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Old 09-09-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

I'm glad people think it will be useful Do you think there are any other brands that I should include? I couldn't think of any others! Well, apart from CJS, I'll add that tomorrow.

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Well done for putting all this data together - but do you not think that the "Suggested daily amount" is meaningless - why not simply quote price per Kilo ?

That and the percentage of the main ingredients allows you compare the brands.

If you seek a 35% meat content food for £1 /Kg buy supermarket value sausages. (A third of the price of many of the biscuits.)

Looking at that list, many contain the lovely phrase meat meal and animal by-products and by-product derivatives.

A link to one of the many EU laws that define Animal By-Products.



Hmmmmmmmm tasty Category Three by-products

Baked dried blood and day old male chicks (inc feathers)
No, I don't think it was meaningless including the daily feeding suggestion. Feeding requirements vary immensely between brands, so it's useful to know roughly how much is going to need to be fed everyday - some of the cheap brands require loads more to be fed in comparison with the better brands, which cancels out some peoples argument that rubbish food is all they can afford, because sometimes you actually end up feeding more of it - thus spending more than you would if using a good diet.

What's the price of supermarket sausages got to do with anything? All these foods are complete diets, sausages aren't, and they definately aren't something I'd be feeding my dogs regularly at all - far too much fat and spices. Besides - I'd hazard a guess that dog food ingredients were pretty much on par with cheap sausages

Nothing wrong with meat meal, it's just fresh meat that's had it's water content removed. I quite agree with you regarding the nastiness of the animal by products/derivatives - that's why the foods containing them are not recommended.

Iím guessing youíre a raw feeder? I am too. A lot of people arenít though and thereís nothing wrong with that, hence this list
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

There are loads of dry foods,"2 many to mention"!

I did not know that you fed raw,well done to you for thinking of othersvery considerate!
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:49 AM
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Brilliant thread. I'm a big fan of the equivalent cat food threads and it's good to see a dog version. It will no doubt become a valuable resource - hope it gets 'stickied' soon.

Good effort SixStar
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Thanks for making this SixStar, it's really helped!

I hope it's stickied! (if that's even a word? )
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Great list and nice to see ww is yellow as that's what I feed kiva. I think the daily feeding prices are a great idea, for instance, its interesting to see that it actually works out cheaper to feed ww instead of bakers! I must say though, some of the prices for the green ones are a little extortionate (sp?) I used to feed my last gsd Tara on harringtons, and although you have it in red, compared to all the other brands available on the asda shelves, harringtons ingredients didn't look anywhere near as bad!
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

A very good idea, especially for newbies, well done to you for having the initiative to do it. Must have taken up a lot of your time, and especially nice considering that you feed raw yourself, nice not to be lectured for a change . Thanks

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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Just switched back to the Burgess Supadog Sensitive which has 26% lamb meal, 26% rice, shocked at the beef one as Supadog was recommended by a Dobermann rescue site as a better brand. Think i will be switching again now, thanks to your information are you going to keep adding to it? Would be good to have more Good and Medium quality food to compare.
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I'm glad people think it will be useful Do you think there are any other brands that I should include? I couldn't think of any others! Well, apart from CJS, I'll add that tomorrow.

How about Fishmongers and vitalin?
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How about Fishmongers and vitalin?
I had heard Fishmongers had been discontinued ?
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Thanks for this, I was going to post today about complete foods asking which one people consider the best and best value. I don't have to now as you have answered all the questions I had So thanks. Great thread.
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