This is at the higher end of the dog food market. £41 for a 12kg bag means it is not a cheap option. There are no artificial preservatives, colourings or flavourings they say, so that is a plus. The meat content is quite high with around 20% coming from fresh chicken meat. Brown rice seems to have been used and there is glucosamine and chondroitin in there too. My dog is not a particularly fussy eater and there are few brands she has turned her nose up at and this is no exception, it was happily wolfed down and the plate licked clean. I have seen no detrimental effect to her coat so i am happy with it too.
Very popular with our labradors. We have three greedy labradors who live for their stomachs. All three are a bit lighter with this food but i’m sure they don’t notice. The kibble itself has a very pleasant smell (to humans) and is apparently delicious to our dogs. The shape of the kibble helps to keep canine teeth ‘clean’ and was much enjoyed. It’s a reasonably price compared to other brands. However, i’d like to see the bag swapped for something a bit stronger and with a reseal top as you don’t want to encourage mice, slugs (yes they love the stuff too) or clever labradors who find out how to nose the bag open and have a picnic.
High meat content – good for a canine. I have an alaskan malamute whose staple diet was previously arden grange and then burns. Thought i’d try this as i had never heard of the brand ‘almo’. Dog owners should *really* look at the ingredients of the dog food they buy as they are very different, particularly the terms which are used. For instance, a certain expensive brand use bird feathers and call this ‘protein derivatives’. At least the burns ingredients are specific so you know exactly what is in the bag, however with almo it looks like some are masked:ingredients are listed as:meat and animal derivatives 53% (of which 26% freshly cooked chicken) – presume this is by weight?. Is the 26% cooked chicken meat or does that include all parts of a chicken?cereal (rice 14%, barley, oats)vegetable protein extracts – doesn’t specify what vegetablesvegetable and derivatives of vegetable origin – i do wonder what these are. Gone off cabbage?oil and fatsyeastmineralsmosfos. All the ingredients are on the back but suspect this is an italian food because the english text is third from the top. Kibble size is triangular and about 1cm on each side. Dog eats it but is not as desperate for it as he is with some other foods. His weight is not on the label so i’ve had to extrapolate. Although his stomach isn’t rumbling, he now has awful flatulence. Here are the specifications for the Almo Nature Dog Food Holistic Medium:
High meat content = good for dogs. Over many years, we have fed our dogs a variety of different so-called premium brands (including james wellbeloved, eukanuba, and royal canin). Our dogs are not fussy eaters, but we have tried different brands for health reasons (for example to manage a skin condition and weight gain). I was pleased with almo nature food because it is so high in actual meat content.Comparing it to the bag that we currently have of another brand, i was surprised that almo nature has 50 percent more meat than the other ‘premium brand’. I’m no scientist, but that to me can only be good news: that we’re feeding our dogs more meat rather than the rice and flour and other ingredients that are in their foods. This almo nature is also about the same price as the other brand that we had been using. Again, that’s surprising that a meatier brand should cost no more. But that’s another vote in favour of almo nature.
Good organic ingredients = glossy coat, happy dog. Firstly, i have only marked this down due to the price it is being advertised at. If you search you can get it a lot cheaper, about £10 a large bag at least. I currently get it for £31 a bag of 12kgactual review:smeegle loves this and it really is the only food that makes his coat glossy and gives him supreme health. We used to get it in a local shop and when that closed down we tried other ‘premium’ food but they just didn’t come close at all, making his coat dull and his energy go. When we found z**p*** did almo nature way cheaper than we used to buy it for we were overjoyed and even today z**p*** is by far the cheapest for almo nature. High in actual protein this is definately the food for a picky cllie with a very sensitive tummy. Smeegle went for an operation earlier this year and the vet honestly marvelled at his condition, thinking he was alot younger than he actually is and i put that down to a good diet and plenty of exercise. She also said, although they don’t use this food in their surgery, she thinks it is very good quality and recommends i carry on with it. Be aware, as your dog ages, the levels of protein he or she needs must decrease as well as too much protein can cause issues.
Reviews from purchasers :
I have a 6 year old golden retriever who is a very fussy eater (and has been this was since he was a puppy). For this reason, i am hesitant to try new bands with him, or buy large packs, in fear of it going in the bin. If i ever do try a new brand, i will introduce it slowly in small amounts. The almo nature was a nice surprise, as he immediately gobbled it up. From a nutritional perspective, it seems to tick all the boxes, and i have not noticed any change in mylo’s stool consistency (apologies for the details, but it may be of value to owners who have dogs with sensitive bowels). All-in-all, i am very pleased and will be purchasing some more of this particular brand.
Whether or not the holistic-ness makes any real difference i couldn’t say. It also smells quite nice, unlike a lot of dogfood. Obviously the price is high but based on the ingredients it seems on par with other brands such at eukanuba.