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Pedigree Chum Adult Healthy Vitality Complete
Pedigree claim that;
Complete is a range of dry dog foods that will suit your dog perfectly. Specific products include healthy vitality, large dog joint health and wheat free sensitive. It's 100% complete, and made with no artificial flavours, colours or sugar.
They also state that they can trace all meat back to the farm that it came from and that products do not contain any artificial colours or flavourings. Which is reassuring to know.
This product comes in 3 different sizes, (1.5kg, 3kg and 6kg bags - a 5kg dog needs about 85g a day - as always, ensure that a plentiful supply of fresh water is always available to your dog) and can be purchased from most supermarkets and pet shops (a 3kg bag costs around £6). For further nutritional information, along with loads of great advice on dogs and their care, have a look at their website;
This isn't a brand that I normally buy but we ran out recently and had to get some from a small corner shop. They didn't have a great selection so we got this one. To be honest, I wouldn't buy it again unless I had to. My dog wasn't very eager to eat it and the next day had a bit of an upset stomach. Coincidence? Maybe but we got her usual brand anyway just to be sure. Having said that, it is good to know that they are being responsible with ingredients and also that they can trace their meat back to the farm, so it has it's merits.
This is the only dog food that our 7 year old dog will eat. He loves this food so much that he waits by his cupboard door twice a day waiting for his feed. This can result in much whining and doggy tap dancing. We have fed other brands to our dog, both dry and wet food, and this is the one that he has eaten with no problems.
The food comes in 2 flavours (beef or chicken) and is a dry dog mix, with big meaty squishy chunks which are his favourite bit (so much so that we sometimes take them out and give them to him as treats). The other food mix pieces include smaller harder pieces which help clean their teeth and gums when they are crunching them. The smaller pieces come in four types. There is another brown meaty biscuit, orange carrot biscuits, green bean biscuits and rice. So there is an abundance of both meat and vegetable flavours and extracts both tasty and healthy for the dog as they provide all the right minerals, proteins, vitamins and fibre. We have found that his coat is always in good condition and he has good teeth (his breath is a bit smelly though) eyes and skin, so this food is doing the trick. Without going into too much detail, he has had no digestion problems with this brand - no upset stomach.
We feed our dog (he is medium size) twice a day and find that each bag of food lasts about 1 week. Each bag costs around £5 so is quite cheap, especially compared to some other brands.
It is worth mentioning that the food is "basted with meaty juices" so if your dog prefers wet food, a bit of warm water over this mix gives a good gravy that they will lap up quickly.
BETTER FOODS TO FEED YOUR PETS AND WHY
If your dog has diarrhea mixing rice with their food and even some unflavored Metamucil helps to firm up stool. Pedigree is really not a very good food to begin with. Neither is IAMs Beneful Purina or any of the other foods you have usually heard of. The first several ingredients are usually corn (we know what happens when our body gets corn, we poop it out and don't use it, same with dogs) meat by products (the take the meat off of whatever it is and you get the bones, feathers, coat, feet, beaks, etc) and white or brewers rice (no nutritional value, just a filler) because of this our dogs need to eat more to get the nutrients they need and poop a lot more too. Also...science diet and eukanuba are not very good foods either. They used to be but they were bought out by other companies who, to save money, changed the ingredients to fillers and by products. These foods cost about the same as the all naturals foods and you are getting pedigree quality food. You can check all the ingredients yourself. Stay away from the first 3 ingredients being corn, by products of any kind, and white or brewer's rice. Go for foods with chicken, chicken meal, or any meats that don't have by product after them, and BROWN rice. These are good foods. Try going to a specialty pet store and ask about a better food. Precise, Royal Canin, and Verus are all really good foods. When you look at the ingredients they will be along the lines of Chicken, brown rice (the only rice with nutritional value for dogs), and usually another protein source such as chicken meal (chicken meal is just dehydrated chicken, very good) your dogs will eat much less of the food so even though it cost a bit more you go through less food and it ends up saving you money. They also poop less, live longer, and are overall healthier. I have four shih tzus and I feed them Royal Canin dry food. 10lbs of that food last us over a month. 4 adults dogs eating only 10lbs of food between the 4 of them is pretty good! These foods are also all natural and organic so they are never involved in any recalls; you know your food is always safe. Go to your local pet store and ask about these brands (Precise, Royal Canin, Verus, Wellness, California Natural, Innova, Canidae, Merrik) many stores, such as Pets Plus, will even give you your money back for the dog food if your dog doesn't like it and has programs such as buy 10 bags get your 11th free. It's worth a try and trust me your dogs will love it.
