Misleading content description. I ordered this for my dog, who has allergies to certain meats but not chicken. Checking the ingredients on the package when it arrived it stated ‘4%chicken’ and ‘14% meat’ (unidentified). I could not take the chance on giving it to my dog as a result. They rather forget to point this out on product description, and why can they not identify the varieties in the 14%?. Makes me dubious about the quality. However, it was gratefully received by my neighbour, who has an elderly collie who is fussy about food, who has taken to this product. So, if content is not a problem, you might try this for your pet.
Yes, it could be our hound but at first he was reluctant to actually eat this. We think that its because he has grown used to his regular meal that he was a bit suspicious of this new to him offering. Normally he will eat anything and will even eat raw vegetables as in carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts etc with no ill effects and in the last three years or so of doing so, has not keeled over and the vet says he is one of the best on his books, so not bad going in that respect although his card playing is not much to shout home about but he’s quite good at doing jigsaws. Back to the plot then: when we first put this out for him in his favourite bowl, the one marked ‘ready served wholesome postman’s leg’, he sniffed it, he put his nose in it and wandered off – i had the same feeling once when i ate or rather tried to in a restaurant that was into the ‘lean cuisine’ con that seemed to consist of a cabbage leaf with coloured smears of felt tip pen marks on the plate posing as ‘food’ – but its now taken a bit of time and judicial switching around from his regular and this and he seems to be eating it now but not as fast he usually wuffed his other ‘regular’ food down so hence the four stars but once again its down to the animal as in if he is not that 100% happy with it, then its a slow process to get him to change.
Looks good, tastes good and probably does them good. All my dogs (that’s 3) love this. The kibble is reasonably large (about half the size of a giant breed kibble such as royal canin) so provides them with plenty to crunch on. My dogs show no signs of digestive problems and their stools are good. Their energy levels remain high. Price wise this product is higher than the cheaper brands but costs less than some of the more expensive brands. And when i look at the contents and nutritional values the beta is on a par with the likes of the very top priced brands. So in my view is better value. At the end of the day if my dogs enjoy it, which they undoubtedly do, and it keeps them healthy then its ok by me.
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“Top quality food – not suitable for small dogs., It’s probably tasty, Great for supporting good health in dogs”
To be honest, all dry foods look and smell pretty much equal to me but this one did actually smell really tasty. I don’t know how it differs from all the others but it smells quite a bit nicer and judging by how quickly the bowl was cleared i’d say it tastes pretty good too. The only downside is that it is sold in unsealable packaging so there’s a need to decant it all into an airtight container. It’s not alone in that regard and i find that most other dry food is the same package-wise but i just wish more high volume animal food came as standard with a means to seal the bag once opened. Bottom line is that it seems really tasty though.
Our cocker spaniels love it. We order all of our dog food online. We have tried royal canin and eukanuba. Normally we get a big cardboard box from the delivery company and we can leave it in the kitchen until we are ready to get rid of the packaging. However, when this bag arrived, we came home to discover the cardboard box had been chewed through and the paper bag of the beta dog food had been chewed through and our dogs had helped themselvesrationing it more sensibly, our dogs still eat it all up (although i do a 50:50 split between this and a ‘diet’ food for our older dog to prevent weight gain. Our younger six year old ate all beta though). The fact that the kibble comes in two sizes means that our dogs also chew the food much more thoroughly than they do the smaller kibble of other brands. The packaging alleges that this means that dogs experience less tartar. I can’t say that i have noticed any kind of discernible difference, but it certainly appears tasty enough.
Suits a fussy old rough collie. Our dog has always been fussy about his food. We weaned him off wet tinned food when we got him, as it never looked that healthy and doesn’t clean the teeth like dry food. Also you are paying for water in wet foodi shifted him from his current food to this without any problems. If he dislikes anything he will leave it, and needs some treat mixed in before he will eat it. However, with this, after circling around once, he tucked in. If you do find your dog fussy, but you find several foods he enjoys, i recommend cycling round between them, as i think they get bored if you buy a large bag of food and they get nothing but that for a month or so. Also, it is amazing how little ‘treat’ in the food can work wonders, eg, just a few flakes of parmesan.(though ours is resistant to tablets and will not touch anything with tablets in, whole, crumbled, embedded in cheese, wrapped with ham, whatever)i recommend this dry food, either as-is or with a small amount of water to soften it.