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I bought this feed for my dogs as I was feeling the pinch badly one month and vowed not the buy it ever again!
It is very cheap, only about £10 for a 17kg bag and can be picked up almost anywhere. However, it really is not very good.
My Malinois and Lab are both working dogs and so need to be in tip top condition. My Malinois was at a pivital point of her training where we were moving onto harder sinarios and thinking about working her on live jobs. All of a sudden she just stopped working. Her scenting ability dropped dramatically and she stopped working completely. She was finding the scent of people after 17 hours of them being in the area and following that scent trail over a distance to where the person was even through contaminated areas where loads of other people were.
All of a sudden she just could not do the fob and didnt even look like she wanted to do the job, I became worried that she was ill or had an injury and so checked her all over. We did an open search to test her and she could not even find the target when they just ran off.
I realised someting was wrong and so looked at the bigger picture and tried to workout what I had changed recently and looked at the other dogs.
It was the winter months so walks were a little short than the summer but the dogs all seemed to be more lethargic on walks and after 15 miles even the Lab was flagging. The Lab had never done this and so I guessed it was something effecting the whole pack. I then realised that I had recently changed their food from Arden Grange firstly to another cheap food then to Wagg.
I did not realise how much food changed a dogs behaviour. I immediately put all my dogs back onto Arden Grange and they had more energy, and the Malinois went back to working as she was.
I then vowed never to allow my dogs to have cheap food again as it not only stopped them working but stripped them of their energy.
You really do get what you pay for and I would rather be paying £26 for a bag of good food than £10 for a bag of rubbish.
In addition to this the packages that came out the other end were awful!! They were huge to start with which meant they were not digesting a lot of the food they consumed. They smelled so bad, worse than when they were fed Tripe!
Really think a lot if you are deciding to feed your dog Wagg. If it is a working dog or you do long walks with it then this is not the best.
I am not actually a dog owner myself but I do house-sit for friends & family fairly regularly and one of the dogs I look after is Stamford who is a red setter and is known for being a little bit fussy at times about what he eats.
Wagg Premium is dry dog food which claims to give 'complete satisfaction' and 'premium nutrition' and can be enjoyed for all dogs from 8 weeks of age. How much you feed the dog is dependant on their size and Stamford gets around 500g per day which is given to him in two meals, one in the morning & one in the evening and as this is dry food it's very simple to just keep a small measuring cup in the bag and then just pour the measured biscuits straight out in to his dry biscuit bowl twice a day.
Wagg Premium is provided in a thick paper bag which is very sturdy for carrying back from the supermarket and it has a nice picture of a happy looking dog and a huge bowl of food that I'm sure Stamford would just love! The bag is strong enough to avoid him tearing in to it if I briefly open the cupboard and then get his food bowl or top up his water. Stamford eats most things but this bag keeps him at bay for at least a minute or two!
The biscuits come in a few different sizes and this is meant to represent the chicken, rice & veg contained within the bag. The main ingredients are wheat, meat meal, wheatfeed, maize, chicken meat meal (min 4% in chicken kibble), carrot & rice (min 20% in carrot/rice disc). There is 22% protein, 9% oil, 3% fibre & 8% ash and I believe this is about standard for a dog food.
These dry biscuits can be mixed with wet food to give a different texture to the dogs meal although Stamford's main diet consists of these biscuits.
Always ensure there is plenty of fresh water for your dog and I usually just top his up whenever I go in to the kitchen as he's quite a slobbery dog and who'd want to drink their own spit or warm water? I certainly wouldn't do it myself so I wouldn't expect him to either.
He seems to enjoy eating Wagg Premium and it's hoovered up in just a few seconds which always leaves me feeling guilty that he's not getting enough but he does have a couple of treats throughout the day and he's on a bit of a diet at present so I must remember not to over indulge him! I would definitely say that he enjoys this as he's been known to turn his nose up at other varieties of biscuit when offered to him.
I would recommend this as if Stamford loves it perhaps your dog will too? A 2kg bag is just £1.75 in Tesco at present (usual price £2.25) and usually lasts around 4 or 5 days but as Stamford is trying to be a little healthier now he usually has a little less than he normally would.
I am rating this product 5/5 as Stamford has a lovely coat and he seems very happy. Meal times are his favourite times, like most dogs, and he doesn't have any unusual toilet habits so this must be agreeing with him!
