My favorite feed store has recently started carrying (well, they can order it for me) Triple Crown products and I'm wondering if I should consider making the switch to TC's ration balancer...
I had previously been feeding Purina's Enrich 32, then switched to hay pellets and Purina's loose mineral in an attempt to feed Miss L something even lower calorie (and I thought it would work out to be cheaper - which has most emphatically NOT been the case). For the winter, hay pellets and the loose minerals are fine (Lacey is a ridiculously easy keeper in the summer -ie, it's a struggle to keep her just "fat" instead of morbidly obese- but is easy to keep at a healthy weight during the winter) but for the summer, since she won't eat the loose mineral unless it has a good lb of pellets along with it, I'm looking for something I can feed less of...you know?
Then, with my whole feeding plan, since she needs to get certain medications twice a day, she ends up eating about a pound and a half+ of hay pellets per day and...you see how this could be a problem!
And before anyone says anything, I've tried just putting a pan of loose mineral out for her but she won't touch it. She might on the first day it's out, but she won't eat nearly the correct amount of it, and she certainly would not touch it the second day.
Anyhoo, since we're heading into spring, I'm starting to formulate this year's anti-obesity campaign and number one on my list is her RB.
So, TC 30% (that's their RB, right?) or Enrich 32? The Enrich is cheaper by about $7, but cheaper=/=better necessarily. And I'm shooting for "best," out of what's available to me.
She's also, for what it's worth, highly likely to be IR. I try to feed her like she is, in any case.
She has a history of extreme obesity and was fed COB her whole life, up to age 25 when I got control of her diet, then combined with being an Arab... Anyway, that's something to keep in mind.