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I have a PUG of 2 years, need to know if RC PUG food is good or Indian Pedigree..?

Hi I have a PUG of 2 years, need to know if RC PUG food is good or Indian Pedigree..... My Doc claims that these foods are hard to digest ....kindly advice
By Scooby · 03 Jun 2010 2:58 pm

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By bhartan · 03 Jun 2010 4:22 pm
Hi,

You got a nice vet. This is the first time I have heard that a Vet has admitted that manufactured kibble (company made dog food) is bad.

Such food is definitely bad.

A dog does well on specie appropriate food which in its case is RAW meat. Best food that a dog can have.
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By Dinkar Singh · 03 Jun 2010 4:52 pm
Companies like RC but in a lot of R&D and then come up with tailor made food which is a premium food. I personally feel it is much better as it has all the right quantities of vitamins, proteins etc which is required for your pet based on its breed, age, etc.

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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 03 Jun 2010 4:58 pm
I agree with Dinkar, as RC is world class brand which is definitely deserve its quality. You can continue with RC.
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By bhartan · 03 Jun 2010 5:54 pm
Good kibble is normally not available in India. RC is definitely not a not a world class brand and Pedigree is even worse.

RC gets 1 out of 5 the lowest possible score in a review by Dog Food Analysis who are independent reviewers of dog food.

This is what they have to say:

Would you recommend the product? No

The first ingredient is a named meat product. This is not a meal ingredient, but is inclusive of water content (about 80%). Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredient will weigh around 20% of its wet weight. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, and the dehydrated ingredient would probably be more accurately placed much further down the ingredient list. It is unlikely that this ingredient makes any significant contribution to the overall meat content of the food. The main meat ingredient in the food is the fourth ingredient, which is a named meat product in meal form. This is too far down the ingredient list to give us any confidence that the food contains an adequate amount of meat.


The main grains in the food are rice, brewers rice and corn. Rice is a decent quality grain, but brewers rice is a low quality ingredient and byproduct. Corn is a difficult to digest grain of limited value in dog food. It is also commonly associated with allergy problems. Corn gluten meal it is that part of the commercial shelled corn that remains after the extraction of the larger portion of the starch, gluten, and term by the processes employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup. In plain English, the remains of corn after most of the nutritious bits have been removed. The hulls of rice are filler.


Beet pulp is controversial filler which appears to be used in large quantities in this food. It is a by-product, being dried residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. It is a controversial ingredient in dog food, claimed by some manufacturers to be a good source of fibre, and derided by others as an ingredient added to slow down the transition of rancid animal fats and causing stress to kidney and liver in the process. We note that beet pulp is an ingredient that commonly causes problems for dogs, including allergies and ear infections, and prefer not to see it used in dog food. There are less controversial products around if additional fibre is required.


Overall, this product has very mixed quality ingredients and minimal meat content for the canine.
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By KamalRaj J Kuppal · 04 Jun 2010 10:23 am
I am shocked by seeing your information on RC. But i saw many dogs which are healthy and shinny whose owners only provide RC for their dog. I am also sure that these dogs are strong enough. Your information makes me to google on RC. Thanks
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By Scooby · 04 Jun 2010 11:09 am
Thanks for the info....I think since Good kibble is not available in India my option would be on RC ( Though it has lowest rating but better than Pedigree )

Till date I used to give my son Egg rice mixed with Curds & baked vegetabl's , but my vet recommends that I stop that in Winter / rainy season as Pug is sensitive and curds would contain bacteria :(
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