Im sure you guys know how embarrassing it is when knee jerk reactions take over and you get a whiff of something you really really fancy. I cant be the only one who ends up slobbering and drooling like a fool chasing my tail in exasperation until I can satiate my lust and sit licking my lips with immense satisfaction.
Well strictly speaking I have to blame my owner for this Im afraid. You see I have a partner, Pansy, and believe me she is a right wuss too. Its because of her that I have been subjected to a vile experiment okay maybe it wasnt vile but some of the things that came out of my bottom during the course of the experiment must have been pretty vile judging by my owners face.
You see there are two of us Beagles in this household and whilst I remain faithful to my heritage in that I will scoff anything and everything that remotely resembles food (well everything apart from Winalot as it gives me the Russian Trotskys, my other half Pansy is a bit of a snob and tends to turn her nose up at anything less than the best yes Winalot! Im sure shes a half-breed even though her pedigree says otherwise.
I heard my owner twittering on to her partner the other day. Moaning on and on about the cost of dog food and grumbling that she couldnt take advantage of the 3 for 2 offers on dog food because Pansy was so particular. It meant that she ended up with six bags of dog food, three bags of Winalot for the bitch and 3 bags of Wagg for moi. Then she said she needed a bigger kitchen as she had no where to store it all and then spent an hour banging on about how her back hurt due to having to hump the bags from car to kitchen. Yawn no wonder my master fell asleep and let out a huge bottom burp
So Mistress had a brainwave and decided to experiment with our food until she could find one that we mutts both agreed on. Eventually after much trial and error and sloppy doggy doos, rabbit pellet doggy doos, cowpat doggy doos, elephant slushy doggy doos and, shock horror, white crumbly doggy doos (nice!) she finally found a brand we could both stomach. I was so relieved, you have no idea how exhausting all this pooing can be.
The winner of the little quest was Pedigree Adult 100% Complete Nutrition with Meaty nuggets.
I really love the bag as its bright yellow background and red decorations means that I can see it nearly as well as I can smell it and yes I know dogs see in black and white I lied so sue me!
According to what I overheard my mistress telling my master each Pedigree adult portion is perfectly balanced with protein rich meat, energy rich cereals, essential fatty acids, fibres as well as oils and vitamins to provide me and the bitch with all our daily needs.
When mistress put a dish full of this haute cuisine under my nose I can tell you that my olfactory senses went into over drive and I howled with pleasure.
Before me was a sumptuous and appetising, not to mention, colourful mix of special biscuits which apparently are designed to be very crunchy. This is done especially to encourage chewing to help keep my teeth in tip top condition and aids in the prevention of bad breath. It is also preventative in the accumulation of dental tarter and plaque. Included in the food are lots of plump bright green peas and the juiciest, moist nuggets I have ever clapped my soulful doggy eyes on. The nuggets are filled with a gorgeous meaty filling which contain high quality proteins that help to support strong muscles hmmmm great so my highly toned doggisceps will be in tip top shape for this years Crufts then.
Apparently Pedigree Adult contains a special blend of linoleic acid, Vitamin E and minerals, which will keep my slightly dry skin (no I have NOT got dandruff) and coat in excellent glossy condition. This product also contains selected natural fibres which help maintain good gut health hmmmm maybe my master ought to have a bowl of this I got downwind of him yesterday and it wasnt good!
My mistress got the Original with Beef and Vegetable flavour for me and the bitch; and very tasty it is too we have a race now to see who finishes first I usually win but then I get told off for trying to eat the bitches food but hey I was only trying to wash the dishes clean with my tongue. Thats gratification for you.
If I have one little growl about this product it would be that it can be a little dry and, as instructed on the bag, I like to have a bowl of fresh water at the ready.
This bag of dog food has a re-sealable zipper, which means that we always have fresh moist food and comes in 3kg and 6kg bags.
On the side there is a feeding guide, which gives the dogs weight and the recommended daily food amount in grams. This product is suitable for dogs weighing from 5 kg up to 60 kg so its even suitable for that ugly Rottweiler next door.
I know my mistress is really pleased with our new food and finds it easy to prepare. I heard her telling Master only yesterday that she had never seen us looking so healthy and she was very impressed all round; especially as our doggy doos were nice and normal. Charming!
