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Our kibbles for dogs in a zoo

Our kibbles for dogs in a zoo: an official project performed in collaboration with major research institutions and universities in Kazakhstan.

Our kibbles for dogs in a zoo in Kazakhstan

Almaty Zoo in Kazakhstan is one of the nation's largest and oldest zoos. Nevertheless, it is understandable that for many people abroad it’s almost unknown; certainly even we at FORZA10, distributing our products in Kazakhstan, never had it at the center of our thoughts. Yet a recent change in the zoo's direction has unexpectedly linked our story to them. A story which, to be honest, seems incredible but does in fact have a clear explanation, with an almost surprising logic within its extraordinary strength. The zoo’s new management realized that it no longer possessed a dry-food product to supplement the animals’ daily ration and improve their nutritional intake, as well as the quality of life of the animals themselves. Our Kazakh distributor evaluated proposing our dry food, intended for dogs and cats, free of charge, forwarding us the request to assess whether our food could be a part of the zoo animals’ nutrition. What may seem a rather odd request to most, has quickly become an official project performed in collaboration with major research institutions and universities in Kazakhstan: the Institute of Zoology, the Research Institute of Animalogy Problems, the Research Institute of Veterinary Safety and the Kazakh National Agrarian University.

Our stand concerning zoo animals

SANYpet-FORZA10 is a company in favor of animal freedom and not of captive imprisonment. However, this initiative allows us to help those who live in such environments and often do not live in good health. Our support goes to them and to trying to help them live the best life possible. We will later discuss, for example, Boris the badger and the few possibilities it would have had to survive if it had not been accepted and looked after.

The bears

Some of the zoo’s bears were significantly underweight (less than 55lbs) and suffered from a form of rickets. Those responsible have started to supplement their nutrition with FORZA10 Puppy Breeders (fish flavor), this forming 30% of the total ration, also changing the number of daily meals from 2 to 4. Within just a few months visible and notable improvements emerged: the weight has increased (currently more than 110lbs), the bears no longer suffer from rickets and digestion has improved, whereas previously this presented difficulties.

A wolf

Given the positive results with the bears, following a careful analysis the same technique was also applied to other animals. For example a 5-year-old male wolf, who for 3 years suffered from hair loss, was underweight and suffered a chronic form of enterocolitis. By integrating the ration with FORZA10 Best Breeders (fish flavor) the animal started to first of all gain weight, as well as improving the digestive processes and thickening the coat, which is now very shiny. This wolf, which was previously kept in a section closed to the public due to its negative appearance, has now been moved so its beauty and charm can be seen by all.

Boris the badger

Named Boris, this badger was found by a child in precarious conditions, suffering from a serious eye infection that prevented it from seeing properly. The extraordinary results achieved by the dogs fed with FORZA10 Ophtalmic Active led to Boris the badger presenting the perfect case to try to assess whether the same results could be achieved on other animals. After feeding on FORZA10 Lux for two and a half months, Boris now has a shiny coat, has gained weight and above all, a result of which we are very proud, has improved its eyesight. This change immediately became obvious to everyone as the little Boris was no longer bumping into things, but further evaluation was required. After visiting a specialist clinic to evaluate this, it emerged that Boris’ eyesight, previously at 15%, now increased to 60%.


Absolutely not. Food, and food intolerances, are at the heart of the research activities, stemming over 30 years, performed by SANYpet-FORZA10 and Dr. Sergio Canello, the veterinary surgeon and its founder. The rejection of raw materials from intensive breeding from all our food is the common thread of our health philosophy, on which all our diets are based. By selecting clean ingredients, meat from extensive farming, plus the use of botanicals and the correct amounts of Omega3, the body is restored to its natural equilibrium, allowing it to function and exist as it was designed to according to nature. No miracle, therefore, but thorough research and strict principles which are not limited to dogs and cats, as confirmed by this initiative by the Almaty Zoo.

A lion and the Zoo’s other animals

The three cases we have described are definitively the most emblematic, but the FORZA10 diet was also fed to other animals with excellent health benefits, and now the probably biggest challenge is represented by a 7-month old Asian lion cub, suffering from skeletal deformities due to hyperparathyroidism caused by malnutrition. Evaluations are now under way to understand whether an excellent diet, FORZA10 Puppy Chondro Active, a source of vitamins, trace elements, glucosamine and chondroitin, can, as an integrator, help improve its health. We are absolutely confident it can.

Facts or small talk?

Everyone promises health, we maintain it” is a phrase you’d often hear if you wander through our corridors. There is a lot of chatter around the world and on the web, especially that without foundations or evidence. Everyone is right. But if everyone is right, who’s wrong? This is why what we say on our web site is always supported by facts, testimonies and scientific research. With this very same philosophy, even this extraordinary story is backed by photos and videos which show and demonstrate what certainly can be hard to believe.

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