|Barked: Sat Dec 15, '12 5:02am PST |
|Isis, my little ones aren't thrilled with TOTW...the pieces are a little big and hard for them. They eat Earthborn Hollistic Great Praire...big kibbles sizes BUT easily chewed.
HOWEVER...IF I was feeding one dog, a min pin, and had your budget I would most certainly look into one of the premade frozen Raw brands. My favorite is Stella and Chewy's ground raw, and I wean ALL my babies onto it and keep them on it as long as I can possibly afford it.
I am really sold on raw for our dogs and have to admit, this stuff is EASY to use. I keep a Tupperware small container in my refrigerator and keep two patties in it. (I use the smaller ones). I feed one and take another out of the freezer for the next meal, should be exactly the right size for your boy, too. (It comes packaged in a nice, resealable bag and the patties are all separated, not stuck together.) I just break it up a bit with a fork and stand back and watch it disappear.
I admit, it ISN'T cheap, but I can feed one toy poodle for a month on two bags, approximately $22.00 each I think. (I own a kennel so I buy directly from a distributor.)
I LOVE feeding raw, but I admit, the time and, yes, mess of dealing with making my own takes too much out of my time so I started with the Stella and Chewys. With tiny dogs who are needing more nutrition in less food, it works out GREAT!!!
Jethro was a special needs puppy who I ended up having to bottle feed because of illness of his mother. He did just okay for the first four weeks but once he was weaned over to the ground raw he is now growing by leaps and bounds and finally, looks GREAT! I swear, he is bigger and better looking every single morning!!!
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