Thanks for the reply, it was very informative.
I'm glad Tribal is working out well for you.
Stamp gets fed twice a day. As he is out working, it's quite important for me to keep a good handle on his spending pattern, so I can have clean walks with him, avoid him going in public places randomly etc.
When I got him he was on Royal Cannin, which is what GuideDogs feed all their dogs on these days.
There are worse foods out there for sure, but still, I think they could do better.
But I suppose they have to balance the books, and if I was waiting for a dog because there were less due to high feeding costs, I probably wouldn't be very happy about that.
He sometimes did not eat his breakfast and seemed to really not like his food, but I was told that was because he was part GS.
I do wish GuideDogs would try a little harder when dogs don't like the standard food they provide.
I believe they are conducting some research in to puppy joint health.
Depending on the outcome of that, I guess they may look again at food.
Anyways I put him on the Eden and he loves his meals now.
I sometimes put a bit of warm water in it, to bring the oils out.
As I can afford to and do pay for his food, I can feed him what I want when it comes to dry.
Raw is not possible for me due to my life style, and I believe that there is some ruling from Environmental Health (who certify that Guide Dogs can go in to restaurants etc) that states they can not be raw fed.
Anyways that's another topic, not for this thread!
I would like to feed Freeze Dried Raw, as I think it would get around most of the complaints EH and other bodies have re bacteria, but it's far too expensive for me.
For the record, a smaller provider of Guide Dogs in the UK (Path Finder Dogs) feeds raw, and provides a freezer for the client.
I gave Stamp a few of the Tribal biscuits today, in a Chase and Chomp bone he has, to keep him occupied while I am working.
He seemed to really enjoy them.
I have quite a lot of Eden to get through, but when he is done with that I may get a 2.5 KG bag of Tribal, to see how he goes with it.