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    Default Royal Canin cavalier food?

    Someone just mentioned that Petstop in Blanchardstown is carrying a new cavalier food by Royal Canin (in their breed line). He says they told him it was just launched last week and they only had small bags at the moment.

    Has anyone else seen this?
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    Ok I have found it on some retail websites but not on the RC UK website!

    http://www.royalcanin.co.uk/your_dog/pure_breed.aspx



    They list it on their French home site though:

    http://www.royalcanin.fr/index.php?o...224&Itemid=521

    I can't find it in anything but the small size on retail sites.
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    Hey Karlin, that is great!!

    Do you have any word on exactly what makes it "cavalier food?" Special vitamin formulation, fat content, protein percent, etc?

    From what I have heard and read, RC is a GREAT food! I'd be interested in learning more about it
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    Yep! I picked up a small bag at Newlands Garden Center, which has a nicly stocked pet section. Hadn't seen it before and fed it to mine mixed with their usual. They've had it a few days now and I have to say they love it, it's small kibble and short of tasting it myself it looks moist and meaty.

    Max is a fussy, slow eater gobbled it up and even when some spilled on the floor he hoovered it up very quickly.

    The small bag 1.5 KG was a little bit expensive tho at 11.99Euro but there was a promotion of Buy One Get One Free.

    It says that it has reinforced cardiac function to help maintain healty cardiac funtion due to appropriate content in terms of magnesium, sodium, potassium, arginine, EPA & DHA, taurine, L_Carnitine and antiodixdants, Vit E & C, green tea and grape polyphenols. (LIP protein selected for its very high assimilation).
    And the shape of the kibble is specially for the brachycephalic jaw - (Just reading the front of bag)

    I'm happy with it and will buy it in a large bag for economy's sake.
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    and short of tasting it myself
    oh go on!

    Thanks for that info -- sounds very good! I am wondering if they are trialing it first in small bags to see if there's a response. The large bags are far more economical so I hope they will do it.
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    Hi Karlin

    I got some of this 10 days ago from a pet store in Newry and Rosie loves it.

    It's £7.99 for 1.5kg (the only size they do at the moment) but it was bogof and that offer is on until the end of the month - going back later on this week to get some more.

    If anyone wants me to get some for them, let me know.
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    Not being any expert on deciphering the nutrition content does it look any good ,and it happens to come out just as i have got my three onto Burns ,so what should i do stay with Burns or if RC looks good swop over again.
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    Most nutritionists say it is good to move dogs around on foods -- no food is ever perfect for the whole lifespan of a dog. I change flavours or brands every bag or so. Mine never need to be changed over to anything -- they eat whatever is in front of them! I think very few dogs actually need to be transitioned between foods. I would just feed what you have and try this one next if you feel like it. These are all good quality foods. There are so many quality options at a range of prices and with different features that there's no need to be overly concerned about feeding one thing or another. I rotate them to give a range of nutrition and also fed some homecooked and some occasional raw. If my dogs had a choice they'd simply raid the trash every day.
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    Lots of people say that you should not change food, once your dog is settled, but mine would go on strike, if they didn't get a change (Izzy was the worst for this and wouldn't eat beyond half way down a 3kg sack). However, I'm lucky in that mine rarely get a tummy upset (worst was when Teddy got hold of three fishskin rolls). I change between flavours on well known brands and now and then to tins of Butchers or other with Burgess' mixer, which has no additives. Very occasionally they have meat, if I buy too much minced beef or too many chicken breasts, for instance.
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    Interestingly, I've never read a nutritionist who thinks a dog should be fed only one thing! Nor cats, in particular, as they will get stuck on a single food and refuse to eat anything else. Unlike dogs, if a cat stops eating for more than a couple of days their health can be at serious risk. I rotate all my dogs' and cats' food -- they rarely get the same meal more than two days in a row. If humans are not supposed to eat one thing day after day, why should dogs? Until the post WWII commercial petfood industry developed, all pets were always fed a range of foods so they are easily capable of switching foods around unless someone has only ever fed them one -- in which case they do get stuck on the one food.

    And as with kids I find that if you ignore finicky eaters they have a tendency to stop being finicky pretty fast.
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