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:
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 :
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.