|Country of origin||Australia & New Zealand|
Sunday Pets are a New Zealand company who defy the norm by producing foods which are slow baked instead of incinerated in a kibble extruder. Their Raw Chow range goes one step further as a freeze dried food, which means almost all the nutrition stays intact. I’m an advocated for freeze dried foods so it’s great to see a few of these foods emerging (also check out Frontier Pets, Balanced Life, and K9 Natural).
This food is 89% minimum lamb and lamb off-cuts. That’s great to see, especially considering a dog’s native diet would mostly consist of meat. This is inclusive of bone, blood, liver, kidney, and heart, which provide a range of essential nutrients necessary in a raw diet.
Next we have a range of decent vegetables and fruits. That’s not all, as we have a few really nice inclusions – the excellent green lipped mussel for joint health, manuka honey which has anti-bacterial properties, and kelp which has a number of health benefits including arthritis and tooth decay prevention and a boost to the glandular system.
As a compositional whole my only concern is the food is very high in fat. Dog’s digest animal fats far more efficiently than we do, so it’s not that bad a thing unless your dog suffers a condition like pancreatitis. I feel Balanced Life and Frontier Pets have a slightly better composition, but this is still a very good food.
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Freeze dried foods retain so much more nutrition than kibble. Very high meat content.
The fat percentage is high, but it’s much better to have high fat than high carbs.
* 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%).
Fresh Lamb(min 89%) including Meat, Bone, Blood, Liver. Kidney, Heart. Vegetables(min 9%) including Carrot, Squash, Sweet Potato, Celery. Fruits(min 0.2%) including Apple, Blueberry. Egg(min 0.1%), Manuka Honey(min 0.07%), Green Lip Mussel(min 0.07%), Kelp(min 0.07%), Flaxseed(min 0.07%), Fennel(min 0.04%). Nutritional Additives: Vitamins- Vitamin A 15 kIU/kg, Vitamin D3 2 kIU/kg, Vitamin E 400 IU/kg, Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg, Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 50mg/kg. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 45 mg/kg, Niacin 450 mg/kg, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 50 mg/kg, Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 38 mg/kg, Biotin 1 mg/kg, Folic Acid 5.2 mg/kg, Choline 2700 mg/kg Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg. Minerals- Magnesium 0.1%, Manganese 27 mg/kg, Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg, Selenium 0.9 mg/kg, Iron 240 mg/kg, Zinc 200 mg/kg, Copper 26 mg/kg, Iodine 1.8 mg/kg.