I ordered the Eukanuba Adult Large Breed formula for Remi and Noelle, and compared that to Remi and Noelle's current food (let's call that Brand A) and Ziggy's current food (let's call that Brand B). Remi and Noelle eat a relatively inexpensive brand which has more fillers and probably a higher fat content, which also means although it is not as healthy, it is usually more appetizing to dogs. As a result, I expected Brand A to be the most popular, and was more interested in whether Brand B (a higher quality food due to Ziggy's allergies) or the Eukanuba would be next most popular. So let the testing begin.
I like to be scientific, and since I didn't have three matching bowls, and I was late for a fundraising meeting, I decided I would just put a handful of kibble in three separate groups on the floor. I needed to mop the entryway anyway. So this is how the taste test began:
Remi started out at Brand B, the closest pile of kibble. He sniffed it, then moved on to the Eukanuba. He stopped there and started eating the Eukanuba brand kibble as quickly as possible.
At this point, I wanted to be fair to Brand A, so I led him away from the Eukanuba and over to Brand A. He then started gulping down Brand A as quickly as possible. No surprise there - Remi loves to eat.
But then, with absolutely no coaching from me (this is a scientific study, remember?), Remi left Brand A before finishing it and headed back to the Eukanuba.
It wasn't until all the Eukanuba food was gone that he headed back to Brand A.
And as for Brand B? Well, it didn't fare so well in Remi's taste test. Even when all the other food was gone, he only ate about half of Brand B before leaving the scene.
So at least according to Remi, Eukanuba is a pretty good tasting food! Come back tomorrow when we'll perform the same taste test with Noelle, the only finicky eater in the house.