Chappi Dog Food Honest Review
To be quick about it, Chappi Dog Food is the best budget dog food available in the market. But, you can’t feed your dog this food as the only source of diet due to its low quality.
It provides good source of added omega 3 & 6 necessary for a good dog’s coat.
You could find a detailed analysis of every ingredient available in this dog food below.
Chappi is a chappie’s version of the dog food made by Waltham center of PET nutrition, situated in the United Kingdom.
Mars Petcare, which is also known for making famous dog foods like Royal Canin & Pedigree, is making this product as well.
Chappi is a rebranded version of Chappie (UK). The new blue color package [for Indian market] is as below.
As per the product, it is recommended to feed this product to dogs above 12 months. So it is not good for puppies stage dogs.
One of the main features of this product is that it is easily digestible and helpful to the dogs with a sensitive stomach.
It is a balanced diet with a special blend of low fat and dietary fiber.
However, the exact ingredients have not been written over the package. This makes the ingredients content less transparent.
Chappi Dog Food contain cereal, majorly corn, and cereal by-product. Now, cereal by-products are the discarded parts of grain, obtained while preparing cereal.
We often consider these by-products as waste. Plus they are cheaply available. This makes the ingredient really questionable!
These by-products are not easily digested by the dog’s carnivore digestive system and even doesn’t provide any nutritional value.
Second ingredient is meat derivatives also called as meat by-product. While company claims to be using edible meat as well as by-products, their proportion is still unknown.
This includes meat derivatives & meat about 15% including 4% chicken and some quantity of white fish.
However, the quality of meat by-products is still a debatable topic. For someone who doesn’t know about meat by-products, it is something that we don’t eat, like intestine, bones, blood, fats, liver, brain, etc.
While many dog food industrialist claims it to be useful in dog’s diet, we and many pet nutritionist are against it.
The third ingredient is vegetable oil, which is a not so good option for dog. It could cause obesity and could also harm the pancreas.[source]
Instead, company could have used fish oil but then, it would have raised the budget and Chappi Dog Food is a low budget dog food.
This product does not contain any additive colors, flavors & egg, or dairy products. It is quite disappointing as egg could be adding good nutritional value to the product which is required by your dog.
The macronutrient contents of this product are 20% protein, 8% fat, 7% inorganic matter, 2% crude fiber, 1.98 % Omega 6 fatty acid & 0.15% Omega 3 fatty acid.
Nutritional additive contains vitamin A, D3, E, Magnus sulfate monohydrate, cupric sulfate pentahydrate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, zinc sulfate monohydrate. [source]
Allowed preservatives is also something you will find in this dog food. However, what these preservatives are unknown.
It contains Omega 3 & 6 which is good for the dog’s coat. So you could try this product if your dog’s coat is suffering and above 12 months of age.
This product is a cheaper option, just like Pedigree, for your dog. However, feeding this product in a mixture with your dog’s daily home-made food would be beneficial.
It contains a low amount of proteins and generally a lot of carbohydrates which will make your dog fat. So exercising your dog regularly is necessary.
Chappi uses meat by-products that are hated by most of the dog owners. But, some say that dogs in the wild have been adapted to eat those by-products and hence should not be a problem.
This product is a great source of Omega-6 which is necessary for your dog’s hair. Thus, it is in the ‘Pro’ side of the product.
If you have been using dog food like Orijen, Acana, or Farmina, then changing it to Chappi won’t be a good suggestion, unless the budget is an issue.
For those who have been feeding their dog home-made food (like rice & milk), adding this product will surely somehow benefit your dog’s coats.
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