Product information Kronch Grain Free
Kronch Grain Free is a tasty Premium complete feed products
of the highest quality, based on fresh salmon.
Why is salmon a valuable fat and protein source for your dog?
Salmon as a source of fat
Fat is your dogs most important source of energy. Fat provides
your dog with the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids,
that are necessary for maintaining your dogs bodily functions.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fatty sea fish such as mackerel,
herring, eel and salmon. When compared to other fish, salmon
has the highest content of omega-3 fatty acids. The health
enhancing effects of omega-3 are mainly due to the fatty acids
known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic
acid). These two fatty acids are found only in fish and nowhere
else in nature. In addition, salmon also contains omega-6
Using salmon as a source of fat allows us to transfer the essential
omega-3 and -6 fatty acids found in salmon to our feed. The
feed's high Omega-6 content has a positive effect on the dogs
skin and coat, and helps to counteract coat problems, such as
allergies, dry skin, shedding, itching, dandruff, and dull coat.
Furthermore, the feeds high Omega-3 content helps to strengthen
the immune system, to increase fertility and to reduce the risk
of cardiovascular and joint disease.
Salmon as a source of protein
When the feed is digested, its proteins are broken down into
amino acids. These amino acids are then absorbed into the
bloodstream and distributed throughout the body. These amino
acids help to build, maintain, and repair tissue, muscles,
bones, and the dogs internal organs.
The dog is able to create most of the amino acids it needs
by itself. However, it is important to make sure that the
dog receives the amino acids it cannot create by itself from
it's diet. There are 10 essential amino acids that the dog
is unable to create by itself. If just 1 essential amino acid
is missing, the remaining 9 will be burned as energy, and
will not be used for building, maintaining or repairing the
body. As a result of this, the dogs muscles may stop growing,
among other things. Proteins from salmon contain all of the
essential amino acids. Using salmon as a source of protein
ensures that the dog receives all the amino acids it needs.
Proteins from salmon have a very high biological value. The
biological value is a measure of how large a part of the proteins
the dog is able to exploit. Salmon proteins have a biological
value of 94%, which is very high compared to other animal
protein sources (see The Protein Scale). This results in an
easily digestible feed with a very high utilization rate,
the result of which is a lower feed consumption, and a reduced
amount of faeces.
Salmon alone is, of course, not enough
This is why our feed is composed of the best possible quality
controlled raw materials. It is also correctly balanced with
regard to nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
During extrusion, the ingredients are heated up at high pressure
to more than130 degrees centigrade. This kills off all bacteria,
and causes the starch to react with water, producing easily
digestible carbohydrate. In other words, the starch is made
available to the dog, which results in increased absorption
and better feed utilization.
What antioxidants are used?
Only naturally occurring and approved food grade antioxidants
are used, including Vitamin-E (from strong natural tocopherol
extracts), Vitamin-C (6-Palmityl-L-ascorbic acid) and rosemary
and olive extract.
The dog's body creates so called free radicals,
that cause the dog's cells to change. These free radicals
may weaken the immune system, and even cause cancer. Natural
Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals, and
improve the dogs health.