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    I AM NOW POSTING AS 'InspectorMorse' BECAUSE A TECHNICAL PROBLEM HAS LOCKED ME OUT OF MY 'Jack's-Jane' ACCOUNT ON SOME DEVICES !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nessar View Post
    Katie, the 'fibre' content published by all other brands are what Excel call 'crude fibre'. Crude fibre is indigestible fibre. There is another type of fibre which is digestible. Excel invented the term 'beneficial fibre'. I gather from this: http://www.fightforfibre.co.uk/downl...ning_Guide.pdf that the term is used for digestible + indigestible fibre. I think it is basically just marketing, for the same reason Supreme have '100% vegetarian' written on their rabbit foods - its just to make them look better than the other brands (and in Supreme's case remind everyone that heard about it before, about the research that they did that showed traces of meat in competitor's foods, likely due to the fact that they manufactured cat/dog foods in the same factory).
    Fascinating, thank you Nessar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliduncan1 View Post
    Allen and Page naturals. 23% fibre butsome buns loose condition on it. TBH, I don't panic over fibre amounts. The vast majority of their diet is hay so the small amount of food they get isn't going to make s vast difference. I feed rabbit royale only now, it seems more natural, keeps weight on skinny buns and doesn't cause excess cecals.
    Thank you. I'm going to include it in the list but I think I'll avoid that one unless the vet particularly wants him on it, as it is notorious for weightloss and the idea of the pellet change is to put weight on Barney by improving the health of his gut, which at the moment doesnt seem to absorb nutrients properly. I'm also going to avoid museli because of the low fibre content, I'm really struggling to get him to eat more hay so I need a dried food that is going to go some way to compensate for that, fibre-wise.

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    Does anyone know the phosphorus, calcium, vit A, C, D and E levels for A&P, both the grower and natural ones? Cant find the info anywhere online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Yup, that one and the VetCare Digestive ones will be top of the list for consideration - ideally I want him on one of these but depends what the vet says I guess.

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    I'm in the process of moving Doughnut over to the vetcare digestive formula. She doesn't like them as much as the normal SS ones but does like them now. She definitely has to chew them more and it takes her longer to eat them so hopefully will help with gas.

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    my two have science selective and also harringtons.. its what they were already being fed on when i got them from honeybunnies.. both are good high fibre feeds and the harringtons is really easy to find, alot of supermarkets sell it
    http://www.harringtonspetfood.com/pr...UK/rabbit-food
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