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Old 05-07-2019, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for advice with nutrition, me and my partner have been following the advice and recommendation of foods given here and on the UK Facebook group and my partner is ridiculously fussy with ingredients to ensure the hog is as safe as possible but I am still very very unsure...

So far the two kibbles we've best liked the look of are the Arden Grande Light Chicken and Potato Adult Cat & Wainwrights Adult Cat Weight Control Dry Food

Arden Grande's Composition:
Fresh chicken (26%), potato (26%), chicken meat meal (22%), pea starch, egg powder, chicken digest, salmon oil, yeast extract, malt extract, pea fibre, chicken oil, minerals, prebiotic FOS, prebiotic MOS, cranberry extract, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, nucleotides.
Analytical Constituents: Crude Protein 30%, Fat Content 11%, Crude Ash 7.5%, Crude Fibres 2.4%, Calcium 1.4%, Phosphorus 0.9%, Taurine 1000mg/kg, Omega-3 0.2%, Omega-6 1.8%.


Wainwright's Composition:
Turkey Meal (38%), Brown Rice (31%), Barley, Pea Protein, Poultry Fat, Digest, Minerals, Linseed (1%), Yeasts, Lucerne, Seaweed Meal (0.5%), Prebiotic-Mannan Oligosaccharides, Cranberry Extract Powder (500mg/kg), Rosemary Extract (300mg/kg), Yucca Extract(100mg/kg).
Additives: Protein 32%; Crude Fibres 2.5%; Crude Oils and Fats 10%; Crude Ash 10.5%. Moisture 7%.

Are these good?

The club says we need 3 - 4 foods and also advises putting in an indoor or neutered cat mixture to reduce odour but we're having trouble working out what other brand is worth adding and also which indoor food to use. We're considering Wainwright's Turkey and Rice Indoor Neutered Adult Cat Food and AVA Veterinary Approved Indoor/Neutered Grain Free Adult Cat Food although I have heard AVA's pellets are too big for Hedgehogs?

Wainwright's Turkey and Rice Indoor Neutered Adult Cat Food's Composition:
Turkey Meal (36%), Brown Rice (26%), Barley, Turkey Fat (7%), Potato Protein, Cellulose (4%), Minerals, Digest, Linseed (1%), Lucerne, Seaweed (0.5%), Malt Extract, Prebiotic Fructo-Oligosaccharides (0.1%), Prebiotic Mannan-Oligosaccharides (0.1%) Cranberry Extract (500mg/kg), Yucca Extract (200mg/kg).

Technological Additives: Antioxidants (Rosemary Extract); Sensory Additives: None Stated; Nutritional Additives: Additives/kg: Vitamins: Vitamin A 24,000IU, Vitamin D3 1600IU, Vitamin E 160mg, Taurine 1,280mg, L-Carnitine 25mg. Trace Elements: Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate 134mg, Manganese Oxide 125mg, Zinc Oxide 111mg, Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 16mg, Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 1.32mg, Sodium Selenite 0.18mg.

Analytical Constituents: Protein 30%, Crude Fibres 6%, Crude Oils and Fats 14%, Crude Ash 11%, Moisture 7%.

and AVA Veterinary Approved Indoor/Neutered Grain Free Adult Cat Food's Composition:
Chicken (51.4%) (Fresh Chicken 26%, Chicken Meal 21.2%, Chicken Gravy 3.3%, Chicken Fat 1%), Tapioca (12.3%), Potato (10.5%), Maize Protein, Whole Egg Powder (6%), Beet Pulp, Brewers Yeast, Pea Fibre, Minerals, DHA-Algae (0.4%), Pre-biotic Fructooligosaccharides (1600mg/kg), Beta-glucans, Pre-biotic Mannanoligosacchairdes (400mg/kg), Glucosamine (200mg/kg), Yucca Extract (200mg/kg), Cranberry Extract, Chondroitin (100mg/kg), Green Tea Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Rosemary Extract.

Technological Additives: ; Sensory Additives: ; Nutritional Additives: Vitamins: Vitamin A 24, 750 IU, Vitamin D3 1.350 IU, Vitamin E 450 IU, Taurine 1350mg, L-Camitine 200mg.

Analytical Constituents: Protein 38%, Crude Fibres 3.5%, Crude Oils and Fats 12%, Crude Ash 7.5%, Moisture 10%.

In my many years of owning animals I've never had to provide any of them with a mix so I'm way out of my element and would like someone who knows the math/how mixes work to advise us!
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