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Athel
post 4th Aug 2017, 2:18 pm
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I know that this has been up for much discussion over the last few years that I have been on this forum but I wondered if anyone could give any advice on some specific brands. I'm thinking about changing Doug's food. Traditionally he's always had naturediet wet and arden grange dry. When Fleet was diagnosed with lymphoma I decided to change her to a grain free food so ordered 6 months worth of forthglade wet food whilst it was 30% off at zooplus - sadly she died before it arrived. Douglas has just finished the last of the naturediet and will be starting on the forthglade today. He's also towards the end of his dry food so we thought we might try a new kibble (no specific reason to change as we aren't unhappy with the arden grange, just wondered if it was worth thinking about). I've looked at the all about dog food website and have narrowed it down to the following;

Can get from zooplus so would prefer to use
Orijen
Simpsons 80:20
Acana
Forthglade cold pressed
Purizon

Not via zooplus but have heard people raving about
Millie's Wolfheart
Eden


Has anyone tried any of the above? Any thoughts?
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post 4th Aug 2017, 2:35 pm
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I know some people who rate the Orijen and Arcana so I think they are good. Personally I like the Akela 80:20 which is similar and made in the UK and is VAT free. They deliver and I think have some stockists.
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post 4th Aug 2017, 4:05 pm
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Freyja has had both the Orijen and Eden. Both are a favourite with her, but the Eden is easier on the pocket. Also, Eden is produced in the UK, if I remember right, so is low on air miles.
The only real difference between the 2 (that I've noticed) is you can choose between small and medium sized kibble on the Eden.
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post 4th Aug 2017, 10:16 pm
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Thank you both smile.gif
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post 14th Aug 2017, 12:25 pm
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I used to use simpsons not the 80 20 but their usual food and mine loved it and did very well on it, very helpful company too
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post 14th Aug 2017, 4:37 pm
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My thought (and I mean this nicely) is that if your dog is on a diet that they enjoy and are doing well on and you have no ethical or other objection to it and can afford it then why change?
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post 16th Aug 2017, 4:25 pm
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QUOTE(woofgang @ 14th Aug 2017, 5:37 pm) *

My thought (and I mean this nicely) is that if your dog is on a diet that they enjoy and are doing well on and you have no ethical or other objection to it and can afford it then why change?


Because it might not be the best thing for him, I earn more now than when we first adopted him so I can look at brands that I would have struggled to consider before. He'll eat anything so I'm not worried about that. It's partly that we have a new addition coming home soon and I need to think about that food to put her on, I'd rather they were both on the same food.
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post 16th Aug 2017, 6:04 pm
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good point smile.gif one of mine has allergies so both of my dogs are on a food that suits the allergic one. if it didnít suit the non allergic one then of course I would do something different for him
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Our puppy has Fish4Dogs and Canagan and is doing very well on them.
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