Product review - Beta Dog Food
can be compared to Bakers as both brands are owned by the giant
US soya company Purina.
Purina say of this product:
# Natural Prebiotics: BETA® recipes
contain chicory, a source of natural prebiotic, which has been proven*
to help increase the number of good bacteria in the gut and help
improve overall digestive health. After 30 days of feeding BETA®
the good bacteria, bifidobacteria, may be multiplied by 100 times,
helping to support healthy digestion.
# Rich in Meat: BETA® recipes are rich in meat that dogs need
and instinctively prefer. The high quality chicken, salmon, turkey
or lamb provide good sources of protein.
# Wholesome Ingredients: BETA® recipes contain natural ingredients,
such as wholegrain cereals, and are 100% complete and balanced.
OK, let's look at this natural, wholesome food rich in meat
Am I being a little unfair on this product if I question the use
of the word 'natural' to describe it? Or indeed 'wholesome?
Does the word 'derivative' fit easily with consumer's views of
what a wholesome, natural food should be?
Beta suffers from the same problem as its stable mate Bakers.
This is a product which is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for what it is. Why pay
£30 for a product that you could get for under £11 - where's the
sense in that?
If you want a very basic food and aren't bothered over
ingredients then buy Dr John (which has a higher meat content) or an
equivalent (see below)
IT MAKES SENSE TO ME!
If you like Beta you can get it at a good price online at Zooplus.co.uk
Gilpa Dr John Gold
Beta Chicken & Rice
Ingredients: Cereals, meat and animal derivatives (minimum
14% chicken), oils and fats, yeasts, milk and milk
derivatives, oils and fats, minerals. WIth
EC permitted antioxidants
Cereals (wholegrain 20%), Meat and animal derivatives (meat
14%, chicken 4%), Vegetable protein extracts, Oils and fats,
Derivatives of vegetable origin (dried beet pulp 1.1%),
Vegetables (dried chicory root 1.1%), Minerals.
With antioxidants and preserved with EC
15kg bag - around £10.75
pay £28 for 15kg
(Check out Zooplus.co.uk, Pet
Supermarket for good discounts)
So there you have it, a standard cereal based dog food product,
which sells well despite the fact that it is twice the price of
a basic brand like Dr John.
What more can we say except to praise their marketing?