I feed our dogs mainly Canidae.
They get a small amount of Canidae wet mixed in with their Canidae All Life Stages kibble each meal.
Although I had to take Ranger off of Canidae because it gave him such terrible 'gas'. He is now on Costco's Kirkland Lamb and Rice and seems to be doing much better, but I have concerns about Kirkland dog food too.
The past few months I have noticed that Bonnie is beginning to get frequent loose stools on Canidae, so I started to blend some Kirkland into her food and it isn't really improving. When I switched her to a bland diet of rice & chicken/hamburger the loose stool stopped completely - but started again when she went back on the Canidae - which suggested it is the food.
Beth refuses to eat Kirkland so she gets 100% Canidae and seems to do very well on it.
Brynn doesn't care what food she gets, she would eat the siding off the house if I let her. This morning she was eating an apple off the tree and hauling around acorn squash from our garden. (I wish she would eat the zuccini, but she said she didn't care for it).
Meal time consists of following recipes and blending two to three different dog foods to get the right mixture. I am tired of it. I am tired of the constant cloud of green gas that chokes me every day.
If I had that much gas and loose poo it usually means I have a tummy ache. I don't like to think my dogs are not feeling well because of what I am feeding them.
I have been considering switching to a raw food diet for the dogs, but I do not know enough about it. Research I have done on the internet seems to be conflicting and is leaving me very confused.
I have some questions I would love to hear what you think. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your thoughts in the comments section on this post.
What do you feed your dog?
If you feed a commercially prepared dog food what one do you prefer? Why?
If you feed raw, what formula/recipe do you follow?
Is there a good reliable website or book that is NOT trying to sell me something available some where that can guide me?
Thank you in advance for all your help and suggestions!
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