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My labs have been eating Eukanuba for about 3 years now all together. It's definitely my personal favorite - it was my vet's recommendation, and it has surpassed my expectations. Best dog food, in my opinion. I originally got it because it is gentle on my dogs' sensitive stomachs, but it's good for any dog, really. It has an excellent blend of proteins and vitamins, and my dogs certainly seem to like it :eek: It's available most places that sell dog food.

Every dog is different and some will do better than others on different foods however Euknauba is not really a good quality food. There are some in their range better than others but most are not very good quality. Vets will always recommend any food they sell. Mine sell hills and Royal canin but I wouldn't use any of them when there is so much better out there.

http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/search-all-about-dog-food.php?q=Eukanuba+large&submit=


I have picked one out which shows it is not very good, http://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/dog-food-reviews/0095/eukanuba-adult-large-breed

They also own pedigree, frolic which again are very poor quality foods :)

What owners feed to their dogs is down to personal choice and we all have our favourites but the all about dog food site is a great resource to use.
 

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Hes 14 months now so think we can rule that out :)

I'm going to leave it for a couple of days and if it carry's on I'll start to look at an alternative food but I don't want to encourage a fussy eater if that makes sense.

Just been looking at Growling Tums has anyone heard of this one, looks quite good

Hopefully he is ok and thing settle down with him :)
 

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Haha, that growling tums recipe gets around. I know of two people who sell that recipe as their "own brand". It isn't bad food though it does contain beet pulp which is a filler.

I really don't think your problem is the flavour because Millies has quite a strong meaty smell. I think it likely that your dog will turn his nose up at other brands too.
 

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Haha, that growling tums recipe gets around. I know of two people who sell that recipe as their "own brand". It isn't bad food though it does contain beet pulp which is a filler.

I really don't think your problem is the flavour because Millies has quite a strong meaty smell. I think it likely that your dog will turn his nose up at other brands too.
A friend at work has a small dog who would stop eating her food so friend would go out and buy another brand, after a few days it would happen again and she ended up buying nearly every brand of food! It turned out the dog was getting too much and just wouldn't eat.

After finally settling on Millies and dropping the portions all was fine and has been for a good 6 months. People were advising that the dog was being fussy but it fell on deaf ears for a while. She did end up reducing food and using the tough love approach :)
 

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A friend at work has a small dog who would stop eating her food so friend would go out and buy another brand, after a few days it would happen again and she ended up buying nearly every brand of food! It turned out the dog was getting too much and just wouldn't eat.

After finally settling on Millies and dropping the portions all was fine and has been for a good 6 months. People were advising that the dog was being fussy but it fell on deaf ears for a while. She did end up reducing food and using the tough love approach :)
I've been here before with my previous boy and I'm not starting it with Archie :) I'm going to reduce his daily allowance and see what happens, I'm sure he will eat it if he's hungry but if it goes on I will think about changing food, the last thing I want is to create a fussy eater!

He did however eat his breakfast from his Kong this morning so maybe the effects of the booster have worn off now.

Thanks again for you advice guys
 

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I've been here before with my previous boy and I'm not starting it with Archie :) I'm going to reduce his daily allowance and see what happens, I'm sure he will eat it if he's hungry but if it goes on I will think about changing food, the last thing I want is to create a fussy eater!

He did however eat his breakfast from his Kong this morning so maybe the effects of the booster have worn off now.

Thanks again for you advice guys
Hopefully he gets back to normal soon :) it might still be worth giving them a quick phone as they may be able to offer some advice. Or even send an email :)
 

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How is Archie doing? :)

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He's still picking at his food but does eat it if encouraged so still not great, he's over the injection and is back on top form so no excuses there. I've reduced his amount by a little and am waiting for a response from an email that I've sent to Millies to see what they suggest.

I think it also depends on what mood he's and how hungry he is, yesterday he ate his breakfast no problem and then rejected his tea so it sat in his bowl for an hour before he decided to eat it (I picked it up and he looked worried! so I put it back down and he ate it ha ha!!)

I'll let you know what they say.

How's Cola getting on??
 

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What a monkey :) hopefully you get a reply soon, they do have an answering machine and I find they get back quicker if you phone and leave a message. They are all very helpful, I have spoken to mark and Jenny in the past.

Cola is fantastic, I just love her to bits and love spending time with her. The weather has been great so I have been taking her everywhere, we were at the market in Sunday and she loved it. She did very well lying by a burger van taking in the smells whilst we had a cup of tea :)
 

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What a monkey :) hopefully you get a reply soon, they do have an answering machine and I find they get back quicker if you phone and leave a message. They are all very helpful, I have spoken to mark and Jenny in the past.

Cola is fantastic, I just love her to bits and love spending time with her. The weather has been great so I have been taking her everywhere, we were at the market in Sunday and she loved it. She did very well lying by a burger van taking in the smells whilst we had a cup of tea :)
Bless her I'm not sure Archie would be that content sat next to a burger van!

I've heard back from them and they have said that they recommend switching to adult portions once they have reached their full height - she has said this would be 295g-400 per day for him, so I'm giving him 350g atm as he's not quite at full height yet (and this is slightly less than he was having)
She has suggested that we try Gamekeeper next time as the salmon, venison and trout means a more novel protein source and this may promote some interest (I'm sceptical about this as he's rejected two of their flavours already)
She has also suggested using a wet food as a topper to mix in and give the food some texture which I may do eventually - I like the sound of this !
She has suggested that we try Gamekeeper next time as the salmon, venison and trout means a more novel protein source and this may promote some interest, I have about a week of Obedience left so will re-order next week and see what happens then.
Watch this space!
 

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Bless her I'm not sure Archie would be that content sat next to a burger van!




I've heard back from them and they have said that they recommend switching to adult portions once they have reached their full height - she has said this would be 295g-400 per day for him, so I'm giving him 350g atm as he's not quite at full height yet (and this is slightly less than he was having)



She has suggested that we try Gamekeeper next time as the salmon, venison and trout means a more novel protein source and this may promote some interest (I'm sceptical about this as he's rejected two of their flavours already)



She has also suggested using a wet food as a topper to mix in and give the food some texture which I may do eventually - I like the sound of this !



She has suggested that we try Gamekeeper next time as the salmon, venison and trout means a more novel protein source and this may promote some interest, I have about a week of Obedience left so will re-order next week and see what happens then.



Watch this space!

That's great you have had a reply, their wet food is great. Cola loves it :)

They also suggested gamekeeper to us which sounds lovely however going from when Cola was young- it gave her horrible wind! Its the only one that has had that effect on her and she has tried a few. Others I know have been perfect on it. They also suggested ranger which she moved onto and has been brilliant since.

I have a feeling there is a discount code that will be available over the next few days so hopefully you can make use of that :)

Fingers crossed he likes the gamekeeper :)
 
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