- Essential dog food review
- Analysis of the composition
- Pros and cons
- Essential dog food reviews
- Price and where to buy
- Our conclusions about this feed
Essential dog food review
Essential dry food for dogs is produced by Essential Foods in the UK. Official site – https://essentialfoods.com/ , Russian version http://essentialfoods.ru/, these sites contain detailed information about the entire line of feed (formulations, recommended feeding rates, etc.). This food belongs to holistic.
The same manufacturer produces Jaguar cat food.
Essential feed composition
Consider the composition of the Essential food using the example of the Estate Living variant (with lamb and venison, for adult dogs of all breeds):
Sources of protein in the feed are: fresh lamb and venison, dehydrated lamb, fresh whole egg, dehydrated chicken. There are no ingredients very rich in vegetable protein, which means that almost all of the 30% protein indicated in the analysis is of animal origin.
Since the feed is grain-free, sweet potatoes, peas and potatoes are used as carbohydrate sources. Lamb fat is a source of fats and fatty acids. Flaxseed is also rich in unsaturated fatty acids and fiber.
Alfalfa sprouts, cranberries, acai, blueberries, mulberries, apples, tomatoes, oranges, pears, carrots, spinach, cauliflower – all these vegetables, fruits and berries contain different nutrients (antioxidants, vitamins, etc.). Still, they are mostly a source of fiber.
The liver is very rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins, minerals – food supplement of the corresponding nutrients. MOS, FOS – prebiotics, improve digestion. Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM are very beneficial for joints, which is especially important for large breed dogs.
Seaweed is very rich in iodine. Calendula, ginseng, green tea are medicinal herbs that are rich in various beneficial substances (for example, calendula has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties). Ginger – aids in digestion, reduces gas formation.
Pros and cons
The benefits of Essential food include:
- the source of protein is meat ingredients and fish fillets (in formulas with fish);
- good vitamin and mineral supplement;
- natural preservatives and antioxidants are used;
- wide range (there are foods with different tastes, for dogs of different sizes and ages);
- the price is lower than many analogues.
The disadvantages can be considered:
- in Russia the feed is not widespread *.
* Since it has just started to be imported into our market. But in the EU countries, it has been sold for many years.
Essential dog food – reviews
Considering that Essential food appeared in Russia quite recently, there are no reviews on the Internet from our customers yet. But there are many reviews on foreign sites (from buyers from EU countries, as well as from Ukraine, where the feed has been sold for a long time). Below we have collected a few of these reviews.
Halti Tryouts writes: (instagram account)
We have two Siberian huskies. Converting them from natural food to ready-to-eat food, Essential was the first choice. The dogs ate it with pleasure, the coat remained shiny, and the weight was within normal limits.
Then we decided to try other feeds. After half a bag of another brand of food, 5-year-old Yuri (dog’s name) started having diarrhea. On the second stern again the same thing. Made the decision to stop experimenting and started buying Essential again.
Since then, both of our dogs have been looking great and the stools are well formed.
I liked the composition and price of Essential Beginning Large Breed and decided to try it. For now, we are very slowly translating from another. Granules 1.5 cm, dark, moderately fat. The puppy likes it, the stool is normal, the coat is shiny. So, for now, we’ll be watching.
* Photos above are not a direct illustration of the review.
The feed quality is good. I take in large packages of 12.5 kg. The manufacturer has already been tested by me for years, I recommend it.
Price and where to buy
You can buy feed of this brand on the official website of the Russian importer:
- Essentialfoods.ru (link):
- Packing 3 kg – from 1647 rubles.
- Packaging 12.5 kg – from 6075 rubles.
Delivery within the Russian Federation is free.
The prices indicated are valid at the beginning of January 2020, may differ depending on the feed option and change over time. See the exact cost on the website at the link above.
Conclusions about Essenchil feed
Essential dry food for dogs has good reviews. The composition is also very good. Therefore, the site “PetObzor” can safely recommend it as the main diet for your pets.
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