Enduro Full Boar Dog Food Review
|Country of origin||Australia|
There are a few products in the Enduro range, with this seemingly the most premium. They’re an Australian company with no website and no real web presence, which is ominous in this day and age. It was originally promoted by a kennel in Queensland (some archive info can be found here), but is now available through a few stores and wholesalers. For a price around $2.50 per kilo it seems very good value for money, but let’s take a look…
The first ingredient is Kangaroo meat and kangaroo by-products. Kangaroo is an excellent lean meat and great for dogs. By-products are often frowned upon in pet food as the quality is usually very poor, with decent cuts of meat already removed for human consumption. By-products such as organ meats are highly nutritious, but the quality of this ingredient is largely open to speculation and can (and will) contain a lot of waste.
It’s sad to see the food take a huge dive with the next three ingredients. We often find cheaper foods packed to the brim with what I call “filler grains”. Wheat is the biggest culprit, a very cheap inclusion and the #1 cause of allergic reactions and skin complaints in dogs. When I see dogs with bloat or a dry coat it seems to be a trend that they’re fed wheat-based products. Wheat as the second ingredient will ensure the bulk of the food will consist of wheat, especially after the moisture is cooked out of the kangaroo (about 70% moisture).
Sorghum is another cheap starchy grain filler, and we find this as the third ingredient. After that we find soya beans, another cause of allergies in dogs, especially when fed over an extended period. The other two common fillers we find in dog food are (white) rice and corn, which we also find in this food.
Vegetable by-products is also a cheap filler. Ask yourself what good vegetables are once all the proper stuff is removed. There’s a few other nasties in the food but I won’t go into too much detail.
Overall the protein percentage is moderately high, which is what we’d expect for a food aimed at working dogs. The fat content is above average too, which would suggest a decent amount of kangaroo in the food – that’s a plus point. Due to the above average protein and fat we can deduce a lower amount of carbs, so that’s also a plus point as too many carbs are bad for dogs.
I wouldn’t recommend this food due to the staggering amount of fillers, but it seems marginally better than the much too commonly fed Supercoat. I’ll give it 2 stars but it’s a high 2 star food.
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Where to buy?
Kangaroo as the 1st ingredient
Huge range of cheap grains and by-products.
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* 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%).
Kangaroo meat and kangaroo by-products, wholegrain wheat, wholegrain sorghum, soya beans, chicken and poultry by-products, wholegrain rice, corn, vegetable by-products, prime beef tallow, chicken digest, polyunsaturated canola oil, essential vitamins and minerals, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, iodised salt and mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E).