Easterbrooks Senior/Light Fish & Rice Dog Food – The Pet Experience

Easterbrooks Senior/Light Fish & Rice Dog Food

5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

£9.49£78.00

A Senior dog food with added joint support. Low in fat, protein and phosphorous to help your dog as they grow older. Highly digestible and hypoallergenic.

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Why Feed Senior Light Dog Food?Gracie the golden retriever.

Senior Light dog food is best fed to dogs as they are coming to the end of their adult life stage. In general this will be around 8-9 years old for an average dog. However there are a few things to consider before making the change. Firstly, look at you dog. Do they look old or act old? If they are still bounding about the place and expending loads of energy, it may be a bit premature to change them onto a senior diet. This is because one aspect of a senior light diet is a lower fat content.

Secondly, consider their size. Larger dogs age more quickly than smaller breeds so will need to be introduced to a Senior dog food at an earlier stage. Finally, look at their breed. Certain breeds like Labradors are not only prone to joint problems but are also liable to being overweight… not a good combination for a dog of any age let alone an older dog. As a result, use these pointers to help determine the best time to transition your dog onto a Senior specific food.

 

Lower Fat Levels

Our senior light diet has a fat content that is on average 15% lower than the adult equivalents. This means it also qualifies as a Light dog food. As a result there is less chance of excessive weight gain due to a slowing metabolism which is part of the ageing process. Therefore, changing a very energetic dog onto a senior diet too soon may result in unwanted weight loss.

If on the other hand, your dog is starting to slow down a bit or show the early signs of ageing like joint stiffness it would be a very good time to introduce a senior diet. In addition, lower levels of fat are known to reduce the chances of pancreatitis in ageing dogs. Furthermore, these lower fat levels means that Easterbrooks Senior is also suitable as a low fat or weight loss diet for your adult dog should they need to loose a few pounds.

 

Fish & RiceWhite Fish Fillets

Easterbrooks Senior Light dog food uses a combination of fish & rice as the main protein and carbohydrate sources. Fish is an easily digestible, lean & nutritious form of protein. Whilst the mixture of white & brown rice gives a balanced carbohydrate blend that provides functional fibre (along with beet pulp) for sensitive digestion. Furthermore the added vitamin & mineral package helps support the immune system as well as general health. As a hypoallergenic food, it is naturally preserved with Rosemary extract.

 

Kidney Support

Another important factor in a senior dog food is the level of protein and phosphorous in the diet. Easterbrooks Senior dog food has lower levels of protein and phosphorous compared to adult varieties. As a result there is reduced pressure on the kidneys which become less efficient as your dog ages. Taking some load off them early can prolong the life of the kidneys.

Joint Support for Senior Dogs

As mentioned already, joint stiffness is something that will start to affect your dogs as they age. Unfortunately it affects us all! Initially, there may be no clearly apparent symptoms being displayed. Maybe a gradual, almost imperceptible slowing down over the course of a few months. However by around 9 years old for most dogs, there will be some form of joint stiffness/arthritis creeping in. The lower fat content of a senior dog food will help to manage their weight. Excess weight not only means that the joints have to work harder but it can speed up the onset of joint pain, so keeping their weight in check is crucial.

Similarly, it is important to actively support their joints as they age. A great way of doing this is by adding some joint supplements to their food. In Easterbrooks senior dog food, we have added Chondroitin, Glucosamine and MSM to help reduce joint inflammation and keep things moving smoothly for as long as possible!

 

Senior Light Dog Food Feeding Guidelines

Easterbrooks Senior Dog Food Feeding Guide

Easterbrooks Senior Dog Food Feeding Guide

All bags of Easterbrooks Senior dog food come with suggested feeding quantities. However, these are purely a guide. For instance, the following factors can have an affect on feeding quantities for older dogs:

  • neutering. Neutered dogs should have their portions reduced by about 10%.
  • individual breed.
  • metabolic rate.
  • level of activity.
  • age of the dog.
  • sex of the dog.
  • ambient living temperature etc.

As a result, adjust feeding quantities as necessary. No matter how good a food is, too much is no good! For example, over feeding will usually lead to poor digestion and soft poo. Not to mention weight gain. Similarly, too little will affect their ability to maintain a healthy weight as they age.

