Akela 80:20 Dog Food Review
What is an 80:20 dog food?
Gone are the days when most people feed their pets a raw diet, with the convenience of processed dog food feeding our faithful friend has been made easy over the last 30 years.
However over the last 30 years their has been a major increase in pets requiring treatment for skin conditions and diabetes both of which according to vets worldwide is due to the poor quality of processed dog foods that we have been assured are a safe and complete balanced diet and more information on that can be seen in our post. ADVERTISING MASKING POOR QUALITY PET FOOD
Many vets have decided to combat the rise in poor pet health by attempting to improve the food that we feed our dogs and this has lead to many brands coming to the market which contain a much high meat content than the 4% UK legal minimum that is found in the likes of Bakers Complete and Pedigree.
After many years research we now have the 80:20 formula of dog food and this means 80% of the food is made from meat and the 20% is made up of fruits and vegetables. In a Typical 80:20 blend there are no cereals, rice, wheat or anything else that is known to cause allergies in dogs and is close to the composition of raw feeding that you can get in a processed dog food.
Who makes Akela 80:20 Dog Food?
Wholeprey is a UK supplier of complete balanced dog food, innovative treats and everyday pet supplements and is owned by the Suffolk Group.
Wholeprey are new on the pet food market but have years of experience in pet products with their sister company NetPetShop which is one of the largest pet retailers in the UK.
Unlike other new companies that enter the dog food market Wholeprey.com has not started with budget or sub par foods and has gone straight to the super premium dog food stage and what a fantastic job they have done too.
What Can Akela 80:20 Offer My Dog?
Akela 80:20 dog food has their customers and their dogs at the heart of their product, they are very active in social media and they run many offers through the year. At present they are giving free samples of their 5 star dog food for the cost of postage only.
Akela dog food offers a complete life stage which means their range of super premium dog food is suitable for all stages of a dogs life from puppy to old age and is suitable for all dog breeds.
Akela dog food comes in 3 Varieties Original 80:20, Fish Feast 80:20 and Suffolk Duck 80:20 and in 3 sizes Orignal, Small Paws and Big Paws.
You will find no wheat or Soya, animal derivatives or maze in any of the 3 varieties and lets have a quick look at them.
All 3 Varieties share the following.
- Vet-approved and recommended
- High palatability and protein
- No artificial preservatives, colours or flavours
- No Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients
- 100% Grain-Free and hypoallergenic
- Free Run Chicken from the UK
- Salmon sourced from the Scottish Highlands
- Highly digestible ingredients
- Cranberries, Glucosamine, Prebioltics, MSM and Chondroitin added for extra benefits
- 100% British owned and made
- 5 Star dog food
- Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils
- 3 Kibble sizes
- Complete life stage dog food
- A UK alternative to orijen dog food
Akela 80:20 Original
Akela 80:20 Original
This is the Chicken variety and has 80% meat content and is a Real Alternative to Orijen Dog Food.
Protein:39% Oils&Fats:18.5% Fibre:3% Ash:11% Calcium:2.4% Phosphorous:1.6% Omega 6:3.4% Omega 3:1.4% Moisture:8.5% NFE:20% Metabolisable Energy: 364Kcal/100g Copper Content:14.42mg/Kg
Freshly Prepared Chicken 22%, Dehydrated Chicken 15%, Dehydrated Herring 10%, Potato 9%, Sweet Potato 7%, Dehydrated Turkey 7%, Freshly Prepared Chicken Liver 7%, Dehydrated Salmon 6%, Chicken Fat 4%, Freshly Prepared Free-Range Egg 3%, Freshly Prepared Salmon 3%, Chicken Stock 2%, Pea Fibre (2%), Salmon Oil 1%, Chickpeas, Lentils, Alfalfa/Lucerne, Vitamins, Minerals, Prebiotic FOS (1900 mg/kg), Apple, Organic Peas, Organic Spinach, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Carrot, Camomile, Marigold Petals, Aniseed & Fenugreek, Peppermint, Joint Support [Glucosamine (170mg/kg), MSM (170mg/kg), Chondroitin Sulphate (120mg/kg)], Yucca Schidigera Extract, Seaweed, Cranberry, Dandelion, Pear, Blueberry, Fennel, Rosemary (0.04%), Burdock Root, Rosehips, Organic Honey (0.01%), Garlic (0.01%).
Akela Fish Feast 80:20
Akela Fish Feast 80:20 is the lighter variety but still has 80% meat content and is one of their best sellers and a top rated 5 star dog food.
