Friday, December 10, 2010
Something I'm still somewhat confused about for the future greyhound is food. With the labs, they ate Iams, at the general request of Guiding Eyes (which is unfortunate, considering its corn content) and is not a brand I'd consider for my own dog. I did research on food, as did my Dad when we got Niles, and feel somewhat rehearsed on Kibbles (corn/wheat= bad, meat as first and second ingredient = good) but was unhappy to see some of the price tags for foods that follow these rules. But, I was pleased to find that cosco's brand of Kirkland dog food actually does as well, and is only about $23 for 40lbs, compared to $20 for 20lbs for Iams. So, hurray, I've found a decent Kibble for cheap, but...greyhounds are of course, different.
So, to my greyt enthusiasts out there...what do you feed your dogs to supplement the Kibble? I am, as usual, attempting to be as frugal as possible, but of course want a happy, healthy dog. I've heard success stories about turkey necks, which can be bought in bulk and thawed, but saw one for the first time up close this Thanksgiving, and thought it looked...well...unsafe and like a choking hazard. If I'm intending on housing a pretty mellow hound that will receive no less than 20 minutes of walking every day and a weekly to bi-weekly romp in a fenced area larger than the backyard, will they require more protein/fat than what Kibble can provide? What are some inexpensive means of supplement or hearty treats I can offer them? Any suggestions or experience stories are welcome :).