Pro Plan Duo Delice
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Pro Plan Duo Délice

Duo Délice sports a beautifully elegant design in black and gold, with the French translation meaning “Double Delight”. It sounds swanky, but is the food inside the bag any good?

Well, no, not really…

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Chicken appears to be the main ingredient, but 17% chicken isn’t much. Chicken is 70~80% water which is cooked off, whittling the ingredient down to next to nix.

Once cooked into a kibble, the food is predominantly wheat and corn. Wheat is the #1 most allergenic grain, and corn is the cheapest grain used to artificially bulk up the protein percentage of a pet food. Both ingredients are common in budget foods, especially wheat. If you’re feeding your dog this food and they’re stockier than they should be, then this is the reason. If their coat is dull, then this is also the reason.

Dehydrated poultry protein is included to bulk up the protein as a cheaper ingredient than chicken. Animal fat is ambiguous, meaning the fat of any animal (and who knows what animals that might be).

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If wheat and corn as the predominant ingredients isn’t bad enough, we also find wheat gluten meal and corn grits. Neither are good. Here’s a link to the Canadian Purina website where they say themselves 1~2% of people have celiac disease (an immune reaction to eating gluten from wheat, barley, or rye), and how “Pets with gluten-induced enteropathy react to the gluten proteins in wheat, rye, and barley“. The linked article is promoting corn gluten as a better alternative to wheat gluten, which is ironic given they also sell products inclusive of wheat gluten, such as this one.

Corn grits are an allergen and difficult for a dog to digest.

The last ingredient I’ll mention is Propylene Glycol, an ingredient banned in cat foods as it can cause Heinz body amenia, a serious blood disease. The reason it’s added to kibbles is to absorb moisture, extend shelf life, and stop it going mouldy.

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Ingredients and analysis

* Carbohydrate estimate calculated based on listed Protein and Fat percentages, Moisture (10%), and Ash (8%).

Chicken (17%), Wheat, Corn, Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Animal Fat, Wheat Gluten Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Corn Grits, Rice (4%), Minerals, Digest, Propylene Glycol, Dried Eggs, Fish Oil, Malt Flour

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