Chunky Charlie – Our Story

Chunky Charlie’s mom had a problem.

She was tired of feeling guilty about the boring, dry biscuits that her best friend was being served daily. She was worried about whether they were good for her precious pup. She wanted to serve him the best in fresh, tasty, home prepared dog food – but how? She certainly didn’t have the time to make it every day, and she didn’t know how to ensure that it would have all the essential nutrients he needed for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

What she needed was a delicious, per-cooked, ready to serve option that could be easily stored, and was guaranteed to meet her bestie’s nutritional needs. Food that was as fresh and delicious as the food she prepared for herself.

As luck would have it, Chunky Charlie’s mom was already in the meat industry, having provided various South African suppliers with the farm fresh beef, lamb and chicken filling our plates for many years. With the help of expert animal nutritionists, Chunky Charlie’s mom rolled up her sleeves and got to work, determined to meet not only the high standards of the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa, but also the taste test of Chunky Charlie and his furry friends.

Recipe after recipe was trialed, with Chunky Charlie volunteering as an eager guinea pig to make sure they tasted divine. Finally, Chunky Charlie and his mom were ready to share the freshest, tastiest beef, lamb and chicken rolls with South African dogs and their parents.

Steam cooked to lock in vital nutrients and quick frozen to ensure that none of the goodness is lost, Chunky Charlie’s beef, lamb and chicken rolls are the best in home cooked dog food, without the hassle.

This food needed to meet not only the high standards of the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa, but also the taste test of the dog in question, as well as all dogs everywhere. Working with animal nutritionists to ensure that this would be the best food to serve her best friend, the dog’s owner trialled recipe after recipe, bearing in mind two very important elements: one, the food had to have the best nutritional profile. And two – dogs had to love it.

When both necessities were met, Chunky Charlie was born!

Steam cooked to lock in vital nutrients and quick frozen to ensure that none of the goodness is lost, Chunky Charlie’s recipes are specially formulated to meet your dog’s needs. Be your dog’s hero by serving them the freshest, tastiest beef, lamb and chicken rolls.

Chunky Charlie Ingredients & Nutritional Information

Meat and animal derivatives, Water, Vital Wheat Gluten, Glycerine, Tapioca Starch, Just Fiber, Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP), Limestone, Calcium carbonate, Vitamin and mineral premix, Salt, Table, Mono Dicalcium Phosphate, MDCP, Flavouring, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Niacin (99.5%, Calcium Pantothenate (98%), Choline (60% Chloride), Folic Acid (96%), Biotin (2%), Anty Ox Pet Dry, Manganese (31% Manganese Sulphate), Zinc (35.5% Zinc So4-Mono), Copper (25.2%, Copper, So4 Penta), Iodide (76.45% Potassium Iodide), Ferrous (30% So4 Mono), Selenium (4.5%, Sodium Selenite), Limestone Powder, Vitamin A 1050000 UI, Vitamin D3 87500 UI, Vitamin K3 (43%) 0.09g, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitra) 0.35g, Vitamin B2 (80% Riboflavin) 0.68g, Vitamin B12 1g/Kg (Mixed) 0.01g, Vitamin B6 (98% Pyrodoxine Hcl) 0.44g, VitaminC.

Our factory complies with all food safety requirements and is HACCP and FSSC 2200 and ZA approved.
V-numbers have been obtained. Registrar/ Act No.36 of 1947

INGREDIENT NAME INGREDIENT BENEFITS FOR YOUR DOG
Protein Essential for the growth and for the maintenance of almost all tissues in a dogs body. Protein works to supply the amino acids necessary for the dog’s body to build hair, skin, muscles, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
Carbohydrates The most efficient form of energy.
Fibre Keeps the bowel well-regulated, helps with weight management, enhances the immune system, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and contains anti-carcinogenic properties.
Vitamin C An important antioxidant. Reduces inflammation and cognitive aging.
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate (MDCP) Strengthens the skeleton and accelerates growth.
Guar Gum Helps with digestion of amino acids.
Limestone Natural source of Calcium Carbonate. Supports bones, teeth, healthy joints and muscle function.
Fat Provides energy, insulation, cushioning and has many other important roles in your dog’s body. Both too little and too much fat can cause health issues.

Recommended feeding guidelines
for adult dogs (g/day)

Mature Body Weight (Kg) Low Active Active
2-5 130-260 160-330
5-10 260-440 330-550
10-15 440-600 550-750
15-20 600-740 750-930
20-30 740-1000 930-1250
30-40 1000-1250 1250-1550
40-50 1250-1480 1550-1850

Recommended feeding guidelines
for puppy dogs (g/day)

Expected Mature Body Weight (Kg) Month 2 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 8 Month 10 Month 12 Month 14
2 110 160 180 200 180 170 160 *
5 230 320 360 400 370 350 330 *
10 350 500 570 620 590 560 550 *
15 460 650 750 830 810 770 750 *
20 550 910 950 1010 990 950 930 *
30 660 1200 1280 1330 1490 1320 1270 1250
40 780 1430 1520 1610 1790 1580 1550 1530
50 860 1640 1700 1860 2180 2030 1850 1830

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