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Eukanuba Breed specific

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Oblada, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. Oblada

    Oblada Guest

    Anybody got experience/opinions on the Eukanuba breed specific? (in particular SBT specific)

    Just wondering really ;-)

    I just got a small bag of 2 kgs free from the pet shop near me (as I was looking at it and saying awww didnt know eukanuba did breed specific food LOL).
    I had a quick look at the ingredients list and it doesnt sound too bad (but for the fact that it isnt cereals-free of course ;))...

    My boy is on JWB cereals-free at the moment and he seems fine on it, its only the beginning though.
    I am thinking of getting him Orijen some time in the future but when he is a bit older as Orijen, as far as I know, has a very high protein percentage which is not really recommended for growing dogs..my boy is 14months old now.

    I am just wondering about this Eukanuba if its worth me "testing" him on it at some point or just using it as treats :D

    Anybody got any experience with the food? Any opinions on the ingredients list?
    Not too interested in views about the company itself, only the food and whats in it :D

    xxx
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Have you got a breakdown of ingredients?

    Im not convinced by breed specific food myself.
     
  3. Oblada

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    Thats the list of ingredients I found on Eukanuba website:

    Ingredients
    Chicken (>24%), maize, wheat, animal fat, sorghum, barley, poultry meal, dried beet pulp, chicken digest, brewer's dried yeast, dried whole egg, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, fish oil, calcium carbonate, sodium hexametaphosphate, linseed, DL-methionine, glucosamine HCl, chondroitin sulphate. Contains EC permitted antioxidants (see batch code number on package). No colourants, flavourings or preservatives added.

    I compared with some of the reviews on dogfoodanalysis.com (I like it coz they explain quite clearly the ratings) of Eukanuba breed specific and they seem to have quite improved their food since the reviews..

    xx
     
  4. Rachh

    Rachh PetForums Senior

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    I could tell you what you wanna know if you like :)
    i had a training evening with them for my work and found them really good!
    I have a booklet on the breed specific line :)
     
  5. Oblada

    Oblada Guest

    If you can tell me more that would be great yes!!

    I actually saw ur post about that training session you went to when I did a search on the forum and was thinking of pm'ing you directly ;)

    xx
     
  6. Rachh

    Rachh PetForums Senior

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    okdoki! soo. Staffordshire bull terrier yes?
    Heres what my booklet says :)

    It contains animal protein and L-Carnitine for a lean body and powerful muscles.
    glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate for healthy joints and mobility.
    beet pulp for optimal digestion
    antioxidants such as vit E for a strong immune system.

    i dont know if thats any use to you lol.
    it all has to do with the different needs of the breed for example some breeds are more prone to sensitive stomachs and some are more prone to weight gain or joint problems.
     
  7. Rachh

    Rachh PetForums Senior

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    I found in that good that i moved my boy onto labrador retriever specific :)
     
  8. Oblada

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    interesting..thx for that.

    Anything is particular you liked about Eukanuba? anything specific your remember?

    I know beet pulp is actually quite controversial as in some say its good and some say its bad and a cheap filler ;)...mmm...

    xx
     
  9. Rachh

    Rachh PetForums Senior

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    apparently its good in aiding digestion ;D

    i dont really remember much tbh. id been working all day beforehand and it was a very humid day. but i have all my books and my questionaire upstairrs so after ive watched NCIS i will go upstairs and let you know what i wrote down ;) xx
     
  10. Oblada

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    LOL :D oki that would be great!! xx
     
  11. CheekoAndCo

    CheekoAndCo PetForums VIP

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    I know there's poodle dog food but I don't think Eukanuba makes it but I read the ingrediants and I don't know... I'm just not really convinced by it :p
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    i would never feed eukanuba they do horrific experiments on animals
     
  13. Blitz

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    not sure why you should need breed specific dog food, sounds rather a money spinner to me. Eukanuba was one of the original 'specialist' foods that could only be sourced through your vet. It was incredibly expensive compared with any other but you didnt have to feed a lot and the difference in the poos were considerable, small, non smelly and a good consitency (yuck!). I have no idea what it is like now as I have never used it on my dogs and only have experience of it with dogs that came into my boarding kennels.
     
  14. Kinski

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    Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, e.e.c. permitted additives will be bha and bht, both are thought to cause cancer by some experts, there is also way to much grain in their food for my liking. As someone else has already said they have done horrific experiments on animals, everything made by that vile company is banned in my house.

    Terri
     
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  15. Ducky

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    i dont see the point in breed specific foods. it is just a way to make more money in my eyes as its always more expensive to buy a smaller bag than just standard maintenance food.

    a good quality food should have all these added things in them anyway, such as glucosamine and chondrotin. (sorry for my spelling, i cant think today)

    im also just not a fan of eukanuba, there are far better foods out there that arent as expensive. they have improved their food slightly over the last couple of years, but they still use a lot of cheap fillers.


    i would stick to your james wellbeloved food.
     
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