Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
I applaud you for taking your dog off the Beneful; very poor food. Although I'm sure the K9 officers mean well, IMO their advice is poor also. I suspect they feed what they're told and I also suspect there is some kind of deal with the retailer or manufacturer for their dogs food.....based on my experience. I am curious what they would say if you asked "why is it so good?"; do they have education and experience in nutrition to support their opinion, based on the product ingredients? I really dislike the ingredients in RC, I think for the price it's very poor value. Personally I think Orijen is the food to go with if feeding dry.
How much to feed is very dependent on the activity level and caloric density of the food...the higher quality grain free foods for example generally have a higher caloric density and require you to feed smaller amounts. By 9 months mine ate twice per day, from the three-four when he was a young pup.
PS If you're looking for new foods for the dog, ask for sample bags or buy the smallest one possible so you don't find yourself wasting large sums of money on the big bags, until you find the one you both like.
Dexter-male, sable GSD, 2 yr. old rescue
"My impetus is an unfulfillable debt to animals
entrusted to my care before I recognized the extent of our advanced industrial and societal hypocrisy (i.e. the extent of my own ignorance and participation)."
Kato- 12 yrs, GSD, forever my friend
Kelsey- 15 yrs, GSD, an inspiration
Last edited by Gib Laut; 06-05-2010 at 02:10 PM.