posted on Apr, 1 2008 @ 03:12 PM
My mother-in-law has a beautiful golden retriever, a very healthy dog and not overweight or anything. She has never bought a bag of dry dog food or
any of the tinned stuff.
She cooks every meal for the dog twice a day, a smaller portion in the morning and a second larger meal early in the evening, no snacks in between.
It's mostly chicken, pork, or beef, but sometimes she buys organ meats like chicken livers, beef kidney and liver, even cows tongue. The meat is
usually mixed with some rice and whatever veggies that are in the house.
This dog has done very well on this diet for years and it's only health problem was an intestinal blockage after it ate a sock a couple years ago.
One thing she insists on is that the dog's meals have very little salt in it, not sure why though, as far as I know salt is not harmful to dogs and
I'm sure they do need some of it in their diet like anything else.
EDIT: One treat the dog does get is a bowl of ice cream once or twice a week. It loves the stuff, any flavor, but she doesn't allow chocolate.
[edit on 1/4/2008 by anxietydisorder]