Product Type: Nature Diet dog food
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MY DOG'S GOT NO NOSE (For This!)
Nature Diet Premium Range Dog Food
Member Name: lak11
Nature Diet Premium Range Dog Food
Date: 21/03/11, updated on 10/07/12 (141 review reads)
Advantages: Good quality wet dog food. Suitable for sensitve tums.
Disadvantages: My dog isn't keen
JOEY IS A FUSSPOT!
When my Westie was having health problems recently, resulting in him not being able to stand, and he 'lost' his bark, we knew we had to get him to vets. On the Saturday night he wasn't great but on Sunday morning he couldn't even stand to eat or drink, although when his food and water bowls were taken to him; there didn't seem to be a loss of appetite. But then on Saturday night he seemed fed up with his inability op move and a change was noticed. We decided to take him to Companion Care, a veterinarian service within some Pets At Home stores. As this was Sunday and most vets weren't open, or couldn't fit him in.
He saw a vet who prescribed medication for him; one in tablet from and another in liquid. She suggested both be mixed well in his food.
Until then Joey had been being fed on a complete dry dog food which was hypo allergenic. I knew that there was little chance that Joey would take his medicine like a good boy if it was mixed with a dry food so my husband and I decided to choose some wet food which would make it easier to hide the medicine in and fool Joey.
While still in Pets At Home and carrying Joey, as he couldn't stand, my husband helped me to choose some wet food for Joey from their well-stocked shelves. We wanted to choose something of good quality especially as lately we are taking great care to give Joey decent food suitable for his breed and any health issues he has and his age. My husband insisted we buy some trays of a brand which was new to me called Naturediet. This food was in a tray and there were several varieties displayed. I mentioned that while giving him medicine, which we needed, to make sure would be consumed it might be best to feed Joey with something he was sure to eat. Hubby however said that Joey would 'definitely' like this one, especially the fish, potato and rice variety, as Joey is very partial to fish.
I picked up several trays and, before paying, we took Joey to see the rabbits and guinea pigs. I had to laugh; it felt as if we were taking a child to see the animals as a treat. Children all grown up but we still have the pooch!
On arriving home I mixed a small amount of this new food with half of a crushed tablet and some of the anti-inflammatory liquid well mixed in. The food was of a good consistency and moist enough to mix the medications easily. Joey looked interested; usually when he sees a tray of food being opened he gets quite excited and will jump up repeatedly and keep telling whoever is preparing his dinner to get a move on by barking and nudging them with his nose. Well he couldn't do either but when his bowl was put before him instead of just wolfing it down he had a good sniff, then a nibble... and stopped, looking at us in disappointment. We left the food nearby for a while. I told Joey it was lovely but his look said, 'all right then, YOU eat it!' Well, Joey wouldn't eat any of it. After a while it was evident that he wouldn't cooperate and as he needed his medication, I felt it necessary to mix more medicine with a tray of Caesar which had been lying in his cupboard. Guess what? He ate it at speed.
Since this episode and the course of medicine was finished, I've tried Joey again on this food, and in another flavour which was purchased at the same time, but he won't take one bite. Because of this I had a look at reviews on this product. I found that the food seems popular with other canines. Going by the reliability of the reviewers I can only think that my dog is just too fussy for words, or just has a very strange sense of taste. This is probably true as there are many popular dog treats which he won't entertain, and seems actually to prefer the cheaper dog treats. So, although this brand is not for Joey I feel that is perhaps down to Joey being quite unusual and not a reflection on the brand. If I were a dog I'm certain I would prefer to eat Naturediet rather than Caesar! From a human perspective it looks better and smells better.
GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE PAMPERED POOCH?
This seems to me to be one of the better wet dog foods around (even if Joey said no!). The quality both appears and reads as being good. The variety (fish, potato and rice that I am reviewing) is said to be nutritious and full of protein. In fact the manufacturer's claim that the meats used in their food is:
'...made with meats certified as suitable for human consumption; so your dog will be eating only the finest quality ingredients.'
'With Naturediet Adult Dog Food you can rest knowing you are providing your dog a complete diet, with only natural ingredients making the grade; in a delicious recipe your dog will love.'
It contains natural Oils.
Antioxidants - derived from seaweed extracts
vitamins and Minerals.
Controlled Calcium and Phosphorous which help to keep both teeth and bones healthy.
No artificial additives, preservatives or colourings.
Wheat Gluten Free.
Naturediet is suitable for all breeds and size of dogs and also (the main reason why we considered this dog food in the first place) those with Wheat Allergy, Sensitive Skin, Sensitive Stomach.
This food is best used on pets from the ages of one to seven years, so not really for Joey but, as I said this was bought as a food to mix his medicine in and to disguise it as a short term measure.
Fish (min. 60%), Potato, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Natural Ground Bone, Kelp, Herbs (Rosemary and Rubbed Sage), Omega 3 and 6 (Flax, Fish Oil and Meat), Vitamins and Minerals, Vitamin A 1250iu/kg, Vitamin D3 150iu/kg, Vitamin E 20mg/kg.
Available at Pet's At Home for 86pence for a 390gm tray.
Summary: I would have been pleased if Joey had liked this food as I believe it to be of good quality.