You know when I was a kid you just picked up a mutt from the pound and fed it whatever fell of the dining room table and they lived for years without any problems. Now it all seems so complicated and since I'm considering investing $3k into a pedigree bulldog I want to get it right. I just read a worrying post on another site about an owner who had followed the BARF diet and the dog died from bowel damage caused by bones and apparently the vet told them they should never have used the BARF diet. Are bones in the diet just for the calcium, can you grind up chicken bones and add them to raw meat instead?
How do you work out what is a good balanced diet for your dog and how precious do you have to be about what you give them? I was shocked when I read ppl giving hot dogs and cheese etc because I thought you had to be very strict about making sure they didn't get too much processed crap or fat but then ppl are saying its ok for a treat. I'm really confused. I just want a nice healthy dog that enjoys what it eats.