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Old 03-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone feed Chappie (tinned)? My dog trainer says she swears by it, and that it's basically the same as Hills but a lot cheaper! After being neutered yesterday Truffle has been given a few tins of Hills to eat and he's loving it and I fear he might turn his nose up at dry kibble now (aarrgh) so was wondering if anyone has any experience with Chappie (good or bad).

Would it be possible to mix some with his kibble and keep him on a half and half, or would this upset the balance of the kibble?

As I have no experience of feeding tinned meat any advice would be very welcome. Does it need biscuity things as well, or do you just feed the meat on it's own?

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I always keep tins of Chappie on stand-by for if any of my dogs get upset tums. It works a treat - I sometimes mix it with boiled rice if their stomachs are particularly bad.

It's a very bland food. However, I doubt if you'll have any trouble returning to your normal kibble. I personally don't mix the 2 on a regular basis as I think that dried food is a 'complete' food, and so mucking about with it in any way is likely to upset the balance.

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I've fed Chappie from time to time.

I don't really hold with this "Complete" food thing and mine have had it with either kibble or mixer biscuits. I know lots of people feed it on it's own too and their dogs thrive on it.

It is a brilliant food for sensitive tummed dogs (as long as they are not allergic to fish obviously) and I know many vets used to recommend it.

I wouldn't like to say it was the same as Hill's because I think it is probably a far simpler food, however I would not hesitate to use it again if I needed to.
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I posted about chappie 2 threads below yours! I think you will find a few comments about it on there

https://www.labradorforums.co.uk/ftopict-69075.html


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I'm the same as Becs and always keep a couple of tins in the cupboard.

We started doing this after my vet recommended it after Rueben ate something he shouldn't have :roll: and ended up with an upset tum!

He loves it, but we have no trouble with him going back to his ordinary kibble once he is back to his normal self.
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When Luna went through a not-enjoying-dry-kibble phase I used to mix a spoon of wet food in for a while. I gradually weaned out the wet food. She's quite happy to just have dry kibble now although sometimes she finds a nice surprise in her bowl sometimes when she's a good girl!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've just started feeding this to Truffle, who did turn his nose up at dry kibble after the lovely tinned meat from the vets after his op (fussy pooch!). I've never seen him so excited about food - he is positively quivering with excitement when he hears the dish come out, and he's having real trouble obeying a 'leave it' command when we put the bowl down - he was never like this on kibble! Plus it does seem to be firming him up a bit as well - I always thought I would just have to accpet loose poos forever but it appears that there is a solution!

I get it from Asda, 1.23 for a 1200g tin, which we are currently making last 3 days so as to finish up the kibble mixed with it.

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I use chappie too.
Diesel has a delicate tum and this suits him really well.
I use half a baked bean size tin mixed in with some wainwrights and i've had no problems since.
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I have been using chappie since Ruby had colitis like symtoms, and mix it with the Hills i/d kibble which the vet wants me to leave her on for a month. Ruby is loving her food now and gaining weight and her poo's are so much better
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My Mum used it exclusively for years for all her dogs, I have used it for Jet almost the whole of his life, he is nearly 12 and he wont eat dry food. He is in Prime condition according to the vet. He wont eat the chicken version though :roll:
My only problem with it is I cant stand the smell....
My other dogs eat dried food as the do like it and its so much easier and quicker even when I weigh it for the girls
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