With two very stubborn dogs I couldn't imagine them ever happily eating dry dog food but the smell of wet dog food isn't nice so we tried, and boy did we try everything - then my partner came home with Wagg Chicken & Vegetable and I have never seen my two so excited over a bowl of dog food.
Wagg dog food is a quality product for a small price 2.5kg is around £2 and a big sack is around £11. It comes in two flavours Chicken & Vegetable or Beef & Vegetable. It has the usual veg in it such as carrots and peas and a huge portion of the meat.
Wagg is a UK based company which strives on giving only the best to our pets, their dog food has been on the market for over 20 years. The nutricinal values of their dog food is what they pride themselves on and it is clearly labelled on their products. Another good thing to mention regarding this dog food is they use no artificial colours or flavours so what you see is what your dog gets.
Their are added vitamins in this product which not only will keep your dog in tip top shape but will also improve your dogs wind and coat.
I would like to see a few different meat flavours added to the market but with the way the Wagg brand is expanding, perhaps that might be sooner than we think.
Wagg Time is a premium dry dog food, made by WaggFoods of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire. This company, formerly known as Page Feeds, has been in existence since 1923, providing feeds for farm animals. The name change was made to WaggFoods in 1990.
Wagg Time, which has been available for about twelve years, was originally developed with the aim of helping people make the switch from feeding their dog tinned food to dry food, and contains meaty chunks, real carrot and rice. It has antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help strengthen your dogs immune system, reduce free radical damage and promote health and wellbeing.
This is my dogs choice of food at the present time. I decided last year that he needed a change of diet, although he has always been fed dry food and always of a premium brand. I tried several different types all highly recommended and very good but NOT to his taste. I wasnt prepared to buy huge bags of food (usually at huge cost) only to find that he would refuse to eat it.
I found Wagg Time on a trip to Tescos and, at £1.99 for a 2 kilo bag, thought it was worth trying. It certainly seemed to be good quality for the price. He was happy with the food from the first time he tried it even though it was different in type to the ones hed been used to. For one thing the kibble is all different shapes and sizes not just small round pieces that he had had previously. In this food there are meaty cubes, disks of carrot and of rice and other biscuity pieces in various shapes including little bones. All the ingredients are natural with no artificial flavours or colours added. It is suitable for puppies from 8 weeks old.
As I said above, Quinn, my dog, has been used to dry food all his life and he is now thirteen. He is perfectly happy to eat Wagg Time straight from the packet but, on the other hand, he also likes it with a little warm water added as this makes a kind of gravy. A useful tip on the packet for fussy eaters is to dampen with warm water and put in the microwave for about a minute. I havent tried this method, but Im sure it would work.
Wagg Time is available in 2 kilo, 8 kilo and 16 kilo bags. It is sold by Tesco, Sainsburys and Waitrose although I have only found the 2 kilo bags in the local supermarkets at a cost of £1.99. If you prefer to buy in bulk it is also available on-line from WaggFoods where the 8 kilo bag will cost £8.99 which includes postage and packing and the 16 kilo bag is £13.50 (with no added postage) both, Im sure you will agree, very good value. Incidentally, I did notice that it was BOGOF (buy one get one free) in Sainsbury's yesterday.
WaggFoods manufacture a wide range of dog foods and also feed for small animals such as guineapigs, rabbits etc. Their website is: www.waggfoods.co.uk and is well worth a visit.
I hope this will be of some help or interest and I thank you for reading it.
