Originally Posted by Dechi
I donít think there are many poodles around who do that, toy poodles especially.
Mine eat because they have to when itís kibble. One will sometimes go 48-72 hours without eating. Mind you heís got an anxiety disorder, but still.
About Pro plan, itís rated average but popular at the moment because of the DCM controversy. Pro Plan is a good choice because it has no potatoes or legumes and is not grain free. Also, many breeders and owners have been using it for years and years without problems.
When we visit my dad, I have a tablespoon worth of a veggie mix that also has some brown rice. We mix that withe whatever protein we're eating. If we have none, I cook up about 1/4 cup of 90% ground beef. He wolfs that down. Happily.
While he eats the Stella and Chewy, it's not happily. I'm starting to consider cooking myself and using something like Just for Dogs for the extra nutrition to make a balanced meal.
I'm also concerned that he almost exclusively eats beef. He'll have chicken if we're at dad's, but he goes nuts for cooked ground beef.
I think my breeder was thinking of switching to pro plan. He said it was getting too expensive to continue feeding raw. I only give a little bit of the Organix kibble every now and then. He really is thriving on the freeze dried raw - even he he prefers something else.