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General dog chat / Dog Age in Human Years
« Last post by Seaweed on Today at 08:46 »
Scientists Use Genetics to Develop Better Formula to Calculate Dog Age in “Human Years”
https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-use-genetics-to-develop-better-formula-to-calculate-dog-age-in-human-years/
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Raw feeding / Re: Paleo Ridge Raw Dog Food Products
« Last post by Seaweed on Yesterday at 12:15 »
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Dog foods / Re: Private Label , how to get food rating
« Last post by Dottie on Yesterday at 08:56 »
Thank you for your reply. I have found Time for Paws to be good on prices but check around. The Forthglade multipacks seem to be better value for money.
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Dog foods / Re: Private Label , how to get food rating
« Last post by Rufus Mum on Jul 01, 2020, 22:43 »
Oh I forgot, I got 86 too, but I also put in sweet potato and the score dropped. I think it might be user error. Lol.
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Dog foods / Re: Private Label , how to get food rating
« Last post by Rufus Mum on Jul 01, 2020, 22:41 »
Hi, wow that was quick. Thank you so much for the check. I have had Rufus on it well since he came off their puppy food. I did give it to my vet to check as well. He is just coming up to 3 now and absolutely no issues with it.

I do top up every day with the meat only forthglade mixers. Most days he eats it straight away. But lately not as much, hence the check. In hindsight, it must be the recent heat as he was licking the bowl out today.  But it sounds like I am on the right lines and as you say the large sacks are very economically.

Right off to check the forthglade wet food now. Thank you so much, this site is amazing.  :D
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Dog foods / Re: What do you mainly feed your dog nowadays ?
« Last post by Dottie on Jul 01, 2020, 21:54 »
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Dog foods / Re: What do you mainly feed your dog nowadays ?
« Last post by mthomas92 on Jul 01, 2020, 21:12 »
my bad. i cant post external links but this is the site. idaptweb(dot)com/best-automatic-pet-feeders/
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Dog foods / Re: Private Label , how to get food rating
« Last post by Dottie on Jul 01, 2020, 20:14 »
The Instant Review Generator returned a nutritional score of 86% for me and no red ingredients. What did you get when you tried it? Was it much different?

Private label foods are often good value for money but you have done exactly the right thing by checking the ingredients because some can be awful. This one doesn’t look too bad. Typically, grain free foods often contain white potato and pea derivative which this one has but not in large amounts. Sweet potato is better nutritionally and this has  24%. The protein is low average. A very active dog may need a bit more though. As it is classed as working I would have thought it might be a bit higher but I suspect that this is because 33% of the fish is fresh, not meal. 

If your dog is doing ok on it then I would see no reason to change. If you are minded to give a suitable fresh cooked food topper sometimes it will add variety. Have a look at Rodney Habib’s YouTube channel because there are videos on there in which he explains about the benefits of adding fresh cooked vegetables etc. If you want to hike up the protein a bit, maybe add some chicken, minced beef, scrambled egg etc.
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Dog foods / Re: Private Label , how to get food rating
« Last post by Rufus Mum on Jul 01, 2020, 17:04 »
Hello,
Thank you so much for the quick response. I have taken a photo of the label. I dont know how it is made, I looked on the internet using the flavour as a search.

The flavour is Salmon with Trout, Sweet Potato & Asparagus.

The bag comes up showing as grain free.
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I chose my dog food on ingredients, quality and preparation. I was delighted to see that it is packaged in cardboard cartons which are compostable and recyclable. The Puffin packaging is returnable and the company provide labels so there is no cost to the customer.
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