The healthiest choice for pets is a diet of real food. Despite that, most people continue to buy dry food with few vitamins but lots of dyes and preservatives. What do you think the best thing for your dog is, or do you just buy whatever is convenient?
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Yes, but just because some website suggests a processed powder, that does not mean you are doing the best thing for your dogs health.How would you feel if you had to eat powder every day?Real food is better.
Is it awkward to mention that I've been using Muscle Milk powder as a meal substitute for myself? I agree that making meat and vegetables is the best way to go for pup - but that comes with an time and $ expense. (One that I know I couldn't afford)
I think none of us mind a little powder!As far as expenses go, it is no more expensive to feed a real diet, unless you buy it from a company like Bravo.I have info on this, also avail on many forums.Oh,btw, I am making dessert with cocoa powder.
The ingredients sound great, but they have to be adulterating it somehow to keep it on the shelf. The food you cook at home sounds a lot healthy. AAFCO standards can be met by anything;not every dog meal needs to be nutritionally complete.Mine are no
It is a very expensive brand. The meat is supposed to be sourced from ranch-raised animals, making it better quality than what my family eats. That's the main reason I pay the premium price.
I know you said your Dad did not buy into raw,but I would still rather feed real foods than something that has been sitting on the shelf.Not sure about your free time/willingness to cook(if raw not acceptable)but surely real food would be less expen
Thnx,I wish everyone would read your hub to realize it does not take much time and effort to put together a dog´s food.I just do so once a week and freeze the ingredients.No, it is not as convenient as a bag of kibble, but my dogs are worth the effor
I do not eat meat often but do buy it every week for my dogs. It is not more expensive than commercial dog food, but it is more work.It does sounds like your dog is lucky to have found you!
I havent spoken with you in almost a year, I hope Hamlet, your superdog, is doing well. Is he the one eating the PB sandwiches every day?
Yes! Our harlequin, Grendel, died in May - from GDV. A few days later, my grandson's Dane, Hamlet's younger sister, also died from GDV. Nice to "see" you!
I think it is MAAN too.Unfortunately, most responses are not from people making up their own diet,even though it is no more work.
I certainly would not rec.those foods, wonder where you heard that.Both are considered below average quality.
DrMark ,thanks for reply . Yes my dogs,my Boxers are in excellent condition.
My previous Boxers,on the exact same diet lived until the astonishing age of 17 years,father and daughter !