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Chappie Original Tins

Type of food

Complete wet paté

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From 12 months to old age

Pack sizes

412g cans


412g cans = £1.50

AADF rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Not hypoallergenic: Contains wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and/or artificial additives or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Cereals, Fish and Fish Derivatives (Including Whitefish 14%), Meat and Animal Derivatives (Including Chicken 4%), Oils and Fats (Including Sunflower Oil 0.3%), Minerals, Provence Herbs.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a: 7805 IU, Vitamin D3: 161 IU, Copper (Copper(ii) Sulphate Pentahydrate): 2.2 mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate, Anhydrous): 0.75 mg, Iron (Iron(ii) Sulphate Monohydrate): 9.6 mg, Manganese (Manganous Sulphate, Monohydrate): 5.8 mg, Zinc (Zinc Sulphate, Monohydrate): 22.7 mg.

Technological additives

Unspecified Gelling Agents.

Typical Analysis

Protein 6.0%, Fat 3.8%, Fibre 1.2%, Ash 1.9%, Moisture 73.8%, Calcium 0.42%, Phosphorus 0.26%.


103.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.


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Company info
Name: Mars Petcare UK
HQ: Melton Mowbray, UK
Parent company: Mars
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Chappie22 Chappie foods listed
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Frolic11 Frolic foods listed
Greenies44 Greenies treats listed
James Wellbeloved4141 James Wellbeloved foods listed88 James Wellbeloved treats listed
Nutro1010 Nutro foods listed
Orijen1111 Orijen foods listed
Pedigree1414 Pedigree foods listed1414 Pedigree treats listed
Royal Canin8383 Royal Canin foods listed
Techni-Cal44 Techni-Cal foods listed
Manufacturer's product description

" Chappie Complete Wet Dog Food is a 100% complete and balanced dog food developed with vets. As well as containing no artificial colours, flavours, added sugar, eggs, dairy, red meat or soya, Chappie dog food tins contain all of the essential nutrients that your dog requires in a dog food to keep them in top condition every single day.


Our dog food loaf recipes contains everything your dog needs to keep them full of vitality.

Healthy Digestion

Our Chappie dog food contains dietary fibres to help support your pet\'s digestion.

Healthy Bones

Our chicken and rice dog food with rice contains calcium and phosphorus to help support healthy bones.

Wet dog food developed with our nutritionists and veterinarians of the WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute.

Healthy coat & skin, Every Chappie wet dog food can contains essential fatty acids to help support skin & coat healthy "

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dave 25 9 days ago

is there a cluten free version of chappie availble ?

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DonnaR 3 months ago

Had anyone elses dog had bad acid reflux in chappie, it has taken me years of trying different dog foods from the most expensive, raw, freeze dried, fresh and everything in between, chappie is the first food that has stopped their diarrhea and produce firm stools, but the downside they suffer terrible nausea and reflux?

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Dawn Nicholls 8 months ago

Everytime my dog has this she poos out little brown hard seeds, anybody know what these are?

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DonnaR Dawn Nicholls 2 months ago

Mine are pooping out yellow seeds I think it must be the high carbs in it

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Catherine Keyani 9 months ago


I have to feed my dog chappie kibble all the time now as she suffers badly with pancreatis and upset stomachs

She used to eat all different brands from highly priced to low prices and we could not pinpoint what the cause was and if any foods were good for her.

Also the ingredients are so baffling

As I thought high protein was better for them fill them up more satisfied.... but harder for them to lose weight .

The kibbles with less protein I'm thinking we'll is there anything in it that's nutritious and is it going to be enough for her ..

Am I feeding her just filler and rubbish and not getting anything to benefit her

I don't want to deprive my dog

She is hungry all the time

More so in the evening

Any help much appreciated

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MT Catherine Keyani 6 months ago

Just feed her what works - what stops her being ill. Stop worrying about it. The stuff we used to feed to dogs back in the 80s was way worse than anything around now and they were just fine. The entire dog industry is now set up to make owners worry. You can try adding in a bit of high protein/low carb food, along with the Chappie, if you really want to and see how she gets on. Do it slowly though. Don't substitute more than say 1/5th of the bowl at a time and wait a few days to see the results.

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catwild27 9 months ago

The price of this has shot up recently. Six cans cost from £6 - £9 in a multi pack of 6. The availability has dropped with only a few stores having any stock.

