Vets recommend Hills Science diet too. And that's definitely crap. I pointed that out to a vet nurse who was recommending the stuff. I said "have you read the ingredient list?". It won't kill the dog today but... blech. My vet - who sells the stuff but doesn't recommend it (he does like Advance though) says something about people in the business of selling more product. If he can make money out of it and people are willing to pay for it without asking questions, he's happy to part fools from their money. I ask lots of annoying questions.
I used to feed dry advance to my dog, but she started getting the runs every couple of weeks, like cumulative badness. I switched to Nutro Natural Choice chicken oats and rice forumula - no more runs. It is not rated on the links I gave, other nutro formulas rate pretty poorly - along with advance - not very surprising since they're made by the same company that makes Mars Bars.
Eagle pack aka Holistic rates fairly well along with Artemis and Innovo? But you can only get Innovo in Australia from a chain that supports puppy mills. So ethical problems there. Maybe we should all write them letters telling them to reconsider that deal.
You read the reviews, they tell you why a food is good or bad. But if you're dog is doing fine on supercoat or similar - why switch. Unless you have ethical problems with Nestles. I know I do. They're contributing to the palm oil - orangatang habitat loss too.
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My Vet sells Advance and Hills Science Diet, But she recommends Purina Supercoat which she can't sell...
I think I will try the canned sardines... Are there any bones that might cause problems in the sardines ?
Last edited by mitte; 04-24-2010 at 09:19 PM. Reason: spelling
Frosty has never had a problem with the sardine bones. I eat them too.
It's the big hard raw bones or chicken bones (cooked or raw), that come back to haunt her and me.
I used to feed Supercoat too and always had good results with it. I did find that they did enormous poos, which apparently is common with the food. Doesn't matter too much, they still fit on the shovel!
Mitte the bones in the tinned fish are no problem - they are actually a really good digestible form of calcium.
Woolies also sell tinned Mackerel in a bigger tin which mine love. I have also found the Woolies no name sardine or pilchard cat food has nothing but fish and gelatine in it. It's handy to have a few in the back of the cupboard!! Probably because I have such big dogs, I'm always looking for a bigger tin than the little sardine ones!
OK.. SOLD.. will try sardines...
Yes, my 2 have been on Supercoat ever since the breeder introduced them onto dry food.. They get an occasional snack of Pal Pedigree Natural and chicken necks.. Also, they get a bone shaped dog biscuit from Aldi each time we leave home.. They are always glad to see us go !!! LOL
Just cos kids love maccas doesn't mean it's good for them.
I think that goes for what dogs love too. I've got a container full of lamb fat trimmings, and Frosty is not likely to get that unless I can figure out how to make them into biscuit treats.
I monitored Pipi nearly all of last night and so far we have had no sickness from Fish for Dogs.
Leo gets sardines mixed in with some of his supercoat maybe twice a week.. He loves it, his coat is velvety and good condition.
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