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Old 04-09-2014, 11:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Cassidy's Mom
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I buy because it's easy and I'm lazy, lol. My current favorite is Real Meat dog food, which is basically air dried meat and not a lot else. It doesn't need to be refrigerated and comes in perfect sized pieces, but can also be broken up into smaller pieces with your fingers. I use the 90% Meat Air Dried Beef: Real Meat Pet Food

Air Dried Beef Dog Food
Ingredients: Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beef Kidney, Pumpkin, Inulin (from Chicory), Vegetable Glycerin, Ground Beef Bone, Yucca Schidigera(BioAide), Pea Powder ,Kelp, Parsley, Rosemary, Sea Salt ,Betaine, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E Supplement), Pomegranate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin E, Yeast Extract(Agrimos), Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Sulfate, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of iodine), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 35%
Crude Fat (min) 20%
Crude Fiber (max) 2%
Moisture (max) 15%
Calories 4250kcal/kg 181kcal/ 1/4cup (1/4cup=1.5oz) Phosphorus level=1.6% DM Calcium level =1.8% DM Salt/Sodium =.44% DM Chloride =.47% DM
I haven't found a dog (or cat!) that doesn't love it, and even have dogs at flyball sucking up to me to get some.

They make treats too, but they're more expensive per ounce than the food, and come in smaller packages. A two pound bag last me quite a while. I also use string cheese.
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