I believe strongly in feeding my dogs a grain-free diet. Dogs are actually scavengers in the wild eating a wide variety of items. They are also carnivores and the acid in their stomach and the way their bodies are designed they are able to digest raw meat just like their ancestors the wolves. Most dog foods lead you to believe that grain and fiber is good for your canine, but many ingredients found in dog food today contain wheat, corn and/or soy, which are proven to cause allergies.
I have fed a number of different foods like Orijen, Instinct, Taste of the Wild, and Natural Balance to list a few. At this time we are feeding Canidae Sea and Acana Heritage Meat mixed together or Canidae Sea and Acana Heritage Meat mixed together. If you are getting a puppy from us check with us before buying your dog food so we can tell you exactly what your puppy is eating at this time. We do change things up from time to time.
Our puppies and adults get 1/2 cup kibble twice a day. If we see added pounds then we drop back to 1/3 cup at the evening meal for a while. If we see ribs and not enough substance we add an extra 1/4 cup to their morning meal making the morning meal 3/4 cup.
We also feed some RAW and adjust our kibble serving size as needed. When we feed RAW we buy the Instinct RAW patties already prepared at a specialty pet shop. RAW must remain frozen. We thaw a patty each day in the refrigerator, but more care has to be taken to make sure the RAW is prepared properly.
For an afternoon snack and a good way to keep their teeth cleaned naturally I give them baby carrots, broccoli and apples.