 

Senior Light Dog Food Ingredients

Brown Rice (22%), Dried Fish (20%), Barley, Oats, White Rice (10%), Chicken Fat, Beet Pulp (4%), Pea Fibre, Brewer’s Yeast, Minerals, Yucca Schidigera Extract (190 mg/kg), Glucosamine (180 mg/kg), MSM (180 mg/kg), Chondroitin (125 mg/kg)

Senior Dog Food Analytical Constituents

Protein 21% (Crude), Fat (Crude) 8%, Fibre (Crude) 4%, Ash (Crude) 6.5%, Moisture 8%, NFE 52.5%, Metabolisable Energy 341 kcal/100g, Omega 6 Fatty Acids 1.6%, Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5%, Calcium 0.9%, Phosphorus 0.6%

Nutritional Additives per Kg

Vitamins: A 14,400 IU, D3 1,925 IU, E 95 IU. Provitamins: L-Carnitine 480 mg
Trace Elements: Iron 50mg, Zinc (Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 50 mg, Manganese 35 mg, Copper 12 mg, Iodine 1 mg

 

Easterbrooks Senior Light dog food is also available in a VAT free 15kg bag. These 15kg bags are labelled as a working dog food but the ingredients are identical. Click here for more information:

https://www.thepetexperience.co.uk/product/easterbrooks-senior-light-working-dog-15kg/

 

If you are looking for a Grain Free alternative to Easterbrooks Senior, take a look at our Teepee range of Grain Free dog food:

https://www.thepetexperience.co.uk/product/teepee-grain-free-senior/

 

For more information on Senior Dogs and what to look out for, click here:

https://www.thehealthypetclub.co.uk/when-will-my-dog-become-a-senior/

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11 reviews for Easterbrooks Senior/Light Fish & Rice Dog Food

  1. cormac
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    We have 2 greyhounds, Prince 10 and Jo 8. Jo was having ongoing trouble with blocked anal glands so the vet suggested a change of diet. The re-homing centre suggested I contact Cormac to discuss a suitable alternative. Well – they haven’t looked back! Prince is enjoying a second childhood and Jo, who was quite buzzy, is even more so; they look so well now and are really enjoying life. The health and vitality of both dogs is obvious to others too – Prince was placed 2nd at a recent greyhound dog show and Jo got 6th and she’s never been placed before! Maggie

  2. cormac
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    This has gone down very well with our three oldies, it contains good maintenance ingredients for them and has given them all soft and silky coats too. It has also improved their digestion, which is very important as they get older. It must be tasty as our fussy dog, Poppy drools over it and cannot wait until dinner times! Lynsey

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

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    My 11 year old Cocker Spaniel was having digestive problems, lots of horrible runny ‘poos’. On advise from the store owner changed from Bakers to Easterbrooks Senior/Light. Within a week changes were noticed. Poos became firm and ‘normal’, he has stopped pestering for food throughout the day and coat has improved. By sticking to the advertised feeding measurements Easterbrooks is now working out cheaper than less expensive varieties. Very pleased.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We have 2 dogs and they both Love this food. Our eldest dig has very sensitive skin and very problematic stomach. We have tried and tested all makes and sorts of dig food. This Easterbrooks food is the only one they can both tolerate and that they both enjoy. I would highly recommend this food to everyone.

    • cormac

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      Thanks for your review Donna and it’s great to hear that the Easterbrooks Senior is going down so well after trying so many other foods. You can’t really beat a bit of simple fish and rice for ease of digestibility.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

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    As my dog got into his older age Cormac suggested changing him on to a food for senior dogs which I did and he seemed to enjoy it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Poppy loves her new senior food, she gets a bit excited for dinner time. She is doing really well since starting the senior variety and has extra bounce now! At 13 and with no additional supplements, this alone is keeping her young and very active, so thank you Cormac

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Both of my Westie and Scottie adore this food, they have been on easterbrooks for years with no issues, we decided to move up to senior now the Scottie is 10 and Westie is 12. This is all round great food for dogs with sensitive stomachs, easterbrooks even do treats too which also means happy dogs with no upset tummy’s and runny bums!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Both of my Westie and Scottie adore this food, they have been on easterbrooks for years with no issues, we decided to move up to senior now the Scottie is 10 and Westie is 12. This is all round great food for dogs with sensitive stomachs, easterbrooks even do treats too which also means happy dogs with no upset tummy’s and runny bums!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Great food. My Springer is 14 he’s been on Easterbrooks since it came out. Lives it. Transfered to light a few years ago easy to go from one to the other. Very happy. And do is my dog which is most important

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Having rescued eleven GSD`s over the last 30yrs+ you’d think we would have found the best type of dog food years ago,not so, we tried this and that ,no grain ,high protein etc .a,then when we recently got our present rescue who is now 13yr old, we were stumped as to what was best for her,lucky Cormack came to the rescue with Easterbrooks Senior Light,from a thin little girl with mucky dull coat and thinking well she may only have a few months to live, we can only do our best by her; now a year and half on we have a well covered girl with gleaming fur,and her energy levels are amazing,she`d play all day long, so thanks Cormack for recommending Easterbrooks,its given our girl a new lease on life.
    You don`t make one for a 72yr old female human I suppose,I could do with some energy.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Our two lively Vizslas have had Easterbrooks most of their adult lives, having been recommended the salmon and potato at an early age. They have been neutered and spayed, yet never had any issues with weight gain. We introduced the senior food aged 7 and they continued to be fit healthy, lean and well muscled. We eat very well and believe that our dogs deserve to eat the best too.

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