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natureplantar101 Fri 23-Jan-15 19:07:58

what is the Aldi dog food like ?

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CelibacyCakeAndElevatorMuzac Fri 23-Jan-15 19:17:38

Well, I tried my dog on the jelly meat, she loves it

Her taste isn't exactly refined though as she has a penchant for dirty nappies (that I forgot very occasionally to put straight outside)

She was on Butchers tins prior to that.

TooOldForGlitter Fri 23-Jan-15 20:30:33

I don't but mine has the digestion of a nervous Victorian lady in a brothel, but my friend feeds hers on their pate style foil trays and he seems healthy, glossy and has fairly firm poops.

ThreeFroglets Fri 23-Jan-15 23:09:45

My JRT loves the Aldi pate food.

natureplantar101 Sat 24-Jan-15 11:10:06

What about the big sacks for £5 ? just wondering what the quality is like as im re homing a dog and she's on this atm once i get her she'll be switched to naturediet and skinners just wondering what this stuff is like first

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JoffreyBaratheon Sat 24-Jan-15 16:49:35

I know someone who keeps their dog on that and whilst it looks OK (the dog, I've never seen the food but the owner told me about it), I noticed the dog looks a bit small and scrawny for its breed. I suspect it might have done better on a food that's a bit more nutritious. I know she can barely afford to keep a dog, as it is, so it's probably Aldi's or nothing - she loves her dog and it's a lovely dog. But I have often looked at it and wondered if it wouldn't have put a bit more bulk on (not fat, just... looked a bit less puny) if it had a better food? My cats are totally unfussy and have had the cat food from there and have done fine on it but they're elderly and don't really do much all day! They prefer Felix, though!

CompetitiveCrispEater Sat 24-Jan-15 18:40:26

Look on that allaboutdogfood website, it's really good, it'll tell you how nutritious it is and rate it.

bakingtins Sat 24-Jan-15 18:46:56

It's 57p/kg. What do you think the quality is like?

bakingtins Sat 24-Jan-15 18:50:36

First ingredient cereals, followed by meat and animal derivatives, with a whole 4% of chicken in the chicken variety.....

natureplantar101 Sat 24-Jan-15 21:29:22

Think I'll switch her off it onto pedigree then onto raw meat and home cooked food smile was pricing up the skinners/naturediet mix and it's £50 a month shock cheaper to cook for her and know what's in it

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coffeetofunction Sat 24-Jan-15 21:37:55

My jack Russell loves the pate but not the tinned stuff. My dog is very health & happy. Our vet has never had an issues of the way we care for her.

Chappie is often recommended by vets. Each dog is different, you might find its trial & error.

Lilcamper Sun 25-Jan-15 09:28:09

Pedigree is awful too.

needastrongone Sun 25-Jan-15 09:55:39

Pedigree - really, don't!

Rainicorn Sun 25-Jan-15 10:00:36

Aldi dog food turned my dogs poo white.

I buy Costco dog food. It's a good food and only £24 for a huge bag. First ingredient is meat.

typoqueen Sun 25-Jan-15 17:13:20

friends dog had a terrible skin condition, he fur looked dull and dry, but since she been giving him Aldi dog food (tinned) his skin is healthy and now has a shiny glossy coat smile

TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 25-Jan-15 17:22:49

Is it 'Orlando'? The same as Lidl. If so, it did something really weird to his bum. He kept trumping and though he is perfectly trained, almost every day he would let a little nugget of the dryest poo I've ever seen.

SecretSpy Sun 25-Jan-15 17:29:08

skinners is pretty cheap. I have two dogs and a bag lasts about a month. I've not tried the Aldi dog food but my cat likes the pouches and the pate style cat food. Only fishy ones though.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 25-Jan-15 17:41:27

What breed? My lurcher has Dr John working dog food (VAT free) silver (18% protein). £12 for a huge bag that lasts 6 weeks.
I mix it with a couple of tablespoons of Sainsburys tinned dog food and some hot water, and he gollops it down.
For a lovely shiny coat add a tablespoon of sunflower oil to his tea now and again.

natureplantar101 Sun 25-Jan-15 18:09:28

She is an American Bull Terrier crossed with something else i priced it up and Skinners/naturediet is only £136 for 3 months worth from amazon not actually that bad the reason im dithering over her diet so much is because i watched a tv documentation called "the truth about your dogs food" hence the natural healthy approach

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natureplantar101 Sun 25-Jan-15 18:11:26

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TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 25-Jan-15 18:18:08

Not that bad? I think I pay 30/40 quid over 3 months for my dog. And he should be grateful for that wink

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Sun 25-Jan-15 18:21:01

My lab has a really delicate stomach and the only foods he can digest without consequence are the lidls or aldi own brand or costco own brand which is £7-8 for a sack.

Anything else really just goes through him. In an emergency he can eat sainsburys own brand.

natureplantar101 Sun 25-Jan-15 18:32:17

Tallulah what do you feed for that price shock skinners is £16 per sack and naturediet is £16 for 18 packs

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anniepanniepears Sun 25-Jan-15 18:35:14

I feed my gsd on the aldi tins of dog food and she loves it but she wont eat the one with gravy
we always get compliments on how shinny her coat is

TallulahTwinkletoes Sun 25-Jan-15 18:37:10

Depends. Sometimes it's wagg (mostly wAgg) my mum got the biggest bag I've ever seen (17kg I think but double the normal ones so prob 20/22) for really cheap from Costco or similar tho I just go to Tesco.

We changed to Orlando at Lidl but after a few months we got the poo issue so trying new things as it seems he's more sensitive now.

Just Tesco stuff seems fine for him but the little bags don't last long enough.

What do you pay?

He's a rottie but he's small. He also has full access to the bag whenever he wants. Terrible I know...

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