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Old 06-24-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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hi there iv got 2 yorkies one is 4 yr od and the other is 18month old I have always feed my yorkies on royal cain adult dog food is this food the best for my yorkies to have and what other is there I can feed them on if its not
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If they are doing well on it there is no reason to change RC is a sound product.
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I feed RC and have for years.
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I agree with the others. If your dogs are doing well on Royal Canin, there is no reason to change.
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I agree with the others. If your dogs are doing well on Royal Canin, there is no reason to change.
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Go to dogadvisor.com to check ratings of all dog foods. Ifu check, Royal Canin, u will see it gets 2.5 out of 5 stars. I would look at other options.......
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thankyou yes they are doing very well on it I just want to give my babys the best I can I really dnt care how much ought cost as long as my babys are ok
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I agree with the others. If your dogs are doing well on Royal Canin, there is no reason to change.


I am feeding my puppy RC right now. I am not having any problems with it at all. Why change if it's working for them.
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Go to dogadvisor.com to check ratings of all dog foods. Ifu check, Royal Canin, u will see it gets 2.5 out of 5 stars. I would look at other options.......
The Dog Food advice is just an OPINION and I would never decide what brand of food to feed my dog from that website. The guy who runs the site is not a vet he's a human dentist with an opinion.

My suggestion would be to take a look at Skeptvet who is an actual vet who has an amazing blog on all subjects. IMO the difference between Skeptvet and Dog Food Advisor is that fact the Skeptvet is offering his opinion based on science and research unlike many others that are just offering a personal opinion. Here's a link to one of his many blogs regarding nutrition and links to reliable resources to make an informed decision.

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If your kiddos do well on RC and you like it as well, I don't think I'd be changing it.

There have been dogs here who don't do well on RC, and it's usually bc they are allergic or sensitive to corn - which RC has a lot of. But unless your kiddos show issues with corn, then it's not an issue.

I view RC as a more typical middle-of-the-road food - "middle of the road" not reflecting my view of quality, but rather as it's a moderate food in terms of protein, carbs, ingredients etc. Whereas other foods could be higher in protein or carbs. I prefer higher protein diets for my kiddos, but that's just my personal belief for most canines.
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Go to dogadvisor.com to check ratings of all dog foods. Ifu check, Royal Canin, u will see it gets 2.5 out of 5 stars. I would look at other options.......
If you look at some of the 5 star foods you will see a lot of them are made by companies who don't do research, don't have vets on staff, and don't do feeding trials to make sure the food is giving your dog what they need. Also a whole lot of those 5 star foods have been recalled. That's site is also done by a human dentist not a vet nutritionist or even a vet. Would you trust your dentist to tell you what you should be feeding your dogs?
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The Dog Food advice is just an OPINION and I would never decide what brand of food to feed my dog from that website. The guy who runs the site is not a vet he's a human dentist with an opinion.

My suggestion would be to take a look at Skeptvet who is an actual vet who has an amazing blog on all subjects. IMO the difference between Skeptvet and Dog Food Advisor is that fact the Skeptvet is offering his opinion based on science and research unlike many others that are just offering a personal opinion. Here's a link to one of his many blogs regarding nutrition and links to reliable resources to make an informed decision.

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If you look at some of the 5 star foods you will see a lot of them are made by companies who don't do research, don't have vets on staff, and don't do feeding trials to make sure the food is giving your dog what they need. Also a whole lot of those 5 star foods have been recalled. That's site is also done by a human dentist not a vet nutritionist or even a vet. Would you trust your dentist to tell you what you should be feeding your dogs?
See, now I don't agree on categorically putting this guy down, nor with the black-and-white thinking seen here at times regarding his site.

Bc, yeah, I just might trust my dentist's advice on things other than dentistry depending upon their knowledge, experience, hobbies, expertise, and type of advice. I mean, I HIGHLY value some people's opinions here at YT and they have NO professional experience whatsoever with dog health. However, they are highly invested in gaining knowledge in dogs, dog health, vet practices, gold standards in vet care, in very specific dog diseases, in breed specific issues, and in both anecdotal and scientific resources. I've received some of my BEST advice regarding my dogs from non-dog-professionals.

When I first started learning passionately about dog foods/nutrition, I actually found Dog Food Advisor incredibly helpful for just learning about certain ingredients and their place in dog foods...it helped me start to form opinions and urged me to seek more info elsewhere regarding what I learned on DFA. So, I would not personally say DFA is all bad. I think it has a place as a *piece* of a pie with many pieces.

I do think the reviews should be taken with some grains of salt as they are, indeed, one person's opinion / one person's schematic. But I don't find the opinion worthless, imo. I think it does have some worth, albeit as cursory / as a launching pad for further investigation and learning. It's one opinion of a thousand others.

And this is just my one opinion of a thousand others too .
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See, now I don't agree on categorically putting this guy down, nor with the black-and-white thinking seen here at times regarding his site.

Bc, yeah, I just might trust my dentist's advice on things other than dentistry depending upon their knowledge, experience, hobbies, expertise, and type of advice. I mean, I HIGHLY value some people's opinions here at YT and they have NO professional experience whatsoever with dog health. However, they are highly invested in gaining knowledge in dogs, dog health, vet practices, gold standards in vet care, in very specific dog diseases, in breed specific issues, and in both anecdotal and scientific resources. I've received some of my BEST advice regarding my dogs from non-dog-professionals.

When I first started learning passionately about dog foods/nutrition, I actually found Dog Food Advisor incredibly helpful for just learning about certain ingredients and their place in dog foods...it helped me start to form opinions and urged me to seek more info elsewhere regarding what I learned on DFA. So, I would not personally say DFA is all bad. I think it has a place as a *piece* of a pie with many pieces.

I do think the reviews should be taken with some grains of salt as they are, indeed, one person's opinion / one person's schematic. But I don't find the opinion worthless, imo. I think it does have some worth, albeit as cursory / as a launching pad for further investigation and learning. It's one opinion of a thousand others.

And this is just my one opinion of a thousand others too .
What bothers me is there is no disclaimer letting people know the grade the foods are getting dosent rate how good the company is, how many issues they have had, and whether they do any food trails and any research and stuff.
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What bothers me is there is no disclaimer letting people know the grade the foods are getting dosent rate how good the company is, how many issues they have had, and whether they do any food trails and any research and stuff.
Well, in a perfect world - the guy would be able to track every single thing we can think of...but he can only do so much, I suppose. I don't hold that against him.

And in fact, I don't support - at all - dog food trials/research across the board or think it's categorically a great thing bc those trials can (and have) result in animal cruelty and very poorly run trials/research where the dogs are actually maltreated. "Research" doesn't always translate to "good research". In addition, we should *not* always need food trials bc of the current inferences we should now be able to make regarding several common ingredients.

An analogy is like w/ mascara testing on rabbits - we should not ever have to do this again like we did in the past bc we now have enough inferences / proven-safe-ingredients to create products without forcing research.
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