Therefore I need to feed them.
I have to buy dog food or buy people food and cook for them.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
I have one friend who cooks for her bassett hound.
She makes chicken, rice, and vegetables and feeds this combo twice daily.I admire her for being willing to do the food shopping, storing the ingredients, cooking the ingredients, separating the cooked food into individual portions, freezing the meals, and then thawing the meals, warming the meal, feeding the meals, and washing up after the different steps.
Whew............ I get tired just thinking of it! Her bassett eats about one cup per day. My dogs eat 6-8 cups per day total. I cannot imagine the trouble and effort it would be for me to feed my greyhounds the same diet that she feeds her bassett! I cannot do it.
So I buy commercial dog food. Then I have to decide which dog food to purchase. My RV life takes me to more rural areas rather than to urban areas.
So sometimes I need to determine what to buy according to what is available.
I've had pet owners say that I should feed all raw food, but as a nurse I think of the parasites found in raw foods(ugh), and the storage needed for refrigeration ( I have a small RV fridge).
Other pet owners say they mail order their dog's food! ( heavy food costs a lot in shipping) ( I move around a lot, so different shipping addresses)
Other pet owners say they shop at feed stores, and/or Petco or Petsmart!
(I am seldom within 50 miles of a pet store, and each feed store carries different brands of dog feed.
I found this site to check out ratings of commercial dog foods. They also have email alerts to advise of recalls for dog foods.
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com What do you think? I'm happy to hear all ideas.