The best diet for your dog is RAW. Kibble is not good for them! to start with, dogs do not digest grain and commercial dog foods all have it. Dogs are ment to eat meat plain and simple. they do not need veggies either. Feed them raw chicken, beef, pork etc. If your thinking, raw chicken, but the bones splinter, that is cooked chicken! When you feed dogs cooked meat, you are cooking out the nutrients that they need. What they need to be fed is 80% meat, 10% bone and 10% organ, of which 5% should be liver. this is the best and most natural diet for a dog. Remember, dogs are descendants of wolves, what do wolves eat? they sure do not go looking for veggies or grain! The only veggies that a wolf eats are what they get from there preys stomach. please, do not feed your dog foods that your dog does not need nor are able to properly digest.
As far as the new "pre-made raw" that some stores are now carrying, I have one question... WHY? Why spend money for someone else to do something (and add things again, unnecessary) when you can do it yourself for alot less! We all go to the store, we all buy raw meat so, do it yourself! Many area's now have co-op groups that buy in bulk to save. Also, if you have a restaurant supply store near you, you can get great prices in bulk there if you have the space. for example, we have one near us where I can get 40# of chicken leg quarters for around $15.35. Raw is the most natural and species appropriate diet for your canine companion! Remember, prior to the 1960's, dogs were fed scrapes from the table. Since, there has been a increase in disease in dogs that prior to kibble, we did not see in our companions. we need to stop feeding our dogs foods that are not appropriate and start feeding them as they are ment to! Feel free to email me if have any questions that I may be able to answer.
Raw feeder for 7 years and Breeder of Cane Corso Mastiffs
here are some great resource sites to learn about raw feeding and why it is so much better than the comercial dog foods that are out there!