What a great article. I know I fed my dogs a "raw" diet for awhile which they loved and which was good for their skin and coat. It consisted of a balance similar to the one you posted except the meats were raw. Dogs can eat chicken bones like in wings, necks and backs if they are raw because they won't stab them like hardened cooked bones which are very dangerous.
Nevertheless, it is very difficult for me to keep up with the raw regimen and all the extra ingredients to make it properly balanced. I figure if you have to buy a ready made dog food might as well get a healthier one. My dogs are sensitive to different foods when cooked. They take raw chicken well but now that we are off the raw diet here is what i use: Nature's Recipe, Venison and Rice or Venison and Potato. Also their fish blends. My dogs are sensitive to cooked chicken and beef.
They never got sick on the raw diet and they are handling this brand of food really well.
Another good thing about Nature's recipe is that it does not have the bad preservatives most commercial foods have and has a good protein percentage. Large breeds like Great Danes need less protein and so Venison and Fish foods are good for them where higher protein content is bad.
These commercial foods have other things in them besides the meat and grain or potato. I get them in the dry food and always check the date on the bags to make sure they are as fresh as possible.
Though I am no fan of Purina, there is a delicious dog treat available in America in Kroger's stores and in Target supermarkets and in some other stores in the frozen food section and that is FROSTY PAWS dog ice cream. Our dogs go NUTS over it. I mean NUTS. They have original flavor as well as chocolate, strawberry and peanut butter. Probably others too but ours seem to be just as happy if not more so with the original flavor.
This comes in little cups like the single serving cups with the paper lids we used to eat as kids. I think there or four or six cups in a box. Enjoy.
> I just found this site and wanted to share
> it with you all.
> I've been feeding my dogs mostly homemade
> food (NEVER canned!) and this site gives
> some great tips.