hi there i have a chocolate lab i have her on a food called pero labrador life you should have a look at it its got salmon and brown rice you can get it from their website and its only 32 pound for 15 kg bag
We feed Lola on Techni-cal Large breed puppy food. The food has Rosemary added in which helps with tone down the wiff of the poo's (only slightly . We gave her some JWB which she also liked but just found it too pricey.
We fed Rosie on James Wellbeloved which she did well on; but then Frank came along and so began our long and very frustrating journey trying to find a food that suited him. Frank would be okay for 2-3 days, then have a bout of diahorrea, and this happened with practically ALL the premium complete foods. I thought we'd cracked it when I put him on Burns, he went two weeks on that with no problems and we saw improvements in his coat - and then it all started again.
I researched the ingredients and the nutritional breakdown's of all the top foods, and found that they were ALL high in fats/oils. In, fact, the more expensive the food, the oiler/fattier they are. I wondered if that could be the key, so I looked for a low-fat food. I chose Chappie, because it's low-fat and I know that our vet had recommended it for my parents old golden retriever after he had gastro-enteritis. From the day we started it, Frank has blossomed.
Just one point about all pet-food in the UK: all meat used in pet-food sold in the UK has to meet the same standards as meat provided for human consumption. The reason I know this is because I used to work for the Department of Agriculture during the early nineties, when the market was recovering from the BSE aftermath. So I'm really not concerned about 'meat deriatives' - they're dogs after all, not gourmet diner's eating at The Savoy!
If you want a food that isn't going to cost the earth; unlike some of the recommended above, then I recommend Chappie. Mine share a tin, and I mix it with the chappie complete. Typically it costs me £35-£40 a month to feed both my dogs - and they both look absolutely fabulous on this diet. Chappie gets looked down on because it's cheap; but when I read the ingredients and additives to some of the top premium foods, I really do ask myself if all the posh additives and 'extracts' do the dogs any good anyway.
Radar is on a natural diet. He's 14 months and has been on it since he was 8 weeks old. He has 2 raw chicken carcasses of a morning and the same in the evening. He has a lamb bone usually every second day. Other things he eats when I can get them are: duck carcass, fish (usually wait for half price offers at the supermarket), sheeps head, pigs trotters. Basically anything. He loves it. Before I started him on it I did a lot and I mean a lot of research on it. Within days of taking him off dry food and starting him on raw bones I could see a difference in his behaviour, he doesn't poo half as much as a dog on tinned or dry 'dog' food. It's also much cheaper. I pay £10 for a box of chicken carcasses, there's approx 80 per box, he has 4 or 5 a day.
I'd recommend it to anyone. I have converted a few dog owners and they were all sceptical at first but are now pleased they made the switch.
We feed our 3 on Skinners and they are all great on it, nice shiny coats etc., However, I do feel that giving them just dry food is like us having to eat a packet of cream crackers - so I put few spoonfuls of Butchers tripe mix in their dishes and add water to make a gravy, then put the kibble in and mix it all up. I also mix in a tin of sardines in oil twice a week. I also make them a Sunday roast, but cook their veggies separately to ours without the salt. They also get any leftover chicken and also tripe
I feed Henry on eukinuba and he has been fine.
I am no expert as he is my first dog so I took the feeding advice of some friends who recommended eukinuba. I'm a little concerned as this food is not mentioned in the replies and considering its price I would have thought it would have appeared. Any comments on this?
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