To recognize high-quality dog food, you should look at the list of ingredients. It is very good if the ingredients are listed as an open declaration, i.e. individually and with their percentage content. With a closed declaration, the ingredients are grouped together so that it is not clear exactly what they are. You should pay attention to these things in the ingredients:
Ensure a high meat content of at least 50%. Since meat should make up the majority of the food, it should be listed first on the ingredients list.
Equally important are fruit and vegetable ingredients, which provide valuable nutrients and vitamins.
Flavor enhancers, preservatives & Co. have no place in dog food.
At Fleischeslust, we focus on high-quality ingredients. Our entire range consists of 100% natural, fresh and carefully selected raw materials in premium quality.
What should not be in dog food?
There are some things that have no place in high-quality dog food. When you look at the ingredients list, pay attention to the following things:
Animal and vegetable by-products should be listed as an open declaration. This allows you to see whether, for example, high-quality liver or lower-quality offal is included.
Flavour enhancers, preservatives and colorants can be recognized by their E-numbers. Glutamates, for example, have the numbers E 620 to E 625.
The food should not contain any additional industrial sugar, so look out for terms such as dextrose, glucose, lactose and molasses. These are all terms for industrial sugar.
How much meat should a good dog food contain?
As already mentioned, good dog food should contain at least 50 % meat. This should be meat and offal of the highest quality. At Fleischeslust, we mainly use offal such as lung, rumen, spleen and kidney. These offal are rich in nutrients and proteins and are a very good supplement to muscle meat. Liver, for example, is rich in vitamins, while kidneys contain lots of protein and iron.
Caution is advised if animal by-products are listed on the label of the dog food without further explanation. Although this may include valuable offal, it also includes other animal components that are produced during slaughter. This includes, for example, hides and horn.
Meat meal is often used in the production of dry food. Make sure that the ingredients actually include meat meal and not animal meal. Chicken meal, for example, consists of dried and ground chicken meat, whereas chicken meal consists of all the ground parts of a chicken.