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Website: Under the Sun
Available from: Pet Circle
Under the Sun Grain Free

Under the Sun Grain Free

Under the Sun is made by the reputable Canidae company who make some excellent foods. This is a cheaper offering for those on a tighter budget, of which many are.

So is it any good? Let’s take a look at the Chicken recipe…

We find Chicken Meal as the main ingredient, which is something we’d expect from a decent manufacturer. Chicken “meal” is a dense form of chicken with moisture removed, so this is great to see in the top spot.

The next three ingredients are peas, peas, and peas (or for accuracy we’ll say green peas, chickpeas, and yellow peas). What they’ve done here is split peas (sorry for the pun) to make the ingredients look more meat focused than pea focused. The ingredients could be listed as Peas (comprising of green peas, chick peas, yellow peas), Chicken Meal, … and so forth. These aren’t bad ingredients, but we need to consider this as a more plant-based kibble than meat-based.

 

Next up we have chicken fat and some more chicken as a bonus. Chicken fat will provide energy and essential oils.

There’s a range of nice inclusions in the food. Flaxseed for heart health and necessary omega fats, as well as alfalfa which is a super green food rich in a range of vitamins and minerals. We also find a list of fruits and veggies in small amounts to further bulk up the nutrition.

The fat content of the food is low at 11%, testament to this being a plant-based kibble. Dogs are essentially carnivores so need more meat and meat fat in their diet, and this food is lacking.

Being made by Canidae should offer confidence. I rarely hear anything bad said about the company or their foods. That said, if you can afford the extra, opt for Canidae.

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Bad points…

Very much a pea-based kibble, with not enough meat or meat fat.

Guaranteed Analysis

* 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%).

Ingredients

Chicken meal, green peas, chickpeas, yellow peas, chicken fat, chicken, suncured alfalfa, flaxseed, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), green beans, butternut squash, tomatoes, sage, zucchini, apples, carrots, blueberries, pumpkin, cinnamon, rosemary, parsley


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