Personally speaking I must say that I feeeeeeel gooooood and my bitch is looking dandy too.
Flavours: Original Beef with Vegetables
Original Chicken and Rice
Original Lamb and Vegetables
Cost £4.49 for a 3kg bag
£7.98 for a 6kg bag
Availability Morrisons and most major supermarkets as well as pet stores.
Contact info: Master foods
When I was shopping the other day I had an abundance of vouchers and one of them was from Pedigree Chum for £ on a kg or kg Complete Dog Food. Normally the nearest I get to Pedigree is toys and Schmakos but by using the voucher it brought it near to the price that I normally pay for my own brand Wagg. The pack as I said was kg and the packaging is a hard wearing plastic bag and it is a custard yellow in colour iwth a picture of a dog and the food on the front iwth the brand name Pedigree on a red rosette. It states to be Light and 30% less fat and my eldest border collie could certainly do with losing a pound or two. The flavour that I have bought is Chicken and Vegetables, mmm Yummy. I have not seen this sort of closing on a dog food before it is one of those reusable ones that snap together which impressed me as normally when we have a sack full and the dogs normally nip down in the night unravel the sack and have a midnight fest. On the side it tells you about some other products that they sell and the Pediigree range is fairly vast including pouches, biscuits, toys, treats etc. So what is in it and does it look nice for the dogs to eat.? Apparently it has 30% less fat per meal which has been combined iwth the right levels of protein for strong and healthy firm muscles. They include oils for healthy skin and a nice shiny coat and also Vitamin E for your dogs well being which all together should mean that your dog will be an active one into a ripe old age. It also has natural fibre which helps them basically to poo healthily. So now I open the bag and lets take a look at the various things that it contains. How disappointing, there are only two biscuits and one is a green pea colour and the other is the chicken based brown one. They smell like most dog biscuits they do and nothing stands out to make me think they are exceptional. I offered them to my dogs and they did like them and the
y have munched their way through it and did enjoy it, however I was concerned at the lack of rice and vegetables which I like to include in my dogs dietary food. So now here comes the test, would they prefer Pedigree or Wagg. I put out 4 bowls of dog food in a row and let them all go and munch them. I had expected them to munch away on the expensive Pedigree Chum but when I went into the Kitchen most of the Wagg had gone. I wondered if this was because they were not used to this particular brand so I handed them some on the floor as treats and they quite happily munched away. The food is very crispy and crunchy but it is also very bland and to be honest if you buy a bag of Wagg, you see all different flavours there and the dogs really enjoying eating it. So in conclusion yes they do like it and yes they would eat it, only one problem is the lack of vegetable type food and since my Collie Caffery is not keen on peas, (he spits them out) then the Pedigree Chum would only leave him one type of biscuit to eat so I would not purposely go out and buy it again and would only do so if I had another voucher and use them as treats only. They are readily available in supermarkets at a whopping £4.50 for 2.5kg where as Wagg is there for £2. They do a range of food for all ages starting from Puppy, this is for Adult. They have munched their way through it all but this goes to show that just because something is a Well known brand and Costly does not mean to say that your dog will like it. Karen WWW.pedigree.com
I am now speaking on behalf of Jamie, my faithful friend, my dog. Who is forever up to mischief as all Springer Spaniels are. I only feed Jamie once a day (breakfast time) I feed him with Pedigree Chum complete it is a dry mix. That is his main meal. He does get the opportunity later on to chew on a meaty bone or a pigs ear. But feeding your dog depends on his/her age. Pedigree comes in lots of flavours such as Chiken and rice/ Original beef/ Lamb and rice/ beef and veg and the list goes on. They also do meals for puppies/adults and seniors which are specially designed for the age of the dog. Jamie prefers original beef. If you want to keep your dog happy and healthy give him / her Pedigree dry dog food you can Serve it as is or add water – but make sure he/she has plenty of drinking water to wash it down. You know your dog will be having a balanced diet with the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, fibre and protein that he/she needs to be healthy . As we know a lot of dogs can develop dental disease.(bad breathe in particular) Feeding a dry food is 'better' for a dog's teeth than feeding him tinned food. It means he has more to crunch on to help combat a build up of plaque . Feeding your dog just dry food though doesn’t stop the build up of plaque completely, but it can help. An important part in preventing dental problems is to give him/her the opportunity to chew things like rawhide and hard meaty bones. So even though Pedigree dry is very beneficial I still give him bones to chew on and different types of chewy things. There are a lot of special biscuits available, that try to reduce plaque but a good solid bone is more beneficial. (don’t give Chicken bones they splinter) You can always tell if your dog is getting any benefit from his/her food, by his/her coat. It should be shiny and healthy, not dry and brittle. The packaging is bright yel
