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Old 16-02-2017, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advice from the MWH users please

Before I put in my usual large order for Tracker dry kibble which is usually agreeable for all my 3 greedy little beggars, I am looking for a little feed back from any of the users of either or all of following:-

Gundog, Utility, Endurance and Agility, the reason is the 4 bags combined is on special with a huge saving of 20 .

I know it sounds like I am a total cheapskate but have had some seriously huge vet bills recently and looking to try and recoup funds and get on even keel financially if possible.

I realise I can ring the diet advice line at Millies but think sometimes it is more informative hearing from users than the people that make a product.

My idea if I do order the mix is to maybe feed one bag at a time, or do a mix, but my main worry is upsetting one or all of my baby's by experimenting with diet changes and risk sick dogs after my last ordeal just to save a few bucks.

Just to add for information about my lots constitution at the moment, they are all producing really good firm poo's and everything else ie, weight and fitness is surprisingly good considering a month ago we were on a strict food regime with Suzie, and Bruno was recovering slowly from a serious unknown infection following an Op and we really thought he wasn't going to make it.

Anyway I don't want to upset the applecart but if anyone has any advice that may help me decide if its worth taking a chance with a mix up of diet, I would appreciate their input.

I know you lot of you have plenty to say about Millies and will give an honest opinion .

Thanks - June xxx
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Cola has tried a lot of their mixes and has been great on them all. The only one I wasn't keen on was gamekeepers as it gave her horrendous paint peeling wind but it's not on your list lol

We have tried Gundog out of your list and no problems.
At the moment Cola is on tracker and countryside occasionally. She also gets highland although I prefer tracker as feels it gives her a shinier coat.

When ever I swap foods everything is always fine and poos never change. She gets a mix of two but I do it one flavour for breakfast, another for tea or one flavour one day the other the next etc.

I was advised by Millies not to mix the foods together due to different levels of fat, etc but I know people that do and all well.

I have used their higher fat foods too (ultimate) and all well with that. I'm probably no help there but just to say we swap over flavours regularly with no problems

We get our new pup in April and I will be starting to buy more in bulk then too
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Great a positive reply thanks, I will put my order in and see how we go.

I like the split between brekkie and dinner idea, if nothing else they will hopefully enjoy a change, will let you know how we get on.

Be nice to save some pennies for a change eh.

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Can't comment on the four foods mentioned as I keep Gemma on the low-fat options. Historically that means just the Tracker, but when they launched Highland as a new low-fat option I bought some on impulse and then didn't know what to do with it!

I followed ttfan's idea also and split them between breakfast and dinner! Didn't do any phasing in or mucking around other than a couple of trial runs of half of each to check no bad reactions then moved straight onto the new menu

Gemma seems to be doing really well on a bit of both. She's changed from being an occasional scratcher to pretty much zero and her coat has never looked or felt better! Yet I wouldn't have said either were a problem to begin with, so just goes to show there is always room for improvement!
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Can't comment on the four foods mentioned as I keep Gemma on the low-fat options. Historically that means just the Tracker, but when they launched Highland as a new low-fat option I bought some on impulse and then didn't know what to do with it!

I followed ttfan's idea also and split them between breakfast and dinner! Didn't do any phasing in or mucking around other than a couple of trial runs of half of each to check no bad reactions then moved straight onto the new menu

Gemma seems to be doing really well on a bit of both. She's changed from being an occasional scratcher to pretty much zero and her coat has never looked or felt better! Yet I wouldn't have said either were a problem to begin with, so just goes to show there is always room for improvement!
Colas coat is so soft and shiny, it's lovely I have heard people say that yellows never have shiny coats! Well Cola, although darker yellow/red is definitely shiny
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I started Mason on Gundog three months ago.

Mason loves it - always finishes his meals. He does get treats through the day so we feed less than the pack states. Mason weighs 37.5Kg and he gets two 200gm meals a day.

He's is thriving on it has a coat like an otter.

Just a heads up - they are putting up their prices from the 1st March.
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I started Mason on Gundog three months ago.

Mason loves it - always finishes his meals. He does get treats through the day so we feed less than the pack states. Mason weighs 37.5Kg and he gets two 200gm meals a day.

He's is thriving on it has a coat like an otter.

Just a heads up - they are putting up their prices from the 1st March.
Cola loves the fish skin bars, they are very low in fat so find she can get them often.

She only gets 280grams of food a day as she is dinky Wondered when they would increase prices!
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This is the email I got. I'm now thinking of switching to 'Country Kibble' They have some non chicken flavours that don't list any chicken byproducts in their ingredient list. 12kg is 29.99.

I've emailed to confirm completely chicken and grain free.
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This is the email I got. I'm now thinking of switching to 'Country Kibble' They have some non chicken flavours that don't list any chicken byproducts in their ingredient list. 12kg is 29.99.

I've emailed to confirm completely chicken and grain free.
I got the same one about an hour ago. I'm really happy with Millies so will continue using. I'm sure the increase won't make much of a difference to the monthly cost for one dog. A 12kg bag lasts us around 42 days although will use a lot more when new pup arrives.
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My 2 labs tried the first two and didn't really like them tried a few around the 60/40 mark but they have now settled on hunters, surf n turf and turkey and veg feed a full bag then alternate will be trying the new forager next month once I order again
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