Adult Dog Diet
In response to a number of inquiries from people who have our dogs, the following is what we feed our adults. We feed twice a day, so the following is split over two meals.
1 pound of raw* ground beef We use high quality ground beef which includes liver, heart, etc. Inexpensive hamburger with a high fat content ( 20 to 25 percent) is a good alternative.
2 to 3 cups of dry food We currently ure using Purina Pro Plan Sport All Life Stages Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food. A good high quality natural dry food, that is not grain free, is recommended.
1 Vitamin C 500 mg
in each meal (Ester C is
The following are in one of the two meals:
1 Multi-vitamin (Centrum, or equivalent)
1 Vitamin E 400 IU
1 Zinc Tablet 25 mg
Yogurt (approximately 1 tablespoon, given periodically)
Vitamins are soaked in warm water to dissolve, then meat, dry
food, etc. are added and mixed. (The
vitamins we use are "people" vitamins, they are not "dog"
vitamins which we find overpriced).
A sampling of some better quality dry dog food brands with links to their websites:
California Natural and Innova http://www.naturapet.com/
Eagle Pack http://www.eaglepack.com
Life's Abundance Life's Abundance Premium Natural Health Food for Dogs
Natural Life http://www.nlpp.com/
Old Mother Hubbard http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/
Solid Gold http://www.solidgoldhealth.com/
Taste of the Wild http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com
* About carnivores and Raw Meat
* Article explaining the feeding of raw foods Nutrition
**Innova and California Natural are available from Natura Pet Products, Inc., http://www.naturapet.com/display.asp
Older Dogs get Glucosamine - Chondroitin, or Fresh Factors natural food supplement tablets from Springtime, Inc. http://www.springtimeinc.com/dog/freshfactors.cfm
For a good analysis of the ingredients in dog food click here: The Truth Behind Pet Food
For an enlightening report from the Animal Protection
Institute about what is really in dog food
click here: http://www.api4animals.org/articles.php?p=359&more=1