Wet food for dogs scrutinised
Wet food has a water content of 60-80% and usually consists of a mixture of meat, cereals, fruits & vegetables, oils and fats. Stiftung Warentest took a close look at 22 different wet dog foods, which are complete foods. Complete foods are formulated to provide the pet with all the nutrients it needs without the addition of other foods.
The right amount of nutrients is essential for a balanced diet
One tested product indicated insufficient levels of phosphorus, linoleic acid and magnesium. Since the feed is designed as a complete feed, the nutrient recommendations of FEDIAF should be adhered to, otherwise this can endanger the health of the animals. Accordingly, the contents for protein, vitamins and minerals, for example, must also be checked and complied with.
The labeling must be correct
The information on the packaging must comply with Regulation (EC) No. 767/2009 and is also an important part of the purchase decision. To ensure that the buyer is correctly informed about the product, all mandatory information such as the list of ingredients, the indication whether it is a complete feed and for which animal species the feed is intended must be noted on the packaging. So that not too much or too little is fed, the feed quantity must be correct and therefore also a feeding recommendation belongs on the packing. In 6 of the products tested, the recommendation was incomplete.
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You can read more about feed analysis here: Feed Analysis
Source: Stiftung Warentest