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After reading their books on human/dog relationships, admittedly I have become a little obsessed with the author and they have become sort of a model for how I want to raise my dogs. I recently read an article about what the author fed their dogs and wanted to get a few opinions on it.

They feed about 20 pieces of kibble, cooked oats for one dog, a protein source like beef stew/chicken breast/raw egg(rare)/some canned wet food, a few table spoons of cooked veggies, lets it all marinate in fresh water. This is in addition to atleast 1 kong full of frozen meat or peanut butter/kibble a day.

They are the first to admit that they are not a nutrition expert, that they have had dogs live 15 years without problem on pedigree, and she does not suggest this diet to anyone, that everyone should instead find what works for their dog.

What do you all think? I think that with an addition of a pro-biotic tablet this is a viable diet that isn't outrageous to prepare nor a strain on the wallet.

P.S. At this time I do not have a dog of my own but I am considering potential diets because I am in the process of researching before getting a dog.

P.P.S Sorry if the wording is awkward I didn't want to give away a gender hint
 

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What books? I feed raw food to my healthy dog and a carefully researched and prepared cooked food to my sick dog. Dogs can live on just about any food, we here like to find exactly the right one for our dogs. A combination kibble fresh food diet is good stuff. I have to 'marinate' my sick dog's food in water otherwise she gets dehydrated as drinking water is really low on her list of preferred activities.

Here is some more reading for you. The owner of this site is putting out a book soon too.
http://www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/

I learned so much from this site as well. The owner is a co author of a new dog cookbook that seems very good to me. It is on amazon and much of it can be read online to see if it is something you would be interested in pursuing.
http://http://www.dogaware.com/

If you want to get into how much zinc, lysine and folate your dog needs then Monica Segal has a book out complete with lots of charts so you can get completely obsessed.
http://http://monicasegal.com/aboutus/newsletter.php
 

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I guess despite my best efforts I'll just admit my obsession with Patricia McConnell and her dogs. She is the author of The Other End Of The Leash and For The Love Of A Dog and blogs on her website that I visit religiously. Her books don't really have anything on nutrition but she just blogged by popular demand what she feeds her dogs.

This method of feeding a dog intrigues me because I am a college student so it is not unreasonable in regards to money and time. I really like a couple things about this type of diet. 1) The water helps with hydration 2) The kongs will be a primary source of entertainment for when I leave the house so it helps to use them as a means to feed 3) I know what my dog is eating most of the time.

Thanks for the links.
 

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I was wondering if that was who it was! I just found her blog and read that posting a couple days ago. I watched her cable show long ago and just love her. When I read her books and online I imagine her reading it out loud. I bet she likes to feed oatmeal as she has border collies.
 
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