Hi there, I am new here - only joined yesterday (see member introductions) and I already have loads of questions.
I have read various posts on this forum and am a bit confused. One thing I am certain about is that the Science Diet I have been feeding is headed straight for the trash! I had no idea... Unfortunately I am unable to get any of the recommended foods. The only one I could get would be the Royal Canin, but I don't know how good that really is. My French Bulldog, Phoebe, is 3 and a half and has recently had a spate of allergies on her face and I guess they could be food related? She weighs 11.5 kilos. I have started feeding her raw minced beef with the kibble (Science Diet, till I can get a better quality) in the morning, and in the evening I cook either brown rice or potatoes, mixed with fresh vegetables, cottage cheese and every other day a raw egg. I would be so grateful if somebody could advise me how much protein (raw beef, veal, lamb or chicken) she should get each day.
I went to a pet shop yesterday and the bought the best (or so I think) kibble I could find. It is a locally (Switzerland) produced food. Sorry to go on, but these are the ingredients - rice, lamb meal, potato protein, stabilized wheat germ, carob, brewers yeast, linseed, beet pulp, poultry fat, dried egg product, fruit fiber, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, salt, poultry-based aroms, yucca extract, lecithin, choline, FOS, vitamins A, D3, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, K, PP, biotin, trace elements i.e. zinc, manganese, copper, iodine, iron, selenium. Antioxidant: Vit E. Preservative: potassium sorbate. It would be great to hear your view on this. I want to give her the best food I can. I haven't opened up the bag first as I would love to hear your views, and I could always swap it for another brand. Thanks.