Julie "woofs" down her meals way too quickly, so I have made an adjustment: bigger pieces, which takes her longer to eat and increases her tearing and chewing - - good for her teeth. I went to the grocery store and bought two 10-pound bags of chicken legs and thighs at a great price, $14. I also got a 1-pound tub of chicken fryer livers $2, a pound of chicken gizzards $2, and a pound of lean cubed round steak $4. The butcher cut up the chicken with bones into fat slices. I cut gizzards and livers in two. Because my dog doesn't like a lot of skin, I threw away about a pound per bag, but still retained some on the meat. Total 4-ounce dog meals: 80 Total cost: $22
A meal includes mostly chicken with the bone, a small piece of red meat (not her favorite), a half gizzard, and a bit of liver. Organ meat should be about 5% of her meal. When I think of it, I splash on about a half teaspoon of olive oil for her coat health. Juliet always eats all her food and finishes the bones too.