The choice of food for dogs and cats produced in Russia
When choosing a pet food for each animal, each pet owner tries to come to a compromise when the dog / cat receives tasty, healthy, well-balanced and, of course, good nutrition, but at the same time, the price of such an ideal diet should be within certain limits. At first glance, choosing a budget feed of good quality may seem an overwhelming task, but today the choice on the feed market is huge, and Russian-made feeds are becoming increasingly popular (especially in light of the rise in price of foreign feed).
Among the most famous Russian brands, perhaps, the following brands can be distinguished: Blitz (Blitz), Our Brand, Prokhvost (Prokhvost), Meal, ProBalance (ProBalance), True Friends, Stout and Safari (Safari). All of the above domestic brands are presented in our Happy Pet online store and are widely heard by most dog and cat holders, but they undeservedly occupy the very last lines of the rating and lose to import positions of the same level.
So let’s take a closer look at what is a domestic product like? It so happened that the main drawback of these rations is the fact that the feed is produced in Russia, however, some of the most popular foreign brands have long been produced in Russia or have a double country of production. This, for example, is the favorite food of Royal Canin, Purina Dog Chow and Purina Cat Chow. In defense of Russian feed, I would like to add that in most cases, although they are domestic, they are produced either in the Russian divisions of foreign concerns or on high-tech foreign equipment in compliance with the norms established by international standards for the production of animal feed. The composition of Russian feed also includes raw materials from foreign and trusted Russian suppliers. All this allows us to say that the quality of many domestic feeds is at a high level.
To many owners of dogs and cats it seems that the more meat is part of the feed, the better. However, in practice it turns out that this is not entirely true, since excess protein negatively affects the functioning of internal organs, in particular the liver. Indeed, meat should be the basis of nutrition, but also the diet should contain fruits, vegetables and even cereals, which, when properly processed, are well digested and play an important role as an energy supplier. It is this kind of nutrition that will be optimally balanced. Therefore, do not be afraid that cereals are present in the composition, you just need to study the needs of your animal more carefully.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular feed lines.
Poop Blitz (Blitz)
Blitz dry feed production is carried out at the modern Provimi Petfood Rus factory, owned by the international holding Provimi – the leader in the production of premixes, protein-vitamin-mineral supplements, feed for farm and domestic animals. The plant has the most advanced American equipment, and the production process is fully automated, which allows the production of premium feed. Despite automation, every stage of feed production, starting from the purchase of raw materials, is carried out under strict quality control and without adding components that are harmful to the health of animals. At the same time, the formulation of each feed was developed in conjunction with veterinarians and experienced technologists so that the food was exceptionally high-quality and did not lose its beneficial properties during cooking.
The basis of Blitz feeds is dehydrated meat (its share in the diets ranges from 17 to 27%), hydrolyzed animal protein and hydrolyzed liver (mainly chicken). Also, diets contain eggs, enriched with amino acids (methionine, lysine), probiotics, prebiotics, unsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, antioxidants, herbal complex, chondroitin and glucosamine. Rice and corn, or rice and barley, act as high-quality energy sources. Rice and barley, in turn, are low-allergenic cereals and are suitable for feeding allergy-prone and sensitive dogs. Therefore, adult dogs with corn intolerance can be offered Blitz Adult Lamb & Rice and Blitz Adult Turkey & Barley foods.