If you aren't feeding a good quality food, your going to have a harder time putting weight on and keeping it on.
Your dogs need healthy grains, proteins and fats.
Not processed by products, food dyes, ground corn etc.
And I wouldn't even consider adding bacon grease or lard to my dogs diet. That's insane. Would you eat it? You'll end up killing your dogs faster by doing that. I think you should research dog foods, really get into detail and go from there before pumping your dogs full of unnecessary calories.
I have 3 labs, they get 4 cups of food a day. They are fed Canidae ALS, It is corn, wheat and dye free. Also doesn't have by-products in it. It does have enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, whole grains, chicken, lamb, fish and turkey. Brown rice, millet, fruits and vegetables. Very healthy.
They also get raw bones, which are great sources of calcium and a great way to clean their teeth by scraping away plaque. Occasionally they'll get a canned food, but the ingredients are similar to their dry food. Their treats are also all natural or hollistic, or are dehydrated bits of meat. When my female was pregnant, she got a combination of dry food, canned food and a raw diet.
They do get table scraps, but what I eat is healthy and digestible for my dogs. No harm. But if they get table scraps, their dry food is cut back to lessen the calorie intake for the day.
"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
Last edited by CLaPorte432; 01-26-2012 at 11:42 PM.