If you want to add commercial food, use canned food -- dogs need virtually zero carbs in their diet
I have tried virtually every kind of canned food, he does not eat it. If I tell him to, he will eat it, but he usually ends up throwing up. And while they do not need carbs, some carbs does not hurt them. Just like we do not need beer, but some beer does not hurt is :), but too much can. He actually prefers the hard kibble over the meat a lot of the time.
This is the kind I use:http://www.lassie.com/naturalway/natural-way-flash.htm
And as you talked about in the other foods, they use no meat-byproducts.
If you read the ingredients, the first thing listed is meat, unlike even some of the other premium brands.
It does have a decent amount of carbs, but he eats ~half of the amount they recommend for a dog his size that gets moderate level of activity, and he gets more then a moderate level. If Google Earths tracing tool is correct, he gets a 3.5mile walk/jog twice a day ever day (I walk/jog him in rain, snow, ice, just no lighting storms), and 3-4 times a week he chases be at near his top speed on my bike for another ~4 miles at a time. And we play tug and chase and catch and Frisbee for at least a total of 1 hour a day, usually more play…playing with dogs are fun. And because he does get so much exercise as compared to other pets that these products are made for, the carbs are not going to be bad for him at all, he will just burn them right up.
That combined with the ~8 pounds of meat he gets a week, and whenever I eat any meat I give him some small bit of mine (and only meat no other foods, except when I cook spaghetti he does love to eat a couple of raw spaghetti noodle, he lays down and grabs one noodle between his front paws and chews on them, it is so cute, and it is how he got his name: Noodle). He does not ever want for anymore, food can go uneaten (meat and kibble the like). Plus he actually loves the taste.
And for treats every now and then I give him dried lamb lung. He absolutely loves those, if you have not tried them for your dog, do so. And they are basically nothing but pure protein, good for any dog; and I have never met a dog that did not love the taste.
Maybe you want to read up on this, as you are raising concerns that are all addressed by what's generally called a BARF (Bones and Raw Food) diet. Most raw diet dogs fast one day or so per week.
Yes, we have discussed this before. The problem is, early adopters of this type of stuff generally read and pay more attention. I suspect you will find that if this takes off on a mass consumer level, most will not bother to do the proper research and feed them everyday, regardless. It will seem “wrong” to not feed them everyday, which in the long run could end up hurting them. Even people that just read that article might try it, and not find out about the difference in feeding them. Just brining it up for people that read this that do not know, and take it as "just give them meat meat meat".
And as for the organ meat, I again brought it up to let other people know the concerns and question it, I was not making accusations about the brand you use; which kind of seemed to me as you thought I was doing?
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