Originally Posted by Kayty
I went for the natural food, but made my own.
I just buy a dog meat mix from the local butcher, add rice and egg (including shells - yep, very good for calcium!!) Lots of veggies and such in there. Put it into a blender, and then mix together with the meat, rice and egg.
I make enough for a couple of weeks, just put it into separate bags and freeze.
He also gets access to lots of fresh bones and chicken necks.
^^ This is what my Grandparents did as well with their dogs.
They lost a few dogs to cancer, and when they lost their 3rd dog, they had an autopsy done to find out exactly what was going on. The Vet suspected it was the "Alpo" canned food they fed them - so they went the route Kayty stated.
The dogs they had since then, were healthy, strong and happy. They even threw the egg shells in with the mixture. Their last dog, had hip displacia due to her breed, and they threw MSM into the mix which helped make her more comfortable.