Royal Canin and TechniCal..

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I've never heard of TechniCal, but Royal Canin is a halfway decent food. For the price of it, you can get something alot better though. Around here, Canidae is cheaper then Royal Canin. (RC is like $40, while Canidae is $35)
 

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decent, not great but also $$ expensive $$ esp considering the quality-- as the person before me said, you can do MUCH better and probably end up spending less
 

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I agree with the above. If it is all that is available to you, most dogs love the taste of it. However, once again, for the price you can do much better.

I feed Canidae and I've had great results. We switched to Innova for a while but our dog's coat lost its shine and his stools were inconsistent. After returning to Canidae, his coat has regained its luster and we're saving a ton of money. :)
 

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Most of the Royal Canin formula's (didn't look at the breed specific one's) have corn gluten meal, brewers rice, beet pulp in the top 6 ingredients (and more fillers down the list) - yuck!
Techinal even has wheat, ground corn, rice hulls and brewer's yeast on top of the above-mentioned in certain formulas so its not a food I'd set out to feed!

I've had more experience with technical and royal canin for cats... I used to work for a cat breeder who fed techinal - 1 cat had liver issues at 3 years old but had surgery and was "okay". At 6 he had 17 teeth removed. Another is contantly at risk for intestinal blockages and is medicated. They are all chubby and have flakey or oily fur and only half the coat they should have had as Maine Coons.
My cat is stuck on royal canin siamese because she won't eat anything else (before I knew anything about reading labels). Even though she gets more exercise than any cat I know, she was 1-2lbs overweight last year!
 

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