Chappie tinned dog food is now more expensive than better quality brands.

I keep it in stock for when my lurcher has an upset stomach and is off his food. It is comparatively cheaper to buy chicken breasts and rice and boil them up instead!

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Jack Mitchell 10 months ago

Our female boxer dog Dusty has pancreatitis so i decided nothing but the best for Dusty.. it didnt matter what the cost. Nothing worked.. our vet suggested Chappie.. i wont even say what my reaction was... Well.. Dusty is now loving life.. loves the stuff.. she cant get enough and she is looking great... so have an open mind... its not always about price 😍

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Sara Hodkinson Jack Mitchell 9 months ago

Many years ago my mums westie had diabetes and was having food from the vet. She saw a different vet on one occasion who told her to feed chappie and save some money. The dog lived well into her teens, despite the diabetes. I have had my dog on all kinds of expensive foods and even now cook for him myself but always had chappie in for after any upset tummy’s. I decided recently to save time and cost for cooking myself that I would give him a mix of my food and chappie and he love it. Does whiff a bit though lol. He also gets the odd extra bit of a good quality high meat kibble if he’s done a lot of exercise.

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Dolores Webb 11 months ago

Anybody noticed that Chappie is not as good as it was a month or so ago? Our Labrador gets c Chappie everyday but consistency is not as solid, not sure dog is getting enough nutrition!

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Leigh68 one year ago

Hi my girl is 5kg and she suffers from colitis so feeding her chappie but I'm not quite sure how much she should be having she's just on the original wet food could anyone help please

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Jennifer Wood Leigh68 one year ago

300 - 350g according to the tin

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Arriane cook one year ago

I've been reading the comments about crappie and I’m amazed that some people are so nasty about this dog food, I'm a qualified dog nutritionist and dog groomer. I've always owned collies Rough and working border collies. Rough collies have the worst digestive system along with gsd. My experience of rough collies is that crappie is the only food that doesn't run through them apart from kibble. I've had show collies on chappie and their coats were in excellent condition, chappie has mostly fish in it which is the reason it's good for runny tummies. My present dog is a border but she needs grain free and has a sensitive digestive system so she does great on royal canon and yes chappie no runny poo and no itchy skin, I do give her a tablespoon cod liver oil also daily

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Helsblack one year ago

I've just starting weaning my 1 year old cocker spaniel on chappie tins food can I store the rest of tin in plastic container in fridge. I'm introducing it in small amounts will it be OK to store in fridge many thanks 😊

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All About Dog Food Helsblack one year ago

As long as you store it in the fridge for less than 5-7 days it should be fine

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Christine Hordley one year ago

As a fosterer for the brilliant Many Tears Rescue I know that this is their remedy for dodgy tummies. As a raw feeder after doing Canine Nutrition study I too tend to turn my nose up at what my mum used years ago. BUT! My terrier gets pancreatitis and I manage a low fat diet which includes whitefish. Chappie is always in reserve for when she has a "turn". Using it now for my 11yr old collie lurcher with colitis and it works but I want to work around it to vary the cereals.

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Doggy Christine Hordley one year ago

I agree

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Warren Thorne 2 years ago

I've tried my dog - a Shorkie - on every dog food imaginable from every manufacturer - from the high priced 'high end' foods (wet and dry) to Supermarket own brands, raw foods and even making my own. The only food she has taken to, is Chappie original. Whilst I always viewed this as a 'low-end' budget brand, she actually seems to really thrive on it and consequently, I am very happy to keep her on it.

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tumteetum 2 years ago

Have been feeding my terrier x poodle this for a few days while awaiting her normal food (Arden Grange). She's highly strung at the best of times but her hyperactivity has gone through the roof, even with long walks and games throughout the day. I think it's the high carb content. So looking forward to her regular food arriving!

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Chelsea 3 years ago

I don’t know why this has such a low rating. We fed this to our Yorkshire Terrier as recommended by the vets as he had diabetes and they said this would be the best food for him as it’s easy to digest. And it really improved his health, he lived to be around 15.5 years old.I’m getting a cockerspaniel soon and when she’s a puppy I’m considering feeding her on the dry version of this.

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Linda Taylor 4 years ago

Fed my epileptic border collie on chappie to reduce his weight and it has also reduced his fits nobody k ows why but vet said to carry on with it

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T Clamp 4 years ago

Our vet recommended Chappie after our Labrador got pancreatitis and hemorrhagic gastroenteritis as she needs a low fat diet. Seems to be working well!

