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Unread 07-23-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
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Hi All I am thinking of buying this as it's miles cheaper ( got to think of rising prices due to fuel going up) than any brand at Pet's City. What do other members think and have any members bought any and had good/bad results when feeding to their dog(s)? Many Thanks

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I would look at the ingredients list and the nutritional breakdown panel and see how that compares to other brands or at least to the one you are feeding now. Unfortunately i can't find a list online to see what it contains. While the food i do feed is expensive the amount fed to give the correct nutrition is a smaller quantity so i find it not so bad. Personally i would look at other ways to cut costs.

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Dave, considering that Aldi's market niche is to offer only a limited number of popular brands at a low price I can't imagine that it would be anywhere near the quality of what you could get at a specialty store. If you're in dire straits for money I can understand, but I would expect it to be "bottom shelf" in comparison to any other brand.
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I couldn't find one single review of Aldi dog food. I did find this and so it might be useful for you

http://dels.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/...tion_final.pdf

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Not fully looked at admittedly - but thats a great link and seems to be fully independant - great find

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I couldn't find one single review of Aldi dog food. I did find this and so it might be useful for you

http://dels.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/...tion_final.pdf
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Dave, considering that Aldi's market niche is to offer only a limited number of popular brands at a low price I can't imagine that it would be anywhere near the quality of what you could get at a specialty store. If you're in dire straits for money I can understand, but I would expect it to be "bottom shelf" in comparison to any other brand.
Hi Jean the thing is Aldi have been voted best super market a couple of times. I regulary shop there and they have a lot of nice things. I also should have said a friend had a dog for over 14 years and it lived on Aldi complete dog food, so it can't be that bad! It's not as though the breed of dog I have got is a going to be a show dog, niether is it working dog. The brand name is Earl. Wether they have a web site or not is a different matter.

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Without knowing what exactly is in it it's hard to comment. I remember the Aldis in Germany and most of their items were off-brands and low quality.
I can easily believe that you have a friend with an old dog who lived on it. I had an experience at the vet's once where an 11 yr old Dalamatian was prancing around like a silly puppy. When I asked half jokingly what the owner fed her dog, she came close and whispered so no one would hear her say "Ol' Roy." This is Wal-Mart's own brand, the cheapest, poorest quality imaginable.
I think it's like a lot of things in life - some of us do well on certain foods and other don't, but the problems don't show up until middle age. And then it's too late to go back and change it.
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Hi Jean the thing is Aldi have been voted best super market a couple of times. I regulary shop there and they have a lot of nice things. I also should have said a friend had a dog for over 14 years and it lived on Aldi complete dog food, so it can't be that bad! It's not as though the breed of dog I have got is a going to be a show dog, niether is it working dog. The brand name is Earl. Wether they have a web site or not is a different matter.
How much is Aldi's dog food Dave? I've never been in an Aldi (makes a mental note to do so).

Burns costs about £35 for 15Kg - which lasts him 4/5 weeks. Not bad - and Nipper will be much smaller than Jake - he's 32Kg.

A dog weight 14Kg costs about 30p per day - and thats if you just feed kibble. If you supplement with human food you adjust the kibble amount.

There are a lot of things you must take into account though

* What if the food has excessive nutrients e.g. too much protein or fat?
* Is the body able to utilise the nutrients in the food: i.e. is the food easily digested?
* Does the food contain substances which are not nutrients e.g. chemical additives, impurities? - - Does the food suit the animal's system?
* Many pets develop intolerance to certain foods. Is the body able to eliminate the waste matter effectively?

You must make sure that there are no artificial additives or colourants and E numbers.

At the end of the day you pays your money and makes your choice.

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Without knowing what exactly is in it it's hard to comment. I remember the Aldis in Germany and most of their items were off-brands and low quality.
I can easily believe that you have a friend with an old dog who lived on it. I had an experience at the vet's once where an 11 yr old Dalamatian was prancing around like a silly puppy. When I asked half jokingly what the owner fed her dog, she came close and whispered so no one would hear her say "Ol' Roy." This is Wal-Mart's own brand, the cheapest, poorest quality imaginable.
I think it's like a lot of things in life - some of us do well on certain foods and other don't, but the problems don't show up until middle age. And then it's too late to go back and change it.
jean here's the list of ingredients: Cereals, Meat and animal derivatives ( Chicken 4 % minimum in the moist meaty chunk biscuit with chicken) Derivates of vegetable origin. Oils and fats.Vegetable protein extracts. Vegetables (4 % in the green kibble) Minerals with antioxidant. EC Additives. Coloured & Preserved with EC Additives.

Typical Analysis:
Protein 22%
Oils & fats 12%
Ash 8%
Fibre 3%
Calcium 1.3%

Vitaman A 10000 IU/kg
Vitaman D3 1500 IU/kg
Vitaman E 65 mg/kg
Copper 12 mg/kg
(As Cupric acid)

It also says: Earl's provides your dog with a delicous selection of meals,snacks and treats,to maintain their well being, because your pet's happiness and health always comes first. And then there's a logo saying Improved digestion WITH VITAMINS for healthy skin and coat. NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED. BTW Iam not shouting at any one just typing what the packet says I went to ALdi and wrote ti down on a piece of paper. The last thing says. Earl's Complete Healthy Balance Moist Meaty Chunks with Chicken and Vegetables is a complete petfood for dogs and will provided all the daily nourishment for your dogs needs. Strong statements!! What do you and others think now?
The price is for 3kg is 2.99

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