Rated 4 out of 5by wizardry510 Eukanuba Adult Weight Control for Large Breeds and Roxy (My 3 Year Old Boxer/Bull Mastiff Mix) Roxy is my 3-year-old Boxer/Bull Mastiff mix. She is my big baby, and she is a picky eater. She isn't terrible, but she isn't like most dogs that will eat anything and everything. Roxy's definitely has a favorite, and she isnÃ¢Â€Â™t often impressed by most other brands. Well, when BzzAgent and Eukanuba offered me a free sample of Eukanuba Adult Weight Control for Large Breeds I was excited for Roxy's chance to try a high quality dog food (plus she's getting a bit large around the middle).
When the mailman lugged in the big box with the bee tape I knew her new food had finally arrived. I lugged it in off the porch, and Roxy was immediately intrigued (I guess she could smell it even through all that packaging). At this point I figured we should get this review on the move while Roxy seemed interested. I opened the box and was surprised to see that it contained a 15lb bag (I was expecting a small sample). Roxy was still pretty interested, and by now Little Bit (her Boston Terrier mix sidekick) had joined in the sniffing contest.
I tore the bag open and gave them each a bowl. They went right to town on it! Roxy is a bit of a food bully (hence the round middle) and is known for scarfing her food down and moving on to Little BitÃ¢Â€Â™s. Roxy tried her normal routine, but to my surprise this time went a bit differently. Usually Little Bit just moves to the side and watches as Roxy scarfs her food down; not this time. This time she growled until Roxy backed off. She ate the whole bowl! Normally she wonÃ¢Â€Â™t eat more than half a bowl full at a time regardless of Roxy stealing it from her, but she ate it all this time. She actually defended her food!
Both dogs seemed to like the Eukanuba, but I decided to wait just a bit before I wrote my review. Roxy is known to like a new food for a few days, and then decide she isnÃ¢Â€Â™t going to eat it anymore. I wanted to make sure that wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t going to happen this time. Both dogs have been eating it for about a week now, and neither one of them has gotten bored with it.
The bites are relatively small, and not overly hard. This means that there is a reduced risk of choking, and that it wouldnÃ¢Â€Â™t be too rough on the teeth of older pups. On the package it states that chicken protein is a key ingredient, and that itÃ¢Â€Â™s made with other high quality ingredients that provide 100% nutrition with 0% fillers. It contains antioxidants that help boost the immune system, Omegas and fatty acids that promote healthy skin and coat, proteins to help build muscles, fiber to aid in digestion, calcium for strong bones, and it offers a 3D Dentadefense system that helps reduce tartar by 80% in 28 days. While I canÃ¢Â€Â™t provide (or see) evidence of all of this, I can say that both Roxy and Little BitÃ¢Â€Â™s coat appeared shinier, and their breath smelled fresher.
However, there are a few things that I, and other pet lovers wouldnÃ¢Â€Â™t like too much about this product. First, it claims to have chicken protein as a key ingredient. Apparently key ingredient means something other than the main ingredient. The first three ingredients are corn meal, chicken by-product, and then chicken. Any pet lover that is looking for a truly high quality dog food is going to expect chicken (or whatever meat goes with the flavor) to be the first ingredient. Second, this food is pretty expensive ($35 for 15lbs). If chicken (or meat) was the first ingredient the price would be much more understandable.
I would recommend this product to friends, family, and any pet lover. My dogs love the flavor, their coat is shinier, their breath is fresher, it offers plenty of nutrients, and it has a lower fat content than other brands. As I said before, the only downsides are that meat is not the first ingredient, and the price is a bit high. Other than that I canÃ¢Â€Â™t complain, and neither can my dogs. 01/17/2015