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Anna Hayward 5 years ago

I have a rescue dog who was fed on pizza crusts, bread, chips and anything he could scavenge. Very rarely he allegedly got dog food, but if it did, it wasn't often. He cannot digest any dog food except tinned Chappie. I tried to introduce puppy kibble, on the advice of my vet, as he is several kilos underweight, but as soon as we got to 50/50 he had vomiting and diarrhoea and lost weight. So we are feeding him exclusively on Chappie at the moment. He's keeping it down and his weight is going up, so job done. It may not be the best quality food, but a dog who was fed on literal rubbish can't digest quality food. I'm introducing a bit of Symply wet food as we go, but very, very slowly. The main problem is he needs 4 tins a day and cannot really digest more than about half a tin at a time.

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Christine Himmons 5 years ago

I have read all the comments and i am staggered at how rude some of you have been. i had 5 dogs some years ago and one had a really funny tummy. they had been on premium foods. When Trudie was about 2 we saw a vet who told us to put the dogs on Chappie. not because it was cheap but because it was mild on dogs stomachs. Trudie lived to be 14, Sam 14, Casey 13.5, Russ 17 and Ben 13, that is not bad going for a trashy diet lol. I think if your dog thrives on it like our dogs did you should use it. i now have a 11 year old rescue lurcher, i tried lots of high end high prices foods and he could not get on with it ( he has lost most of his teeth due to severe infection ignored by previous owner) so i returned back to Chappie and as a previous person said it can be balled up to help him eat and he is looking great! He may go the toilet 2/3 times a day but that's fine as he is looking good on it. i also changed over my slightly (very) overweight lab/staff to Chappie and she looks shiny and starting to loose some of the excess. She also had problems with her anal glands and Chappie has cleared this up also - Chappie is good for my dogs...that's all i can say, and by the way its not the cheapest...and no one should be rude to each other when we are all just trying to do the best for our dogs. i hope!

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Amanda Rollins Christine Himmons 5 years ago

You are so right. Saved my shitzu with colitis and he lived to over 17. Fed it from 18 months old.

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Dave Lympany 5 years ago

Our collie pup is super hypo and I think a lot of it is her diet. We give her the grain free Dr green but since going on it she is so naughty and over the top boisterous. She is very busy anyway but we've noticed a change since putting her on the grain free.
She was on James wellbeloved but she seemed bored with it...not touching it and missing mealtimes. The grain free is a high protien 25% so i think this is the problem to an already hughly strung dog. Any ideas for a good low protein food? Burns is ok at only 18% but just seems to be all rice. I'm sure a lower protein diet will calm her down a bit. Dave.

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Simon Davis Dave Lympany 5 years ago

Hi, my border collie is the same. She was on a high protein food (35%). She now has a raw food diet which is about 9-11% depending on what variety of food it is. She is so much calmer and a lot happier now

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Margaret Smith 6 years ago

My 11year old black Labrador is blind and overweight, and has arthritis,her coat was poor she was lethargic and we thought it was the end for her, my vet suggested we change her diet to chappie wet or dry. She has both alternately and loves it. In 8 months she has improved so much, her coat is shiny she has lost 10 kilos and has so much energy she is like a new dog, it may not work for all dogs , but it definitely did for mine.

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Joanna Margaret Smith 5 years ago

We were recommended chappie last week when they discovered our boy is a diabetic, I also know of another couple of owners who's different vets have recommended they out theirs on Chappie too

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Jacqui Hill 6 years ago

Hi! Can anyone help me?
I have the fussiest 12 year old miniature dachshund diabetic dog who will eat eventually but it's like pulling teeth! She's currently on Royal Canin diabetic tin, which has to have a little chicken/salmon (tried cod recently, that went down like a lead balloon!) in order for her to reluctantly consume it.
I've heard Chappy would be a good alternative to occasionally throw in, just for a 'change' of diet...as I think she literally gets bored, I know 'people' say doggies don't get bored with food but trust me, this sausage defo does!
I'd appreciate your feedback.....help me!!!!
Jacqui & Little Beau

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Anna Hayward Jacqui Hill 5 years ago

It's not recommended to suddenly change a dog's diet, as it upsets their gut bacteria. Unlike humans, dogs do better with a consistent diet.

