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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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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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