My dogs all get a mix of kibble and some canned food. After spending tons of money on high end food that bothered their guts, I settled on IAMS which has worked well. Especially on the wallet. I mix it with a bit of Pedigree canned food. Usually Chicken and Rice. Oddly enough, this cheaper food is nearly all meat and they like it.
Or liked it.
I got some cans of Chicken & Rice and it no longer looked like chicken mixed with rice. It looked like cat food and two of the three left it in the bowl.
So I counted on my fingers and toes and came to the conclusion that I could probably buy a chicken at Sam’s (Whole chickens are like $.98/lb.) and do things myself. I usually buy a two pack of whole chickens anyway. This time I picked up nearly 14 lbs between the two of them. Maybe 6.5 lbs a piece.
So I put the chicken in a pot, boiled it, and deboned it.
I mixed it with a little cooked rice. Maybe a cup. And put it in containers for the fridge.
That night at dinner, they knew something was up.
Let’s say it was a hit.
And it’s lasted most of the week so far. About like 3 big cans of pedigree. So not a lot of cost savings – if any, but I’m certain it’s better for them.