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Linda Mcgregor 6 years ago

HiMy old boxer was ill with blood in his poo etc. Did my research and chappie came out the best on many forums. Gave him the tins and seemed to sort out his digestive problems. I actually now feed raw but will always have some chappie in in case I forget to defrost.

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anne brown 6 years ago

Hi I have just started my dog on chappie original and mixer, I have tried several dry food since I had her as a small pup, she will eat most brands, through from cheap supermarket own brands, pedigree, James Wellbeloved, Burns, Eden, we've done normal, hypoallergenic and most recently grain free, we've done chicken, beef, duck, lamb and fish varieties, we've done profibre, yogurt, boiled eggs, pobiotics, I've tried feeding less, and after over a year of trying all these things, and more besides, her poo still isn't very good.
From googling images of dog poo I have narrowed the problem down to a small intestine problem.
Has anybody else got or had a problem like this, or know anyone else who has, or could give me suggestions on what to try next.
She is a 16 month spayed show cocker, she is a good weight and is healthy enough in herself, but her poo's are hard to pick up,

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Rachel anne brown 6 years ago

My dog had severe problems. The vet recommended royal canin gastrointestinal vetinary low fat dry food (there is a non low fat version too but fats can cause rapid movement through a dogs system). It's worth a try but let your vet know. Good luck x.

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disqus_jrCNtY7iv4 anne brown 6 years ago

Try CSJ , or Skinner's Field and Trial Maintenance both are very good for the problem your pooch is having.

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Amanda Rollins anne brown 6 years ago

Try joining ibd dogs group on Facebook

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Safari 6 years ago

My dogs have done really well on the chappie original tins. I usually add fresh veg most days as well as the odd bit of additional meat occasionally to add variety. One dog is prone to skin issues and it has all cleared up - lovely soft, shiny coats too which everyone notices. I don't understand why Chappie gets a bad rap but I'm really pleased with it. Really good to stuff in kongs too when we go out. And the best bit, no wind! There was obviously something in other brands that wasn't agreeing with them, but now their digestion is great.

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Tony Pay 6 years ago

It amazes me how anyone can feed this sort of rubbish to their dog. If you are going to make a commitment to have a dog then the first thing you should do is feed the dog decent food. This sort of slurry is the same as feeding our children tinned meat casserole every day. I changed to Millies Wolfheart, I now feed less as it has less fillers in. My dog now poops far less, his coat is in fantastic condition. Don't waste your money on this product.

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Devorah Tony Pay 6 years ago

Whilst I do not feed Chappie to my own dogs, I feel your comment is inappropriate and degrading.
We have had over 20 rescue dogs and the ones that have been "kept" on chappie lived long happy healthy lives.
To say and I quote " It amazes me how anyone can feed this sort of rubbish to their dog. If you are going to make a commitment to have a dog then the first thing you should do is feed the dog descent food."
^^^ It sounds as tho you feel some how superior for feeding a food that suits your own dog, which is a very ill informed review and judgement you have made.
We have 3 rescue dogs and all 3 started on raw food now only 1 is on raw whilst the other two are on their own suited kibble foods because the raw did not suit the two of them.
Maybe you could try leaving a review for the food you have actually used and have experience of, im sure they would appreciate your time more.

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Amanda Rollins Devorah 5 years ago

Well said.

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Stephanie Vella Tony Pay 6 years ago

My dog was on royal canin low fat GI for Pancreatitis which he hated. After a lot of research it turned out Chappie was virtually the same after discussing this with my vet she said it's fine as it is the same but the fat content can be guaranteed in the RC where it might differ slightly from batch to batch with the chappie. Therefore you should probably keep your derogatory slurs about chappie feeding dog owners to yourself unless you know why people feed their dogs it.

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Amanda Rollins Tony Pay 5 years ago

Your opinion. Try reading comments and you will see why. No need for rudeness.

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Margaret Tony Pay 3 years ago

If you had a dog with chronic pancreatitis, really ill and then doing really well for the next 5 years on tinned Chappie, until 16 years old you might have a different opinion.

