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Offline GinnyB

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Moving to wet food
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:44:47 PM »
Mali is 13 now and whilst she has always been a healthy dog (with managed Cushings disease), she is now starting to show signs of age and has recently had a number of heath issues.

One of the things Iíve noticed is that she prefers not to have anything too hard to eat. She has been fed Arden Grange dry food since being a puppy and has been on their senior brand for a few years now but Iíve noticed that she leaves more than she eats. Iíve recently been supplementing her meal with a wet food pouch (which she wolfs down!) but Iím not sure itís as nutritious as the AG. Iíd like to look at moving her wholly onto wet food but I want one that is as good as the AG has been.

All her teeth are sound so thatís not an issue and she is a healthy weight at ten kilos. Does anyone have anything they can suggest as an alternative?
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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 05:41:54 PM »
Ollie is 13 soon and has a really sensitive tum and any slight change can cause an upset .....he is really settled on this Natures Deli Turkey and Chicken.
https://www.petproducts.co.uk/manufacturer/petello/Food-Treats/dog-Food-Treats/Multi-Serve/260816_Natures-deli-Senior-(Ckn-Tky)-400g-tray

I also give him the salmon too and add white fish with this plus one crushed yumove tab.  There is an Iams for older dogs which is small sized and I have used this....but it gets tossed out of the bowl :D

The turkey/chicken is senior and has added supplements for older dogs.

I think there are others around...but Ollie has to stay away from potato based foods.
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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 06:50:55 PM »
I feed both mine Forthglade wet food, it is hypoallergenic, they do a variety of menus, including for puppies and older dogs (mine have the regular grain free) and a 'Just' range which is 90% meat and you add your own mixer to it

https://forthglade.com/shop-dog/wet-dog-food

I also add a few of Natures Menu Mighty Mixer biscuits to each meal to add a bit of crunch.

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 07:55:04 PM »
Archie has always been on wet food. Because of allergies he has to have a fish diet so we use Fishmongers Finest. We get the mixed pack - salmon, trout and fish flavours. He does brilliantly on it.

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 08:23:06 PM »
Thanks all. Iíll look into those xx
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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 08:28:31 PM »
Just a wee note to say that AG do a very limited option of wet food, but if she is doing well on, and likes AG already, it might be worth looking at.

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2020, 09:00:15 PM »
I did look at that but there seemed to be little choice. Maybe some of the pet sites have some other options x
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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 04:35:16 PM »
I was surprised at hoe few options for wet food AG had.

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 07:36:22 PM »
Not sure if you have already decided on a food, but just wanted to add another option! Currently away in the motor home, and as always, have to pop into a pet shop, just in case! Anyway, picked up a few trays of Symply wet food for Miss Fussy Pants  :005:  She hoovered it. It is a decent quality and a good variety of flavours. Might be worth a look.

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020, 05:17:49 PM »
Good to know, thank you. I picked up a couple of cans of Lizzies Kitchen, just because I could get my hands on it right away. Mali loved it but I donít think itís the one. It was more of a loaf and I prefer to have a bit of sauce in it so itís easier to hide tablets 🙄

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 07:06:00 PM »
Oh yes, subterfuge is key  :lol2: If you popped the food in the microwave for half a minute it will soften it and it will smell nice too, might be a bit of a distraction.

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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2020, 01:13:19 PM »
Great tip. I love it!
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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2020, 03:53:51 PM »
My dogs have to have have wet food . I used to  be a food snob, and even made my own recipes. My son brought his pup up on Butchers grain free Tripe Loaf mix, and she looks fantastic,  slim, shiny , clean teeth and ears. So. I had a go, and studied review sites, and Butchers own website. I am happy with all that, and the dogs adore it and look great.  I once had a leaky tin, and was given a 24 pack replacement worth £13.
Itís worth buying a tin or two to  try.  The Tripe loaf  suits mine best. I am sceptical of foods that have a minimal dash of certain herbs just to sound good.
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Re: Moving to wet food
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2020, 03:24:44 PM »
Thank you for that. Iíve been using Pedigree sachets but I know people have issues with pedigree so whilst I was happy to use it as ďgarnishĒ  :005: to hide pills, I wasnít sure about using it as a full meal. Itís good to know that you donít need to spend a fortune to feed them a good quality product. X
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