Skip to content

Components in our feed

Many brands are unclear about what is in their food, vague descriptions such as animal by-products are frequently encountered. DSC-K9 wants to be clear about this. Below are our main ingredients and why we use them.

Barca: Composition: cereals (decorticated and wheat-free), vegetable by-products, meat and animal by-products, oils and fats and minerals.
The above statement is very limited, meat and animal byproducts, which can be chicken, lamb, beef but also pig. Grains is also a broad term. What oils and fats are used is also not clear.

Cavom is slightly clearer but also not enough, The grains including corn, wheat and rice are largely decomposed. Animal proteins with beef and lamb and vegetable proteins, various oils provide an optimal omega 3 and 6 ratio.
Slightly clearer what kind of meat but not clear what oils. Salmon oil e.g. is necessary for the real good omega 3.

Royal Canin Sporting Energy 4100, cornmeal, dehydrated poultry protein, corn, rice, animal fats, hydrolysed animal protein, vegetable protein isolate*, minerals, fish oil, beet pulp, vegetable fiber, soybean oil.
Already more information, but it remains unclear. Poultry proteins, can be chicken but also turkey. Animal fats, which ones ? What vegetable fiber, idem fish oil will not be expensive salmon oil ?

Here are the main ingredients in our DSC-K9 Dog Chunks.

Uncooked wheat / maize.

When raw grains and other starch-containing products such as potato, rice, etc. are used in dog food, they must be dehydrated. You can think of this as pre-digested, the starch is broken open with heat so that the carbohydrates can be effectively absorbed and used as a source of energy by the dog.
Compare it with bread that is baked, or if you make a pancake from wheat flour, by heating the grain is also here decomposed so that we as humans can digest it better. Eating a potato raw is not good for humans either and, like uncooked rice, it will be digested poorly or not at all. Many additives to dog food must be pre-cooked first. Wolves often eat the stomach and intestinal contents of their prey. In cows, sheep, horses, etc., this includes pre-digested grains and vegetables.

Dried beef

In terms of quantity, dried beef is the 2the product in our dog food. Fresh meat contains 65-70% water in many cases. So fresh meat cannot be added to pressed kibble, the water content is too high. By drying meat, the moisture disappears and the protein-rich part of the meat remains.
The dried beef is ground so it can be added when making the kibble. We use only beef. By using only beef, there is much less chance of an allergic reaction or poor digestion. For example, it would be cheaper to use beef and chicken. We even see the even cheaper pork in some brands.
Some brands claim to provide top quality but if you look at the contents you will see cheaper formulations with chicken and pork or just the text animal by-products, among other things.

Beef fat

The meat contains the majority of the protein portion, the beef fat provides a large portion of the fat in the kibble. We use only beef fat in combination with beef so we have one animal meat source for protein and fat. Many brands use the cheaper poultry fat. Using beef and poultry fat together increases the chance of allergic reactions.

Hemoglobin powder

A protein product made from dried animal blood cells. Hemoglobin powder can be used for partial or complete replacement of protein from e.g. meat. Hemoglobin powder is a high quality protein but also contains natural vitamins, trace elements and minerals. We use hemoglobin powder as an additional high-quality protein source in addition to dried beef.

Dried beef for animal protein
Good quality beef fat, not cheap chicken or poultry fat
Devoid of corn and wheat for proper digestion

Beet fiber

One of the best sources of fiber for dogs and cats because it is well researched and is an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is used to produce short-chain fatty acids (which provide energy to the friendly intestinal flora). It slows stomach emptying, allowing more time for nutrient absorption, and improves peristalsis (the contractions that move food through the digestive tract). Insoluble fiber allows for optimal transit time of food in the intestine, dilutes colon contents and binds to toxins, helps promote proper stool consistency and may aid in diet satisfaction.
In summary - beet fiber can help your dog feel full, but it's definitely not a "cheap filler"
(as is sometimes claimed) and plays an important role as a source of fiber in our dog food.

Soybean Oil

A vegetable oil, read fat, that additionally has omega 3 in the ALA variety. ALA is converted to a limited extent in the stomach to EPA and DHA. Soybean oil is free of soy proteins making it normally suitable for dogs with a soy allergy.

Flaxseed oil

A vegetable oil, read fat, that also contains Omega 3 and 6 in the ALA variety which contribute less to health as they are only converted to EPA and DHA to a limited extent. Linseed also contributes to a better coat.

Salmon Oil

A fat that is rich in omega 3 and 6. The omega 3 of the salmon oil contains these mainly in the EPA and DHA variant. These are perfectly absorbable by the dog and have, for example, a positive effect on the coat (shine) but also contribute to the support of the immune system and joint function of dogs.


In addition to protein, it also contains calcium, phosphorus and other natural minerals. In addition to beef, fishmeal is also a protein source in our kibble to a lesser extent.


Several minerals (vitamins) are added extra (see label). Some vitamins and minerals are e.g. also in the hemoglobin powder, fishmeal and other ingredients.

How much food should I feed my dog enter
What are the % fat, protein, additives, check out the Label.
What does our feed cost, view the pdriving list dog food

Why the DSC-K9 dog food?

Beef and fish meat/fat

We use only beef and fat in addition to fish meal and salmon oil. No cheap chicken and poultry meat and fat

Soybean, Linseed and Salmon Oil

Soy and Flaxseed oil for ALA Omega 3, Salmon oil for the good LHA and BCA Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Good price / quality

Good tested consistent quality at a competitive price.