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MT Tony Pay 6 months ago

Your dog might do well with "Millies Wolfheart"...at about £29 for 4KG of kibble! Others don't or cannot afford such expensive food. I wonder who is wasting their money here? Back in the 80s and 90s, none of these outrageously priced designer foods were even available. There were a handful of brands about and you gave the dog some wet food plus dog biscuits. Were dogs back then any less healthy? All ours lived to the breed's expected lifespan and we never had any chronic illnesses. Now we're all guilted into thinking that if we're not buying human-level foods and avoiding wheat or whatever then we're being terrible owners. Are dogs any healthier? I see no evidence that they are.

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Annette James Tony Pay 5 months ago

Can't be as rubbish as you suggest as so many vets recommend it.

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Annette James Tony Pay 5 months ago

Can't be as "rubbish" as you are suggesting as so many vets recommend it.

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Annette James Tony Pay 5 months ago

Recommended by my vet so can't be that bad

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Lisa-Jane Baxter 7 years ago

Chappie IS rubbish nutritionally- BUT, it is the closest to the food vets prescribe for bad tummies and after ops etc - as it has very little in it that can upset them. For us, this has been a godsend as our dog was diagnosed with campylobacter as a pup, but due to other health issues wasn't able to have the antibiotics usually used. We had to let her immune system 'poop' it out! whilst giving her bland food and using vitamins etc to give her the added nutrients without upsetting her stomach. After 2 months of spending £2 a can on vet food (4 yes 4 cans a day at one time as she was so thin and we needed to bulk her up) the vet suggested Chappie. We now use it to supplement a quality dry feed with very low allergens and she loves it.

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Deborah Lunnon 7 years ago

Hi - I have looked and looked and read all about different dog foods etc and many are quite correct on here that Chappie is not the best food, HOWEVER, my 12 year old lab has a megaoesophagus and trying to find a substance that is soft, but will form into balls, is a complete nightmare. He cannot eat dry food (at all) nor can he eat liquid food, as he aspirates. We have to ball the food up and throw it down his throat and Chappie seems to be the only food that suits this purpose. Or does any one else know anything different. I personally would love to feed him Nutriment (a raw food) but at 37 kilos (the dog) I cannot afford the luxury.

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RussBroom Deborah Lunnon 7 years ago

Chicken and rice balls?
Over cook the rice so that it's stodgy. I'd add in sweet potato too, boil it all up together, let it cool, mash it and roll it into balls.

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Amanda Rollins RussBroom 5 years ago

Will not be nutritional complete, not an easy thing to achieve.

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Carol Hall Deborah Lunnon 6 years ago

you could go all the way to full raw, buy the minces (eg daf-petfood or manifoldvalleymeats) most daf minces are 10%bone, have a read up on how to switch and once switched you can add liver, kidney, heart) to the mince to be sure he is getting balanced food.This is much much cheaper than nutriment whilst still getting the benefit of raw feeding. Do read first about how to switch and cycle around the different meats but first you start with a single one. Full raw will be cheaper than chappie too.

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Stephanie Vella Deborah Lunnon 6 years ago

Have you looked at natures menu? That might ball up.

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DMR 7 years ago

There is so much misinformation about dietary requirements both for humans and dogs! Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition and this is nearly always down to poor diet. In humans, alcohol is a major contributory factor but I would not expect alcohol to play a part in a dog's diet.The real culprit is carbohydrate but you will not see that from nutritionists because all of their courses and information are funded by big Pharma and the food giants. This is not a dig at them as they are only offering honest advice based on what they have been taught. If you want to help yourself and your dog then ditch carbohydrate as much as possible, especially cereal grains! White rice is a safe starch so you can add that without too many issues.The major difference between canine and human metabolism is that canines can tolerate higher protein levels as they have the enzymes to break it down. Humans struggle with high protein because it is toxic above a certain level. We need to have fat with our protein, just Google "Rabbit Starvation" to learn more.ALL carbohydrate based diets are pro inflammatory and whilst this may not show initially, after a period of time they catch up with both dogs and humans. Fat and protein based diets are anti inflammatory and suit us much better.Forget the saturated fat/Cholesterol/Heart disease myth, it is also Big Pharma and Food trying to determine what we eat. There is ZERO true scientific evidence linking fat and cholesterol to heart issues or weight issues, only doctored evidence from unscrupulous Pharmaceutical companies who have a multi billion pound incentive called Statins. Also bear in mind that dogs produce their own Vitamin C so they have less coronary inflammation than us humans.I notice the post from Aaron Keats was 8 months so perhaps it is too late for his poor dog; I hope he's okay. For other dog owners, stay away from derivatives and cereals. My dog loves Aatu, I highly recommend it but there are others with Millie's Wolfheart being one. It can take a couple of weeks to phase in the new food because the metabolism has to switch onto it but in the long run you will have a happy and healthy dog.Before someone says "why should we believe you?" Well think about it, why would I feed my dogs and myself this way if it was false? I have studied nutrition is humans and canines but I refused to accept the dogma and looked outside the box! A few Google searches will offer proof.

