The Basics

The diet should be comprised of:

  • meat
  • bone
  • some organ meat
  • vegetable matter
  • supplements
  • (optional) cultured dairy, eggs
  • (occasional, optional) manufactured treats

It does not need to be complicated, expensive, messy, or inconvenient.  Bottom line, it is the closest to species-appropriate diet as one can get.

There are ground products available to thaw and serve, or you can do some self-education and find easy, inexpensive ways to ensure your dog is getting maximum nutrition, enjoyment, and variety.  Either way, you can do much better than anything you will find in a (typical) vet's office or pet food aisle.