Chum Crunchy Dog Food Review

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Chum Crunchy Dog Food Review
2 Total Score
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Salt – something we know to be bad for our health. Chum Crunchy has salt as the 3rd ingredient, listed by significance, which really isn’t a good sign. It comes before vegetables, vitamins, and minerals.

On the salt prominence alone I’d avoid this food. It’s not healthy.

Chum Crunchy Dog Food Review

To give an overview of the other ingredients it’s a typical low quality cheap filler food, mostly allergenic cheap grains, with meat by-products thrown in. It’s labelled as beef, bone, and vegetable flavour, which means relatively little as far as marketing guidelines go – it doesn’t need to contain a significant amount of beef, only a trace.

There’s nothing positive I can say about this food.

Rubbish.

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Ingredients

Cereal and cereal by-products (wheat, sorghum &/or barley), meat and meat by-products (beef, chicken &/or lamb), salt, vegetables, minerals (including potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, and phosphorous), vitamins (including A, B6, B12, D3, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid and choline), methionine and antioxidants.

2 Total Score
Big vet bills? Probably.

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Suzi
Suzi
4 years ago

Ran out of normal dog food and grabbed some Chum. First dog violently ill. Vomiting and the runs so had to rush him to the vet. Was away from home for a week. Second dog ate some of the Chum and the same thing happened vomiting and the runs. Rang Chum as obviously something wrong with the food. They asked for the food back (all of it) I kept some. I asked to see a copy of the test they ran on the food, they refused to give it to me, saying no one else had complained. Then they ignored me and didn’t even compensate me for the food I had to send back.

Gypsy
Gypsy
4 years ago
Reply to  Suzi

Omg that’s awful.

Are you going to send a sample of the food you kept off for testing?

Suzi
Suzi
4 years ago
Reply to  Gypsy

Have tried.. Local Council won’t do it because it’s not human food, only option is the local testing place and apparently it is really expensive to have it tested because they don’t know what they are testing for? Did go to Choice because I thought they might be able to help. They didn’t reply. Obviously our fur babies are not worthy of being fed food that is fit for their consuption.

Alan
Alan
4 years ago
Reply to  Suzi

Unfortunately I don’t think you’ll get far, as people in the US are finding with the latest round of Taste Of The Wild complaints. Testing for an unknown factor appears to be an expensive and lengthy process that very few people are willing to commit to once they see the numbers, even after the death of a pet. Obviously the company will want to retrieve every scrap of evidence material possible while offering only the most bland useless feedback as approved by the good folks in the legal dept. so I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for any revelations there. Prior to the Chum episode, would you say the dogs were on a varied or a monotonous diet?

Hopefully it was just a transition thing, and considering the Chum ingredients, that’s not hard to imagine for any dog who didn’t come from a prior diet of Pringles potato chips.

Suzi
Suzi
4 years ago
Reply to  Alan

Hello Allan, with the first dog, I thought change in diet as I had fed the other dog the rest of their normal dog food and she wasn’t sick. When we came home from being away and she tucked into the bag that was sitting on the floor and got ill… I quickly realised bad batch of food. I did keep some when they asked me to send the ‘WHOLE BAG BACK’….. The cost to get it tested as you say is huge and the local council won’t do a think about it. Cost me a fortune in vet bills. People still need to know what they are feeding their beloved family members… and CHUM should be off the menu

Cheryl Colman
Cheryl Colman
5 years ago

How can Australia allow this rubbish on the market is beyond me

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