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Old 08-02-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Could someone kindly remind me how to work out the daily costs?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:42 AM
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Could someone kindly remind me how to work out the daily costs?
Divide the bag size by daily feeding recommendation. Then divide number of days feed in bag by the price.

So 15000g (15kg bag) / 300g (for example) = 50
50 / ()25 = 50(p)
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Divide the bag size by daily feeding recommendation. Then divide number of days feed in bag by the price.

So 15000g (15kg bag) / 300g (for example) = 50
50 / ()25 = 50(p)
Thank you Sixstar!

I was doing, for example:

15000 / 300 = 50

Then 57 / 50 = 1.14

Your method works out at 87p, much cheaper!
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Old 19-02-2012, 02:25 PM
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Brilliant Thread!

What do you think of this food?

Adult Sensitive Salmon & Potato

It doesn't appear to have any cereal or grain in it and seems reasonably priced. Is it as good as Fish4dogs. Would it receive a Green?
Is there any problem associated with Potato?
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Brilliant Thread!

What do you think of this food?

Adult Sensitive Salmon & Potato

It doesn't appear to have any cereal or grain in it and seems reasonably priced. Is it as good as Fish4dogs. Would it receive a Green?
Is there any problem associated with Potato?
Thanks
Hi - I'd rate it an orange personally - it's a decent grain free food, but doesn't have such a high meat content as the other green foods - also the majority of the salmon in that food is fresh rather than meal - which makes the overall salmon content much less that it appears.
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Thanks alot. That is very interesting and helpful. Sounds like Fish4dogs would be better then.
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Great helpfull post thankyou
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Re: The Dry Dog Food Index

Hi Sixstar, could you give me your opinion on CSJ Natural Hike On. I am struggling to get and keep weight on my dog. Thanks

Natural Hike On! - CSJ Original Dog Food - CSJK9 Ltd.
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Hi Sixstar, could you give me your opinion on CSJ Natural Hike On. I am struggling to get and keep weight on my dog. Thanks

Natural Hike On! - CSJ Original Dog Food - CSJK9 Ltd.

Hi - just had a look - it doesn't state the amount of salmon in the food, or whether it is fresh or meal, but prairie meal (maize) is the second ingredient - so not good in my book I'm afraid. It'd have to be a red on my list.

Grain free kibble is best for getting weights on dogs I feel - there is no grain/cereal which dogs don't need anyway, so they use much more of the food. You could always then add a little wet food as extra, and a couple meals of raw tripe a week too. Depending on how much weight your dog needs to gain, you could also add some puppy milk (lactol) too
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Hi - just had a look - it doesn't state the amount of salmon in the food, or whether it is fresh or meal, but prairie meal (maize) is the second ingredient - so not good in my book I'm afraid. It'd have to be a red on my list.

Grain free kibble is best for getting weights on dogs I feel - there is no grain/cereal which dogs don't need anyway, so they use much more of the food. You could always then add a little wet food as extra, and a couple meals of raw tripe a week too. Depending on how much weight your dog needs to gain, you could also add some puppy milk (lactol) too
I didn't realise Prairie meal was maize. I have read this thread all the way through, it is very informative - thank you so much for taking the time to do this and answer all the follow up questions.

I am determined to try and find the right good quality food for Poppy. I have been feeding her Fishmongers which despite what has been said is still being sold by Pets at Home. Even though I am feeding her enough for a dog more than 4kg heavier than she is she is still losing weight unless I add in extras.

I am currently adding 3-4 tins of fish a week to her food as well as both raw and cooked fruits and vegetables. I did stop for a while as she poos for England, I wondered if the extra was causing it but she still goes a minimum of 7 times a day! Without the extra she started losing weight again.

I'd love to feed her raw but my freezer is microscopic so am just feeding the odd raw meal, or adding the occasional small raw trimmings to her dinner.
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