Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Senior 9 : Early signs are good

Some dogs do and some dogs don’t. It’s important to us that we look after our furry friend the best we can, so we usually try to give him the best food available. Until recently he had been having baker’s dry biscuits. I decided that a change might be a good idea and decided to give this eukanuba for what we call ‘older puppies’ or as the company calls it: ‘senior 9 plus’. He wasn’t too fond at first and, to be honest, neither was i as when i opened the bag there was a dusty smell to it. So i decided to mix it in with the joint care biscuit. He’s not a dumb dog – if i put the ‘senior’ and he can smell it he won’t touch it, but if i put some of the joint care on top and he can’t smell the ‘senior’ then he will start to eat it until he can smell/taste the ‘senior’ and he stops. We now use biscuits as treats (rather than doggy sweeties) and he seems all right when they were being popped into his mouth one at a time – sort of like a furry drooling slot machine that doesn’t pay offthere is obviously something about the smell/taste of the biscuits that he doesn’t like when they are in the dish on mass, but as individual treats he will eat them. Our friend’s dog, however, doesn’t have any qualms about eating the biscuits (with or without the joint care ones) so i would suggest that, just like people, there are ingredients that some dogs don’t like too.

First of all, let me say that i have two jack russell terriers that are that non discerning they would eat the packaging that this stuff came in given half a chancethat being said one of them is getting on a little now, we gave her this stuff and she loves it (see above though) she does seem to be have a little more of a spring in her step, that could just be wishful thinking though on my behalf. This stuff isn’t as expensive as you think, the smaller portion sizes make it quite cost effective. Our dogs are both happy with the food and so am i, what more is there to say.

Excellent food for older dogs. I have fed eukanuba for years to my golden retriever, both chicken and lamb based. As he got older i moved to the senior food but noticed his coat was getting dull and stark, which i put down to age (10 years now). With this food the gloss is back and the hair loss drastically reduced. Dont know what’s in it but it’s brilliant food. Here are the specifications for the Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Senior 9:

  • High protein levels help maintain good body condition, lean muscle, coat quality and immune system (*vs Eukanuba Mature & Senior)
  • Important antioxidants, betacarotene and vitamin E to help support dogs’ natural defenses
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to help promote healthy joints
  • No artificial preservatives, flavours or colourants added
  • 100% complete and balanced

First of all our 11 and a half year old labrador seems to enjoy eukanuba so there is no problem recommending it on taste. Secondly, though it is expensive and is only a 12kg bag (most others will be 15kg) i find that a smallish sized mugful twice a day is more than adequate, so the bag seems to be lasting for ages. The thing i am really hoping for (and it is early days yet to feel i have concrete proof) is that it will help ease some pain she has in her back legs. The drops given to help her by the vet are extortionately expensive, almost a bag of dog food in price. So if this can help ease pain (to her legs and my purse) i will heartily endorse it. When the bag is done i will review this, until then bonnie recommends it for taste and i do for the fact that it seems economical.

We’ve been feeding this to an 11 year old german shepherd although varying her meals with the usual supermarket tinned meat foods, she does eat it eventually but like most dogs i imagine, prefers the gravy/meat meals from the can. It’s hard to judge if these eukanuba feeds are better for the dog than other dry feeds as you don’t see any real change in condition. At fifty one pounds a bag though it better offer more for the buck than cheaper feeds.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • some dogs do and some dogs don’t
  • Malamute doesn’t even leave any dust
  • Perfect for my 3 whippets

High quality, but quite difficult to justify the price. . Malika has just reached the age where we need to give her some extra in her diet to protect her. She has really enjoyed this food, and has been a little more lively. The problem i am having is that there is that there isn’t a good enough information about what is in the food, to come to a proper conclusion about it. Contains’ important antioxidants, betacarotene and vitamin e to help support dogs’ natural defenses ‘hardly surprising in any dog food’glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to help promote healthy joints’whether these are effective supplements for animals there continues to be an open scientific dispute about, but they are not harmful. I have no hesitation in recommending the quality of this food, but there is something instinctively worrying about the idea of spending more on feeding a dog than on feeding one of our children.

With joint care supliments included in a great to quality food for my dog. They love to eat it without the extras i normally have to add to get them to eat it, the portions are smaller and it seems to digest easier and has a great crunch which is great for their teeth. I also love the zipped bag so no storage bin required.

