An excellent value dog food that seems to be enjoyed. Hard to score a food that you don’t eat yourself but my fussy dog quite likes this for now. It is a huge bag and can’t be sealed directly so best decanted into smaller sealable bags. Time will tell if it lasts or if my dog gets fed up before the bag is finishedotherwise an excellent value dog food that seems to be enjoyed.
Skinners field & trial lamb and rice dog food, 15 kg. ‘skinners field & trial lamb and rice dog food, 15 kg’ is a big value pack of dog kibble aimed at working dogs (with the bonus that working dog food is exempt from vat). It comes in a large plastic bag, which is unfortunately not resealable, so you will need to either empty it into a container or put clips on it to keep it fresh once open. The kibble is small, so suitable for all breeds, and seems to be highly palatable, our dogs were very enthused by the bag even before it was open. The feeding recommendation on the bag says 100g of food per 8kg dog weight, so if you have a particularly small dog then this 15kg pack is probably not the best size for you, as it will last for many months. The list of ingredients seems good, with the slight caveat that i don’t like that the list of herbs etc added includes garlic – this seems odd, as garlic is a known source of a type of anaemia in dogs. I assume the amount is tiny, as the food doesn’t smell remotely garlicky, but i would prefer it to not be there. Switching the dog over onto this food went without incident (as is always recommended, we did it gradually over a few days, mixing with her previous food), and she has had no ill-effects whatsoever from it. Good value food, made in the uk, and hypoallergenic, would have been five stars without the garlic content and with a resealable bag.
How do dogs manage in the wild?. . Actually it is the dog who loves it. He is a very fussy eater and has now taken to cooked dog foods such as are sold in the supermarkets now and are very expensive. It was rather a relief to discover that he will quite happily eat this lamb variety if it is mixed with his wet food. It is not easy to feed such a fuss-pot and he is a big dog into the bargain (american bulldog), and is rather expensive. However, i am pleased to say that he enjoys the skinner range, at least for now, so i shall continue with it. There is also a variety of flavours, and puppy food.
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“dog loves Skinners, Price is good, sandwiched between the premium brands and the lower , Reasonably priced, healthy and nutritious.”
One dog likes it, the other doesn’t. One, a collie cross, eats just about anything you put in front of him, the other is a fussy little terrier. He wolfs this down as if it’s the last meal he’ll ever get, which is how he eats every meal. We mixed it with their regular kibble for a week and they seemed okay with it, but when we made the switch to the field & trial the terrier reluctantly ate it for a couple of days and then just point blank refused to have anymore and we had to mix small amounts with boiled rice before she’d touch it and have now put her back on her regular food. Shame, because it says it is hypoallergenic and she suffers from allergies in summer. Looking at the ingredients this otherwise seems to be a pretty standard dry dog food, similar to many others and it’s priced accordingly. If your dog is like our collie cross and quite active then it may well like this food, but if you’ve got a fussy eater then you’d probably be better off trying a small bag first. It is around mid-price for this kind of food, but the daily recommended serving for our collie cross is 50g more a day than our regular, more expensive food, so over the course of a month it probably wouldn’t work out that much cheaper. Due to our terrier’s reaction, we’ll obviously be sticking to our regular feed.
Dog likes it and it doesnt affect her stomach. The dog isn’t fussy about food. She’ll eat most things but she does have a sensitive stomach so we have to be careful as the effects tend to be awkward (seriously, how am i supposed to poop scoop that up?). This stuff has gone down fine with no ill effects. I’ve given up reading pet food packets, it’s always disappointing. The front is always all wholesome and natural but the ingredients never match the expectations. By its nature kibble will never live up to expectations but the dog likes it, it doesn’t adversely affect her, it doesn’t stink the kitchen out and seems filling.
The dog likes it with some water added and it is good for him. . Dog food is difficult to review because we don’t know what it tastes like. All i can say is that my dog only eats this if i mix it with water; he refuses to touch it dry and i can’t say why that is. The dog food itself seems to be really good for his health. It stops his skin being itchy and flaky and thank the lord it stops flatulence. Maybe i should put it in some other family members’ dinners. The food smells fine and is great value for money. My dog really enjoys it with water added to it.