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what dry food for miniature dachshund?

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wowwee123 Tue 01-Nov-16 18:38:21

i got reading about bakers on here yesterday and only just realised how bad it is for dogs.

Our miniature dachshund is 18months old and has been on bakers for the last few months but i want to change him to something healthier and just wondered if anyone had any recommendations?

we only have pets at home close by tonite.

thanks flowers

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 01-Nov-16 18:44:18

We have science plan hills mini (Pets at Home have a £5 voucher in magazine at the moment) We got ddog in Jan and he's always been on it. He loves it and he has fab shiny eyes and decent poos. You don't have to feed much as there's little waste. A lot of people don't rate it. When I was in PAH I was stood next to a woman she was buying it she said her husband's a vet and he used to work for them and they know what's in it and it's decent stuff.
HTH smile

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 01-Nov-16 18:45:39

It works out cheaper with the voucher if you buy the 1.5 kg bag by the way. They're only meant to give you the offer once but ours let you buy more next time smile

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 01-Nov-16 18:46:01

Bags of energy too. smile

wowwee123 Tue 01-Nov-16 18:56:46

Thanks flying.

sounds silly but i never really thought about what food good be doing to him especially behaviour wise so i think it will be good to at least try something else.

He looks fab even the vet commented he could be a show dog breeder doesn't do papers though and he is a good, slim weight but he does go through stages of not eating and has taken to urinating in the house.

He does struggle doing a poo too and has to charge around a lot to get it out / or be walking.

Isthatwhatdemonsdo Tue 01-Nov-16 20:53:29

Royal Canin do a dachshund food.

wowwee123 Tue 01-Nov-16 21:26:28

thanks isthat had a look at both those foods but settles on james well be good as was on offer and had heard good stuff about that too.

he is currently crunching away on it as we speak grin

Kleptronic Tue 01-Nov-16 21:33:02

Mine's slim, shiny coat, bright eyed, full of bounce, 'perfect' according to the vet - on Autarky working dog food as he won't eat his own because the collie doesn't have it hmm

wowwee123 Tue 01-Nov-16 21:38:43

ha klep ours only seems to manage the small dog sized bites.

he's quite a fussy eater so if he likes something we tend to stick with it. fingers crossed for his stuff.

TheFlyingFauxPas Tue 01-Nov-16 22:21:31

Awww love to hear of him crunching away. Hope he gets on well with it. Don't know if you know but if you try it and it doesn't suit you can take it back to Pets at Home. wink

wowwee123 Wed 02-Nov-16 07:47:45

ooh i didn't know that. thanks that'a good news as i was a bit hessitant at spending £15 as opposed to the £4 or £5 we normally spend and had just spent

so far so good although he hasnt gone rushing to his bowl this morning, he never does anyway but i thought it might have tasted so good he would grin

Db's dog will be over the moon to get his bakers cast off.

AgainPlease Wed 02-Nov-16 08:03:12

We feed our mini dachshund Lilly's Kitchen (both dry and wet), I think it's stocked in most naice independent/boutique dog shops but Waitrose has also started selling a limited range.

We literally don't feed him anything else as I'm afraid to give him "junk food" like Bakers or other High Street brands. Our dog trainer said it was like feeding them McDonalds confused

It's quite expensive though.

TheFlyingFauxPas Wed 02-Nov-16 18:29:43

My cats used to eat tins of Bakers cat food - they did a pack of fishy varieties and they loved it. They were perfectly healthy, shiny, purry cats 😊

TheFlyingFauxPas Wed 02-Nov-16 18:35:50

Though it's more expensive op you may find you need less as some cheaper brands have more fillers. Check the guide on the bag 😊 It's was to overfeed when they're so little but don't seem gobblers like labs. I was kind of feeding ddog on demand blush and his weight was stealthily creeping. He has leg probs so needs to be as light as poss.

wowwee123 Thu 03-Nov-16 14:39:50

thanks everyone.

i did see the lillys kitchen stuff. we will stick with james wellbegood for now see how he gets on. would be nice if he did settle a little and found it easier going to the loo.

that is exactly how i explained bakers to dp when i had read all the info. he was eyeing up aldi stuff last night and coming home to compare it with james wellbegood tight buggee. 1 bag will easily last ours a month.

Deckthehallswithjammydodgers Sat 05-Nov-16 17:58:03

Hi I have a mini dachshund as well I've recently changed to grain free evolution naturally his coat is so shiny and he wolfs it down in seconds . He had previously been on Royal canin which is full of grains and fillers take a look at it has review on most dog foods I was surprised at what a low rating Royal canin gets considering my vet recommends it !.

wowwee123 Mon 07-Nov-16 21:51:03

sorry just saw your reply. i will keep that one in mind. thank you.

TheFlyingFauxPas Sat 12-Nov-16 12:44:20

I'm a huge believer in aldi quality but sadly their dry dog food looked very poor. Though when ddog got the chance to try some he loved it. Though it was a treat! Maybe like a Big Mac? He does have the occasional small Earls tin though - one will last about 3 meals as a little treat mixed in with dry.

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