一般的にはAAFCOの基準（水とペットフードだけを食べて生きていけること）をクリアした製品が、ペットフードの「総合栄養食」と称されています。AAFCO(アアフコ)とは、（Association of American Feed ControlOfficials）米国飼料検査官協会のペットフードの栄養基準ですが、ANIMONDAフードは１種類だけでも、必要カロリーを摂取すれば健康上にそれほど問題がないという意味では、「総合栄養食」と表現してもよいと考えられます。ただし、人の食事を「総合栄養食」と呼ばないように、ペットの食事も「総合栄養食」という呼び方はしないのがドイツの ANIMONDAのフードの考え方です。
Cats and dogs are carnivorous animals which means that the metabolism is adapted to digest meat. The use of fresh meat means the meat structure is to large extend preserved. The clearly visible meat pieces are evidence of this. The use of fresh meat ensures the natural and genuine meaty taste. Due to this we do not need to use any artificial taste intensifier.
These products contain pure fish and delicious seafood which are prepared fresh. We are producing the products in a modern factory in Thailand. The raw material coming from this country could not be topped by raw material from Europe due to the freshness.
In addition all ingredients are from fish or seafood which are fit for human consumption. And the fishes are prepared by hand. This means a very gentle preparation of the meat. The scientific and technological equipment of the factory in Thailand agree to the European standard and is comparable to our own plant. Every production step is supervised and controlled as in Germany. But the most important fact for the production in Thailand is the quality of the fish and seafood as mentioned before.
For the nutrition of dogs and cats it is very important to consider the age of the animal. E. g. the phases of life.
Scientific research are showing that dogs and cats require different amount of nutrients.
1. Growth (Kitten and Puppies)
After birth growing cats and dogs need especially protein and energy and in addition special balanced amounts of calcium and phosphorous.
Regarding thesize of meat piece it has to be adapted to the size of the mouth and teeth.
2.Fully grown animals When the growth is finished adult animals require less protein and fat and a moderate of energy in their food.
Furthermore the balance of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium as well as sodium and potassium has to ideal to reach a urine-pH which is less than 6,8. Furthermore you have consider the vitamin
3. Senior animal
With increasing age the function of the body are decreasing e. g. the sense of smell is affected as well as teeth problems occurs.
Furthermore due to increasing life expectancy you have to consider less requirements in phosphorous and energy.
This is important to protect the function of the kidney.
In addition the requirements for certain trace elements and vitamins are increasing e. g. zinc , vitamin E. And in addition the balance of minerals has to be adapted to reach a urine-pH of 7 to avoid calcium oxalate uroliths.
Regarding the preparation of meat you have to have smaller pieces due to losses of teeth.
Basis for the use of animal raw materials is the Directive EU 1774/2002, in which the animal raw materials which may be used in the manufacture of petfood. This directive also contains the description: “Raw material fit for human consumption”
In connection with the BSE crisis a number of laws have been passed whichclassify raw materials of animal origin into different risk groups. In thisconnection, with a view to high risk involved with raw materials fromruminants ? i.e. cows, calves, lambs and sheep ? the raw materials have beensub-classified into so-called “low risk” and “high risk” groups. In thepetfood industry only the “low risk” raw materials may be used. Thisregulation is stipulated under NR. 90/667. Furthermore this law stipulatesthat certain raw materials may not be used at all.
In the conservation of wet food it is important that the food reflects acertain micro-biological struts after the heat treatment.This status is determined by certain microorganisms which should not remainin the food after sterilisation. Such a germ is e.g. clostridium botulinum.This germ is not stable to heat and dies off when a certain value isachieved in the sterilisation, the so-callsed F0-value.In the case of an F0-value of 3 clostridium botulinum dies. In order to havea safety margin, our sterilisation is orientated according to a higherF0-value. In order to be able to offer 100% safe products we achieve an F0value.
The nutrition with wet food does have the advantage that the dogs will ingest meat. Dry food products do mainly contain meat meal in different qualities which is defined technologicalwise. For the production of wet food cans we are using fresh meat. Cooled meat coming just directly fresh from slaughterhouse. Due to the freshness we can use the natural flavours which can be smelled by dogs.
In addition we can cut the meat in attractive and visible pieces which are visible by the dogowner.
Furthermore the protein from meat ? frozen or fresh- is higher digestible compared meat meal (dried meat).
And if you ask the dog for his preference, there is no doubt. Nearly every dogs would prepfer wet food even bigger breed.
Beet pulp are coming from sugar beet. During the production of sugar for human consumption the residues of the plants can be used for the production
of pet food, in a dried form. Beet pulp are containing a lot of fiber, especially pectin.
The internal surface of intestine of the cat is a mucous membrane.
The intestine does have a big surface due to the fact that it is built up like fingers.
On these fingers the mucous membrane is located like “velvet”.
You can compare the surface of the intestine the the size of a football field.
Due to this there a lot of cells which have to be nourished. One part of the nutrition of these cells are short chain fatty acids.
If the cells do not receive enough of these fatty acids they will die. If the cells are the cat is ill (diarrhoea).
Therefore the food has to contains a certain amount of ingredients which can deliver these type to fatty acids.
But these fatty acids can be produced only from bacteria in the intestine of the cat.
For the production of the fatty acids the bacteria need substrate in form of fiber e.g. pectin .
The product Vom Feinsten Deluxe itself delivers all nutrients the cat need per day.
There is no risk of any lack of nutrients. Regarding the consistency of the feces this is influenced by several ingredients of the food not only by beet pulp.
The combination of many different ingredients are responsible for the consistency.
In addition please consider that we are adding a small amount of beet pulp only.
As mentioned above we are adding the quantity which are important for the metabolism of the cells of the mucous membrane.
Due to this the beet pulp are not a bad ingredient. Used in correct quantities there a lot of positive effects.
We have checked the dry foods.The extrusion process is depending on several items which are influencing the kibble.
Size and form are influenced e. g. by the formualtion. In this case we are using a vey high amount of poultry meat meal which is very positive and high digestible for cats. Unfortunately this meal will create a very sensitive kibble which can bedestroyed very easily. So due to the high quality recipe it can be that some kibbles can break.
But we do not want to decrease the part of the poultry meal for more stable kibbles. We stay to our formulation becuase this is very acceptable by cats.
For the cats it does not really matter whether some kibbles are broken. But we will try to separate them during
Our dry food contain vitmain E and C. Both are antioxidants and prevet the fats against rancidicy.
Concerning the american organic products I gues that there is a difference concerning the raw materials.
We are using grape extracts. They are containing Polyphenols, so-called secondary plant substances.
They do have antioxidative effects and can catch surplus free radicals which can harm the body.
Please be sure that the extracts do not cause something to cats or dogs.
Please realize the people who are drinking red wine are more healthy . Red wine does contains these polyhenols.
The jelly of Carny Ocean is produced with seed of the carob tree, in latin: Ceratonia siliqua. Other words can be St. John’s bread.
The seeds can be used as a binding agent, The name of the seeds is locust beans.
There is no use of animal gelatine on our products in spite of the natural ones of the raw material used in Carny Kitten, Carny Adult or Carny Senior.
But we are not adding gelatine.