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Balanced Diet?

September 25th, 2005, 11:33 AM
If I add things to Spencer's kibble, am I unbalancing his diet?

He is currently on the KO Vet Diet (kangaroo & Oatmeal) and this is usually what I add:


1-2 tbsp plain yogurt
chopped apple or banana


1 tbsp Grated cheese
1 tbsp Iams gravy & 3 tbst water


2 tbsp Roast Beef
2 tbsp juice from the roast

Ever since we have had to switch Sydney to the soft food, Spencer hasn't really wanted his own. I have always given him yogurt but figured that it would get boring to have it for every meal.

September 25th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Looks fine to me. Just beware of the fat you put in, but otherwise, I see no harm in adding varied healthy stuff...

September 27th, 2005, 11:58 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about adding things to his diet...I think that alot of dog food emphasize how NOT to feed your dog or cat anything but kibble because it won't be "balanced" is another gimick for people to simply feed nothing but'll keep buying more and more...

its how they make their money...I dunno..this might sound familiar..but I swear my home country..dogs lived on people food..they got variety..everything from boiled potatoes to cooked chicken with raw vegetables and raw eggs...and they lived happily into their late teens... 16...17....18...

I'm not a fan of kibble..although I do feed it because of convenience...when I do have time, I prefer to cook for my dogs..all the things you have mentioned in your post I have and continue to feed to my dogs at one point or another...
Its not difficult to formulate your own meals for the long as you know what their daily nutritional requirements are...

sometimes, this helps alot: