Almost a year ago, I wrote about what my toothless dog eats. Pixie's gone through several changes throughout the year not because I didn't think that the food wasn't working for her, but because I read different articles throughout the year. This was inspired by my binge watching of health documentaries including, GMO OMG, Forks Over Knives, Fed Up, and Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. What this documentary had in common was that the less processed and more organic the food is - the lesser your chances of having health complications and cancer.
Well I'm no quitter so of course I did even more research for dog food because no ones has made a documentary on what bad dog food does your dog which totally needs to happen by the way. What I learned from my intense amount of google research on this is that just like us humans, cancer rate for dogs has gone up. This is because even more so than human consumed food, dog food consists of bunch of crap including GMO food. Uhh this is not cool for my toothless dog and the love of the my life. She only deserves the best (that I can afford) and I came to the conclusion that Pixie would enjoy freeze dried the best. I loved the idea of raw food but the maintenance is hard and given that we are on the go, freeze dried is the easiest yet healthiest meal for her.
Once again, did my research and a pet food expert that I trust told me that she either recommends Orijen or Primal Pet Food. I chose Primal Pet Food because they are a company based in San Francisco, CA for the simple reason that I like to support businesses in California as much as possible. Pixie loves duck but the store happened to be out so I chose Primal Pet Food's Freeze-Dried Canine Lamb formula and oh my gosh she LOVES it! She begs for treats but she's not a much of a begger for food. But this food changed her. She freaks out when she hers the bag open.
Pixie is 5 pounds so she gets 1 patty per meal, twice a day. Because she's my toothless dog, I crumble it and soak it in 2 tablespoons of luke warm water. If your dog has teeth, the directions say 1 tablespoon of water which I assume will work just fine. I let it soak for a minute while she does her little dance and barks at me that she's starving and needs to eat right this second. It's a little tasty soup for her and she loves it! I can literally hear her slurping. We are still working on her table manners.
I love that everything in the food is natural or organic. Also, even though it contains coconut oil, I give her a teaspoon of it just for a boost. She loves it and since it has so many health benefits, I figure it wouldn't hurt to give her the extra boost. I plan to switch her to duck after 3 months to rotate her protein so she can get all of the nutrients she needs.
What dog food do you feed your dog?