For those of you interested in the nitty-gritty details of what Molly's eating, I'm providing the current recipe that we're giving her. We had been giving her slightly more than this recently, but she's reached her target weight of 43 pounds, so we've reduced it to the quantities shown below. It is working well for her to get this amount three times per day. Of course your dog's needs will vary, and it should be noted that this food is not "nutritionally complete."
We get our pork and beef marrow bones from our local Whole Foods, and always choose the highest "step" rating as possible. I try to buy the most humane, sustainable, healthy meat we can, both for the sake of our dog and for the animals that she's eating.
For each meal
1.75ouncesorganic pumpkin puree
3.5ouncesbeef bone broth
1teaspoonground raw pumpkin seeds
Prep in batches
To make a batch of pork: In large skillet, add approximately 2 to 3 pounds of ground pork. It works well to break it into "burger-sized" pieces, and just cook over medium heat for about 25 minutes - turning just once. Once cooked through, remove from pan and place on paper towels to absorb excess fat, and to cool. Once cool, add the pork to a food processor and pulverize into fine bits. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.