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    on November 3, 2017 at 4:07 am -

    This review is from : Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Senior 9+, 2.5 kg

    If dogs could talk, mine would say. ‘why have you not given me this before?’it’s just as good as the others in the eukanuba range, but focussed on older dogs, and has (apparently) everything they need to keep running. Or jumping / fetching sticks. The kibble/biscuits are a good size (not too big) and easier for old dogs to bite into.
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      on November 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm -

      If dogs could talk, mine would say. ‘why have you not given me this before?’it’s just as good as the others in the eukanuba range, but focussed on older dogs, and has (apparently) everything they need to keep running. Or jumping / fetching sticks. The kibble/biscuits are a good size (not too big) and easier for old dogs to bite into.
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        on November 6, 2017 at 5:13 am -

        Even at this price it still represents a bargain compared to what you would pay in the shops, and in my area it’s difficult to get hold of. The bag is durable and resealable so it’s fine to store in the garage or other cold places. Contains none of the usual artificial preservatives/colours/additives etc and had a good use by date.
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    on November 7, 2017 at 2:09 am -

    Even at this price it still represents a bargain compared to what you would pay in the shops, and in my area it’s difficult to get hold of. The bag is durable and resealable so it’s fine to store in the garage or other cold places. Contains none of the usual artificial preservatives/colours/additives etc and had a good use by date.
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    on November 8, 2017 at 5:47 pm -

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    Good choice for senior pets of all sizes. The tester of this eukanuba senior 9 plus is a 13-year-old rhodesian ridgeback, and he enjoys it thoroughly. It is too soon in the feeding regimen to be able to tell if the food has had any positive effects on his issues with arthritis and some muscle wastage, but we are optimistic that the high protein levels and glucosamine/chrondroitin content may help him over time. Even disregarding that, he enjoys the food so much that it’s worth it. The kibbles are much smaller and flatter in this senior version than in the other types of eukanuba dog food we have tested, and thus more suited to elderly dogs who are prone to dental issues/loss of jaw muscle, yet still contains the “3d dentadefence” system which ostensibly helps to keep dogs’ teeth cleaner. The food seems to sate him even at slightly below the feeding guideline amount, and has not caused any digestive issues. We are happy with it and will continue to feed him this.
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    on November 10, 2017 at 12:51 am -

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    Good choice for senior pets of all sizes. The tester of this eukanuba senior 9 plus is a 13-year-old rhodesian ridgeback, and he enjoys it thoroughly. It is too soon in the feeding regimen to be able to tell if the food has had any positive effects on his issues with arthritis and some muscle wastage, but we are optimistic that the high protein levels and glucosamine/chrondroitin content may help him over time. Even disregarding that, he enjoys the food so much that it’s worth it. The kibbles are much smaller and flatter in this senior version than in the other types of eukanuba dog food we have tested, and thus more suited to elderly dogs who are prone to dental issues/loss of jaw muscle, yet still contains the “3d dentadefence” system which ostensibly helps to keep dogs’ teeth cleaner. The food seems to sate him even at slightly below the feeding guideline amount, and has not caused any digestive issues. We are happy with it and will continue to feed him this.
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    on November 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm -

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    My dogs gobbled this down is no time, they seem to love itthe long-term affects remain to be seen, but i shall update this review in time.
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      on November 13, 2017 at 5:18 am -

      My dogs gobbled this down is no time, they seem to love itthe long-term affects remain to be seen, but i shall update this review in time.
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        on November 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm -

        My two dogs liked this food, they’re getting on a bit in age but i wouldn’t have said that i noticed any health benefits from them eating this food. It’s a meaty smelling crunchy dog food in small enough pellets for my west highland terriers to eat. The sack is massive but resealable with a strong zip lock mechanism, i would buy it again.
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    on November 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm -

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    My two dogs liked this food, they’re getting on a bit in age but i wouldn’t have said that i noticed any health benefits from them eating this food. It’s a meaty smelling crunchy dog food in small enough pellets for my west highland terriers to eat. The sack is massive but resealable with a strong zip lock mechanism, i would buy it again.
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      on November 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm -

      Lovely for my golden retriever. I have a golden retriever who is normally a very fussy eater. I slowly introduced eukanuba into his diet and the results have been great. I normally had to stand by my golden to get him to eat his meals, but he now consumes them quickly whether i am standing next to him or not. All in all, i am very pleased and can recommend this all in one meal for others with fussy eating dogs.
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        on November 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm -

        Lovely for my golden retriever. I have a golden retriever who is normally a very fussy eater. I slowly introduced eukanuba into his diet and the results have been great. I normally had to stand by my golden to get him to eat his meals, but he now consumes them quickly whether i am standing next to him or not. All in all, i am very pleased and can recommend this all in one meal for others with fussy eating dogs.
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    on November 20, 2017 at 12:26 am -

    This an excellent high quality dry food for older dogs. Our ageing lab wolves it down although it’s difficult at first to stick to the recommended servings. They look so meagre for a larger dog.But if you steel yourself to do so, they are more than adequate and although the product appears expensive, the long term costs are actually quite reasonable. The food comes well packaged too, in a strong weatherproof plastic bag with a zipper on the top.
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    on November 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm -

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    This an excellent high quality dry food for older dogs. Our ageing lab wolves it down although it’s difficult at first to stick to the recommended servings. They look so meagre for a larger dog.But if you steel yourself to do so, they are more than adequate and although the product appears expensive, the long term costs are actually quite reasonable. The food comes well packaged too, in a strong weatherproof plastic bag with a zipper on the top.
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    on November 21, 2017 at 3:08 am -

