I have an Old English Sheepdog (Bella) and she is 7.5yrs old. As a puppy she came from the breeder with a bag of dry food which she didn’t eat for 3 days, infact she ate nothing for 3 days - very worrying.
Eventually she did eat but was a ‘reluctant eater’ which after owning German Shepherds (normally in pairs) was a new thing on me! I took my OES puppy to classes and in the very first class the trainer went around the group asking what food we were using - she said throw away the dried rubbish and buy Naturediet. So that weekend I investigated further and duly bought Naturediet and other than the slight blip you guys had a couple of years ago, she has never had anything other than Naturediet.
She is the same healthy weight now as she was at 18 months, the Vet has always said she is in really good shape and even her teeth benefit as she doesn’t need mixer biscuits but does have a few small gravy bones as treats when out walking. I love how it is easy to transport - just put a couple of packs in the car with a bowl and knife and away we go for the day/weekend. She knows which cupboard in the kitchen they are in and she sits looking at it in the morning and evening at her ‘dinner’ times. She has very rarely had ‘human’ food and never from our plates so doesn’t bother us for food and doesn’t ask for food in-between her meals. She started on the Puppy pack at the recommended amounts and then migrated to Rabbit and Turkey 2 x a day (now chicken and turkey or sometimes sensitive fish packs.) I like that she is having quality food and that the waste that comes out is minuscule in comparison to a dog on meat and kibble/or dry food. OES are prone to sensitive tummies and Naturediet just agrees with her virtually all the time. On the odd occasion when she is ill then she would be on scrambled egg for a meal and back to Naturediet for the next meal.
I can honestly say that I have recommended Naturediet many times over, even stood in the pet shop buying mine and someone stood next to me considering other brands and I have told them "don’t do it!". I do feel that my OES needs the extra protein in the adult pack, but could do with the joint aid supplements of the mature pack, so I compromised and for the last 2 years have added Joint Aid to the regular adult pack- she is as sprightly as she was at 4 years old!
My dog loves it and I wouldn’t feed her anything else!