Frequently Asked Questions
New PEDIGREE® 4 kg – Tailored nutrition for small dogs with big personality!
HOW IS THIS PRODUCT TAILORED FOR SMALL DOGS?
PEDIGREE® small dog is tailored for small dogs with the correct kibble size to accommodate their smaller mouths. PEDIGREE® small dog is also highly digestible and palatable for small breeds. It also has added ingredient which provides the small dog with extra dental protection..
HOW MUCH FOOD SHOULD I FEED MY DOG?
Feeding according to dog size is really important and PEDIGREE® has feeding guidelines on the back of every pack. An average small dog (+-10kg) should eat +-150g of food a day. PEDIGREE® kibble is highly digestible. Around 90% of the food is absorbed and utilized by the body. This high digestibility is especially important for small dog owners where the dogs typically live in homes with smaller gardens and will result in less “mess” for the owners to clean up. It also means our kibble is very nutrient dense. You should be measuring the food portions out to ensure that you are not overfeeding. Obesity is a major problem for dogs leading to a broad range of health conditions including heart and joint issues.
I AM FED UP WITH PEDIGREE®, I AM MOVING MY DOG TO A NEW BRAND!
We at PEDIGREE® understand every shopper has many choices, however before transitioning your dog to another brand of dog food, please consider whether your new choice caters for their breed size, oral care needs, and provides the quality and nutrients PEDIGREE® dog food does.
PEDIGREE® HAS BECOME TOO EXPENSIVE, I CAN UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER FEED MY DOG PEDIGREE® FOOD?
PEDIGREE® is made from vet quality ingredients. When feeding a small dog of 10kg, according to the recommended guidelines on back of pack it will cost less than R9.00 per day when fed PEDIGREE® small dog. Often the high cost of feeding a dog is due to owners over feeding which while leading to higher than necessary costs can also lead to obesity.
WHAT IS DIGESTIBILITY IN DOGS?
Digestibility is the proportion of any food eaten that is absorbed into the body of the dog.
WHAT IS NEW PEDIGREE® SMALL DOG 4 KG?
New PEDIGREE® 4kg for small dogs is tailored nutrition specially formulated for small dogs. (Dogs weighing less than 20kg dogs: Jack Russells, Pugs, Maltese Poodles, Boston Terriers etc). PEDIGREE® 4kg for Small dogs has an added special ingredient to help prevent tartar build up and help clean their teeth. It is in a new re-sealable bag that allows you to keep the product fresher for longer..
WHERE IS THE 7.5KG BAG, I CAN’T FIND IT?
PEDIGREE® is the expert in small breed dogs in retail. The 7.5kg for small dogs bag was not an ideal format and we now have a best recipe ever for small dogs in a 4kg re-sealable bag which will last your dog 1 month if fed according to the guidelines on back of pack.
WHY DO SMALL DOGS REQUIRE SPECIALLY TAILORED FOOD?
Small dogs are really fussy and prone to becoming overweight. Small dogs also require special dental care as they live longer than larger dogs and have a higher chance of suffering from oral health problems. Small Dogs also require a smaller kibble size to accommodate their smaller mouth..
WHY HAVE YOU CHANGED/RE-LAUNCHED PEDIGREE®?
Mars Pet care is invested in quality, health and food safety for your pet. PEDIGREE® has re-launched with the best recipe ever. PEDIGREE® is invested in providing only the best quality food for your dog, focusing on the 4 universal needs of dogs, Digestibility, Oral health, Skin and coat, Immunity. Mars Pet care is developed by vets and nutritionists at Waltham – A world leading authority on pet care and nutrition..
WHY IS IT AN IMPORTANT MEASURE TO ASCERTAIN THE QUALITY OF THE PET’S DIET?
As digestibility directly measures what part of the food is absorbed by the body, this is an incredibly important parameter to consider. It is no good adding protein, fats, vitamins or minerals that are not in a form that the body can absorb as it will have no impact on the overall health of the animal. Further to that, highly digestible food has the added benefit of less “mess” for the owner to clean up.
WHY SHOULD CONSUMERS NOT LOOK AT PROTEIN ALONE?
When assessing the nutrient quality of a food one should look at a few factors:
- Nutrient levels – are there sufficient quantities of the nutrients in the product: PEDIGREE® is formulated according to the latest Waltham, FEDIAF and South African Department of Agriculture guidelines and regulations.
- Digestibility – is the nutrients in the food available to the body: PEDIGREE® uses vet quality raw materials and best in class processing methods to ensure that 90% of the food is absorbed by the body.
- Source of the nutrients – protein from animal sources is more digestible than protein from plant-based sources: PEDIGREE® has a high inclusion of quality animal (mainly poultry) based protein sources. PEDIGREE® is also enriched with extra free amino acids (protein building