Feed for premium-class dogs is also called professional.
Initially, they were developed for dogs that work in special services, perform in shows and lead an active lifestyle, and therefore ideal nutrition is especially important for them. This category also includes feeds for dog breeds of performance and premium-grade forage super-premium.
The main characteristics of premium dog food and its composition
A common feature of premium dog food is that besides them, the dog does not need any additional nutrition. Also dog breeders know that when feeding an animal with poor-quality food, it will not only be passive, but it can also get sick. For the production of premium dog food and super premium class, high quality products are used . For example, the main source of protein is meat, not corn or soy, as in dog food of the economy class.
Also, premium dog food contains 22 amino acids, essential for the life of the animal and natural fats, which provide additional energy. To prevent the accumulation of toxic substances in the body, manufacturers include in the feed of premium antioxidants: rosemary extract, vitamin C, etc.
The most popular brands and firms of premium feed manufacturers
Feeds of the first grade quickly satisfy the feeling of hunger and are perfectly absorbed. Therefore, they are economical enough: the animal is saturated by eating a small portion of feed. The most famous producers of premium dog food are Royal Canin, Hills, Eukanuba, Belcando and others.
- Royal Canin is a French brand of dog food , which is made from the freshest and highest quality products, taking into account such parameters as dog breed, its age, degree of activity. For certain diseases and during recovery, veterinarians recommend dietary food for puppies and adult dogs from Royal Canin.
- Hills (Hills) is a super premium dog food made from high quality ingredients with three types: for daily feeding, for healthy animals with special needs and a series of therapeutic feeds.
- Under the Eukanuba brand (Eukanuba) , dry food is produced for dogs of different breeds, as well as for nursing bitches, puppies, dogs that are particularly sensitive to food.
- Belcando is a super premium dog food made from high quality natural ingredients. All raw materials for this feed are produced on German farms and are processed, preserving all the nutrients.
On average, premium dog food costs from 200 to 400 rubles per kilogram. It depends on the specific brand and size of the package. The more packaging, the more costly the purchase.
Reviews for premium dog food
Reference number 1
I originally fed my puppy with a not very expensive fodder, which the breeder stuffed her dogs with. But I could not get rid of my beast from dandruff. Though there were not many of her, she was constantly present. And the wool was not smooth, it was constantly confused.
At first I changed the shampoo, but everything remained the same. Then she guessed to change the food. The veterinarian advised Orijen Puppy. A month later I can say that the dog not only eats with pleasure, but dandruff has disappeared, the coat has become shiny and smooth, it lies flat and does not get mixed up.
Reference number 2
As for me, so the dry premium food is an excellent solution on the topic: good quality and reasonable prices. In their manufacture, quality products are used, and there are almost no harmful ingredients.
At my Rottweilers they are absorbed perfectly. I tried several brands (Royal Canin, Acana, Purina), the effect is almost the same. Now we are actively training and eating Red Oak. Dogs have an excellent constitution.
I feed all of their animals drying the premium class for 15 years and not in vain. They have no digestive problems, excellent immunity, life expectancy has dramatically increased. Until very old age, a beautiful condition of the skin, teeth, muscles, hair, bones and joints.
Here the main thing is to carefully and individually choose the suitable food for each animal. And in any case, do not overfeed the dog, and give her food exactly as much as it should be by weight and breed, the drying after all in the stomach swells.