We bought some new kibble recently.
It’s a brand we’d never heard of – I love searching for new brands of kibble at decent prices with good ingredients, and I stumbled across Grandorf on ebay.
Price: £55 for two 12kg bags, free postage
Ingredients: Dehydrated duck meat, dehydrated turkey meat, dried sweet potato, fresh duck meat, turkey fat, dried spinach, cichory pulp, carob fruit flour, dried apple, dried antarctic krill, flaxseeds, DL-methionine, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM
This kibble has a total of 60% protein, and I am really comfortable with the ingredients.
It has a nice ‘kibbley’ smell but isn’t overpowering. The pieces are quite large but rounded, so I don’t worry so much about giving Kasper a handful as a reward and him inhaling it.
The pups have been on this kibble for around three weeks now and they love it.
We didn’t have any poorly tummies or bottoms from the switch, but then with our adult pups we rarely do. However Raiden also gets a portion of Grandorf a day, and he used to have a very sensitive tummy to new foods – there were no issues with him either 🙂
Zoey is hugely picky with her kibble but she has really enjoyed Grandorf – possibly not as much as the Lukullus, but far more than James Wellbeloved, Autarky and Burns.
She will empty her puzzle feeders, polish off a bowl full of Grandorf (she finds the food dispensing toys more exciting so is happier to eat food from them!) and has even taken pieces as low value rewards when out on a walk – unprecedented with kibble!!
The kibble’s slightly larger size is also useful for puzzle feeders, especially those that have overly generous holes 😉
In conclusion there are three main things I think are incredibly awesome about this kibble:
1. The ingredients
A lot of popular (even expensive) kibbles like to slip in ingredients that I’m not comfortable with…cereals, corn and all sort of things that I’ve never heard of. Grandorf’s ingredients make me happy to see, especially because four of the top five ingredients are meat!
Compare it to the ingredients of an extremely popular kibble that I’m really not a fan of:
Wheat, Meat Meal, Wheatfeed, Maize, Poultry Fat, Digest, Rice, Beet Pulp, Chicken Meat Meal (min 4% in brown chunk), Linseed, Peas (min 4% in pea kibble), Carrot (min 4% in carrot kibble), Lucerne, Minerals, Yeast (0.08%), Citrus Extract (0.04%), Yucca Extract (0.01%). Additives (per kg): Vitamin A (E672) 10,000 iu, Vitamin D3 (E671) 1,000 iu, Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) 90 iu, Vitamin C (ascorbyl monophosphate) 50 mg, E1 Iron (iron III ferric oxide) 1000 mg, E2 Iodine (calcium iodate) 2 mg, E4 Copper (cupric sulphate pentahydrate) 10 mg, E5 Manganese (manganous oxide) 50 mg, E6 Zinc (zinc oxide) 40 mg, E6 Zinc (zinc chelate) 60 mg, E8 Selenium (sodium selenite)
And Grandorf’s again:
Dehydrated duck meat, dehydrated turkey meat, dried sweet potato, fresh duck meat, turkey fat, dried spinach, cichory pulp, carob fruit flour, dried apple, dried antarctic krill, flaxseeds, DL-methionine, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM
2. The pups love it!
Zoey is a picky eater and has been known to snub kibble completely, whereas Kasper will eat anything put in front of him – even if it’s not edible! It’s important to me that my dogs enjoy their main meals of the day; I love seeing Zoey wolf down her food 🙂
3. The price
Usually when you find a kibble with high quality ingredients you’re looking at a hefty price tag; generally around £40 for a 12kg bag. We’ve found a few cheaper brands with slightly less impressive ingredients, but Grandorf seems great 😀
Would recommend 😉