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royal canine food?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by staffy_missy, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. staffy_missy

    staffy_missy PetForums Member

    Apr 23, 2011
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    i was just wondering is royal
    canine dog food any good??
  2. vbud88

    vbud88 PetForums Newbie

    Mar 26, 2011
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    bolo has been on royal canine all his life, he is now 19 weeks old and is on royal canine junior for golden retreivers, he has never had an upset tummy,seems to suit him well:D
  3. Horse and Hound

    Horse and Hound PetForums VIP

    May 12, 2010
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    Some people will warn you off. Personally, for me having the fiussiest little git ever, it was wonderful. I had him settled on Wainwrights wet and RC.

    But then we got Harvey and RC gave him the squits...and the pair of them suddenly went off WW for some reason.

    Now mine get a combination of raw AMP mince and for Roo Burns mini-bites and for Harvey Skinners Salmon at the mo, and every other day they get Hi-Life coarse mince and/or their complete wet. Its working a treat at the moment, so I'm not complaining.

    All about finding what works for your dogs. What works for mine is a variety of 4/5 staple things I can alternate them with. If what works for yours is RC then why not!
  4. casandra

    casandra PetForums VIP

    Aug 1, 2008
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    I find that it is a rubbish food for the price you pay for it. You can look at some kibbles ratings on this site:

    Dog Food Analysis - Reviews of kibble

    It is completely unbiased and run by volunteers not associated with any particular brand of food. RC has a particularly low rating of around 2 stars, on par with Eukanuba and many other low quality foods. RC is full of binders and fillers that give you the image of your dog having solid bowel movements, but without those binders, you'd be seeing a very different picture indeed.

    I prefer to avoid several ingredients in my dog's food. I feed Taste of the Wild, Orijen, and Acana on a rotation. I feed much less, a large bag of RC only lasted my three a month or two, but a large bag of any of the three brands I feed now will last sometimes up to 3 and a half months or more. The amounts you need to feed are drastically reduced, therefore waste is reduced as well.

    For the price, an extra £10-£20 per large bag, Orijen, Acana, and TOTW are grain-free alternatives that are worth that extra bit of cash imho as they do push your £ further.




    Best you can do is educate yourself up on what ingredients are and how they affect dogs and make your decision for your dogs to the best of your ability.
    #4 casandra, Apr 28, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  5. tinysarah

    tinysarah PetForums Member

    Dec 29, 2010
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    we give conan the maxi junior mix (but think we might have to go to Giant mix soon), he loves it and seems happy with it. i know some people seem to slate it a bit, but at the end of the day, if you're dogs happy with it and you can afford it, then i don;t see a problem with it.

    his coat is lovely and shiney, bright eyes, no tummy problems, no fat on him and non smelly breath. and the vet seems happy with what we;re feeding him when hes gone for his jabs etc.
  6. kat&molly

    kat&molly PetForums VIP

    Mar 2, 2011
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    That made me laugh....all his life-hes only 19 weeks old:)
    I fed it to Moll as a pup, it didn't suit her and she was bouncing off the walls- took me a while to realise why.
    Its horses for courses I suppose
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