Originally Posted by ericrcan
The kibble I'm using now is just over $1 per lbs. I'd like to keep it around there if I can. I saw Turkey and what not for $0.88 per pound but Idk if that would be good for him. I just want my boy to eat healthy and be happy. Thanks everyone
Try taking that turkey and mix it well into his kibble and make it wet.
I keep an eye out for sale meats (although that gets harder and harder to find) and buy them as I can and mix them in. I mix in any leftovers from the table, all in moderation, egg yolks, really, anything they'll eat (and is safe) always in moderation with the kibble being the basis of the diet.
In some communities, there are custom meat guys that take individuals' cows and pigs, etc and custom butcher them. Some of these companies are learning about the demand for raw pet food and have begun to put together the waste into a frozen "hamburger" and sell it as pet food. The one I get is a mix of lamb, pork, beef -- all kinds of parts and pieces along with the bone dust from the saws. I use this to mix in with my kibble.
My dogs also just eat dry kibble, but not every day! The kibble is always the basis of the diet -- I just always am adding stuff to it and making it a wet food.
I have fed dogs this way for 30 years -- dogs of all ages (mostly Am Stafs). The reason I most often go to the vet is to put old dogs down!