Weenie Wednesday: What Conrad Eats

Other than baby bunnies! His backyard time is severely restricted because of bunny eating. I can’t really get mad at him for doing what’s in his DNA, though.

Always hunting bunnies
Always hunting bunnies

So, dog food. Some of it … not appetizing. Okay, to me pretty much all of it is unappetizing. But when I first got Conrad, he let me know pretty quickly that dry food was not for him. I switched him to canned, and soon my dog walker recommended a particular brand of canned, and we tried different flavors before finally settling on the one flavor Conrad consistently eats.

wpid-20150120_222023.jpgBlue Buffalo Small Breed Lamb Flavor in a can is just about all that Conrad will eat. I can’t even feed him a different flavor of the same stuff without him turning up his nose at it. I like to be able to understand what all is in the food, and where the food comes from.

Same with treats–the fewer ingredients, the better, and if they aren’t from the US or Canada I pretty much won’t feed them to Conrad. I read labels especially now, when there have been deaths in connection to dog treats made in China and the suspicious ingredients therein.

wpid-20150120_221922.jpgConrad’s favorite, which we discovered when some family got him some to try, are the Origen treats. The Alberta Wild Boar treats have two ingredients, both boar. They are freeze dried, and smell VERY flavorful, like what boar liver must smell like. Conrad goes bonkers over these.

He also gets cooked chicken, ground turkey, or ground beef, without seasoning, just a little bit to top his meals. Or maybe it’s the holidays and he gets leftover tenderloin bits topping his dinner. He likes Havarti cheese, too, but only gets tiny pieces. And, of course, bacon.

I am picky about what I eat, what my horse eats, and what my dog eats! It means spending a little more money at the outset, but long term that could keep the vet and doctor bills lower.