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FORTIFIED WITH PRE- AND PROBIOTICS FOR IMPROVED INTESTINAL HEALTH
WITH STABILIZED VITAMIN C TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH OF YOUR GUINEA PIG
WITH L-CARNITINE TO SUPPORT HEALTHY METABOLIZATION OF FAT FOR SUPERIOR ENERGY
SPECIALLY BLENDED PELLETS AND KIBBLES TO SUPPORT YOUR PET’S DENTAL HEALTH
100% EDIBLE – NO FILLER
FORTIFIED WITH PAPAYA EXTRACT FOR HAIRBALL RELIEF
WITH YUCCA EXTRACT FOR SUPERIOR ODOUR REDUCTION
CRANBERRY FOR SUPERIOR URINARY TRACT HEALTH
Pressed Pellets And Extruded Kibbles
There are two main production processes for making pellets or kibbles for small animals. Typically and historically, small animal diets have all had a large percentage of alfalfa-based pressed pellets. Recently, the extrusion technology from dog and cat nutrition has come to small animal nutrition. There are dramatic differences between the two processes.
Pressed Pellets –
These pellets are smooth, cylindrical, vegetable-based pellets formed by pressing the premix through a screen-like die and cutting them into bite-size pieces. The challenge for these pellets is the limited ingredients a manufacturer can use. Also, it is challenging to produce a pellet that is hard enough to provide some dental benefits. Pressed pellets are cooked at 150-180 degrees Fahrenheit. Most pellets are alfalfa-based. DEVOTION Crunchy Chunks Pellets are alfalfa- and timothy hay-based and are quite hard for superior dental health. This blend provides optimum protein by way of the alfalfa and optimum fibre by way of the timothy hay. Additionally, because of this innovative blend, DEVOTION foods are suitable for all life stages. These pellets are found in our Simple Selections and blended with extruded kibbles in our Yummy Balance diets.
Extruded Kibbles –
These kibbles come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Although these kibbles are vegetable-based, too, it is possible to use innovative ingredients to produce a “functional diet” with recipes developed for unique health challenges and solutions. Extruded kibbles are more digestible than pressed pellets because they are cooked at 240-320 degrees Fahrenheit. This higher cooking temperature helps to break down even the most complex carbohydrates and fibres to increase the digestibility of the diet. This helps the small animal absorb more food and nutrition, therefore producing less waste. Consistent with the DEVOTION “all life stage” philosophy, DEVOTION Krunchy Kibbles are alfalfa- and timothy hay-based for guinea pigs and rabbits. Our DEVOTION Hamster Krunchy Kibbles are soya-bean based as it is the ideal vegetable protein source for hamsters. Krunchy Kibbles are harder than pressed pellets and provide excellent dental properties. Just for fun, our Krunchy Kibbles are shaped like hearts. A bowl full of love! These kibbles are blended with pressed pellets in our Yummy Balance and used on their own in our Healthy Harmony diets.