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09-10-2008 10:04 PM
tink__ Ok thanks. Im definatley going to go for the skinners after the advice on here and speaking to them direct. Fingers crossed it helps if not back to the drawing board!
09-10-2008 07:53 PM
I use JWB but am changing simply because I am angry with them over an issue, so actually if its so similar I may look at Skinners.
Just be aware that if you do swap over, weigh your feed out the first time you feed it. Skinners is lighter weight than JWB (you get about 1/4 more in a 15kg bag), so if you feed by a cup size, you maybe feeding less than you think. :wink:
09-10-2008 07:05 PM
Diana I think the important part is to lose the Gluten in most complete foods. Thats the culprit for so so many dogs in terms of loose stools over a long period. habit eating is also responsible often where they pick up things that disagree with them as a habit on walks and in the garden. One dog could gulp down half a week dead rabbit, another just couldn't without severe internal rumblings....

Treats too, if a regular treat is used, lets say something really simple even like half a bonio to put them to bed, try knocking that out, not just for a few days but a fortnight or month to see if it makes a difference. many dogs are allergic to the chewbars that come in different colours, 100 in a packet.... for example.

portion sizes too are everything. Just a touch too much and many dogs go loose. Most do not need what the bag says as a portion, infact most pet dogs could probably get by on two thirds of it.... the marketing people just want to sell food after all so upping the daily requirement gets food sold.

I use JWB but am changing simply because I am angry with them over an issue, so actually if its so similar I may look at Skinners. But make sure whatever you change to is Gluten free completely.


09-10-2008 06:46 PM
ilovelabs2008 Wilson is 5 months old and we have just changed him from JWB turkey puppy kibble because over the 7 weeks he was on it he never had a hardish poo just soft slop. We had to wash away his poos, could never pick them up.

We decided to have a go on skinners field and trial puppy kibble a week ago. We are still mixing the two foods a week on but his poos are 100% improvement, still soft put perfectly formed and easy to pick up. We have also noticed he has a bit more energy and his coat is looking very shiney. So far we are very pleased with skinners, hopefully when we completly stop the JWB mix his poos wont be soft at all.

The thing i like is that we can mix a bit of wet food with his biscuit in the evening with skinners, but never could with JWB as was just too rich for Wilson.

Give Skinners a go, its cheaper and we have defiantly seen a happier puppy this week.
08-10-2008 09:26 PM
Feebarn JWB feeding guide for a 32 Kg lab is 430g a day.

15000 divided by 430g = 34.88days your 15kg bag will last

43 divided by 35 = 1.22 per day to feed.
08-10-2008 09:20 PM
Feebarn ok... skinner Field and Trial Crunchy is 17 a bag for 15kg Say you have to feed .... what 400 grams a day.

15000 divided by 400 works out to 37.5 days for the bag.

17 divded by 37.5 days = 45.3 pence a day.... thats if you feed 400grams a day.

I don't know what the feeding guides are for skinners.
08-10-2008 09:13 PM
tink__ The JWB is 43 a bag so works out more expensive
08-10-2008 09:11 PM
tink__ Maybe i worked it out wrong, maths is not my strong point :lol: [code]

I just feed the recommended amount on the bag.
08-10-2008 08:20 PM
far-far-away-k sorry no sensitive tums here but I do feed skinners and I find it is really good the dogs look fabulous and have plenty of energy. I wonder how much your feeding because a 15kg bag lasts about 6 weeks for me and costs 14.99 so this works out at about 17p per day per dog(2 dogs)!!!! that is literally pennies, I know your looking at a more expensive brand(duck and/or salmon) but it shouldn't add a whole pound per day surely ??????????????
08-10-2008 04:51 PM
mrsm Have one with sensitive tum and he is fine on both .................not much help to you sorry :lol:
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