I recently wrote about switching up Kobe's food to a Raw Diet, which he initially loved.
Recently, however, he's become very bored with it. We even switched up the different type of proteins, such as duck, geese, & fish, but he just wouldn't eat it. It's pretty transparent that Kobe is a picky eater: he refuses to eat dry kibble & other types of food we've put him on, so I decided to try something completely different!
I have to admit I've never been a fan of basic dog food. I've read about how it's made, and it sounds disgusting. I literally feel bad giving Kobe such bland food, yet I'm eating a healthy / tasty meal.
After a little research, I found this book on Amazon about cooking meals for your dog, using regular food. Of course you'd need to avoid certain foods, but for the most part, veggies & proteins are all allowed! I know it'd be a major effort on my end to cook for Kobe on a regular basis, but he is 100% totally WORTH every single minute spent making his meals.
I bought the book & am super excited to begin making some of the recipes for Kobe.
We recently changed Kobe's diet to raw food, and I must say we are HUGE fans for multiple reasons.
Prior to raw food, we were feeding Kobe various brands of dry kibble (Fromm) and Dr. Harvey's fresh food for dogs. For awhile, Kobe really liked Dr. Harvey's, but then I could tell he got really bored with it. He stopped eating it altogether, so we went back to dry kibble, which I could tell he had NO appetite for. Who could blame him? Dry kibble probably tastes like cardboard, if you really think about it. We even tried adding wet canned food to his kibble, but it would upset his stomach.
After a couple recommendations, we decided to make the switch to raw food. It's been about a month, and this is the ONLY food that Kobe eats hungrily. When I set it down, he gobbles it right up. He just LOVES it. We're so happy we made the switch. We get the frozen patties in beef flavor, also surf & turf is a favorite of his.
Here are some helpful links I found online for anyone considering the switch in their pup's diet: