Royal Canin

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  1. Ashlea

    Ashlea New Member

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    Is Royal Canin a high enough quality food? I know SD is not at all popular for many good reasons, but it RC any better? I have read the ingredients list and it seems allot better than SD, those are the only 2 high quality foods available in SA. Lilly has been on RC for 2 months and is doing very well.
     
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    pup-man Permanent Troll

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    RC is a lot better than Science Diet. I think everything is better than Science Diet :)
     
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    RC has worked well for my dog.
     
  4. tessa_s212

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    How much does RC generally cost?

    I'm thinking about switching one of my dogs.
     
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    It is pretty over-priced (I think). It's about $11-12 for a 5 lb bag and so on. I get it for free through my university, so I don't have to worry about it, lol.
     
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    Penny is on RC and she loves it. The only thing I found is that it makes her a picky eater. After putting her on RC once she really didn't like anything else anymore and I've heard that more often from other people.
     
  7. Ashlea

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    For me it is only R33.00 more for RC. Lilly loves it and her condition has picked up alot since she has been on it. Thanks for the answers, at least I know she is on the best I can get for her.
     
  8. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    I just switched my puppy over to RC from Nutro, and he has made a huge improvement! His coat is so shiny and he is not going to the bathroom as much. I'm very happy with RC and will stick with it. :)
     
  9. Science Diet.....YUCK! Tried it once on vets advice and will NEVER do it again.
     
  10. dogstarsleddogs

    dogstarsleddogs The dog is never wrong!

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    Were feeding Royal Canin's "sub-brand" Kasco. I couldnt be happier with it! IMO, Royal Canin is quite expensive, and for the price of if, you can get something even better.
     
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    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    I don't see why everyone is saying RC is too expensive??? It's about the same price as Nutro where I live and cheaper then shipping in another brand. I don't get it...:confused:
     
  12. Mordy

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    Cowgurl, compared to what the really high-end foods cost, both RC and Nutro are overpriced. They are just not made from the same high quality ingredients and generally contain much less quality meat.

    Consider that you can get a 40-pound bag of Canidae (a pretty good food) for around $35 for example.
     
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    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    I understand that, but for those of us who live out in the middle of nowhere, there is literally nothing better around. I have to drive almost an hour to get RC as it is. The price of shipping food to my house would make it even more expensive to get another brand. I've looked into it, trust me. I guess I'm just tired of going out of my way to give my dog the best possible food for my situation, and still hear people say it's not good enough. :rolleyes: There are dogs who live their entire lives on Alpo, and while not healthy, they survive. I'm proud of the fact that I haven't settled for a grocery store brand, and I don't regret my decision to stick with RC. To each his own I suppose...
     
  14. andrewxlt

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    i look at it this way

    You do the best you can do with what you have available. If you can get better food good if you unfortunately can't due to different reasons then so be it. As long as you are doing your best and providing what you can. But once again what do I know :)
     
  15. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    I agree :) If better food was more accessible, I would get it in a heartbeat. It's not though so I do the best I can. Oh well....:rolleyes:
     
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    I wasn't addressing your ability to get a particular food or not, just answering your question how RC is overpriced. :)
     
  17. cowgurl6254

    cowgurl6254 Herding dogs rock!!!

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    Maybe it's cheaper around here....it's actually cheaper than Nutro :confused:
     
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    LizzieCollie Collie Crazy

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    I guess it really depend on the location. Some places have RC a bit cheaper, some more expensive. In my case the mall pet shop has RC for 34.99 a 15 lb bag!!!!!! Talk about ripping a customer off! I checked out a feed store and their prices are way cheaper and they also carry Exclusive which I would prefer to feed (just me) Lizzie is switching to Exclusive and im getting her a smaller bag to start off with since i'd hate to get a big bag and lose all that food (and $$) to find out she has an allergy or something
     
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    Oh wow...the vet I work for doesn't even sell it for that much! (and he is over-priced). He sells the 15lb bags for $24.99.
     
  20. Mordy

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    If you are referring to Purina Mills Exclusive - that isn't as high quality as RC though. It also contains menadione - which RC does not include, one feature that sets it apart from many other "middle of the road" foods.
     

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