Feeding time at the Zoo was a complex thing and often would end up with us tripping over the cats or the dogs and food been splattered everywhere. So we decided that with 4 dogs and 3 cats, jellied food was out and we had to transfer them onto dry food. Oh boy what fun would we have over the next few weeks. The cats were not that bad as they soon discovered that they liked their boxed dry complete food and the older cats prefer Iams, but the dogs were different. I have 4 Dogs, Caffery, Pudsey and Millie are all Border Collies. Lottie is a Manchester Terrier and has the markings of a doberban with the legs. All my dogs are loving and cute and cuddly and are not working dogs, infact, they live the life of Riley. So been spoilt pooches like the time when we only had Caffery and I could not bear to be parted from him on my honeymoon, so we packed him up and off he came with us. We had a brilliant time and so did he. Now my dogs have £10 a week dog pocket money for treats and extra nibbles such as chews and they have always loved this so thinking that they would like complete food was naive to say the least. We tried all different brands but over the next couple of days they refused to eat and all I wanted to do was rush out and buy them a tin of dog meat. But I played them back at their own game and when hunger set in, they nibbled a bit here and there and gradually they started to like it. Now I prefer my dogs to eat a bit of everything and the Collies all seem to have a crush on pasta and vegetables especially carrots so in choosing a food that they would like I would also incorporate some extras sometimes. We found Wagg Time quite by mistake as we worked our way through the dried complete dog food and they really took to the Yellow Wagg Complete, but one day they were out of stock of this and we bought Wagg Time. The packaging is simple and in a white paper carrier bag with pictures of dogs all o
ver the fron of it and this particullarly flavour is chicken rice and veg complete. The bag that I have in front of me at the moment is the 2.5kg but you can buy the 10kg for around 10.00 So why did they like this one and not the others which were more expensive? I suppose it is due to the fact that there is different textures and flavours in this. When you rip open the dog bag you can smell a dog biscuit smell and not much else. It has round little bits of chicken in it and also crinkled cut peas and also round biscuity shapes of carrots. The other day whilst watching one of my dogs, I shouted at her to come to me as I thought she had something stuck in her mouth, but in fact it was a round bit of puffed rice that is also in the food. So what does this product do for my pets? It has Omega 6 in it and 3 which improved the ratio of fatty acids and promotes healthy skin. Some of the biscuits are quite crunchy and this promotes healthy gums for the dogs and provides essential things like vitamins. It also helps with digestion problems and the natural defences that promotes well being. It also has extra vitamins A and E and C which also does the same. Have you ever been in a room when a dog decides to trump....Oh please I can hear you all saying, but with 4 medium size dogs, this can be unpleasant and when they were on meat, they would trump like a trooper. As this has extraction from the Yucca Plant which is widely acclaimed for its flatulent and faecal odur. This is ideal and rarely do they smell the house out. Gone are the air freshers now and they are happy and so am I. Overall in the packaging there are over 22 vitamin and minerals that will help your dog lead a happy and an active life. The food includes, wheat, chicken pellets, meat meal, maize, peas, linseed veg oil, rice chunks and carrots, vitamin and minerals. Gone are the days when I have to hug 40 cans of dog meat a month home at a c
ost of around £50 a month and now I normally buy a large bag that costs me around £10 a month. As I said in the beginning it was not easy and I wanted to give in, but now I can fill their tubs up in the morning and they can munch on it all day. They still have treats and the boys like to raid my vegetable rack for cabbage and carrots. What I really like about this company is that they really care about your pet and they have a good website and we often get vouchers for money off food in their range. Normally there are little treats in the food and normally they will tell you about this on the front of the packet. We have had leads, toys, treats, nibbles, all sorts. You can start your puppy off on this at 8 weeks old and you must always make sure that their is water available when you feed them dry food. We leave the bag in the kitchen and quite oftem find them helping themselves to it and then the other week I saw the bag move and the dogs were in the other room. I nervously approached thinking i had a mouse in their and out popped the Cat chomping quite happily away. I would recommend this to anyone, mine love it now and just recently I bought them a tin of dog meat as a treat and they ignored it and went to eat their Wagg Time. At the moment they are not giving away goodies but instead including 33% more food which I am sure the dogs do not mind. WWW.waggfoods.co.uk Email firstname.lastname@example.org Introducing my dog to this was the best thing I ever did, they also do small animal foods but for some reason have not yet ventured into cat food. Karen.
I have been feeding my dogs a greyhound and a lurcher wagg complete dog food for years and they just love it. It is a complete food with Typical Analysis Protein 18% Oil 5% Fibre 3% Ash 8% Ingredients Wheat, Maize, Meat Meal, Poultry Meat Meal, Peas, Glucose Syrup, Animal Fat, Vegetable Oil, Yeast, Minerals and Vitamins. Vitamin A: 8000IU/kg, Vitamin D3: 1000IU/kg, Vitamin E: 75IU/kg, Copper: 16mg/kg in it and it give your dog everything they need. You can buy a sack from pets at home for only £9.99 they have lovely coats and are never looking for anything else we do not encourage tipbits. I lost a dog 2 years ago and she was 16 and we also fed her on the same diet, my vet also recommends dry food saying it in much better for your dog and it is also good for there teeth with having a bit of crunch in it. So if you are looking for a good economical pet food for your dogs please give wag a try. CELT AND RED JUST CANT GET ENOUGH OF IT