Originally Posted by Flutter
I'm no expert but here are my thoughts based on the reading I've done.
1) A whole chicken, including organs, and ground up is a complete meal.
2) Chicken organs are OM but it also depends on the organ. Heart and gizzard are considered MM. You could also look at pork/boar/lamb organs. Depends what's available in your area.
3) I've found frozen fish but my dog won't eat them. I buy a whole ground salmon mix and that's considered a complete meal from what I understand.
4) I feed ground mixes (supplemented with RMBs, eggs, etc) and can't answer this question. See if there are any local companies that offer ground mixes. There are more than 5 in my area that offer AFFORDABLE foods but you won't find their food in a regular pet store. Try Google or see if there are any raw dog food stores in your area or try one of the more expensive pet boutiques.
My dog also weighs 70lbs and is super active. From what I've read he should be getting close to 2lbs/day but he's doing really well on 1lb/day plus some training treats. We assess BCS weekly and adjust food slightly if necessary.
I'm thinking over feeding may have been an issue too...I was giving him close to 2 pounds per day using 60-20-20 ..now I have him down to basics about 1 pound 5 to 8 oz per day of chicken quarters and a hint of gizzard . Stool looks good , but I know that is not a complete diet.
The other 2 dogs could eat a truck tire for dinner and be fine lol ..it is the 7 month old GSD that is having these issues.