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Since foods like Orijen came across to the UK there has been a small rise in interest in feeding what has been termed an 'Ancestral Diet' to dogs, and this seems to have resulted in a few more brangs appearing, including Eden, offering what is essentially a food based on an 80:20 meat to veg and cereal free recipe which is much higher in protein and fat than the majority of foods available.

A recent DNA study has come to the conclusion that modern dogs are more adapted to eat diets containing starch than their wolf ancestors.

 

Recipes and ingredients

Difficult to criticise the ingredients which are pretty sound, it's more the thinking behind the 80:20 diet that needs investigating more fully, as dogs are not wolves any longer, and the science suggests that genetic selection over generations has resulted in an animal which thrives on a diet more akin to human than wolf!

These foods generally include more than one animal protein source, and the trend within natural foods is to stick to a single protein source, which makes it much easier when helping dogs that might have an intolerance to a particular ingredient.

Be careful to introduce a food like this over a period of about a week, as it is far higher in protein and fat than regular dog foods.

Prices and value for money

At around £55 for 15kg this is very expensive, and there are natural foods avaiable at almost half this price.

 

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Product examples


Eden 80:20 Multi-Meat & Fish Dog Food 15kg

Eden dog food

Ingredients

Chicken 19%, Chicken 18% (from Dried Chicken), Salmon 15%, Herring 12.5% (from Dried Herring), Potato 12%, Chicken Fat 4.5%, Duck 4% (from Dried Duck), Sweet Potato 3.5%, Whole Egg 2.5% (from Dried Egg), Chicken Liver 2.5%, White Fish 2%, Pea Fibre 2%, Lucerne, Chickpea, Minerals & Vitamins, Carrot, Spinach, Apple, Rosehips, Camomile, Burdock Root, Seaweed, Cranberry, Aniseed & Fenugreek, Fructooligosaccharides (461 mg/kg), Glucosamine (341mg/Kg), MSM (341mg/Kg), Chondroitin (240mg/Kg), Thyme, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Sage..

Analysis

Protein 41%,  Fat 18%, Fibre 3%



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