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Old 21-03-2015, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone use Akela food?

Currently treading the minefield of finding a dry dog food that my lab won't turn his nose up at after a week. I have tried Arden Grange, Barking Heads and Millies Wolfheart but he quickly 'goes off' of them and only eats the food like he's doing me some great favour....worse than a fussy toddler! I have read some good things about Akela and wondered if anyone else is using this?
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Sorry thats a new name to me.

Am just wondering if your boy is really fussy or just playing a game with you, 'like my mum gives me what ever I like'.

Please don't take my question the wrong way but as my lot are sooo greedy I really would welcome a nice slow eater, the reason being is I am sure eating slower must be much better for the digestion and well being of the dog.

I know if any of mine took more than 30 minutes to clear the bowl I would take it up and they would not get anything else till the next meal.

I also wonder if you have any history about his past life [I vaguely remember you saying he came to you not long ago] it may be possible that he was not fed dry food or possibly had a barf diet, could be a reason for his disinterest.
Also are you happy with his weight, as long as he is not showing signs of skinny ribs then maybe stick with what you have for a while longer possibly soaking with some warm water to make a little gravy might add a bit more flavour.

Hope someone else can help with your original question.

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We've had him since 9 weeks old and has always been a bit of a chunky chap. He was on Bakers (didn't realise it was so bad!)up until 3 months ago so I think he's missing the E number overload...
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I have never heard of that food, sorry.

What I would say is that you have gone through a fair few different brands of food in a short space of time. Does he not eat any of the food you give him or is he just slow at eating it ? It may be that he just needs to be on the same one for longer.

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Old 21-03-2015, 07:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We've had him since 9 weeks old and has always been a bit of a chunky chap. He was on Bakers (didn't realise it was so bad!)up until 3 months ago so I think he's missing the E number overload...
Really sorry I must have mixed you up with someone else.

I did look on their website and reviews seemed good, plus can't fault ingredients, I just think you need to give a little more time before changing I think.

I did check out the price and it did seem a bit heavy

Thinking about it, if he was on Bakers for quite sometime I reckon he may have withdrawal from the 'E's.

One of the Dogs that comes to me for his hol's was fed Bakers [ i think for a very long time ] he is a very big boy, he is ten years old and did struggle with running about, now his owner has changed his food he is looking fitter and in better condition, so I reckon you are on the right track with your young lad, so good luck with the enhancing the flavour of his new and healthy food [maybe a little yoghurt would spice it up a bit].

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Update on the Akela. Delighted that Jake absolutely loves this food - his coat is looking fantastic and certainly not shedding like it used to. Mind you, might be saying something different next week as I've ordered a goody bag from Fish4Dogs!!!
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I have my 2 on akela as well, sasha on the "Big paws" version and jet on the "small paws" version and they are both doing great on it, I had Sasha on Bakers and Pedigree wet before she had the pups and the change in her "tummy" now that she's on akela is dramatic. No probs with it at all. Yes its more expensive than a bag of bakers the same weight, but her portion size is smaller, and im not buying the pedigree as worked her onto akela with wet food mixed in and then worked the wet food out, so think im probably spending around the same, if not a little less. The 35 bag of akela will last sasha a month, and jet a month and a half. They also love the wee fish and sweet potato training treats as well, i put a few in a treat ball for jet when im crating her through the day and she loves them x
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