Fish4Dogs is a UK-based dog food brand that first launched in 2004 in rural Worcestershire.
Over time Fish4Dogs has increased its presence worldwide and is now available in a limited capacity in the USA and 30+ other countries.
One of the key motivations behind Fish4Dogs was to make use of fish and fish products that are not used for human consumption.
As much as 50% of the fish that is harvested from the oceans is wasted, and Fish4Dogs believes that dog food is a fantastic opportunity to help stem this waste.
Fish4Dogs recipes are manufactured by Marin Pet in Norway. Fish4Dogs state that this is a “super-premium” facility, and the manufactured is well respected.
Health, safety, and quality standards are incredibly high in Norway, and US-based consumers should not be concerned.
Fish4Dogs can be purchased at a large range of physical pet food stores across Europe and the United States.
Fish4Dogs Product Range
Fish4Dogs product range in the United States is relatively small and consists of a select number of dry food recipes and a moderate size range of dog treats.
While the range of dog food is small, there is some variety included with multiple core fish ingredients and recipes for working dogs and puppies.
The dogs treats offered by Fish4Dogs are extremely unique, and you would struggle to find any other comparable seafood-based products.
Fish4Dogs UK product range is far more extensive than its USA range. This large range includes multiple subranges of dry dog food with more variety in ingredients.
The UK range also includes recipes for working dogs and puppies but in higher numbers. Fish4Dogs UK also produces a small range of wet/canned dog food, which isn’t present in the USA range.
The range of dog treats in the UK range is of a similar size to the USA.
Sadly, the nutrition provided by Fish4Dogs formulas is not as satisfactory as some of its competitors.
The proportion of protein and fat present within their formulas is average to above average and could be higher to better reflect a dog’s natural diet.
Below is the nutrition provided by a typical Fish4Dogs dry dog food recipe. As you can see, the proportion fo carbohydrates is significant and in excess of what most dogs need.
High-Quality Fish Ingredients
- Ocean White Fish
All of the above fish ingredients are all fantastic additions to any dog food recipe. Fish such as this are high in protein and fat, which should be at the core of any dog’s diet, regardless of activity level or age.
In addition, fish, especially trout and Salmon, are very high in the Omega Fatty Acids. The Omega Fatty Acids can provide a range of health benefits, including improved skin and coat health and enhanced cognitive function.
You can read about the benefits of Salmon in our article Best Dog Food With Salmon.
It is also worth noting that some of the fish ingredients used by Fish4Dogs are very uncommon and rarely seen in the industry. Examples include Krill and Sardines.
These ingredients could be beneficial to dogs who need hypoallergenic dog food. You can read more about this in our article Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.
Other Notable Ingredients
Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes are the main carbohydrate-providing ingredients found in Fish4Dogs recipes. These are staples of the industry thanks to their low cost and high-calorie density.
Sadly, they do not provide significant nutrition outside of their carbohydrate content. The portion size of these starch ingredients also needs to be carefully monitored as they are incredibly dense sources of carbohydrates.
You can learn more about Potatoes in our article Potatoes, Potato Protein & Potato Starch in Dog Food.
Fish4Dogs makes use of select vegetable by-products such as Pea Starch and Pea Fiber.
Many dog owners disagree with the use of by-products as they can mislead consumers on the portion size of certain ingredients.
However, most of these concerns are around other by-products, such as Pea Protein or Pea Flour which Fish4Dogs does not use.
Pea Fiber is becoming increasingly common in dog food recipes and is a reliable and cost-effective source of fiber. However, Pea Starch is quite uncommon and has rarely been used in recent years.
You can read more about this topic in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Beet Pulp is a regular addition to dog food recipes across the world thanks to the dietary fiber it can provide. However, it does not provide any notable nutrition to dogs outside of this fiber.
While not all dogs need higher levels of fiber, they can be very beneficial to select dogs who are struggling with regular digestion and stools.
You can read more about Beet Pulp and how it is made in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Brewers Yeast is a minor ingredient that is regularly added to dog food because of its believed benefits and micronutrients.
These benefits are often centered around the high levels of B vitamins that Brewers Yeast contains.
While some do not believe Brewers Yeast provides material benefits to dogs that consume it in dog food, it does see widespread use.
You can learn more about Brewers Yeast, including its specific supposed benefits, in our article Brewers Yeast In Dog Food.
Sunflower Oil is a plant-based oil that is often added to dog food to improve flavor or to increase the overall proportion of fat.
It can also be used as a binding agent, which means it is present to help bind the ingredients of food together in a consistent texture and appearance.
However, given there is already a plentiful supply of fish oil present, it isn’t clear why Fish4Dogs includes it.
You can learn more about Sunflower Oil in our article Sunflower Oil In Dog Food.
Fish4Dogs Animal Testing
To the best of our knowledge, Fish4Dogs does not participate in invasive or laboratory animal testing for its products, which is a fantastic trait.
Animal testing for the purposes of testing dog food can be cruel and stressful for dogs and is a practice that we believe should be eliminated.
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we have no information that leads us to believe that any Fish4Dogs products have ever undergone a recall which makes them a recall-free dog food brand.
Given that the brand has been active for over a decade, this is a great sign of safe and careful production facilities and processes.
We hope that Fish4Dogs can continue this recall-free record in the coming years and continue to advance their safety and quality techniques.
Regardless, we always encourage pet owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Fish4Dogs or any other dog food brand to ensure their dogs remain healthy and safe.
Best of Fish4Dogs
Finest Salmon Review
Salmon is one of Fish4Dogs’ favorite ingredients, and their Finest Salmon recipe epitomizes that. Salmon is a fantastic dog food ingredient and can provide high-quality protein and fat.
Also, Salmon is an excellent source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These fatty acids can provide several health benefits to dogs, including an improvement in the condition of their skin and coat.
The level of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids in this recipe is significantly above average, even when compared to other Salmon recipes from competitor brands.
The recipe is rounded out with a mix of plant-based ingredients such as Potatoes, Peas, Beet Pulp, and Brewers Yeast.
These ingredients combine to provide a reliable combination of carbohydrates and dietary fiber as well as several beneficial micronutrients.
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Fish4Dogs Full Product Range
Finest Ocean White fish
Working Dog Ocean White Fish Complete Food
Working Dog Salmon Complete Food
Finest Puppy Ocean White Fish
Working Dog Puppy Ocean White Fish Complete Food
Sea Jerky Knots
Sea Jerky Skinny Strips
Sea Jerky Squares
Sea Jerky Tiddlers
Sea Jerky Twists
Sea Jerky Whoppers
Freeze Dried Dog Treats
Sweet Potato Sea Wraps
Sweet Ocean Wraps
Finest Salmon Adult
Finest White Fish Adult
Finest Sardine Adult
Finest Whitefish Puppy
Finest Salmon Toy Breed
Working Dog Sardine Adult
Working Dog Salmon Adult
Working Dog White Fish Adult
Super Salmon Adult
Super Salmon Weight Control/Senior
Super Salmon Puppy
Finest Mackerel Wet Complete
Finest Herring Wet Complete
Super Star Training Treats
Redfish And Lavender Crunchers
Freeze Dried Treats
Sweet Ocean Wraps
Sea Jerky Fish Whoppers
Sea Jerky Fish Tiddlers
Sea Jerky Fish Squares
Sea Jerky Fish Strips
Sea Jerky Fish Twists
Sea Jerky Fish Knots