|Website:||DogPro, or HyPro Pet Care.|
|Country of origin:||Australia|
I read on the website for Dogpro (Hypro Pet Care) that they use “only the best natural ingredients” which “provide efficient digestion and absorption”. The main ingredient in this food is wholegrain cereals, and given the digestive tract of a canine is geared to digest meat I’m struggling to see how they substantiate those claims. How can they? They can’t…
The composition of the food is 20% protein, which is low, and 9% fat, which is very low. That makes it clear to me the food consists mostly of cereal grains. Dogs need meat and animal fat to sustain health and energy levels, and this food is lacking.
Thankfully meat is 2nd on the ingredients list, but it’s not quality meat. It’s listed as real meat and meat by-products derived from beef, mutton, and chicken. This would be a cheap source of meat from a rendering plant, definitely not suitable for human consumption, and certainly not optimum for your dog. It’s a poor quality ingredient, but I’m glad it’s “real meat” as opposed to “fake meat”.
Next up we find cereal and vegetable by-products, which I’ll reword to “cereal and vegetable wastage”. Vegetable oil as the 4th ingredient will provide some nutrition, but after that we have added salt.
Essential vitamins and minerals are included, but they wouldn’t be allowed to sell the food otherwise.
20kg for 30 bucks might sound cheap, but it’s a textbook case of getting what you pay for. For the health of your dog feed something else.
It’s cheap to buy.
“Cheap to buy” isn’t inclusive of vets bills at a later stage in life.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Wholegrain cereals, real meat and meat by-products derived from beef, mutton and chicken, cereal and vegetable by products, vegetable oil, iodised salt, essential minerals (Incl: Zinc, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Manganese, Iodine, Cobalt, Selenium, Calcium, Phosphorous), essential vitamins (Incl: A, D, K, E, B1, B2, B6, Pant, Nic, Biotin, B12, Choline, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Natural Anti-Oxidants), preservatives, antioxidants.