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Acana, Eden, Millie's Wolfheart, etc etc. Aargh, which one to buy?!

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Dieu Tue 22-Sep-15 22:31:42

Hi. We are coming to the end of our (huge) bag of Royal Canin Mini Junior. Our pup will eat it if hungry enough, but is fairly halfhearted about it. From what I've read, it's pretty mediocre stuff, but it's what the breeder gave him so we just carried on with it ... until now.
It seems that there are so many top notch dry foods on the market these days, and I'm not sure which to pick. Our pup is 4 and a half months old, a Shih Tzu, with fairly undemanding energy needs (about an hour to an hour and a half per day), and is a healthy weight.
It would be so nice to see him with a renewed vigour when it comes to his dinner!
Any recommendations would be fab (I've just enough RC left to start gradually phasing in another food). Many thanks.

Summerwood1 Tue 22-Sep-15 22:45:43

I've got a Poodle and he enjoys Millie's wolf heart . It's got high meat content.

Dieu Tue 22-Sep-15 22:48:28

Thanks. That's the one my instinct tells me to go for, but it's a bit annoying that they have no local stockists and is has to be ordered from them direct.

dinkydoodah Tue 22-Sep-15 22:57:16

I have a border terrier puppy 4 months old and she loves Millies Wolfheart.
I use the tracker mix which is recommended for puppies as it's easily digested but countryside and salmon/veg is great too. Their delivery service is fantastic as they give you precise time slots to suit your availability.

Dieu Tue 22-Sep-15 22:58:31

Thank you! I will give them a ring tomorrow smile

Dieu Tue 22-Sep-15 22:58:55

... to sort out some samples

frenchiepup Wed 23-Sep-15 08:46:14

Our puppy was initally on royal canin mini junior when we brought him from the breeder, we swapped him onto arden grange and he seems happy on it

Adarajames Wed 23-Sep-15 08:58:19

Look into raw feeding, great for them, better than even th most expensive makes, and often cheaper than the better quality foods too

Bubble2bubble Wed 23-Sep-15 13:40:05

Big Millie's Wolfheart fan here. I just order 6 bags or so at a time and then reorder when I open the last bag, so no hassle.
My dogs have had amazing condition since starting on it - usually the salmon or the new turkey one.

WeAllHaveWings Wed 23-Sep-15 21:24:47

Millie's wolfheart here too! Deliveries only are a pain so I order 3 bags at a time which lasts months saves money too. Deliveries are ok, if I order Wednesday night it always comes on Friday morning and I can arrange someone to be in.

needastrongone Wed 23-Sep-15 21:29:35

They deliver to a 'safe place' if you specify when ordering, I am never in when they deliver. Mine love Millies, all varieties.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Thu 24-Sep-15 22:47:54

Mine is on Millie's too. Trouble is he gets through two sacks a month and it's costing me £40-£50 a month. The only food my old boy liked cost a lot less than that. hmm He does look very fit and healthy though.

WeAllHaveWings Sat 26-Sep-15 23:47:09

MsA, we bulk buy 3 x 12kg/14.5kg sacks for £125 delivered and they last our 33kg lab over 5 months.

Sounds like you are buying the 5kg sacks at £25 each which work out very expensive.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sun 27-Sep-15 00:00:10

Yes I buy either 2x5kg or a 12kg depending on the type. I can't afford to shell out £125 in one month at the moment unfortunately. Well, unless I tap dh up some more.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 27-Sep-15 09:16:18

The bulk buy is a huge initial outlay, it took us a while to get into the routine of buying 3 bags, if we are tight I put it on a credit card and pay off as quick as I can because the saving is so huge. dh complains the dog gets fed better than he does!

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