FARMINA is an Italian company which specializes in companion animal food manufacturing. Dr. Russo (owner) established Farmina Vet Research, a team of veterinarians and nutritional formulation specialists. The team has developed long-term relationships with dozens of independent veterinarians in order to provide a constant systematic study of the best foods for the physiological nature of pets. The company have a manufacturing unit in Serbia, Italy, and Brazil.
Ingredients: rice starch, hydrolyzed ocean fish protein, salmon oil, powdered cellulose, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, mono-dicalcium phosphate, salt, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, selenium yeast, DL-methionine, taurine, mixed tocopherol (preservative).
Crude protein (min) 18.00%; crude fat (min) 15.00%; crude fiber (max) 1.20%; moisture (max) 7.50%; ash (max) 5.30%; calcium (min) 0.70%; phosphorus (min) 0.50%; sodium (min) 0.25%; potassium (min) 0.60%; magnesium (max) 0.011%; taurine (min) 3000mg/kg; Omega-3 fatty acids (min) 2.20%; Omega-6 fatty acids (min) 0.40%; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) (min) 0.60%; docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (min) 0.83%.
The protein source is hydrolyzed ocean fish protein. Size of protein is below 8000 Dalton. It is a good source of protein, hydrolyzed protein do not elicit an immune response and used in food allergies in dogs. Crude protein is 18% which is under minimum protein range for adult maintenance diet recommended by FEDIAF.
Salmon oil is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids especially EPA and DHA. Salmon oil have anti-inflammatory properties which give relief in pruritis and allergic reactions in dogs. Fat is 15% which is within minimum fat requirement for maintenance diet recommended by FEDIAF.
We find rice starch as the first ingredient. It is cheap filler and of less nutritional value for dogs.
Vitamins and Minerals are in good form and within recommendations. Selenium Yeast have excellent antioxidant and anti-itching properties.