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Our PSP is just starting to carry it. Currently comes in a 5 lb bag. As if!

Actually I wouldnt be using it anyway - Chicken and cooper do not do terribly well together.
 

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There was a discussion on this...and the thought was that it's not different than the other formulas ingredient wise...more of a gimmick.
 

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Dani said:
There was a discussion on this...and the thought was that it's not different than the other formulas ingredient wise...more of a gimmick.
Really? I was talking to a spokesperson for Eukanuba yesterday at petsmart and she was saying how the labrador formula has special ingedients in it to help the development in brain cells and in eating this they are 20% more trainable. LOL

I guess She just noticed I had a lab and she had to play on that! I think I'll just stick with the regular Eukanuba large breed puppy.
 

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In the other thread about breed specific foods from Eukanuba it was noted that there was very little difference in their formulas for the specific breeds.

As for joint health, you can do as many of us do and buy human grade Glucosamine & Chondroitin and supplement at higher doses than you're likely to get from dog food.

I'd take anything a sales rep told me about the food as being suspect unless it was backed up by a published study done in a scientific journal.
 

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Saba didn't like Eukaneba. I switched him from TLC that the breeder had him on to Eukaneba regular puppy for large breeds (as reccomended by the vet..!!!) and poor puppy must not have liked the taste of it and would simply not eat it. Now he's back on TLC and doing great. ever since then I stay away from that brand - but I heard that a lot of dogs react that way (as in not liking the taste or something). Too bad dogs can't speak! ::)
 

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I wouldn't feed it for a very simple reason...the first four ingredients:

Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken By-Product Meal

Once the water is removed from the Chicken, the next three grains will easily outweigh the meat in this food. And the next meat is by-product meal. It would have been better if the first ingredient was Chicken Meal.
 

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I wouldn't feed it for a very simple reason...the first four ingredients:

Chicken, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken By-Product Meal

Once the water is removed from the Chicken, the next three grains will easily outweigh the meat in this food. And the next meat is by-product meal. It would have been better if the first ingredient was Chicken Meal.
I agree completely. I also looked up their guaranteed analysis...the Glucosamine is 375mg.....not a whole lot. I feed Gracie Canidae...I won't feed her anything with corn, wheat, soy, beet pulp or other fillers, so none of the Eukanuba formulas will be found in my house.
 

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Beet Pulp
Dried remains of sugar beets after sugar is removed. Gray in color. Moderately fermentable fiber source to provide cells in colon with energy and to promote the "good" bacteria in the intestines. Considered to be one of the best fiber sources for optimal stool quality.

Corn Gluten Meal
The dried residue from corn after the removal of the large part of the starch, gluten, and germ from the processes employed in the manufacture of corn syrup. It is an excellent low ash protein source which is highly digestible

http://www.royalcanin.us/articles/cornandcornglutenmeal.html


Even some of you VERY high end, "natural", "organic" and "holistic" brands use corn, wheat, beet pulp etc.


I think doing the "breed" labels on these foods is just marketing and a way to idiot proof shopping. When puppy buyers are going out to buy food I guess it makes it easier to say it is the Lab formula. But since they don't have a Labrador LB Puppy formula you would still just stick with the Eukanuba LB Puppy I guess. When time to switch to adult it is up to you if you care or not that it says Labrador on the bag or just Eukanuba LB.
 

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The reason I stick with Kirkland C&R are its ingredients (and price -- a 40 lb. bag is about $17 with tax).

Its first ten ingredients are:

Fresh chicken (never frozen), chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, cracked pearl barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols & Vitamin E), egg product, beet pulp, potatoes, fish meal, flaxseed,.......

While its AAFCO statement says it "provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages" I would not feed it to a Lab pup -- I'd use something like Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy food just to make sure.
 

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Well I used to feed him Iams large breed puppy, but me vet said I should feed him Eukanuba because it doesn't have as many fillers.
 

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I wasn't really interested in getting this food I was just curious bc a spokesperson at petsmart was telling me how much better it is being breed specific and I had never heard of it before.
Do you think Eukanuba LB puppy is not a good food?
He was on Iams for about 6 mos. I just recently switched food so I haven't noticed any changes
 

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I have been feeding the royal canin labrador 30 formula.. she was on the puppy formula before so I figured it was a safe bet... she loves it and it doing great...
 
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