Saturday, August 22, 2009

Help Me Brainstorm!

We are out a fridge for the time being. My usual food routine for the dogs involves preparing batches in advance and storing them in the fridge/freezer. Since that won't be an option for now, I need some alternative suggestions. Please recommend any commercial food (specific brands) or homemade ideas you might have. All I've got so far is one that I already use about once a week which is canned new potatoes with canned fish. Anything that doesn't require refrigeration and is affordable by non-Bill Gates standards is most appreciated!

8 comments:

BlueDogState said...

I've fed Cal. Nat. lamb/rice kibble for years. My tough guy pit bull with the sensitive skin seems to do best on it, and its widely available.

No refrigerator in August? Ouch.

PitBullChat said...

I feed Wellness Core and the occasional can of Merrick.

Anonymous said...

How about Honest Kitchen? Dry mix you hydrate with water - ingredients are human grade.

YesBiscuit! said...

Thanks very much for the suggestions!

Anonymous said...

Orijen is great if you don't need a limited ingredient food. I really like First Mate's grain free lamb if limited ingredient is better for your dogs, too!

Sara said...

Canned jack mackeral or salmon can be given once or twice a week. I rinse it well before feeding it to get rid of excess salt.

Many companies make all-meat canned foods. These are often labeled "for intermittant or supplemental feeding only" and contain just water and the meat source (some also add a thickener, such as guar gum). Wellness and Evangers are 2 companies I can think of off the top of my head.

Since you can't refrigerate your family's healthy leftovers from your own meals, why not feed them to the dogs? Save any broth, water from veggies, or healthy sauces as well and soak kibble before feeding.

Falen said...

Orijen, Wellness Core and Evo are the better kibbles that we use when we're not feeding raw, etc

Caveat said...

I like Fromm four-star Duck and Sweet Potato. I mean my dogs like it :>)

I buy canned salmon, salt-free, when it's on sale.

Otherwise, bits of dis n' dat get added to the kibble, which I soak before feeding so they think they are getting more.