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PostSubject: Purina Pro Plan   Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:40 pm

This brand is highly regarded here in the UK and considered one of the best? A lot of dog owners I speak to/posts I read on UK based forums are happy with it but I know you guys have nothing good to say about it...

Why do you think there is such a big difference in opinion? Interesting, don't you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Two things I can think of off the top of my head are lack of education and fewer food choices across the pond.

For example I would never recommend James Wellbeloved (we don't have it here in the states) yet soooo many people in the UK highly recommend it. And that doesn't surprise me all that much considering that you guys don't have all the options that we do. So of the few foods that you have to choose from it actually would be fairly decent.

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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:43 pm

I don't think it's that much different here, in the general population anyway. It's almost funny to hear people talk about dog food around here. You can literally go from one person acting like it's poison, to the next acting like it's a top tier food.
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:03 pm

@Huskyluv wrote:
Two things I can think of off the top of my head are lack of education and fewer food choices across the pond.

For example I would never recommend James Wellbeloved (we don't have it here in the states) yet soooo many people in the UK highly recommend it. And that doesn't surprise me all that much considering that you guys don't have all the options that we do. So of the few foods that you have to choose from it actually would be fairly decent.

Yeh, I mean, JWB/Wainwrights/ProPlan/SciencePlan/NatureDiet are what everyone over here considers "the best"... When people ask what Luka gets fed and I mention that I'm switching from TOTW to Orijen they look at me like I'm feeding him cat food lol... Even today at petsathome - they asked what he was on and didn't have a clue what those brands were - the guy serving me was American with a very strong accent so I was surprised!

@Domingo wrote:
I don't think it's that much different here, in the general population anyway. It's almost funny to hear people talk about dog food around here. You can literally go from one person acting like it's poison, to the next acting like it's a top tier food.

Thats exactly what its like jumping from a us forum to a uk one lol, I'll just go buy "its the thought that counts" lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:39 pm

Since I'm "old" I can report that 20-25 years ago Eukanuba and Science Diet were VERY top of the line foods. Because our first husky had a food allergy and we were trying everything to help her, we even feed her ProPlan for a while. I think we in the US have such better choices now... we should be so thankful!!
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:15 am

@SabakaMom wrote:
Since I'm "old" !



I feel like I'm etched in stone now.
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:28 am

@SabakaMom wrote:
Since I'm "old" I can report that 20-25 years ago Eukanuba and Science Diet were VERY top of the line foods. Because our first husky had a food allergy and we were trying everything to help her, we even feed her ProPlan for a while. I think we in the US have such better choices now... we should be so thankful!!

I guess we are still stuck in the stone age when it comes to choice of kibble Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 pm

Im not so sure, i think we in general have a pretty varied selection here in the uk.
And i have spoken to 3 different nutritionist and one is a lady who shows dogs at cruffs every year.

And for the most part they all said wainwrights is good kibble..
i have read the contents and its nutritional value and it does not nearly as much rubbish that some, even better known brands like bakers have..i was told bakers is paramount to giving your dog macdonalds every day...

we have pretty much stayed with the same one since we have had him, and vary it with chicken and then other treats now and then..

i would hate to think i was giving him crap...
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Our first dogs were fed Alpo and Gravy Train...shows how much we knew back then too. lol Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Purina Pro Plan   Wed May 02, 2012 12:12 am

I agree; 25 years ago Eukanuba was a great food and what I fed my husky when I was younger....now I wouldn't feed it to my dogs if it was free.

Science Diet is definitely one of the most expensive crappy foods out there....but thanks to vets pushing it and making a huge profit on it, many people believe it is one of the best foods.

@SabakaMom wrote:
Since I'm "old" I can report that 20-25 years ago Eukanuba and Science Diet were VERY top of the line foods. Because our first husky had a food allergy and we were trying everything to help her, we even feed her ProPlan for a while. I think we in the US have such better choices now... we should be so thankful!!
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