Uno; he stole my heart. He was so interested in the camera that he kept running straight at me.
Most of us grew up thinking that kibble is what you feed dogs. Although I clearly remember peeling the string off of a package of Gaines burgers, and like the marketing ploy indicated it was beefy looking. But was there any beef or anything else in this food that was nutritious for our dogs? We bounced between canned food and the meaty looking burgers of Gaines for our little toy poodle. When I think back now I shudder; but it was the line we were all fed; dogs eat dog food. The idea has stood the test of time; although the quality is being challenged now and thankfully some new companies are stepping up to fill that kibble with real ingredients; ingredients that our dogs can actually use.
Sassy; what a wonderful girl and amazing athlete.
But not everyone grew up feeding "dog food" to their dogs. This past spring I had the privilege of meeting Olga Esman of Poodleit.com located just outside of Ottawa. We met through my Facebook group The Standard Poodle and set up a photo shoot when I made a trip back home to Canada. While I was shooting her gorgeous dog we were chatting when the topic of food came up. She mentioned remembering the first time she saw "kibble" and how she was shocked that this is what was fed to our dogs. I thought it would be interesting to delve in a little deeper so we did an e-interview which follows.
Some dogs will go through a period of diarrhea while switching from kibble to raw - this is a normal process of detoxification.
Sassy was fed Purina brand kibble before coming to our family. I switched her to raw at 11 weeks of age. It did not go well :( She has diarrhea, and was loosing weight. I put her back on high quality kibble and home cooked food, and did another switch when she was about 8 months old. She did great the second time around.