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Large breed puppy food?

bclark's Photo bclark 26 Nov 2013

Good day

I've been feeding my lab pup eukanuba's food but the stuff is getting expensive on my wallet.
R500 odd for 15kg.

Can anyone recommend a different brand that is as nutritious yet not so heavy handed with my wallet?

I came across this interesting post http://mybroadband.c...l=1#post9252678

Thanks
Brent

P.s. I took a drive to agrimark, here in Durbanville. One brand that has got my attention is Montego Karoo Puppy (Ostrich) 20kg for R482
Edited by bclark, 26 November 2013 - 01:32 .

bclark's Photo bclark 26 Nov 2013

Sorry I only saw this thread http://www.thehubsa....ba#entry1907169 now.
Edited by bclark, 26 November 2013 - 01:37 .

DJ84's Photo DJ84 26 Nov 2013

I feed my dogs Eukanuba,
it actually costs me slightly less day-day as you feed them less compared to the cheaper food.

Plus my dogs are healthier now so less VET bills.

Wil6's Photo Wil6 26 Nov 2013

Good day

I've been feeding my lab pup eukanuba's food but the stuff is getting expensive on my wallet.
R500 odd for 15kg.

Can anyone recommend a different brand that is as nutritious yet not so heavy handed with my wallet?

I came across this interesting post http://mybroadband.c...l=1#post9252678

Thanks
Brent

P.s. I took a drive to agrimark, here in Durbanville. One brand that has got my attention is Montego Karoo Puppy (Ostrich) 20kg for R482

I feed my pups Montego puppy food, cost about R320 for 25kg. Raised two dogs on that and can pm you pics of how they developed. Nothing wrong nutritional wise about this food

MONS's Photo MONS 26 Nov 2013

Also feed Montego - my boerbul also got Montego Puppy - they wont eat anything esle easily.... I am paying R270 for a 25kg bag.

Thug's Photo Thug 26 Nov 2013

Try this stuff.

http://www.facebook....npetfoods.co.za

http://www.championpetfoods.com/
Edited by Thug, 26 November 2013 - 03:42 .

Honkdonk's Photo Honkdonk 26 Nov 2013

Montego puppy, then you can move onto the Adult range
Nothing wrong
Vets choice and other premium brands are moer expensive and when you got 3 hounds of the large variety it can get out of hand..

SeaBee's Photo SeaBee 27 Nov 2013

Started my Ridgey off on Eukanuba puppy and of late on Montego Puppy. She looks as happy and healthy on Montego as on Eukanuba.

'Dale's Photo 'Dale 27 Nov 2013

I use the expensive brands.
But feed my Rotties 50% dry food and 50% pet mince & veg.

Slowbee's Photo Slowbee 27 Nov 2013

Lab's are "puppy's" for about 2 years. Feed them the absolute best food you can afford for that time.

Go with a breed specific food if you can afford it. During those two years is when they do the most growing, all the bones are being formed, tendons etc. You want to give them the best shot of having all the high quality nutrients available.

When they transition out of puppy life then you can food them food that is not so heavy on the budget, but do your home work. When they hit senior life, usually about 7 or 8 year old, you want to move to a better food so that when they are 10 to 12 year old they have the best food to help them with body deterioration in old age.

GiantTCR1's Photo GiantTCR1 27 Nov 2013

Stay away from BOW WOW :blink:

GLuvsMtb's Photo GLuvsMtb 27 Nov 2013

I alternate between Montego and Jock. Most of the Boerboel breeders use Jock. It costs more or less the same as the Montego food and as a bonus, Jock delivers to my office in Stellenberg (think its about R320/R340 for 20kg). I alternate with the Montego purely to change up the flavour as dogs need a bit of variety in their diet, especially if you don't feed them table scraps. I used to feed them Science Diet, but it became very expensive with 2 dogs eating roughly 1000ml each a day. I don't use more food than what I used to and the coats as as shiny as ever and all other indicators seems to be more or less the same (body weight, energy levels, etc)

bclark's Photo bclark 27 Nov 2013

On Mybroadband, there was someone that too raved about Jock.

Do you order from / through afgrianimalfeeds?

Update : I see there is http://petproject.co.za/contact.php
Edited by bclark, 27 November 2013 - 11:44 .

Head f t Hills's Photo Head f t Hills 27 Nov 2013

Another option is Dogsense, also available from Agrimark:
http://www.nutroscie...gsense-products

Wil6's Photo Wil6 27 Nov 2013

I alternate between Montego and Jock. Most of the Boerboel breeders use Jock. It costs more or less the same as the Montego food and as a bonus, Jock delivers to my office in Stellenberg (think its about R320/R340 for 20kg). I alternate with the Montego purely to change up the flavour as dogs need a bit of variety in their diet, especially if you don't feed them table scraps. I used to feed them Science Diet, but it became very expensive with 2 dogs eating roughly 1000ml each a day. I don't use more food than what I used to and the coats as as shiny as ever and all other indicators seems to be more or less the same (body weight, energy levels, etc)

Montego is R280 for 25kg. Thats a difference of R5 per kg

TK-Sp3cialiSt's Photo TK-Sp3cialiSt 27 Nov 2013

Anyone know a supplier of Montego in JHB?

Edit : Never mind, found their website

Edited by TK-Sp3cialiSt, 27 November 2013 - 07:21 .