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04th Aug 2020

Burns Original Chicken & Rice – the original & still No.1

by Vicky Bassett

Burns Original Chicken and Rice dog food has been available now for over 26 years. Our simple and nutritious recipe has been keeping thousands of dogs healthy and happy across the UK, and beyond.

Although Burns has brought out a further 18 complete dry dog foods, including 4 puppy foods, and caters for cats and small animals, the Original Chicken and Brown rice has remained the top dog!

What makes it a bestseller?

Like all Burns foods, this variety is hypoallergenic and is made from a simple recipe with natural ingredients. The aim is to provide your dog with the best ingredients, allowing their bodies to function naturally, the way a body should.

This no nonsense, no nasties food is a simple wholesome recipe containing all the nutrients your furry friend needs for daily health and vitality.

Catering for every breed, there is a diet for every dog, from a cheeky Chihuahua to a greedy Labrador this delicious crunchy biscuit leaves empty bowls in homes all around the UK.

What’s in the bag?

Brown rice: this complex carbohydrate is a wholegrain. Low in fat and high in fibre, brown rice gives a steady release of energy, helping to maintain a healthy digestive system. It also contains manganese, selenium, magnesium and vitamin B3, as well as antioxidants.

Chicken Meal: the meal is 100% chicken, dried and made into a powder. This helps keep the nutrients more consistent in the food. Chicken is a lean protein, important for the growth and repair of muscles due to its high level of amino acids. It also contains B6 which helps to maintain a healthy brain.

Chicken oil: high in essential fatty acids, chicken oil contains linoleic acid which is important for the kidneys, bones and skin. It also contains iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium. This is a good food to try if you have a fussy dog as chicken oil is very tasty.

Sunflower oil: high in fatty acids it can help maintain healthy skin and coat and all-round health. It also contains omega 3 and omega 6.

Oats: a wholegrain with similar benefits to brown rice. Oats contain fibre which helps maintain a healthy digestive system.

Peas: high in fibre, low in fat and containing lots of vitamins and minerals.

Seaweed: the seaweed we use is Ascophyllum nodosum and is a natural source of organic minerals. Seaweed contains vitamins including A, B1, C, D and E.

Where did it all start?

Mr Burns started cooking up this idea back in the 1980’s but it was in 1993 that Burns Pet Nutrition and Burns Original Chicken & Rice came into being. With a 2-tonne batch of food bagged into plain polythene sacks and a leaflet glued to the front the Adult Maintenance food aka Burns Original Chicken and Brown Rice was off on its own journey.

Roll forward to today and this award-winning food (we don’t mean to brag) may have had a name change and a few wardrobe changes, but inside the food has stayed exactly the same.

Why choose Burns?

All of the diets that followed in the footsteps of Burns Original Chicken and Rice have been made to the same simple formula:

  • Natural – contains no artificial colours, flavours or artificial preservatives
  • Hypoallergenic – free from ingredients that commonly cause intolerances
  • Healthy – help maintain a healthy digestive system, skin and coat
  • Sensitive – a simple recipe, one that can help with delicate tummies

This food ticks all the boxes!

by Vicky Bassett

I started in Burns in 2007 and I have worked in various areas of the company. I have been on the nutrition team for 4 years and I love helping people with their nutritional queries, being office based has also given me time to do several courses such as Canine Anatomy and Physiology.