What is it vets see in Chappie?

TurtleToo

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Had a customer in today wanting to know why her bichon frise was so hyper and whether we could help. Trying to get to the bottom of what food the dog was on, after a few times of 'its on a food from the vets' we established that two weeks ago the dog was moved onto Chappie dry, having been fed a high quality grain free food previously, and behaviour has gone downhill since then. What is it that vets see in Chappie? I know I wouldn't touch it for mine.
 

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My vet suggested Chappie for mine saying its high in fibre so good for the tar on the older dogs teeth? I have no idea, but he said it, so I bought it! They like it anyway! :eek:
 

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vets only recommend wet chappie and its due to the fact it is low in fat, protien and also low in inggredients that dogs are likely to be allergic to.

so its good for dogs with pancreatic/allery problems amongst other things
 

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Definitely the dry that was recommended to her - she actually bought a 15kg bag for a bichon in the vets, it'll probably be off before she gets through it but she was determined not to take the loss and put the dog back on the food it had been much better on, at which point I decided to stop recommending things to potentially fix the dog as she had an answer for everything..
 

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I found on Chappie my dogs both had absolutely VILE breath and my poodle constantly had poo stuck to his backside (where he never did before or since I've stopped using it)

I wouldn't recommend it. My boys are on holisitic food and I'm giving them a tablespoon of Natures:Menu just to top dress (I don't need to bother for the Border Terrier as he'll eat anything, but the poodle is fussy and wont' eat without it....if he wasn't so lean I woudln't bother either)
 

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Wet Chappie, as recommended by the vet, was the difference between life and death for our Boxer many years back.
She went from looking like a welfare case to a lovely, lean dog in a short amount of time being fed Chappie.
 

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I've always fed my dalmatians on tinned (wet) Chappie and they have always done very well on it (last one lived to 13 1/2 and current one is well into 14th year so can't be going far wrong).

Like others have said though I've never heard a vet (or anyone else) recommend the dry stuff. Come to that I don't think I've ever known anyone use it.
 
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I know vets recommend chappie wet food as it is supposed to be good for sensitive tums. Not heard of them suggesting the dry , I wonder if the owner got confused.
Dried stuff contans BHA and BHT, potentially carcinogenic, wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. The wet is high in rice and super bland plus low fat so good for sensitive tums. Lots cheaper to buy boiler chickens and boil them up for the meat and add rice. Chappie is not going to be good long term due to the low protein/low fat.
 

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I used it for my Husky with pancreatitis, he was so much better on it and it was a fraction of the cost of Royal Canin which is like poop and he wouldn't eat it. His breath was rank though!
 

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Eeeek I feel a bit guilty now..
Just bought one more huge bag, but when that runs out what shall I buy?
Needs to be 20 pound-ish or less for about a 15kg bag ideally.
Needs to be ok for a 11 yo labrador, 2 yo cavalier and an 8 yo cavalier. Also a 12 week old cavalier that doesn't seem to think eating her own food is as cool as eating the adult dogs food :rolleyes:
 
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Eeeek I feel a bit guilty now..
Just bought one more huge bag, but when that runs out what shall I buy?
Needs to be 20 pound-ish or less for about a 15kg bag ideally.
Needs to be ok for a 11 yo labrador, 2 yo cavalier and an 8 yo cavalier. Also a 12 week old cavalier that doesn't seem to think eating her own food is as cool as eating the adult dogs food :rolleyes:
I'm sorry to be the voice of doom, but it contains carcinogens. I wouldn't feed it.
 
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