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I have been making the transition from Royal Canin to Millies + small amounts of raw mince following the reviews on this website.  The grain free option and lack of red ingredients is what convinced me.

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General discussion / Re: Fussy eater
« on: Aug 03, 2015, 14:05 »
Many thanks, much appreciated.  He has started to eat small amounts again but certainly not with the same enthusiasm as before.  However, he seems very happy and not showing any signs of illness.

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General discussion / Fussy eater
« on: Aug 02, 2015, 18:41 »
My 12 week French bulldog pup has become extremely fussy with his food after having his 2nd vaccination and microchip last Thursday.  I have been feeding him Royal Canin (as recommended by the breeder) and started the change over process to Millie's wolfheart which was going very well until Thursday. Now he doesn't want either food.   I've been wetting with warm water and picking the food up after 10 minutes and still no luck.  I've also tried to entice him with minced chicken and tripe and he still isn't interested. At best he might eat a very small amount but nothing more.  Other than that he is absolutely fine- running around playing, drinking etc but I am getting a bit concerned as he was a hearty eater before and is starting to lose weight.  I don't want to change his food as I really don't want a fussy dog when it comes to food.

Any ideas?

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Thank you all so much for your comments very much appreciated.  I have found it quite difficult and a wee bit discombobulating to find an alternative food as all the breeders I spoke to before buying my pup fed Royal Canin.  I was quite shocked to see such a popular and widely used dog food receive such poor ratings on this site. 

After further research I think I will opt for Millie's wolf or Arden mixed with a raw diet.   I find it equally as surprising that the larger pet shops do not stock the better rated food from this site.

This site has opened my eyes to a lot when it comes to dog food.  At the end of the day the majority of dog owners want to feed their dog the best dog food within their budget so it is sad that some companies are charging high prices for what would appear to be low quality food. 

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Hello all,
 
I would be most grateful for your personal opinions/experience to help me make an informed decision about choosing a dry complete food to feed my new 10 week old French Bulldog .  I appreciate there will be many different views and suggestions e.g. why not BARF/Raw etc but I want to focus on complete foods only.  The breeder recommended I feed my pup Royal Canin Junior but I was shocked with the review on this website considering I can get a better food at about the same price.  I have concluded that I will continue with Royal Canin for the next few weeks to prevent stressing my pup/help him settle and slowly transition him to another complete food.  I haven’t identified any issues so far with Royal Canin as I suppose that is all he has been used to but if I can provide him with a better food I certainly will.

Like so many it would appear, I assumed feeding a well packaged and reasonably expensive foods such as Royal Canin, Science Plan, Eukanuba and others meant I was providing my dog with a complete food that was good, one I could afford and more importantly a food recommended by breeders and vets.
 
It would be really helpful for your personal opinions on what complete foods I should consider along with your experiences choosing a complete food for your pup/dog.  Once my pup reaches about 12 months old I will add tripe/beef mince to any complete I buy once a week as a treat.

Lastly I don’t want to pay anymore than about £60 pm for a complete food.  The food directory is a great and a useful tool but I would like to add some personal opinions to the mix before I make a decision.

Many thanks in advance for any opinions/experiences shared.

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