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Looking for a new dog food- any ideas

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by goldenbear2013, May 30, 2016.

  1. goldenbear2013

    goldenbear2013 New Member Registered

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    Hi All!

    I am currently using Four Friends Adult dog food for my 3 year old Labrador. Brilliant food! He is really healthy on it and his coat is in the best condition it probably has ever been in. However- my dog does not chew his food, which means having to brush his teeth to keep them healthy- BUT....he hates it!

    it's like torture for him! Now whilst he will put up with it he is so sad afterwards! Denta stix are a no go as he snaps them into 3 pieces and swallows them whole which defeats the object! So as you can imagine torturing my dog is not really what i want to do on a daily basis!

    I need to find a food that is just as good as what I am feeding him at the moment but is a large kibble. something slight smaller than cherry tomato size so he has to chew it, which will ultimately help clean his teeth at the same time.

    He has a scoff bowl which slows him down with his eating but its the lack of chewing that is the issue.

    If anyone has any suggestions (tried and tested please) of what dog food they think is worth a try then I will order a small bag first to see if he chews it.

    I currently pay £45 for a 12kg bag (he only needs 280g a day on his current dog food due to the high quality of it) so i dont really want to pay over that it i dont have to.

    Hope someone can help.

    Many Thanks

    Sophie
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Dentastix aren't much good really. I have always had to clean Timber's teeth too. On the advice of people here we have been feeding raw chicken wings a couple of times a week as a replacement for a meal (but he is only 8 kilos, you could probably feed as a snack) and noticed a big improvement in his teeth.
     
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    Raven oaktree Active Member Registered

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    Raw chicken wings or legs , cows oesophagus , dehydrated tripe sticks help to keep mine chewing and their teeth clean too . \As regards food , have a look at mollies wolf heart . very good quality kibble around the same price and free delivery too . You can order a sample of the food and they also have a very good advice line that is quite often busy but they are very good at ringing back if you leave your number .

    There is also a very good website called all about dog food that gives good independent reviews and scores out of 5 . It shows very clear ingredients and whats good and whats not so good about a particular food .
     
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    gypsysmum2 Well-Known Member Registered

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    Gentle Dog Food is very good. It is cold pressed rather than treated at high temperatures. This, they say, maintains all the vitamins and minerals. My dog has done very well on it.. Not cheap mind you.
     
  5. Juliatee

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    I feed Wafcol senior to my elderly dog .. Helps keep her sensitive tummy in order but her teeth have been cleaner since she's been on it. The pieces are quite big. However, 500 years ago a Labrador missed lunch and they have never forgotten.!!

    Cheers,

    Juliatee
     
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    excuseme Well-Known Member Registered

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    Millies Wolfheart; A fantastic good quality kibble and some raw chicken bones / carcases a couple of times each week
     
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    wardy2016 New Member Registered

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    We feed our two raw chicken, tripe etc and the vet has commented how nice their teeth are
     
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    Raw chicken wings work a treat! Mine like chewing on ribs too!
     

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