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    I have three whippets who are now all over 10 yrs old. They have been fed on eucanuba for the duration of their lives. A sack of food this size (12kg) lasts a month between the three of them. It’s very easy to use and stays fresh in the bag. The individual pieces are smaller than previous eucanuba varieties purchased. This makes it easier for the dogs to eat, especially as one is a few missing teeth. Their coats are shiny, but then, they always has been. The dogs have always enjoyed this food a lot and i would not change to any other brand.
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    on November 23, 2017 at 1:17 am -

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    I have three whippets who are now all over 10 yrs old. They have been fed on eucanuba for the duration of their lives. A sack of food this size (12kg) lasts a month between the three of them. It’s very easy to use and stays fresh in the bag. The individual pieces are smaller than previous eucanuba varieties purchased. This makes it easier for the dogs to eat, especially as one is a few missing teeth. Their coats are shiny, but then, they always has been. The dogs have always enjoyed this food a lot and i would not change to any other brand.
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      on November 25, 2017 at 9:38 am -

      Good for oap’s of the doggy world. It has long been apparent that the nutritional requirements of older dogs are different from those of an energetic puppy. Eukanuba have put together a complete dog kibble that is specifically designed for the more mature dog in your life. The senior plus kibble contains the correct levels of protein, and carbohydrates, whilst also giving glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to support the joints of older dogs. As with all eukanuba, it is modelled with the dentadefense hmp system, to help remove tartar from your dog’s teeth. It also helps to prevent more from building up. In terms of whether it supports the nutritional requirements of the senior dog in my life, i can only hope so. It certainly sounds impressively good. Perhaps more importantly, my dog seems to really enjoy her eukanuba.
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    on November 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm -

    This review is from : Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Senior 9+, 2.5 kg

    Good for oap’s of the doggy world. It has long been apparent that the nutritional requirements of older dogs are different from those of an energetic puppy. Eukanuba have put together a complete dog kibble that is specifically designed for the more mature dog in your life. The senior plus kibble contains the correct levels of protein, and carbohydrates, whilst also giving glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to support the joints of older dogs. As with all eukanuba, it is modelled with the dentadefense hmp system, to help remove tartar from your dog’s teeth. It also helps to prevent more from building up. In terms of whether it supports the nutritional requirements of the senior dog in my life, i can only hope so. It certainly sounds impressively good. Perhaps more importantly, my dog seems to really enjoy her eukanuba.
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      on November 29, 2017 at 8:01 am -

      Other than the pack size being too big for a westie unless you decant to keep it fresh. I actually have about 3 months supply with this pack size and hopefully by the end will see any health benefits – all i can say right now is that it is being eaten without complaints.
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        on December 1, 2017 at 8:39 am -

        Other than the pack size being too big for a westie unless you decant to keep it fresh. I actually have about 3 months supply with this pack size and hopefully by the end will see any health benefits – all i can say right now is that it is being eaten without complaints.
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    on December 3, 2017 at 9:09 am -

    High quality, but quite difficult to justify the price. . Malika has just reached the age where we need to give her some extra in her diet to protect her. She has really enjoyed this food, and has been a little more lively. The problem i am having is that there is that there isn’t a good enough information about what is in the food, to come to a proper conclusion about it. Contains” important antioxidants, betacarotene and vitamin e to help support dogs’ natural defenses “hardly surprising in any dog food”glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to help promote healthy joints”whether these are effective supplements for animals there continues to be an open scientific dispute about, but they are not harmful. I have no hesitation in recommending the quality of this food, but there is something instinctively worrying about the idea of spending more on feeding a dog than on feeding one of our children.
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      on December 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm -

      High quality, but quite difficult to justify the price. . Malika has just reached the age where we need to give her some extra in her diet to protect her. She has really enjoyed this food, and has been a little more lively. The problem i am having is that there is that there isn’t a good enough information about what is in the food, to come to a proper conclusion about it. Contains” important antioxidants, betacarotene and vitamin e to help support dogs’ natural defenses “hardly surprising in any dog food”glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate to help promote healthy joints”whether these are effective supplements for animals there continues to be an open scientific dispute about, but they are not harmful. I have no hesitation in recommending the quality of this food, but there is something instinctively worrying about the idea of spending more on feeding a dog than on feeding one of our children.
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    on December 6, 2017 at 10:19 am -

    This review is from : Eukanuba Dry Dog Food Senior 9+, 2.5 kg

    I often look after a friend’s dog that is getting on in years now. This food is a blessing for when he comes to stay. My friend was so impressed with it after seeing how much he perked up after just 2 weeks with me that she has now changed his diet to this brand permanently.
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      on December 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm -

      I often look after a friend’s dog that is getting on in years now. This food is a blessing for when he comes to stay. My friend was so impressed with it after seeing how much he perked up after just 2 weeks with me that she has now changed his diet to this brand permanently.