low with white writing covering a red rosette. For £3.24 I get a 2.5kg bag. (that is at tesco prices may vary) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Jamie Talking^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Mum I will tolerate Winalot, but for goodness sake don’t buy that Bakers food. I know you have tried to get Bakers in different flavours but it all tastes the same I hate it. I even choose to ignore it when you put it in my bowl. I would rather go hungry. AND HE DOES. ---------------------------------------------------- When I open a bag of Pedigree, I can smell the difference (even though I’ve yet to taste it) It smells meaty and biscuity. Some of the other brands I’ve bought seem to smell cardboardy (can’t explain that one) The one thing I do appreciate about pedigree dry, is that it hasn’t got all of those cornflake looking things in them, that seem to carry all over the house (sticky and messy) Pedigree dry are just nice solid biscuits that are easily wolfed down. Last word from Jamie WOOF!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love pedigree dry. I am 10 years old . I am old enough and wise enough to know better. I’ve tried them all and know what I prefer. Can someone please tell my mum not to give me a substitute, Just because she’s in a hurry or wants to save money by buying a cheaper brand. PLEASE. Woof, Woof. I need Pedigree food it keeps me healthy and in good condition. Tell her I give her unconditional love, so I need the same respect (but only food wise) woof woof.
Now here's one that my dog loves! With my dog, Molly, I like to try out different brands of food, both dry and canned to see what brands she prefers. Also, as with our cats, we like to mix up dry, crunchy food with tinned mixtures to give them an interesting food combination. Mixing Pedigree Complete with some meat (she really likes Winalot tinned) goes down very well with our Molly. She eats everything and then licks the bowl clean, with a happy, waggy tail. The quality of this dry food is superb. We keep the dry foods in big tins, and another indication of quality is in how much "dust" is left at the bottom each time we use it up. With some, there is a layer of this dust covering the floor of the tin, but not so with Pedigree. The biscuits are nice and solid, and certainly (if the noise Molly makes when eating them is anything to go by) extremely nice and crunchy. Whilst it is a "Complete" food, we have always steered away from only having the one type, feeling that our pets like to have a combination of textures whilst eating. I would heartily recommend this food, and could she talk, Molly would too!
I work in a pet shop. I am just a shop assistant so to me it does not matter which dog food a customer buys as long as they buy. I have two dogs, and after trying most dog foods, I always go back to Pedigree Chum complete. My dogs enjoy it. They empty their bowl in record time. The advantage of using dry food over canned, is that dried food has more protein in it. Tinned dog food contains a high percentage of water per can so read the label and compare! When a dog eats dried food it makes it much easier to clean up his stools, because they are compact and therefore easier to scoop up! I suggest that you shop around, many small pet shops have a voucher scheme whereby if you buy five bags of Ped chum (a card is stamped each time a purchase is made) you receive your next bag free. I have not seen this in supermarkets, so it is well worth giving your local pet shop a visit!
I have an Irish Wolfhound who is 10 years old and when we first brought her home at the age of 4 months we were told to feed her tripe and such stuff until she was out of the puppy stage. This we did, and as she got that bit older, we changed to quality tinned food mixed with the special mixer biscuits, again recommended by the breeder. The problem was that although Hattie enjoyed it, she wolfed it down so quickly(excuse the pun!) that she made herself sick. Following further advice from the breeder we changed her to Pedigree Complete which is a dry food that you can either give as it is or mixed with gravy. From the day that we started her on this, we haven't looked back. Hattie no longer eats it so fast as she has to chew it properly to get it down. But another major plus is that, as advertised on their bags at the time, her - how can I put it nicely? - doo-doo's are more firm, meaning that they are easy to dispose of. (With tinned food it made her quite loose.) We would never consider changing back to tinned food or even fresh meat because this suits her fine and she also enjoys it. It comes in Lamb & Vegetable, Beef, and Chicken & Rice (this one is recommended for sensitive dogs). A winner for sure!