I can hardly believe I am doing this but I am actually going to ask for your opinions on dog food. It may be insane, but I want to hear it all. Do you cook your own meals? Do you believe raw is best? Are you like me and completely clueless about kibble? Consider this your once in a lifetime opportunity to open up about all your dog food woes and unleash all of your best advice.
Trust me, it won’t happen again. Not on this blog anyway.
Why am I embarking on this silly venture?
Shiva the dog is thin. Shiva the dog has always been thin. Shiva the dog eats much much more than the recommended amount of food every day. Shiva the dog’s vet says it is okay that she is thin as Shiva the dog is a very active dog involved in agility and other fun things. Until recently, I have taken the vet’s word and glared at anyone who suggested Shiva the dog may be unhealthy.
Why has this changed?
I have heard more and more gasps of horror lately, I guess. And not just from the peanut gallery but from people I respect. While I still don’t think Shiva is any thinner than some other dogs with whom we practice agility, the subject is probably worth researching just a little more. If she really is underweight, it’s our responsibility to change that. Perhaps her ribs are just a little too visible.
Not that size matters one teeny tiny bit to me. I want Shiva to be at her healthy best. Other than that, I don’t really care. Ultimately, I am going to go with our vet’s advice. She has her annual exam coming up in April and I figure if I arrive armed with information I can get the last word on this once and for all.
So what do you think? Do you have any advice for plumping my dog up? Do you think there is something missing in her diet? Should I just let her eat that cheeseburger?