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We have many enquiries from pet owners who are keen to establish that the ingredients in the food that they offer their cats and dogs meet the same high standards that they choose for themselves. Our ingredients are purchased only from reputable suppliers, and are chosen for quality, consistency and nutrient value. Every raw ingredient is purchased to a fixed specification and tested to ensure conformance before it is accepted into the factory. Arden Grange pet foods are manufactured in the UK to fixed recipes, and we will never reduce the quality of our ingredients because of market prices. No invasive research projects have been conducted in relation to the manufacture of our products, and Arden Grange pet foods are not tested on animals - guaranteed. Many customers have expressed an interest in the origins of the meat (and fish) used in Arden Grange pet foods, and these are summarised below. 

 

premium chicken Chicken

Chicken is a good source of protein, niacin (B3), vitamin B6, selenium and phosphorous. All our chicken is barn - reared (no battery/intensive farming) in the UK, and husbandry is set to the strict criteria stipulated by DEFRA. These legislations state how the birds are fed, cared for and handled.

  • Fresh chicken  

    Our fresh chicken is surplus to the human food industry, so meets a very high standard of quality. This ingredient is unprocessed prior to inclusion in the recipe. Fresh chicken is included for its high palatability as well as its nutritional value.
  • Chicken meal

    Our chicken meal comprises meat, bone and some offal. As it is a dry ingredient, it is a concentrated source of nutrients, and is a great natural source of minerals. We don?t include any parts of the chicken that are indigestible such as feet, beaks or feathers. 
  • Chicken fat/oil

    Our chicken oil is filtered to remove impurities and protein particles, meaning that the ingredient is non-provocative in animals that are allergic to chicken. Chicken oil is one of the most nutritionally valuable fat sources for dogs and cats, and is a great source of energy.
  • Chicken digest

    Our digest is made primarily from chicken livers which have been hydrolysed. This process makes a delicious coating for our dry products. Almost all extruded pet food includes digest, but not all manufacturers declare it and you might see it listed as ?gravy? or ?stock?. The digest is rarely associated with any allergic response and is generally considered safe for dogs with chicken allergies.

 

premium lamb Lamb

Lamb is another high quality source of meat protein, and it is also rich in many important vitamins and minerals, which we like to derive naturally where possible.

  • Fresh Lamb  

    Our fresh lamb is an aromatic and tasty ingredient, and its inclusion can often even tempt a dog with the most discerning palate. The lamb is reared outdoors in the UK, and like the chicken, is surplus to the human food industry - meaning a very high standard of quality.
  • Lamb meal  

    Our lamb meal is also produced from UK grass-reared stock. It is rich in calcium and is produced from meat, bone and some offal. It does not include wool, blood, heads, hooves and specified risk material such as the spinal cord.

 

premium pork Pork

Pork provides an excellent alternative protein source for dogs who suffer from allergies to the more common meats such as chicken. It is rich in vitamin B12, niacin (B3), vitamin C, selenium, zinc, iron and phosphorous. Our fresh pork is farmed in the UK.

  • Fresh Pork  

    Our fresh pork is a tasty ingredient which dogs can easily digest. It does have a higher fat content than white meats, but we account for this by adding less oil to the recipe to ensure a moderate 16% fat content.
  • Pork meal  

    This high quality, nutrient-rich ingredient comprises meat, bone and some offal. As with our other meals, it does not include any parts of the pig that do not offer nutritional value to the product.

 

premium salmon Fish

Fish is highly digestible, extremely nutritious and a rich source of the beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids. All of our fish is obtained from sustainable sources. We use only fish products which are fully traceable, derived from materials fit for human consumption and which are acceptable to the very stringent control measures imposed by the quality UK supermarkets.

  • Fresh Salmon

    Our salmon is reared for meat production in Scotland, and is rigorously tested for contaminants to ensure its safety. 
  • Salmon meal

    Salmon meal is a concentrated and dried source of salmon, which originates from Northern Europe.
  • Fresh white fish

    Fresh white fish (haddock) is included in our Adult Sensitive white fish and potato cat food for its great taste. It is packed with B vitamins and is also a good source of minerals; especially selenium. The white fish originates from the North Sea / North Atlantic.
  • White fish meal

    White fish meal (haddock) is included in our Adult Sensitive white fish and potato recipes for both cats and dogs. It is exceptionally easy to digest and contains high levels of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. The white fish meal originates from the North Sea / North Atlantic.
  • Fish meal

    Our fish meal is composed primarily of whiting (white fish), and herring (oily fish).  Fish meal is a natural and balanced feed ingredient that is high in protein, minerals, vitamins and micronutrients.
  • Krill

    We include krill primarily as a source of Omega-3 DHA and EPA fatty acids, but it?s also rich in protein and many vitamins and minerals.

 

The protein levels in Arden Grange pet foods are carefully balanced against all the other essential nutrients contained within the diets. The fat to protein ratio ensures an adequate supply of calories from fat to fuel metabolism so that the protein can be used to support structural and functional demands. Our pet foods are manufactured using the highest quality protein sources available to ensure that excellent amino acid profiles are guaranteed.