice. The body does not absorb this amount of cereal so there is only one place for it to go !! those of you who use foods like Bakers/Wagg/Beta, which all contain low, poor quality amounts of meat derivative (who knows what they grind in to that !) as low as 4%, would see a huge difference in the amount of waste in a better single sourced higher meat content product with less cereal. The body absorbs much more of the content because of its high quality. Not to mention the subtle changes in your dogs health and well being, and possibly behaviour. I accept that cost at times will be an issue but just because you feed a better quality food it does not have to be expensive. I welcome any views dog lovers may have.

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Chemical Preservative

As far as the majority of the pet food industry is concerned, your pet food will be preserved with one or more different antioxidants – either natural (Vitamin E, C or Tocopherols) or not (BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin or similar) or a mixture of both types – and the pattern will be something like this:-

Product 1

Meat Meal and Fats pre-treated with BHA, BHT by supplier.
During processing, BHA, BHT or similar anitioxidant added

Ingredient declaration:
…Contains permitted EC preservatives

Product 2

Meat Meal and Fats pre-treated with Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Tocopherols or similar by supplier

During processing, additional Vit E, C or Tocopherols added

Ingredient declaration:
‘… naturally preserved with… ‘

Product 3

Meat Meal and Fats pre-treated with BHA, BHT or similar by supplier

During processing, Vitamin E, C or Tocopherols added

Ingredient declaration:
‘… naturally preserved..’ or ‘no added preservatives’

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Evolution Dog Training

K9 Meals On Wheels is pleased to recommend Evolution Dog Training based in Torquay. Feel free to contact them direct for all your training needs in Devon and Cornwall.

Evolution Dog Training use modern reward based training techniques to create a behaviourally healthy dog, who is a joy to live with. This powerful method of training helps your dog to make the right choices and strengthens the bond between you and your dog. Ensuring training will be fun for all.