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    DefaultInteresting article on Royal Canin food

    Dog Food Made From Feathers: A Win-Win for Royal Canin - Forbes

    I'm sure a few owners would have an ick factor, but I can see where a novel protein source would be very beneficial for dogs who have food issues.



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    Not sure I agree with that. How does a Great Dane's digestion differ from a Yorkie, other than size? Don't their systems still process food the same way?

    And if a dog has an allergy to chicken, won't it still have an allergy to chicken feathers? I could see worms, or even certain insects, as a novel protein.
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    I agree, chicken, chicken feathers....I think RC is just trying to utilize a byproduct (the feathers) that would otherwise go to waste.

    Interesting idea with the insects though. Supposedly high in protein, and certainly unique! Digestion of the keratin may be an issue, but interesting!


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    Yuck! I am just not sure about this however if it was a food that could benefit dogs with severe allergies or IBD like Chris' Ernie and Tessa that is wonderful. I do wish they would make their prices a bit more reasonable, those with dogs that already have these kind of health issues are spending a huge amount of money at the vet.
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    I posted last night and it crashed before I hit send so posted this morning.Vets here are really excited

    Tess has been eating it for a week. Tess and Erns have been chosen to trial it here in N.Z.
    They claim no dog has had a reaction to it. It smells devine. lol.

    At first the vet didn't tell me what the protein was then after he gave me the bag I thought to ask. At first my eyes almost fell out, but if it helps them that is fine.

    Evidently it has been cooked in a way the feathers are not like chicken so dogs with chicken intolerance like Tess and Ernie can have it.

    $150.00 for an 8 kilo bag. A 12 kilos bag the size we would normally get will be $195. The food I feed at present is $175.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazongold View Post
    Not sure I agree with that. How does a Great Dane's digestion differ from a Yorkie, other than size? Don't their systems still process food the same way?

    And if a dog has an allergy to chicken, won't it still have an allergy to chicken feathers? I could see worms, or even certain insects, as a novel protein.
    From what I understand they have been researching worms and bugs. Evidently it is safe for humans so they are looking at bugs for dogs.
    For me the worry of having 2 Labradors not able to eat food I would do anything to be able to feed them and get them off meds.

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    Chris, that is awesome news! I hope it works for both Erns and Tess, and that the price comes down soon. If dogs do not react to the feathers the same way they do chicken, that could be a God-send for many people.
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    Cool. Let us know how it works.



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    I was able to see the feathers today they put in the food. In its meal form. Very interesting. It looked no different from the chicken meal, bi-product meal you see in any other food. Also a look at the clay in its harvested form before broken down for use in the food. Found it pretty fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kassabella View Post
    I posted last night and it crashed before I hit send so posted this morning.Vets here are really excited

    Tess has been eating it for a week. Tess and Erns have been chosen to trial it here in N.Z.
    They claim no dog has had a reaction to it. It smells devine. lol.

    At first the vet didn't tell me what the protein was then after he gave me the bag I thought to ask. At first my eyes almost fell out, but if it helps them that is fine.

    Evidently it has been cooked in a way the feathers are not like chicken so dogs with chicken intolerance like Tess and Ernie can have it.

    $150.00 for an 8 kilo bag. A 12 kilos bag the size we would normally get will be $195. The food I feed at present is $175.00
    That is awesome Chris! I really hope Erns and Tessa do well on it.
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