Canine Creek is new brand launched by ABIS Exports (I) pvt.ltd, this is the same company that manufacture and market Drools, Focus and VetPro brands. The business address is situated in Chhattisgarh. They claim that this brand is formulated in the USA.
About the manufacturer:
ABIS exports Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of larger IB Group. It has a presence in broiler chicken industry since 1985. All the chicken in their dog food brands comes from the parent company.
Category of dog food:
- Starter dog food.
- Grain free
- Chicken based protein source.
Raw Materials: Chicken (48%),Dried egg products,potatoes,oatmeal,flaxseed(source of omega 3),fish oil(source of DHA-docosahexanoic acid),chicken oil,ocean fish meal(source of omega 3 fatty acids),krill oil,salmon oil,beta carotene,taurine,sweet potatoes,carrots, garlic,yucca shidigera extract.
Chelated Minerals: calcium iodate,calcium carbonate,mono and dicalcium phosphate,ferrous sulphate, Iron amino acid chelated,zinc amino acid chelated, zinc sulphate and salt.
Antioxidants: Apples,blackberries,blueberries,cranberries,spinach,,pomegranate,pumpkin and vitamin E.
Vitamins: E,C,B6,B2,D3,B12,A,B5,Folic acid,
Others: choline chloride, L-Lysin, DL-Methionine, L-threonine, L-tryptophan, L-Arginine, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachium fermentation extract, and Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract.
Crude fat 22%
Moisture (Max) 10%
Crude Fiber 2.5%
Palatability is excellent.
Primary Protein source is Chicken. The label says 48% Chicken. However chicken contains 73% water so actual protein from chicken source is much less than shown on the label. The second source is dried egg product which is usually discarded dried eggs that do not hatch. We find ocean fish meal on the label which influences protein estimation. Another ingredient that contributes to protein estimation are flaxseed.
The primary source is flaxseed which is high in omega 3 but the majority of fatty acid present Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), the second source is fish oil which is a good source of EPA and DHA, Chicken oil is a good source of fat, krill oil and salmon oil is mentioned later in ingredients so they may be used in trace quantities.
Minerals and Vitamins:
A form of Vitamins and minerals used is a good however quantitative analysis of Vitamins and Minerals is not mentioned on the label.
Label especially highlights Antioxidants which comes from various natural sources however quantitative analysis is not provided.
Fermentation products of probiotics are mentioned which is good for digestion and gastrointestinal health.
Canine Creek is the very ambitious brand of ABIS Exports to enter Super Premium Grain Free range of Dog Food. The formulation is good but they did not mention quantitative analysis of ingredients used. They have mentioned Chicken as a primary source but on simple calculation to achieve 33% crude protein 48% chicken cannot be a primary source. So we assume dried eggs as a primary source of protein in this product. This brings the quality of this product little inferior to Super Premium.