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fairychronicle Tue 23-Feb-16 11:22:00

hi we have a 3 yr old lab/collie cross who has been on arden grange adn now royal canin. she has been indifferent to them and is occassionally sick on the kibble. No pattern to it and we have got her a slow bowl to try and slow down her vaccuming tendencies! We are getting a cockerpoo pup at the weekend and want to change her food as she's on some rubbish kibble at th emoment mixed with some wet. Really would like to take the opportunity to change labs' at the same time however cannot decide waht to do. Having looked at the raw food diet it seems to make sense and would prefer to go to the complete food on that where it comes ready prepared etc but really in a quandry. any ideas?

Redzer Tue 23-Feb-16 14:32:24

We use natural instinct ready prepared raw food. We used arden grange kibble for the first 6-8 weeks when we had our pup but he wasn't keen. I wasn't keen on raw until I found out it came ready prepared. We haven't looked back. It's easy to store, no smell, mess and our boy loves it. In fact we have run out and he's had kibble for last two days. Was fine on it yesterday but has turned his nose up to it this morning. Waiting eagerly for the delivery to arrive today. Good luck with your cockapoo puppy!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 23-Feb-16 14:42:40

I raw feed, I use Nature's Menu minces (not completes they have too high vegetable content for my two) and Nutriment, I have used Natural Instinct in the past but my nearest stockist is quite some distance away. I am looking at switching to The Dogs Butcher though. I like to feed mine 80% meat/10% bone/10% offal with a few vegetables chucked in for good measure. Do you use Facebook? If you do I can recommend Barf UK and Raw Feeding Rebels for some good info.

fairychronicle Tue 23-Feb-16 20:36:45

thanks I'm really tempted by Natural Instinct but unsure how much to order to trial it! especially when bearing in mind postage etc

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 23-Feb-16 21:15:33

I have a 12kg spaniel and a 13kg collie, between them they get through just over 22kg of food a month. The spaniel needs 400g a day and the collie is on 340g, mine are both young and the spaniel was a stray before coming to us so he needs to be fed at around 4% of his bodyweight whereas the collie is on somewhere around 3%. Do you know how much your dog weighs?

fairychronicle Wed 24-Feb-16 08:36:53

think shes around 21kg which apparently should be around 500g a day?

chelle792 Wed 24-Feb-16 08:38:38

I like symply. Its decent quality with none of the nasties. About £50 for 5kilos

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 24-Feb-16 15:42:55

Yes, around 500g would be a good staring point if you are happy with her weight. There's a calculator here

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