Originally Posted by butch vb
ngrind up your old roy and put it in a clear glass of water and see what your feeding your dogs I showed dogs for many years and don't remember any good breeders that used cheap food all my heardind and conformation champs were feed a high quality premium food less food less waste better coats and energy than a food that costs less than the sack it comes in all the breeders of livestock that I know have always said feed junk raise junk ecomomy comes from guality feed the best you can find and you will have healthy and happy animals
Sure, in theory and on paper Ol Roy sucks. In practice, I've seen like brands constantly outperform the "premium" kibble. WTH would I feed Orijen or Taste of the Wild when I saw first hand that my dogs did worse on it? I'm talking horrible. Too fatigued to go for a walk, patches of hair missing, sores, smell bad, losing weight, etc... I'm guessing someone will use the excuse of a detox period. Sorry, but I'm not convinced that going from a "worse" feed to a high quality "premium" feed should make the dog look like its dying before getting better. It's the same exact thing I've seen in other kennels and the same thing I've heard from other breeders. In my experience, the only people really pushing "premium" kibble are people that aren't active with the dogs. I don't think it's a coincidence in over 10 years and a kennel full of dogs (11 dogs), all have done great on Ol Roy High Pro and black bag Sportmix and 9 of them have done worse on feed such as the old Canidae, ToTW, Van Pattens, etc... Like I said, it's just not mine either.