Many unsavory facts have come to light about the manufacturing of dog foods, including what really goes into the kibble and how dog food manufacturers meet those minimum nutritional standards.
When a recipe calls for 2 cups flour, I always change the recipe to one cup flour, one cup kibble flour©, so always remember it's a one to one ratio when you come across other dog food recipes to add your own kibble flour©.
However, we have just experienced the worst pet food recall in history, and you may have noticed that companies like IAMS® are now making an all natural kind of kibble that has great vegetables and fruits in it.
If your dog seems a little resistant, adding a little canned food to the dry kibble can help your dog transition from his high-carbohydrate dog food with chemical flavorings to this healthier, holistic diet.
At this point, you'll want to watch that he doesn't continue to gain weight, and you can make a slight cut back on the kibble until you determine the ideal amount to feed and maintain the desired weight.
Iams, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, was founded by the Iams family in 1946, but it wasn't until 1982 that their kibble formula and marketing came together to propel the brand to national prominence.
The fattening starches such as corn, wheat, potato or tapioca used to hold dry kibble together could also be contributing to the epidemic of obesity and other health issues in our dogs and cats.
Generally speaking, if you're feeding a high quality kibble, you can make a slow cut back on the amount you feed so that your dog receives less total calories, but still gets a balanced meal.
While virtual pet-style games are not generally as popular here as they are in Asia, Nintendo certainly hopes to capture the hearts and kibble bowls of American gamers with this new release.
From its humble beginnings as a grocery store brand, to its current status as one of dog breeders' favorite feeds, the manufacturers of this kibble and canned dog food have been at the forefront of canine nutritional research.