mhocker10 wrote: El_EmDubya wrote:
mhocker10 wrote:I will continue to provide him kibble as a base for his nutrition....
personal choice.... he gets the needed vitamins and minerals from the kibble, so I don't need to give him supplements. I know for a fact I'm not the only one here that feeds both kibble and raw.
Yes, some people choose to feed both. But I was asking to clarify your strategy.
IMHO, feeding kibble and excessive bones is an issue waiting to happen. Most of the minerals in Kibble are balanced with respect to Ca/Mg/Zn etc and the expectation from kibble producers is that you will NOT be feeding additional minerals through providing bones.From what you've described, your feeding strategy seems like a lot of work. It shouldn't be.
I think many of us went through what you are trying to do: hitting all the nutritional buckets...which is why many of us no longer feed a BARF model. You might want to look up Prey Model Raw to minimize the labor involved in your dog's diet, to exclude allergens, and to minimize the likelihood that specific nutrients are being fed in the wrong proportions, or being excluded completely. (IMHO peanut butter is something I would not feed to my dog (or child, or self) for a myriad of health reasons.
Feeding raw is a learning process ...