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Thank you all, I'm going to trial one of the foods Dottie recommends - although I note that doesn't include Akela which is the one I'd considered as the ingredients look good - has anyone any experience of this?

Will let you know how she gets on.



Sorry, forgot to say that I did that - by 10%, then 20% & she started getting an upset tummy.  I'm guessing that it isn't having any impact because it's 62% rice (only dawned on me today).

Also didn't explain that everyone is saying she's too thin as you can see her bones on her haunches & she matches the underweight diagrams in all the books.


My female retriever will be one in a couple of weeks and I'm worried as she is too slim and am also surprised she hasn't come into season yet. She's happy, bouncy, playful and well balanced, calm and well behaved for her age.

As a puppy she arrived on eukanuba, she was scratching a little & also her anal glands were full & having had retrievers before I know the food can make them sensitive to both of these. So because of this & the fact they're owned by Procter & Gamble I decided to change. I did quite a lot of research & chose Burns chicken & Rice and was really happy I felt I was doing the best for her. She grew & put weight on. At 9 months she started getting a little 'loose' in the afternoons. So I stopped her lunch & then transferred her gradually to the equivalent burns adult food. She doesn't seem to have gained any weight (& is losing it) since then. Currently she is 24.8kg. (Having been over 27). She is wormed. The vet says she's ok to be slim if I'm going to have her spayed as she will put weight on afterwards.This week I've been supplementing her food with a Natures menu pouch a day  and my friendly pet shop have suggested I give her some Skinners Track & Field Muesli as it has molasses to feed her up so I'm about to test that.

I don't want to keep switching around her food & cause any upset, I'm happy to pay for the best food for her and this site suggests Akela. I was considering mixing this with Natural instinct real meat.

I'd be interested if any of you have any thoughts, experience or suggestions on this?

Thank you

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