Eukanuba Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs

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Bad For The Lamb, Great For the Dog

Jul 22, 2000 (Updated May 10, 2005)
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Pros:The Dog Loves It. High-Quality Food.

Cons:Cost. Odor! Our New Dog Has Issues With It.

The Bottom Line: A great dog food, but keep an open mind based on your dog's reaction to it.


We adopted our greyhound last year and were told that he should be fed lamb and rice formula dog food. Being the conscientious sort, I researched the "high end" brands, spoke with other dog owners, and annoyed the kind woman who runs the wonderful greyhound adoption service.

Turned out that a couple of brands kept topping the list. Proplan, Nutro, Iams, and Eukanuba. We tried the Nutro first. He liked it. And, seeing as he was just off the race track and needed to add about 10 pounds to his lean frame, it seemed like it was doing the trick.

But it was the first bag, and we were new at this. So, on the second trip to the pet food store, I spent the couple of extra dollars on Eukanuba Lamb & Rice Formula. Brought it home. Opened the bag. And let me tell you, it has a certain "odor" -- fresh lamb, I'm guessing -- that the other food didn't have.

But, the real test was in the dog. He loved it. Noticeably more than the previous food. He's been eating it happily ever since. Coat looks great. Stools are, well, regular (yes, this is important). The vet approves wholeheartedly. And the dog's happy. This is what counts, isn't it?

A few months ago I purchased a 40-lb. dog food bin for our kitchen to contain the voluminous quantities of this stuff that we seem to go through. Makes life easier and virtually eliminates the smell.

Update May 2005

We're now a few years and two greyhounds later (long, sad story). We've spent untold hundreds or thousands of dollars on Eukanuba Lamd & Rice over the years. It's been great. Until we recently adopted our third greyhound. Oh, he'll eat the Eukanuba just fine, but it really didn't make "cleaning up" after him all that much fun, if you get my point.

So, we gave it another bag, thinking he was new and going through a lot of adjustment. Then we moved him across the country and into a new home. More adjustment and more Eukanuba. But the same "results" out on the grass.

So, we bit the bullet and after years of purchasing and feeding nothing but Eukanuba Lamb & Rice to our greyhounds we spent about an hour in the pet store reading all of the ingredients on the competing products. Eventually we gave ProPlan Lamb & Rice a try.

The results were immediate and great! And he loves it just as much as the Eukanuba, if not a bit more actually. On top of this, the new food costs a bit less, so we're probably keeping an additional $50 to $60 in our pockets over the course of a year.

Now, I can't say that the ProPlan is necessarily better, and I still recommend the Eukanuba, but if you're finding that the Eukanuba isn't doing the trick for you, give the ProPlan a try. You and your dog will be glad you did.


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