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Recently purchased the Royal Canin brand dry puppy chow for my boy Bosco... 馃挵


Up till now Bosco has tried many different much less expensive brands of dry puppy chow. He's not to keen to any of them. Royal Canin can cost more than double of many brands, so i decided to see what all the hubbub was about. First thang that caught our attention was the picture on the label, looked like something any growing pup would like to sink its choppers into...


Here pictured with the label is an actual sized royal canin kibble along with another well known brand of kibble. I double and triple checked the label and no where could i find anything saying the royal canin image advertised on the label is not the actual size, on the contrary, the way its worded leads one to believe it is the actual size...


Ok, the item on the label is a little misleading. With that said, one would assume that at the very least the royal canin kibble must be a smidgen larger than the less expensive competition, right. Unfortunately not... :(


Keep an eye open for our Royal Canin review part 2 when we examine its ingredients... 馃敩
 

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Have you checked "Dog Food Advisor" on line? Royal Canin is not exactly great food (FWIW).

I stopped feeding puppy food years ago because it can be very high in protein and energy and the puppy can develop panno (Panosteitis is a painful inflammation of the outer surface or shaft of one or more long bones of the legs).

The last two dogs I have gotten as puppies I fed RAW and bought a supplement called Puppy Gold (which you stop giving at 6 months of age). Dogs I fed dog food to before I went to a RAW diet were All Life Stages foods which lessen the possibility of Panno.

I used to feed grain free when it was potato based. Now the grain free diets are almost all pea based which boosts the crude protein in the diet but that crude protein is not digestible in dogs (and especially not digestible in cats). Dog Food kibble (more so than canned I think) has become a pretty low grade product across the board IMO. A lot of people I know were feeding Sportmix Dog food.. as a high quality product.. and it just had a recall. Certain Sportmix Pet Food Recalled for Potentially Fatal Aflatoxin
 

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Follow this link. Much to learn there.
Thanks, but if the last several years has taught me anything, its that the portion of the population that reviews are worthless is much, much larger than i ever imagined. I not only try to follow the science but want to see proof of it too...
 
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