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ESSENTIAL BALANCE is a single source protein food in which turkey, rice and oats are the main ingredients. BALANCE is significantly different from our other meals, so please read the following carefully before choosing BALANCE.

  • Regional cage free turkey

  • Value for money

  • £44.00
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    Featured Ingredients

    The ingredients at a glance: Turkey, rice and oats. So only one source of protein.
    Perfect when a single source protein complete feed is the order of the day. It’s also the meal we recommend if your dog suffers from bouts of upset stomach. Ideal for mixing with the other meals.
    We love it ourselves because, as the lowest priced of our meals, it opens the door for even more people to share our mission to prolong and improve the lives of dogs.
    The croquette in this bag is for dogs that weigh 10+ kg. If you need a smaller croquette, simply choose a 2.5 kg bag.
    BOF: Here, for once, the answer is actually: No. BALANCE offers several benefits, but due to its lower price, it’s neither 100% grain-free, BOF-approved nor made from a long list of ingredients.
    Choose it if an upset stomach is a recurring problem with the other ESSENTIAL meals, or a single protein and a reasonable price is on your wish list.

    Product Description


    Made with fresh and dried turkey 30,0 %
    Of which is fresh 20,0%
    Protein 22,0 %
    Fat 8,0 %
    - Of which Omega3 0,8 %
    - Of which Omega6 1,9 %
    Minerals/crude ash 6,0 %
    Fiber 4,0%
    Water 8,5 %
    Calcium 1,4 %
    Phosphorus% 0,9 %
    Kcal/Kg 3300
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    Age Adult
    Breed Bernese Mountain, Border Collie, Collie, English Springer Spaniel, French Bulldog, Golden Retriever , Labrador, Newfoundlander, Retrievers (Other), Rottweiler, Schaefer, Shorthaired Pointer, Wirehaired Pointer
    Weight 11-30 kg , 31-50 kg , +50 Kg

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    "The most important thing for ESSENTIAL FOODS and our range of meals is to help improve and prolong the life of dogs."
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    4 situations

    BALANCE is presented as a solution in four different situations:

    1. Looking for a low protein food? BALANCE is only 20 percent protein. You can further increase the level of protein in the servings by mixing BALANCE together with any of our LIVING foods. If you serve a mixture of 75% BALANCE together with 25% of a ESSENTIAL LIVING meal the protein level is boosted to 22.5 %.
    2. Is your dog suffering from loose stools? The combination of turkey meat, rice and oats is carefully composed to balance the digestive system. ESSENTIAL BALANCE can be served on its own or mixed with our other meals. The latter option is the obvious choice in the case of recurrent problems.
    3. Would you like to serve a more economically attractive ESSENTIALS meal? This option is for those who need to find a food solution at a lower price, but who are attracted by our values and the results we deliver to our customers. Fortunately, there is now an economic solution for heavy volume users who cannot go the full ESSENTIALS way. In this case it makes particular sense to use our other meals for specific lifestyle situations. These could, for example, be CONTOUR for sterilised or neutered dogs and LARGE BREED for large puppies etc.
    4. Does your dog suffer from an allergy problem caused by certain ingredients? BALANCE is a single source protein meal. This makes BALANCE the obvious choice for those who wish to serve ESSENTIALS to avoid allergies caused by eggs, chicken, lam, beef or fish proteins. Check out the ingredients yourself or contact us for advice. You can also increase protein intake by supplementing your dog’s diet with fresh, non-allergic protein sources.

    The small print

    Price and quality are closely related. BALANCE delivers a fantastic product at this price point, with turkey as the primary ingredient. This gives ESSENTIAL BALANCE a head start compared with other products in the same price range. BALANCE, however, is not a thoroughbred ESSENTIALS product, and the price difference means that you have to accept doing without BOF approved,100% grain-free and nor having our broad spectrum of ingredients in the bag. That being said, ESSENTIAL BALANCE showcases just how much more value ESSENTIAL FOODS delivers in the super premium category with BALANCE, and expressively in the luxury category with all our other foods.

    The Recipe

    Freshly prepared and dried turkey, white rice, brown rice, oats, whole linseed, turkey gravy, turkey fat, beet pulp, alfalfa, minerals, vitamins, ESSENTIAL the OMEGA 3 OIL, natural seaweed, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS, 960 mg/kg), Chicory Extract (0.05%), Yucca Extract (190 mg/kg), Dandelion.

    Preparation Temperature

    90 degrees (°C).

    Additives per KG

    Vitamins: Vitamin A 14,425 IU, Vitamin D3 1,925 IU, Vitamin E 150 mg. Trace Elements: Zinc (Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 50 mg, Iron (Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate) 50 mg, Manganese (Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate) 35 mg, Copper (Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate) 12 mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 1 mg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.19 mg. We naturally preserve with rosemary extract. Regulation (EC) No 2017/2279.

    Best Before

    See printed date and batch number on bag.

    Storage recommendations

    We recommend using the ESSENTIAL the FOOD BOX. The food should be stored in a cool, dry place (5-18 °C); away from direct sunlight and in an air tight container. This will ensure the last meal tastes as good as the first.

    Portions Sizes

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