I know this is probably not the place for this but I've gradually been shifting away from feeding my dog bagged processed pebbles of food to a more wholesome diet. I know most of you don't care about this kind of stuff.
I actually care about my dog and love to know that he's being fed real food with real ingredients that I cook instead of mystery pebbles that supposedly have good ingredients.
For example, I just fed him dried beef jerky with butternutsquash soup drizzled on top and then anchovies on top. Anyone else do this?
To be fair.
Beef jerky is dried meat. Good source of protein and it was as it seems to be according to what I read soaked in some butternut squash soup which is also a good ingredient. Most high quality expensive kibble has vegetables and fruits. So those are two very good combos and then the anchovies. Fish is great for dogs and anchovies are very healthy for them.
It was and is a nutritional healthy meal for a dog no matter how hipster.
>the random food i give my dog is so much healthier than government-regulated commercial food
If you're going to do something like this you may want to have blood work done on your dog every once in a while to make sure he's not deficient in anything.
Honestly nutrition stuff is such a hard thing to work with when it comes to any living being. Humans can barely feed themselves right let alone feed animals right.
I'm with the other anons. Research a good dry food brand, look into raw diet(there are some manufacturers for it), etc.
If you want to start getting all into your dog's diet stuff then have fun researching where your meat comes from, how they treat their steer, where the veggie, grains, etc come from. Or, just pay the price of food where the companies have already done that.
OP can you tell me what percentage of protein is in your food? Fat content? Vitamins? Minerals? How much you're feeding him? What his weekly diet is? What types of meat? Protip, different meats have varying levels of stuff in them.
No? You think just throwing "random meats and vegetables" at them is so much healthier?