Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Formula is a specialized food for dogs with allergies and skin conditions. Our dog, Abby (pictured), has allergies. Her vet suggested this particular dog food because it has limited ingredients and does not contain chicken or beef proteins, which agrivate her allergies.
The first ingredient is dehydrated potato. The second and thrid is rabbit meal and rabbit.The only source of protein and carbohydrates come from the rabbit and potato. The remaining ingredients read like a back label off a vitamin bottle. The bag itself is vacuum sealed, foiled lined with a zipper closure to maintain freshness.
Abby didn't have any trouble with food change. She seems to like it just fine. The dry nuggets are dark and about the size of a small marble with very little odor, to humans anyway. Serving size is recommended by dog weight, on the back of the bag, in an easy to read chart. Since being on the Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Forumla, Abby is not nibbling at her toes or digging at her skin, nearly as much as she was prior to being on the Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Forumla. Her coat is shiny, soft and as beautiful as ever.
1). Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Forumla is not waist conscious. Meaning, Abby is getting fat from this diet and now receives less than the daily recommended amount.
2). Price! $29.99 for an 8 pound bag which lasts her about 10 to 12 days. Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Forumla is available online for purchase, but by the time I add the cost of shipping, the total amount paid tends to run well over $35.00 for the 8 lbs bag.
3). Availibility. I can only find Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Forumla at the vet's office. If we run out over the weekend when the office is closed, Abby is treated to fresh steamed potato and carrots for dinner until the office opens again.
All in all, Royal Canin Potato & Rabbit Forumla is a good, healthy dog food and does not aggrivate her food allergies. In the end, that is really what is important. I just wish it was available in stores and a little cheaper.