Wife kitteh makes dog food for the Catican Guards. We use it to supplement their kibble because the Captain of the Guard, Bodie, had lost his appetite. He's an old man now, in his 80s in terms of human years, and we love him dearly.
The dog food has ground beef, sweet potatoes, rice and frozen, mixed vegetables. We've commented that it looks pretty appetizing as a casserole and with a few seasonings, we would eat it. She makes it in large batches, separates it into gallon food storage bags and freezes the bags we're not using.
When the homemade food runs out, I thaw one of my beef stock pucks and give them that. They prefer the beef stock by a good margin.
Recently, I had some beef stock thawed in the fridge with no use for it, so I was adding it to their kibble-homemade combo mix, just to give them a treat. When the stock ran out and they were once more served only the kibble-homemade mix, they would look at their dishes and then look at me, as if to ask, "Where is the good sauce, daddy?" In fact, for two meals running, they only picked at their food.
I remained strong and didn't pull out more stock. I didn't want to make that the new standard and run through my stock of stock. It made me wonder why dog food can't taste like meat. This morning, I looked up the best-tasting dog foods and discovered that dog food is actually taste-tested by people.
It's nice work if you can get it, I suppose.
In any case, here's the list of the best-tasting kibbles ranked by someone who claims to know what dogs want. No warranty is implied with this list, use at your own risk and your mileage my vary.
- Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Dry Dog Food
- Wellness CORE Original Flavor
- Blue Buffalo Chicken And Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food
- Natural Balance Wild Pursuit Chicken, Turkey Meal, And Quail
Quail? Really? What, are these quail that got caught in the threshing machine or something? How do you get enough quail to make a difference?
Whatever. Blue Buffalo is available locally, so we might try that. Anything to get those big, round, soulful eyes to look elsewhere.
|The Catican Guards in action.|