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Categories: Dealing with Sharp and Dominance Problems in Dogs , Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Food

Q. Would you still consider Honest Kitchen to be good enough if used long term? How does it get balanced with RMB?
I have recently began feeding raw. The forum on leerburg helped me get past a lot of my worries and helped me get started. I still wonder if I'm giving enough variety and if I'm balanced over time enough. I wanted to to this myself without the aid of a store bought food, but feel it would be best right now to do just that until I know more. I don't want to fail at this by giving store bought food, but I also don't want to malnourish my dog. Would you still consider Honest Kitchen to be good enough if used long term? I'll still be giving RMB's and additional meat everyday. Also, all the books I've gotten about raw don't talk much about extra muscle meat. I thought the RMB's were balanced in meat:bone, so how is the extra meat not throwing that off. I've re-read several times, but sometimes I'm slow and very possibly could have missed it every time. Thank you for yours and Ed's time and resources. Ya'll are a great help to everyone who chooses to do better for their dogs.

A. The Honest Kitchen is certainly good enough to use long term. We use it almost every day here with our own dogs. I think that if you feed RMBs and meat AND HK you will cover all your bases. Rotate the types of meat.

RMBs vary so much in meat content, I don’t know that it’s possible to actually cover that in a book. A chicken back has almost no meat, a chicken leg quarter has lots of meat. We use chicken leg quarters a lot, but when we use necks and backs, we add extra meat. I don’t know that it’s possible to add too much meat, as long as you are feeding the RMBs regularly. If I feed my own dogs too much meat, their stools get a little bit too soft. After feeding like this for over a dozen years, I just throw things together most days with out a lot of forethought. You could try to think of it in terms of a prey animal (i.e. rabbit) there is much more meat than bone on a whole bunny or chicken. I am not big on percentages or ratios, I just use my common sense. (which may or may not be so good some days) LOL
  
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