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    DefaultDoes anyone know about Royal Canin Food.

    This has just come onto the market here and claims it is a special labrador formula. Is it any good or usual sales hype?

    I don't usually feed Ernie dry food as he is allergic to it, but I do buy small bags for when I am away or out as raw can be difficult to take.


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    DefaultRe: Does anyone know about Royal Canin Food.

    All I know about it is that it and some other brands they make are made by the Mars candy people.

    The 3 biggest lines in the US (according to a person in marketing at Hill's Science Diet, a local company) are Eukanuba/Iams (by Procter & Gamble), Pro-Plan/Purian One/Etc. (by Nestle-Purina), and Hill's Science Diet (by Colgate-Palmolive).
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    DefaultRe: Does anyone know about Royal Canin Food.

    Chris I think there is certain of amount of marketing hype - we tried it when it first came out..I did not like the results. Knowing Erns history I think if I was you I'd pass.

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    DefaultRe: Does anyone know about Royal Canin Food.


    I've used Royal Canin products (Sensible Choice by RC), but I haven't used their Labrador food......except that I bought a small bag and used it for treats.... so I can't really comment on that. It's supposed to be a pretty good food. I think you have to try things for yourself to see how they work for "your" dog. They also put out a line of veterinary diets...including a mobility diet for dogs with joint problems.

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    DefaultRe: Does anyone know about Royal Canin Food.

    Thank you for this.. I get lazy sometimes and dry is so much easier.

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    DefaultRe: Does anyone know about Royal Canin Food.

    Royal Canin has different formulas for their foods in different parts of the world, although I'm not sure this is the case with the Labrador specific food. I only discovered this by accident when a friend in Europe went on and on about bad ingredients which didn't seem to be present in my bag! Anyway, I fed it for a while and the dogs did beautifully, but it was so difficult to find a store that carried freash stock ultimately, I gave up.

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    DefaultRe: Does anyone know about Royal Canin Food.

    Here are the ingredients for the Labrador Retriever formula...

    Ingredients
    Chicken meal, brown rice, corn gluten, oatmeal, barley, chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural chicken flavor, brewers rice, beet pulp (sugar removed), pea fiber, fish oil, sodium silico aluminate, soya oil, potassium chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, salt, choline chloride, fructo-oligosaccharides, borage oil, taurine, calcium carbonate, inositol, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, glucosamine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chondroitin sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, marigold extract, L-tyrosine, zinc oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), rosemary extract, L-carnitine, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), zinc proteinate, iron sulfate, manganous oxide, vitamin A supplement, manganese proteinate, folic acid, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, biotin, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement

    The ingredients look ok, but if I fed my dog on a fully raw/home cooked diet like you feed I'm not sure I would use Royal Canin as a kibble substitute. If New Zealand is anything like the UK in terms of lack of decent dog foods (sadly, we don't get any of the quality US brands like Innova, Timberwolf Organics, etc.) it might be a suitable choice but only you know your dog...

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