So, I'm actively seeking opinions on what seems to be "doodle BUG's" basic breakfast/dinner:
Poultry (roasted and pulled off the bird)
a variety of frozen veggies
(reheated <30 seconds in the microwave with unsalted Chicken Stock)
and a 1/2 tsp of pure pumpkin puree
Snacks include: a Kong filled with kibble and a canine miltivitamin, sealed with peanut butter (no xylitol) and other assorted nibbles through the day
The biggest concern about raw diets seems to be calcium and vitamin/mineral deficiencies, which I am addressing with the multi-vitamin. I found it at Sam's Club, VetIQ but it doesn't seem to be on the VetIQ website yet....
My issue with kibble (in general) is that, well, first) how boring and second) there are so many - all with their own advertising claims - how do you really know which is the best? btw, I used to be a faithful Science Diet kinda Gal.
Then there's the 'raw' diet. I can see raw bones... (my American Bulldog loved her chicken legs!) but a full on raw diet seems odd to me. Not to mention a bit of a mess. It's not like I can let "doodle" drag her bone onto the living room carpet while she gnaws away at it. Well, not unless I want to replace the carpeting when I move out! Yes, I know that they have packaged refridgerated raw diet products at the petfood stores, but then you have to really examine the processing, packaging, storage, and transportation methods for the different companies. That seems like 10 times more homework that comparing labels on kibble bags!
So, IYHO (in your honest opinions), does my version of a human grade diet seem reasonably appropriate? Or can you think of something that I have completely overlooked that will affect "doodle's" long-term health?
What do you think?