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The Updated Dry Dog Food Index

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by SixStar, Aug 26, 2012.


  1. Bhawani Kanagasapay

    Bhawani Kanagasapay PetForums Newbie

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    I have two years old Alaskan malamute ,currently I am giving Royal canine adult joint care dry food. Can anyone suggest best food for him please?
     
  2. JoPedder

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    This is an excellent resource. There are so many pages that I haven't looked at them all, but is there a document or spreadsheet with all the information on somewhere? Our dog is on Harrington, which I'd thought was pretty good, but is listed red so I get to do some research and move her on.
     
  3. pattyslay

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    very helpful thanks appreciated
     
  4. Veba

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    Www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk is a good site.
     
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    Quite annoyed to have discovered recently that Harringtons have discontinued their Hypoallergenic range - it ticked all the boxes for me and suited the dogs (particularly sensitive Gelly) so well. They still have the standard range and the grain free kibble, neither of which agree with Gelert - I bought a small bag of the GF when I couldn't find any of the Hypoallergenic on the shelves and it actually made Gelert ill, Toby finished it off and was fine though. I don't want or need to feed grain free anyway but it's the in thing.
    It was very similar to Autarky which I will go back to, it was just so convenient to be able to pick up a 5kg bag of the Harringtons in Asda instead of ordering online.
     
  6. McKenzie

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    The grain free trend is interesting isn’t it. I have Elliot on a grain free food, not because I want to, but because it’s the only decent food in my price range without some form of fish in it (fish makes him really sick). I would actually prefer him to be on a protein and rice recipe.
     
  7. picaresque

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    My sensitive boy does best on a rice based food as well. Grain free is great for some dogs no doubt but I like to have options other than the usual maize heavy stuff or potato based. Don't leave us behind, dog food manufacturers!
     
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    Maisie does better with rice in foods too. She's had a variety to maintain weight.
     
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  9. astro2011

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    Any good suggestions for my new GSP puppy? Bring him home in under two weeks. He will be coming home on Skinners field and trial, duck and rice.
     
  10. xaudinha

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    Hi everyone! Any thought on this kibble for puppies here?
    Thanks :)
     

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  11. muz

    muz The only rabbit I was allowed

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    What make is this?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. xaudinha

    xaudinha PetForums Newbie

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    Braveness
     
  13. muz

    muz The only rabbit I was allowed

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    Thanks for answering so quickly. I have never heard of this make, but have just had a look online at the reviews it has got. It will be interesting to see an opinion from one of the knowledgeable forum members.
     
  14. Illan

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    I bought this brands:
    - Millies of Wolfheart. My dog doesnt like at all.
    - Orijen. Was good
    - Acana. Was good, but is not his favourite.
    - Purizon. Was good.
    - Reet doog dog food. He is eating it, at first he loved it, now he is tired of this (he didnt eat all the package yet)
    - Next step, Gentle. I think that will be good, he tried it and he loved it. Good ingredients I think, and recommended in a lot of websites
     
  15. Little-moomin

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    How did Sixstar work out whether a food was green or not - I want to do this for cat food
     
  16. lullabydream

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    I can't personally speak for her, but I think she wasn't keen on Grains, high meat content that sort of thing. Very similar to all about dog food website. Definitely didnt like maize.
    As dogs are scavengers by nature, have enzymes to digest starch. It depends what you want from a dog food. I always say what suits your dog, I also like good customer service too.
     
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  17. Little-moomin

    Little-moomin PetForums VIP

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    Thanks Lullaby - am I being silly.. surely high meat content is a good thing?
     
  18. lullabydream

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    Yes and no..
    Marketing sells high meat content at the moment. Although some 'high meat content' isn't as high as it claims to be.

    You will see many threads here where high meat content doesn't suit dogs it just goes through them. Dogs aren't obligate carnivores like cats.

    Obviously it's personal choice.

    Feed your puppy like a puppy when she comes. Puppy food has the correct calcium phosphorus ratio which people over look when talking about puppy food. Of course this same ratio exists in all life stages food too. It doesn't do any harm to dogs who are fully grown.

    Remember when your puppy comes home he might be a little subdued, off his food. It's not because he's fussy as most owners think but it takes confidence to eat alone. Which considering where he's coming from totally new environment this might occur.

    Good luck on your new arrival.
     
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  19. littepaws

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    How does this rate green, orange or red?

    Nutritional value?

    Ingredients
    Fish (min 26% white fish meal and 8% freshly prepared fish), potato (min 24%), pea starch, sweet potato, rapeseed oil, fish oil, un-molassed beet pulp, peas, yeast (source of mannan oligosaccharides 0.1%), alfalfa, seaweed, parsley, carrots (min 4% vegetable), marine algae (source of omega 3 fatty acid DHA), glucosamine, potassium chloride, milk thistle, nettle, olive extract, green-lipped mussel, yucca schidigera, blackcurrant, thyme, peppermint, oregano, fennel, pomegranate, turmeric, dandelion, ginger, fenugreek, rosemary, aloe vera (min 0.3% herbs)

    Analytical Constituents
    Protein 27.0%
    Fat content 13.0%
    Crude fibres 3.0%
    Crude ash 8.5%

    Thanks in advance

    Littepaws
     
  20. Hunter T

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    Hi folks

    We have 3 dogs 8, 7 and 2. The 2yr old is a spaniel and runs around alot. The other 2 are mongrels , one weighing 25 kg(should be 21). The other is 12kg (spot on for his height/build). My question is, is thus food decent. ?
     

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