Have never used the dry food, but the meat is certainly good for sensitive tums. I've given it to my dog who is epileptic and has - amongst other things - a very sensitive tum, and he has always tolerated it well and thrived on it.
It's the tins of Chappie that Vets used to recommend for dogs with sensitive tums.
However, looking at the ingredients and make up of the dried food, I wouldn't have put it in the catergory of "Good" food. It seems to made up mostly of grain and vegetable derivitives (goodness only knows what vegetable derivitives are 8O ) and meat derivitives (so all the cruddy bits)....It also has preservatives in, which could be BHA and BHT... These have been linked to cancer. It doesn't actually state what the preservatives are and that makes me suspicious.
Personally I wouldn't feed it to mine for the simple reason that it doesn't contain enough protein or oil. I would have to feed huge amounts to keep the weight on mine at those levels.
I always have a few tins of Chappie in my larder for if any of the dog's get an upset tummy. I mix it with boiled rice to re-introduce food after starving for 24 hours and then feed it neat for another 24 hours and it seems to do the trick.
I have also fed it for a longer period of a couple of months when Ugo had giardia and salmonella and was really suffering with a sensitive tum.
Morris has tins of Chappie, he has suffered from a sensitive tum and horrible poos for a very long time and this is the only food we have found that suits him. He was previously fed JWB, then Royal Canine but we know feed him this on our vets recomendation and it's done the trick for us.
Zak likes a bit of chappie, and judging by how quickly it sells out in the shops so do a lot of others, but i am talking about tinned chappie, not the dried chappie, i dont like the sound of the ingredients in that
Heidi has some teeth missing due to having them kicked out in the breeding kennels so shehas tinned food, i do find Chappie suits her the best.
It keeps her weight just right and her stool are perfect. She also has problems with her coat ( she had to be shaved as she was covered in urine burns) and now her coat is growing beautiful.
I have never used the dry food so can not comment on that
Wow, lots of Chappie eaters then! Funny how the ingredients in the dry differ so much from the tins of the same brand! Lucy has never had any 'tinned' type food bar a few Pedigree Puppy pouches when she was little every now and then mixed in with her kibble. Now she just gets some pilchards mixed in twice a week for a bit of a treat/variety/keeps her coat glossy....but I am about to venture into the world of 'Whites' premium dry (as advertised across the top of LF) and have bought 2 x 15kg bags from Furbabies shop....so we'll see how that goes down, with all its natural goodness
Do the dry ingredients differ a great deal from the tinned Chappie? I have fed a few tins of Chappie in the past but not for many years and I thought from memory the ingredients sounded pretty similar, cereals, minimal meat, derivatives of xxx - does anyone have a tin of Chappie to hand?
I couldn't find a website from the company detailing ingredients but one link I found from someone who said they had a bag of the dry stuff said it stated BHA/BHT on the ingredients list :?