wainwrights dog food

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  1. terriermaid

    terriermaid PetForums Senior

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    hi i was in pets at home today and was moaning about the price of james wellbeloved ,and was told by a assistant that wainwrights was the same recipe (as the jwb hadnt been protected by copyrite ),i would like peoples opinion ,as i dont know wether to risk it ,
    my dog comes out in hot spots turning into wet exema if given the wrong food ,and the assistant offered me samples but i need more than samples to try it lol
     
  2. hari1

    hari1 PetForums Junior

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    I dont believe what the shop assistant told you JWB is owned by the Mars company I Dont think they would market a product and not put a copywright on it.Why not e-mail the companys customer services department and ask them.Would be interested to know the answer.
     
  3. mr.stitches

    mr.stitches PetForums VIP

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    Customer service at JWB is very good. I had a query and they got straight back to me. And good samples too!:)
     
  4. terriermaid

    terriermaid PetForums Senior

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    thanks for the ideas i have sent some emails off ,
     
  5. nic b

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    Heres a list of ingredients

    Wainwrights adult duck and rice :
    Duck Meat Meal (min. 27%), Rice (min. 38%), Whole Grain Barley (min. 10%), Sugar Beet Pulp (min. 5%), Whole Linseed (min. 4%), Refined Poultry Oil, Low Allergen Poultry Digest as Gravy, Dicalcium Phosphate, Alfalfa (min. 1%), Natural Seaweed (0.5%), Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Methionine, Marigold Extract, Yucca Extract, Rosemary Extract
    Minimum content of main flavour: 27%

    JWB adult duck and rice:
    Rice, Duck Meat Meal, Organic Oats, Whole Linseed, Duck Gravy, Duck Fat, Alfalfa, Sodium Chloride, Natural Seaweed, Calcium Carbonate, Chicory Extract, DL-Methione, Yucca Extract, Threonine, JWB Special Ingredients.
    Minimum content of main flavour: 27%
     
  6. StaffieMad

    StaffieMad PetForums Member

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    i feed my dogs on Wainwrights, they were on JWB but was expensive. they love it and is hypoalengnic too!
     
  7. nellie_dean

    nellie_dean PetForums Member

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    I'm guessing that the member of staff at PAH was being a bit too enthusiastic, and economical with the truth. The Pets at Home and Wainwrights brands are excellent foods, and cheaper than James Wellbeloved, and so they shoule be because PAH don't have the distribution chain that JW have (see this link for explanation of what I mean)

    The recipes are different, but that doesn't mean one is necessarily any better than the other - personally I'd go for the cheaper option which is Wainwrights!

    Most natural premium foods use similar ingredients, and to make a recipe to broadly similar protein and fat content, the recipes are going to look not a lot different - but no, PAH haven't stolen JW's recipe!
    :rolleyes:
     
  8. jeanie

    jeanie PetForums VIP

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    I have changed to Wainrights and had no probs with it , i aked the girl to read out all the ingrediants to me of both including the tiny writing, there was no differance not in the brown rice and turkey anyway . its £10 cheaper and my dogs are doing well on it. :)
     
  9. lizzielewis

    lizzielewis PetForums Junior

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    I've been moving my boy from Hills puppy to James Wellbeloved, but have just seen this thread!!

    What on earth does 'JWB Special Ingredients' mean???
     
  10. nic b

    nic b Guest

    Just means they don't wanna tell you something. Tis a bit worrying. :eek:
     

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