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Anna Hayward DMR 5 years ago

I strongly suspect, reading this page, that the 'problem' for a lot of dogs is that they have been rescued from severe neglect and/or abuse which has damaged their stomachs, or they have other, rarer health issues. I know my friends retriever had pancreatitis due to a genetic abnormality (she was rescued from a puppy farm) and my own dog was starved. So mostly this is not normal, healthy dogs damaged by 'Big Pharma', this is dogs who other people have damaged and we're trying to find ways of getting them healthy.

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MT DMR 6 months ago

That saturated fat causes heart disease is one of THE best established scientific facts in nutrition science. Your paranoid ramblings about how nutrition degrees are paid for by "big pharma" are just embarrassing LOL. And none of this has anything to do with dog food. Funny how any crackpots on these forums are all pushing "Millie's" food which is OUTRAGEOUSLY priced....

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Janine Potts 8 years ago

My dogs won't tolerate an all dry diet so I have had to try and find a wet food that won't give them the runs and this is the only one that doesn't upset either of my dogs tummies, along with this I have used Kirkland premium and Harringtons and both my dogs have solid poo and not much flatulence (the smelly kind) so I am giving this food a good 5/5. I wouldn't even rate pedigree chum or winalot!

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Aaron Keats 8 years ago

We have started using Chappie because our 12yr old Lab has pancriatytis (excuse my spelling) and must be on as low fat a diet as possible. The tin States 3% so it seemed like a 'no brainier'
Having seen this review I now have two problems
1. Is obviously the issue of Chappie being rubbish!
2. Is the discrepancies in the nutritional values stated on the tin and the test results on this review.ie. Tin says 6%protien 3%fat
Test says 23%protien 11%fatThese values are miles apart and we could be feeding way to much fat??Any ideas?

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All About Dog Food Aaron Keats 8 years ago

Hi Aaron and thanks for posting. The differences in the nutritional levels you spotted are because the amounts given on the tin are 'as fed' while the on the dials above they are 'dry matter'. Since most of the tin is water (74%), the actual nutrients only make up the remaining 26% and of that 26%, 3 are fat and 6 are protein. Therefore, if we remove the water from the equation, the food is 11% fat and 23% protein. This is called the dry matter analysis and it allows us to compare foods with different moisture levels like dry foods and wet foods.Although the fat level of Chappie is not quite as low as you might first think and the ingredients list is pretty awful, it does tend to perform well in the treatment of health problems like pancreatitis so if your dog is doing well on it, I would certainly suggest sticking with it, at least until your Lab has fully recovered.

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Janine Potts Aaron Keats 8 years ago

Hi Aaron, I think if you know your dog you will see whether the food is any good for her or not, my hubby didn't want me to put ours on this as he thought it was rubbish, but even he has changed his mind, its been better for mine, their digestive systems and one of mind has bad dandruff and it has eased this (not cured!)

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Pam Caddick Aaron Keats 8 years ago

The protein percentage is different because the 23% will relate to the dried food the 8% to the wet food. If you Google this I think there is a table where you can work it out. I remember looking this up some time ago when I had problems with my own dog. Not sure whether the same applies to the fat content.

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LocalNumberFife 9 years ago

Made by Mars and suitable for Martians? Possibly - but it's certainly not very suitable for Earth dogs! I deal in dog food and I would not buy this, I would not sell this, and I would not feed it to my own dog. It's appalling!If you think your dog's life is cheap - then feed them cheap food. If you love your dog then look for a food with NAMED and QUALITY ingredients.Hint: Avoid derivatives like the plague. (Using DERIVATIVES is normally the last refuge of the slop scoundrels!)btw - This site is an ideal place to review dog food!

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Morbidly LocalNumberFife 7 years ago

If your dog is on the verge of dying from liver failure, what would you suggest they eat? I fed mine Chappie and she is still here 3 months later - no thanks to the vet. Please think before you type, it could save an animals life.

