I've been rotating between these 2 foods. Gilligan much prefers some form of cooked food over any of the dog foods - S&C or Primal. I even tried a kibble - Castor & Pollux Organix chicken & sweet potato. While he'll eat them, he actual sometimes comes running for Dr. Harvey's or THK, though he doesn't seem too thrilled with THK these days - I think it's the large amount of cabbage. My plan is to rotate between these 2 brands and mix up the proteins so he doesn't get tired of them.
Anyway, in both cases the recommended amount of daily food is an enormous amount for a 8 pound dog who should be about 7
I've been feeding Dr. Harvey's Canine Health mixed in with Veg-to-bowl and he seems to like it. Problem is, when it's rehydrated and protein added, it's a lot of food. They said it would be perfectly fine to mix them together.
I called Dr. Harvey's, and they said I should feed him 1 1/2 scoops per day (or 6 tablespoons) of the mix - which is about 6 tablespoons dehydrated and 7 ounces of protein before it's cooked. I thought them nuts and have given him 4 tablespoons of the food and 6 ounces of raw protein which cooks down to about 5 ounces. The protein is 90/10 ground beef and chicken breast. I also add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil per day. It's still a lot of food. The feeding guidelines are for 3-8 pound dogs and the range is 1 to 1 1/2 scoops of mix, water, and 4-7 ounces of raw protein PER DAY. I've purchased pork tenderloin to also add to the mix the next time I cook.
Yesterday he actually asked and ate his 2 meals (sometimes times only wants one) and I thought the poor little guy was going to explode after he ate the second meal, since his first meal was only about 6 hours prior.
As a note - Dr. Harvey's office and factory are about 10 miles from my home and they let me drive over to pick up their free trial sizes. They are incredibly nice and helpful and the place smells just like their food - which is just like someone was cooking a human meal. It's also very clean. They would have given me any variety I asked for, but I only wanted the 2.
Does anyone here feed their toy Dr. Harvey's that can give me some advice on feeding amounts? I'm really concerned he's not going to get proper nutrition if I cut back - and I was thinking of cutting back to the amount recommended for a 4 pound dog.