Jasmine is a 68-lb shep/hound cross, who is currently eating 2 cups..
of Nutro Natural Choice Lamb/Rice plus 1 or 2 chicken wings plus training treats each day. Her training treats are either low-fat Pupperoni or no-fat chicken/turkey hot dogs. She is by no means overweight, but I’ve been told that she could lose a pound or two for top performance (she is an amateur agility dog).
Obviously the first thing I need to do is get some better quality training treats – I’m probably doing enough damage with the Pupperoni and the hot dogs to completely overcome what good I’m doing with the good food. Any suggestions?
They need to be available, simple, not messy, and most importantly, effectivefor the dog. She loves Great Bait, but because of the distribution methods, that isn’t readily available. I’d be willing to make treats, but it’s hard to come up with the right consistency – crunchy is no good because it takes to long for the dog to deal with, and soft ones usually crumble in your pocket or bait bag.
The second question is this: I think she’s getting plenty of grain and protein in her current diet, but what about vegetables? If I wanted to add some vegetables to her diet, what would you suggest, and how much? I found some canned tomatoes with no salt added and she likes those, but they are ready-cut and peeled and that doesn’t make much sense. Will I have to go to the HFS to find whole canned tomatoes? What about other vegetables, like broccoli, carrots, etc.? I saw from a previous post that onions and spinach are bad, and she’s off corn for skin problems.