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Morbidly Morbidly 6 years ago

It's 2017 and she is still here. We have had some scares along the way, but I hope she will be with me for a few years yet.

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LocalNumberFife Morbidly 5 years ago

I'm sincerely glad your dog is still with you, however, Chappie is *not* a miracle food. There are much better alternatives. I won't name them, because I don't know enough about your dog and its lifestyle, however, I will say that in the case of foods to avoid, it's best to avoid Hill's science and the like.

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Morbidly LocalNumberFife 5 years ago

I don't feed her chappie any more as she doesn't like it. Also it turns out she has liver shunts. What food do you suggest? I currently feed Bakers as this is what she likes and it doesn't make her sick/vomit. She is 13 1/2.

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LocalNumberFife Morbidly 5 years ago

What breed is she, what size and what weight and what did the vet say about liver shunts?

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Morbidly LocalNumberFife 4 years ago

Jack Russell, just turned 14, weighs around 6kgs, she is inbetween queen ann and parsons jack russell, around 14 inches high. The vet is basically useless, I had to find out the suppliments and diet etc. They just keep wanting me to have tests and then nothing happens after the tests, other than carry on as you are. She does need to have anti biotics a few times a year when her system gets backed up with toxins and she usually get the runs and occassionally vomiting also. At the moment she is eating a few of the bakers shapes in the small dog range, for some reason she only likes some shapes, then she gets human grade meat such as beef/chicken/turkey a small amount twice a day cooked. I changed to the meat as my other dog [from the same litter, female, 10kgs and a bit taller] has been diagnosed with cancer of the sinus and needs easily chewable good quality food.

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Faye Gordon 9 years ago

Just a pointer, vets know very little about pet nutrition so not the best people to get advice on which dog food to feed. This site is brilliant and a much better guide to what to feed.

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Amanda Rollins Faye Gordon 6 years ago

Yes for normal dogs with healthy digestive system!! Try a dog that has bowel problems and get off your high horse!!!!!

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MT Faye Gordon 6 months ago

This site just gets nutrition figures from the tins and assumes meat and protein are good, grains and carbs are bad. That's it. Vets know a lot more than you think

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greschen 9 years ago

the vets like this, they all recommend it?

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megansmum 9 years ago

I wouldn't feed chappie if it was the last dog food on earth. Yes it's cheap, but full of crap.

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Amanda Rollins megansmum 6 years ago

Dog would enjoy starving? Nothing to do with cheap, it stops the runs so get off your high horse

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Anna Hayward megansmum 5 years ago

My dog loses weight on anything else. He was down to 23.4kg. As a lab x staffie he should weigh around 28kg. We have little room for errors - if the food causes him to lose weight, he could die. We have tried other foods, but so far he can only tolerate Chappie. We are working with our vet and their advice is to go with what works. He's now up to 25.4kg in two weeks on Chappie, which is tremendous progress.

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christine hollomby 10 years ago

put my dog on chappie tins she had poops for 2 days and was very sick she his a samoyed and the vet told me it was good for her

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Amanda Rollins christine hollomby 6 years ago

Yes it does make them poop lots but SOLID poops which are little less than a miracle with my poor sickly little dog!!!!!!!

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Guest 10 years ago

My dogs have had this food for quite a few years as the vet recommended it might help with anal gland problems so I followed the advice. It did not help but I kept them on it as it is fairly low in cost and was recommended by a vet. I often wondered why my dogs pooped about six times a day until I have recently bought a puppy and did a lot of research on dog foods which then made me realise I was feeding them rubbish! I have now changed to Millies Wolfheart and they poop only once a day and their coats are so shiny and they are much happier dogs!

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DMR Guest 7 years ago

Good for you, Millie's Wolfheart is excellent food!

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Amanda Rollins DMR 6 years ago

Yes tried that and mushy poops!!!!!

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Natasha Aikman Amanda Rollins one year ago

My dog was interduced to chappie as she has food intolerance, I wd b

Put tbls, of chappie in her chicken and rice and she kept it down, now she gets full tins of chappie and dry food, no sickness or sore tummy, highly recommended

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MT Guest 6 months ago

Wow! Who would have thought that yet another "random" poster also uses the tiny niche dogfood company as all the other random posters? Not remotely suspicious....

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