Protein:38% Oils&Fats:17.4% Fibre:3.5% Ash:12% Calcium:1.9% Phosphorous:1.6% Omega 6:1.64% Omega 3:4.38% Moisture:8% NFE:21.3% Metabolisable Energy: 354Kcal/100g
Freshly Prepared Trout 18%, Freshly Prepared Salmon 17%, Freshly Prepared White Fish 11%, Dehydrated Herring 11%, Sweet Potato 9%, Dehydrated Salmon 7%, Dehydrated White Fish 6%, Salmon Oil 5%, Tapioca 4%, Freshly Prepared Tuna 4%, Chickpeas 1%, Pea Fibre 1%, Lentils 1%, Salmon Stock 1%, Alfalfa/Lucerne 1%, Brewer’s Yeast, Vitamins, Minerals, Prebiotic FOS (480 mg/kg), Apple, Organic Peas, Organic Spinach, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Carrot, Camomile, Marigold Petals, Burdock Root, Aniseed & Fenugreek, Peppermint, Seaweed, Cranberry, Dandelion, Pear, Blueberry, Fennel, Joint Support [Glucosamine (180 mg/kg), MSM (180 mg/kg), Chondroitin Sulphate (125 mg/kg)]
Akela Suffolk Duck 80:20
Akela 80:20 Suffolk Duck is 80% duck as the only meat source and makes this Akela dog food highly nutritious.
Protein:32% Oils&Fats:17.0% Fibre:4.6% Minerals:11% Calcium:1.9% Phosphorous:1.4% Omega 6:2.4% Omega 3:1% Moisture:8.0% NFE:26.7% Metabolisable Energy: 350Kcal/100g
80% Duck (46% Rehydrated Duck, 31% Freshly Prepared Duck, 2% Duck Fat, 1% Duck Stock), Sweet Potato 9%, Tapioca 3%, Chickpeas 2%, Alfalfa/Lucerne 2%, Linseed 2%, Vitamins, Minerals, Chicory, Carrot, Tomato, Apple, Pear, Cranberry, Mulberry, Orange, Bilberry, Cowberry, Mixed Herbs, Parsley, Peppermint, Spirulina, Seaweed, Camomile, Rosehips, Nettle, Yucca Extract, Marigold, Aniseed & Fenugreek, Cinnamon, Joint Support [Glucosamine (180 mg/kg), MSM (180 mg/kg), Chondroitin Sulphate (125 mg/kg)]
How Much Does Akela dog food Cost?
Most 5 star dog food cost a huge amount ranging from £50 to £70 a bag.
Wholeprey has entered the market with a very reasonable price for their super premium dog food, they have classed their akela dog food as “working dog” so it benefits for ZERO VAT.
When we thing of working dog food most of our experience is with the cheap stuff from the pound shops that are made with cereals and animal derivatives. Akela dog food is not in this bracket, as we have seen this dog food has ingredients that exclude what is fond in normal working dog food.
To the Price.
A 10 kg bag of Akela Original dog food costs £39.00 and a 2 kg bag costs £8.00
The price is not a typo you can get a 5 star dog food for the same price as a budget brand like Beta, I guarantee you will not find a super premium dog food any were near this price range.
Is Akela 80:20 a Super Premium Dog Food?
A super premium dog food should be higher in quality to those that are simply labelled premium brand. They should be manufactured without the use of any artificial flavors or artificial colours, and should be free from any synthetic preservatives.
Akela dog food definitely exceeds the above statement and is on the way to being the top UK made super premium dog food on the market as discussed in this post.
How Do I Know Akela 80:20 is a 5 Star Dog Food ?
All about dog food has done a review on Akela dog food and based on it’s ingredients has awarded it as a 5 star dog food and is 1 of only 7 super premium dog food brands in the UK.
You can read the All About Dog Food post here
Is Akela Dog Food a Real Alternative to Orijen Dog Food ?
Everyone know that Orijen is the number 1 processed dog food in the world however the £70 price tag is outside most peoples budget and many people are looking for an alternative to orijen dog food.
Akela 80:20 is a real alternative to orijen dog food that is made in the UK, ok so they dont have their own farms and know the names of the chickens used but that level of supplier integration is impractical in the UK and I cant see why some one would pay twice the price when they can get an alternative to orijen dog food for £39.00!!
Were Can I Get Akela 80:20 Super Premium Dog Food?
You can get Akela from their website Wholeprey for £38.99
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