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Thread: Hill's Science Diet or Eagle Pack

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    Yes I think the eagle pack is the better choice. Every time I seem to swap to Hills I notice a change in my girls coat. Its dry and itchy. On eagle pack its lovely and shiny. Make sure you give your pets lots of water. this will help with the constipation issues.
    I have been feeding my 2 dogs and 2 cats on this for the past month and I have found the dogs are a bit constipated! They have to walk & struggle to get the poop out....does anyone else find this?

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    Dogs should strain a little to go to the loo - it shouldn't flop out

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    OHH Occy! Thanks for that mental imagine of it flopping out! LOL

    I use Iams but dont like it for ethical purposes (Animal testing i hear they do) Eukanuba is made by the same company as Iams BTW so....

    My issue is Leo is so picky, i have tried Royal canin and hills, both of which he refused to eat after the first few bowl fulls (Not to mention the loose stools on the royal canin) And he will eat Iams consistantly.... Its a pain in the backside to spend $50 or more on a bag of food, only to find he wont eat it and i pass it along to the neighbours (My OH parents) I think there dog has eaten for free for the past 8months! I also gave them some chicken pet mince that Leo wouldnt have a bar of. Picky bugger, its only human grade mince for him. And lamb kidney (Leo will eat Lamb liver but not kidney, go figure!)

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    I would recommend Eagle Pack Holistic, not so much the normal Eagle Pack, or any of the Natura brands, and also have a look at Artemis - so far I have only found it online, but I have looks into it and looks very good to me, I am getting a kitten next week and she is currently being fed Royal Canin but I am planning on weaning her onto Artemis and giving it a go. I will never change my dog from California Natural (made by Natura) only because it has worked so well for me and well... why change it if it works.
    At the end of the day i think it is what you are comfortable feeding, although I would never feed my babies Science Diet - but I am pre-disposed to hate it so don't take my word for it.
    I'm not particulary fond of Eukanuba, Advance, any Purina foods or Iams either, only because the ingredients appear to be fairly much identical to Hills.

    My predjudices tend to show...

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    I feed one of my dog California Natural due to allergy issues and the other Eagle Pack. I believe neither of these foods are irradiated when they come into the country. I am very happy with both foods. I wish we had an Australian made food that was as good.

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    I had some Iams "Healthy Naturals" Puppy food recently and was not impressed. All mine were on it - I frequently feed a little extra puppy food to the adult hounds to maintain body condition in the cold weather.

    They did not like it - in fact it was hard to get them to eat it at all. I don't know about the white longhaired dogs, but the Salukis and Greyhounds had awful dry scurfy coats - yuck. I've never had such dandruff!!

    I have just gone back to Coprice (adult and puppy) which mine have with raw meat, mince and bones, and leftovers, some pasta or porridge and oily fish (mackerel) about three times a week.

    Their coats are better after less than a week off the Iams...

    And the teenage shop assiatant in the pet shop tried to lecture me on buying "better quality" (ie much more expensive!) food for my dogs... Lucky the store was busy and I had the kids with me or she may have really copped it - it had been a long day!!

    I look at the price of super premium dog food and envision all the top quality raw food that could be purchased for those sort of prices per kilo!! Yikes!!

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    I only feed my pekingese three different brand before. Eagle pack holistic is a nightmare for me. My peke vommit and diarrhea for whole day after having only two tablespoon of that. I had to take him to Vet, and he had 3 injections as well. Terrible! He was on innova evo before. It is a good product. But it suits for a medium to a large breed dog, which have more exercise. As it has a high concentration of protein, it might be too much for the small breed dog. Their body can't consume it all. Also, their urine and stools would smell as well. They tend to have more "accident" in the house. (i read that from other forum plus my peke had that) overall, innova is the best I've tried. I read their website description, they use human-grade food, not a by-product. My peke is very healthy. Now, I cooked for my peke and give him innova dry puppy food during the day.

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    Thanks for the interesting information...I give my little guys Hill and they seem very happy. Ollie's coat is amazing since I changed from Iams. I also give them Four Legs fresh meat & veg from the supermarket. They absolutely love four Legs - although it would get expensive if you have big dogs, mine are only little and a pack can last me a week.

    They love chicken necks too, although they don't seem to like my new little rescue. Penny pewked them up all over the house the other night

    I have two questions here about food - what do people think about Four Legs? My nauturopath (spel?) also recommended sardines once a week?

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    Sardines in oil are great to give dogs but if the tin contains too much oil just give half with all the sardines. You could also try a small tin of salmon now and again as a change from the sardines.

    As to four legs, I am not one to feed the stuff as part of their main diet but I do use it , as I do chunkers, as a treat when I am training.

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    vellella - you could probably make a cheaper mix than 4 legs - I know right now two packs are $8 at coles - sale!! but it's too expensive to feed outright. I like sardines but I prefer raw fish - sardines, headless garfish, etc and so do the dogs.

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