- Review of Special Dog food for dogs
- Analysis of the composition
- Pros and cons
- Reviews of dog food Special Dog
- Price and where to buy
- Our conclusions about this feed
Review of dog food Special Dog
Dry food Special Dog (“Special Dog”) for dogs are produced in Italy, by Monge & CSpa Official site – https://monge.it/ (in English), there is information about the composition of the entire line of feed, recommendations for feeding, etc. This feed belongs to the economy class.
In addition to dry food, there is also wet food (canned food, pates). The same manufacturer produces food Monge for dogs, Monge BWild for cats, Gemon for cats, LeChat, Simba, Gran Bontà, Mustache, Artù.
Composition of Special Dog food
Let’s get acquainted with the composition of the Special Dog food using the example of the Tuna & Rice variant (for adult dogs of all breeds, with tuna and rice):
The first ingredient, cereals, is a source of carbohydrates. It has been clarified that this includes 5% of rice, but what is there besides it and in what quantity is unknown. There may be wheat, corn, and other unwanted ingredients (which are of low nutritional value, as they are poorly absorbed by the digestive system of dogs).
In second place is meat and meat offal, a source of animal protein. The meat of which animals or birds is used, how much of it, how many offal and which ones are not specified. Further, in composition, there is still fish and fish by-products, also a source of animal protein. Here it is specified only that includes 4% of tuna.
The third ingredient is plant by-products. It has been clarified that this includes sugar beet pulp (a source of fiber), but what is other than it is not clear. Oils and fats are a source of fats and fatty acids. Again, nothing is specified (which plants are oils, which animal fats).
Plant protein extract – a source of plant protein. Again, it is not specified which plants. FOS – prebiotic, good for digestion Yucca Shidigera – reduces the smell of excrement. Minerals – a food supplement of minerals.
At the end of the list of vitamins and additives per kg of feed, “antioxidants” are indicated, but which ones are not specified.
Pros and cons
The benefits of the feed include:
- low price;
- in addition to dry food, there are wet ones.
- the basis of the feed is cereals, and it is not known which ones;
- the general formulation of most of the ingredients (it is not clear what exactly is hidden behind it);
- the percentage of the main ingredients is not indicated, it is impossible to understand how much is in the animal feed, and how much vegetable protein;
- antioxidants used are not specified.
Dog food Special Dog – reviews
Despite the frankly poor composition, as in most economy class feeds, this feed enjoys considerable popularity. There are hundreds of reviews on marketplaces (Ozon, etc.). Below we have shared a few of the newest and most informative.
We tried this food for the first time, it fit perfectly. Our husky is delighted, he stopped scratching altogether and chooses this food first of all. It’s a pity there is no lock on the pack and the granules would be larger.
The dog is allergic, the food (with tuna and rice) did not fit at all – it itches, the hair is crumbling, the bumps on the back have come out. Gave them to friends, their dog had a bad stool.
Sometimes I take instead of feed from a more expensive line of the same brand, when I don’t fit into the budget. Delicious for my dogs, they grump with pleasure. No allergies, which is very important. Very reasonable price. But in terms of consumption, it is not economical, this 4 kg pack ends in the same period as a pack of more expensive 2.5 kg feed, because my tails do not fill up with this feed, I constantly add it. And the yield is very large, apparently poorly absorbed. But cheaper. In principle, you can take it.
Price and where to buy
You can buy dry food of this brand in many online pet stores. Look at the marketplace for a list and price comparison:
- Yandex Market (link):
- Packing 4 kg – from 790 rubles;
- Packing 15 kg – from 2690 rubles;
- Canned food, can of 0.4 kg – from 90 rubles.
The indicated prices are indicative, valid at the end of October 2020. See the exact cost on the website at the link above.
Conclusions about special dog food
Reviews about Special Dog dog food are mostly positive, although there are also enough negative ones. In terms of its composition, this food is of very dubious quality, so the PetObzor website does not recommend using it as the main permanent diet for your pets.
- Monge & CSpa
- Italian dog food
- Economy class food for dogs