Feed Chappi: composition and reviews of veterinarians
Dry food "Chappi" for today is the most popular and popular in the modern market of animal feed. This is primarily due to its low cost, as well as great convenience for owners. In the past, there is a purchase of meat cuttings in the market and cooking porridge for your pet. However, how useful to his organism is a four-legged friend is such a food! First of all, we need to consider the composition, that is, to find out what is included in the "Chappi" feed, and from this to draw our own conclusions.
Each owner, transferring his pet to dry food, will necessarily ask himself the question of how much he can afford to spend a month for feeding a pet. If the amount does not go out too much, then you need to choose from a range of feeds of economy class. It is with this that the high popularity associated with the "Chappi" feed is associated. In addition, the marketing policy of the manufacturer makes its products as accessible to the consumer as possible. Feeds of this line are sold in all large supermarkets, as well as small specialized departments. One more thing: feeds are packaged on packages of different volumes, starting from 2.5 and ending with 15 kg. In this regard, the "Chappi" food is also very convenient.
Opinion of veterinarians
This is the first thing that a loving and caring owner should pay attention to, because the duration and quality of life of your dog depends on the food. And in fact it is the composition that causes the hottest disputes between veterinarians and owners. Coming to the hospital, the latter begin with a passion to prove that their animal has been feeding on this type of feed for many years and nothing bad has happened to it. To which the doctors with no less fervor begin to tell the terrible stories about crippled fates and undermined health, associating this with feeding cheap dry food. Veterinarians urge to feed the dog with meat, including stewed vegetables and cereals in the diet, as well as cottage cheese and eggs. Proceeding from this, it can be said that "Chappi" is the food that causes the most of such disputes.
What does the manufacturer pack in bright bags with tempting inscriptions "meat dinner"? Is there really meat there? Of course, food for dogs "Chappi" should have a detailed description of the ingredients that make up the composition, however, as it turned out, this rule is observed only by premium-class feed producers. And in our case, the buyer will have to be satisfied with the modest data on the package.
In the first place (in the composition indicated on the package) are grains. Very good, but the dog should eat meat, this is the main component, to which there are various additives in the form of cereals and vegetables. Why did the manufacturer choose this ingredient as the main food for carnivores? But this is not the last riddle, which is fraught with dry food "Chappi". There are no hints as to what the cereals are, here. You will not know what your pet ate today. Whether it was rice or barley, millet or oats, and how the ratio from one sort of forage bar to another is changing.
Moving on in the list
The second ingredient in the composition is meat. Well, finally, the owner will breathe a sigh of relief. But it's too early to rejoice, no information on what kind of meat it is, and, given the cost of feed, doubts begin to creep in. If we look at the percentage of protein in the product, it becomes clear that there is very little meat here, whatever that means. The next item is the offal. Whether it means qualitative fish and meat-bone flour or beaks and feathers from the slaughterhouse of a poultry farm, again remains a mystery. Finally, protein plant extracts. Again a big question. If the composition includes meat and offal, why use vegetable protein? Probably, in order to slightly increase the percentage of proteins to 15%, although this is very small. That's pretty much what the "Chappi" is. The composition of the feed, to put it mildly, is not impressive. The last item is animal fats, and it is also not specified what kind of origin and what to expect from them, benefit or harm.
At the end, various additives are indicated. It can be carrots or alfalfa, vegetable oils. Very good, if healthy, and if palm? Finally, minerals and vitamins are indicated, it is also unclear what and in what quantities.
Brief summaries of the composition
We do not pretend that our opinion is 100% correct, but on the basis of a small investigation it should be concluded that the dog food "Chappi" is definitely not the ideal food for your pet. Buy cheap meat waste, boil right away for a week - you will have an excellent basis for feeding an adult animal. Add a little stewed vegetables and boiled croup, and you can assume that you are ready to eat the best food for a healthy and energetic dog.
It depends on the weight of your pet. If the weight of your dog reaches 10 kg, then on the day it will take 175 g of dry food. For larger dogs weighing up to 25 kg, you need 350 g. Rottweiler or a 40 kg shepherd will require 500 grams of feed, and the Moscow watchdog or Caucasian sheep dog will not be less than 650 grams. If the amount of food is insufficient, the dog will lose weight, and when higher dosages have a risk of bloating.
Variety of flavors
The products of this brand are based on 4 main lines. They are suitable for almost any taste queries from the four-legged friend. However, a thoughtful study of the products again leads us to the idea that if cereals act as the main ingredient, then what difference does it make whether you buy "Meat Plenty" or "Meat Plate", all the same the taste will be provided by artificial flavors. However, for you to have more information, we will tell about each of them. "Meat plate" is food for adult dogs. In the composition there are brewer's yeast, which must ensure a normal metabolism, help to strengthen immunity and improve the pet's fur.
The second option is "Diet with beef". Judging by the promises of the manufacturer, there are beef and brewer's yeast, as well as carrots and alfalfa. "Meat abundance" - all the same, brewer's yeast and meat in advertising, already listed list of ingredients on the package.
Can the Chappi food be used as a full-value feed for the dog? The responses of veterinarians lead us to the idea that no. Sometimes, as a snack or lunchtime dinner - it is possible, and even then it is desirable to choose a better feed, where the packaging carefully describes the content of these or other substances. For daily use - not at all, unless you want to deprive your pet of health, activity and longevity. Among veterinarians there is a sad joke that as long as owners buy their feed of this quality for their animals, they will not be left without work. So think carefully: experts say that having saved at the stern, you can seriously invest in the services of a veterinarian who will not be able to return the health to the pet in full. If you want to spend less for the feeding of dogs, give preference to representatives of small, indoor breeds. Then you will be able to buy high-quality feed (at least natural, at least dry) and at the same time fit into the budget.