I think onion is a definite no no - I once added that to the casserole and OMG the stinky farts and poos that resulted was enough to stop me from ever doing that again.
Very small amounts of garlic - ie for flavour only is supposed to be good but I generally don't give that to her on purpose. By accident, she did get a bit of my dinner of pasta surprise which contained a lot of garlic (two cloves for one serve) and got very excited about that and wanted some more, So I guess, despite the chilli, she thought it (garlic) tasted pretty good. Actually she has aquired a taste for chilli too since I tried using it to stop her from digging places I didn't want her to.
Frosty loves Supercoat but I feel she likes it for the same reason kids love maccas. The main way you'll know is by your dog's energy levels and the quality of your dog's coat. One day I will copy down the ingredient list and compare it to the heaps more expensive stuff I buy. I have ethicial problems with Nestles who own Purina and Supercoat among other brands, so I try to avoid it. Occasionally I cave in and drink Milo because I like it and there is nothing else like it.
The Dog Food Project - How does your Dog Food Brand compare?
That website will help you work out whether the ingredients listed on the dog food pack are good for your dog or not.
I and Frosty are very fond of the Natures Gift mini treats for training. Even though they're small - I still chop them in halves. And they (or anything else) is not enough to stop her from playing "tag - you're it" games when I want her inside or on lead.
I sometimes buy some Optimum tinned food chicken and rice. But mostly if I run out of casserole - Frosty gets dry (mixed with yoghurt) only.
Pal and pedigree tinned dog food has similar effect to feeding onions - so I don't buy those. Never bothered with Chum. I figure the cheaper it is, the more likely the stink bomb effect.
And I got Frosty from Animal Welfare League and I think they were feeding dry food only, donated stuff whatever they could get. I bought Advance puppy food when I adopted her because they had that in the AWL shop. And I think it might have been what they were feeding her - amazingly enough (it's five times the price of Supercoat). I was pretty happy with Advance but she seems to be doing better on Natural Choice It's one level more expensive than Advance - and both are made by the same company in Australia - Masterfoods aka Mars, ie promite and mars bars etc. I guess I'd have to go to the company website to see if they have any supermarket shelf dog food. Though it could be the supermarket house brands.
I'd be interested to know how the polony rolls go.
- I just visited the petfoodproject website again and looks like the Nutro dry food similar to the one that I buy is all recalled in the USA - except the stuff I buy is made in a factory near Bathurst - not in the USA so probably doesn't have the same contamination problems - here's hoping.