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Old 05-03-2015, 10:19 AM   #1
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So Otis has never been a huge eater, very picky. His kibble could sit there all day. And even sometimes putting human food on it wouldn't work. He also has a sensitive belly and skin. We finally found food that didn't agitate his skin, but he still wasn't crazy about it.
My hubby had to pick him up a bag of food the other day and he decided to try a new food (Otis can switch easily from brand to brand as long as its grain free and lamb based). Anyway, he picked up Acana dog food - Lamb and apple.
Otis loves it! eats his breakfast right away, begs for more, and is ready and waiting for his dinner. even without human food on top!
Its not a cheap food by any means, but he loves it, and only having one dog now we can splurge even more.

Anyway, just wanted to share. All ingredient are sourced in Canada, and its made here. Not sure if its sold in the states.

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:22 AM   #2
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That's great! I'm glad you found one he likes.
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That's gret news WIll add my Nipper has had issues for a long time now but have found by introducing boundaries such as picking the bowl up after a short time and by NOT adding any human food and by starting a new morning job (so she never really knows what time I am coming home ) has really helped keep her eating so a few tips for you
just in case he goes back to his old self.
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Arcana is made by the makers of Orijen (Champion) and is the lower-priced of the two lines. It is made in Canada but has been available in the US for a long time. I fed Chessie Orijen for a while before switching to a home-cooked diet.
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Acana is great! It has a high score on all the ratings sites (at a quick skim, I didn't see Vagreys' rating for it.)

Rosie likes Duck and Bartlett Pear best, with Lamb and Apple second. Miss Picky doesn't care for the (many) other flavors. I soak it in water in the refrigerator, because she won't eat dry kibble.

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Acana is great! It has a high score on all the ratings sites (at a quick skim, I didn't see Vagreys' rating for it.)

Rosie likes Duck and Bartlett Pear best, with Lamb and Apple second. Miss Picky doesn't care for the (many) other flavors. I soak it in water in the refrigerator, because she won't eat dry kibble.
Have you tried hot kettle water add just enough water to cover the kibble to create a gravy the aroma off it even we can smell so for a dog this will greatly intensify the aroma put the bowl down after draining most of the water off and they will keep checking the kibble to see if it's cooled down and away they go! My Nipper loves it and will sit by the bowl till it has cooled down a bit I recommend this for any picky dog!
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Thanks all. I haven't wet this food yet but we tried it with other kibbles.
I bought a large bag of it yesterday and it was 80 bucks! Hope it lasts for a while, Otis is a big dog.
My aunt actually started the orijen line, she is a leading animal nnutritionist in Canada. She has amazing knowledge and information to share. She has a blog too. Dr. Marion Smart.
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Thanks all. I haven't wet this food yet but we tried it with other kibbles.
I bought a large bag of it yesterday and it was 80 bucks! Hope it lasts for a while, Otis is a big dog.
My aunt actually started the orijen line, she is a leading animal nnutritionist in Canada. She has amazing knowledge and information to share. She has a blog too. Dr. Marion Smart.
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Gee that's a bit pricey! What size is it, 15Kg? There's a good way to find out how long the bag will last simply divide the amount in grams he has every day in to the total weight of the bag. For better portion contol i would recommend weighing exactly what he should have daily for eg: say for his breed and size there will be 2 weights it may say 130-200 grms per meal
so in effect you could give him 150 grms as it's within the parameters set out it will also depend on his excercise and activity levels too. but at that price guessing is not good and even on a cheaper brand I do still weigh out Nipper's food! It's a good habit to get in to
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it is 11.4 kg. When we had 2 dogs we bought a large bag about every 2 weeks, they were on blue buffalo so we were spending well over 150 a month including special treats - no wheat treats

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