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Old 26-10-2009, 04:29 PM
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

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They are all the same brand (i'm sure i said that in my post) Just different flavours and i'm not going to feed him the same flavour for the rest of his life, how would you like it if all you got to eat for the rest of your life was bread and water personally i'd rather drown in a vat of chocolate than live on bread and water for the rest of my life and i dont see why cybi should have to eat the same old same old every day. They are all James wellbeloved so what does it matter if one is duck and rice one is lamb and rice and one is turkey and rice they are basically the same with different meat.
I'm doing the same with my mastiff pup though she's on wainwrights she just finished the turkey and rice one so now she's on the salmon one Gives them good variety.
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

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ooooh good good the days will drag their feet and the night before picking her up will take forever!! Then all you have to do is suffer a couple of months of sleepless nights --- and things lol

Personally I think Burns mini bites for pups is excellent. It does keep them lean though its highly digestable and a very good puppy kibble. With mine it improved his attention, stopped energy bursts and decreased aggression dramaitcally
especially with the clocks going back its now dragging even more!!
i think it will be trial and error as i have figured by reading lots of posts on here that what is one dogs meat is another dogs poison ... if she doesn't take to the whites i will hopefully find one that she does take to that is made from natural ingredients and will benefit her
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Old 26-10-2009, 06:01 PM
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

I just find it all a bit confusing as everyone - absolutely every pet food - declares their ingredients are "natural". Anything can be 'natural' - there's no legal definition, so you just have to read the label really carefully.

My favourite ingredient, which always makes me lol is grape pomace: basically means the pips and stalks of grapes....or tomato pomace - skin and stalks.

I'd just like to see a bit of transparency so it makes it easier to choose a pet food.

Maybe price is a good indicator...my sister feeds her lab on something that looks very posh on the outside - and is 15.00 for a 15kg bag. But at least its honest enough to declare that the ingredients are preserved in BHA and BHV which most dry foods have in... (illegal in the US). BTW Her dog looks terrible and is very smelly!
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Old 26-10-2009, 06:23 PM
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

Price isn't really a very good indicator.
For example, Skinners Maintenance is only 15 for 15kg, whereas Bakers is 24 for 15kg. And Pedigree is around 28!
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

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I just find it all a bit confusing as everyone - its honest enough to declare that the ingredients are preserved in BHA and BHV which most dry foods have in... (illegal in the US). BTW Her dog looks terrible and is very smelly!
It's BHT and BHA preservatives that were believed to be responsible for cancer and that is why it was banned in the US.
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Price isn't really a very good indicator.
For example, Skinners Maintenance is only 15 for 15kg, whereas Bakers is 24 for 15kg. And Pedigree is around 28!
Skinners maintenance is chicken meat content which is cheaper. One of my dogs is allergic to chicken so he's on their Working 23 as it's beef based. When i visited their factory i feel that they have produced quality food compared with the larger concerns who charge more due to higher overheads.
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

We swap between Maintenance and their Duck & Rice each mealtime. Just to give her a bit of variety really.
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

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I'm doing the same with my mastiff pup though she's on wainwrights she just finished the turkey and rice one so now she's on the salmon one Gives them good variety.


I think it would be cruel to stick them on the same flavour, i'm going to get the salmon one from james wellbeloved it wasnt there when i bought him the other ones but he loves tuna so i think he will like it.
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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

A really cheap way of feeding is on chicken carcusses, although you do need to find a supplier first, we get a box for 5, and there is loads of meat on them, this feeds my six dogs for 3 days (3 BC's, 2 GSD'S and a GSD X BC). The other days in the week they have Burns complete food. I know lots of people say you shouldn't mix food in this way. All my dogs are fit and healthy and live to a good age, remaining fit up to the end, so I am happy with it. They also never have stomach upsets.




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Re: Dry Dog food whats the best out there ? ................

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A really cheap way of feeding is on chicken carcusses, although you do need to find a supplier first, we get a box for 5, and there is loads of meat on them, this feeds my six dogs for 3 days (3 BC's, 2 GSD'S and a GSD X BC). The other days in the week they have Burns complete food. I know lots of people say you shouldn't mix food in this way. All my dogs are fit and healthy and live to a good age, remaining fit up to the end, so I am happy with it. They also never have stomach upsets.




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Your diet sounds great to me.
Wouldn't mind the chicken carcusses myself!
Burns is a supurb food, Just thought I'd mention Arden Grange is pretty good too and a fair bit cheaper a bag
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