A food experiment: Boogie’s choice.

January 27, 2011 at 8:15 am 7 comments

There are FOUR different brands of dog food in my kitchen right now.  Out of curiosity, I conducted an experiment to see which one Boogie likes best, or eats first.

I presented Boogie with tiny portions of each meal…


Boogie: “Oh wow. The best dinner ever!”

Below is a video of Boogie’s smorgasbord experience. (sorry it’s so dark!)

The bowls from left to right are:

Bowl 1:  Sojos veggie mix & sauteed beef (with a bit of olive oil, garlic & peas) – *The Sojos is NEW to Boogie

Bowl 2:  Stella & Chewy’s Super Beef patty *NEW to Boogie

Bowl 3:  K9 Natural Lamb *Sort of familiar. Has been eating this on & off for a few weeks.

Bowl 4:  The Honest Kitchen (Keen) & a bit of canned tuna in water *Familiar to Boogie

NOTE: All the foods were freeze-dried/dehydrated in their packets, and required hydration with warm water. The Sojos veggie mix had been hydrated in my fridge for a few hours.

Observations: Hard to tell if Boogie has a top favorite. He dived straight into #1(human food!), finished this first but not completely… probably left the veggie bits behind. He tucked into #2 with relish, likewise with #4, and returned to #2 and #4 several times. #3 was the least interesting to him.

Anyone here feed Sojos or Stella & Chewy’s?

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. According to Gus  |  January 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    What a fun experiment. Now he’ll want a buffet line every meal time 🙂

    We feed Gus Natural Balance due to his allergies, but used to make him homemade similiar to #1.

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    • 2. lili  |  February 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Oh Boogie is a very spoiled dog 🙂
      How is Gus doing with his allergies?

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  • 3. Audrey R  |  January 29, 2011 at 3:10 am

    if you don’t mind my asking… how much does boogie weigh and how much food do you feed him daily? i have a female boston who’s around 22 lbs and 6 yrs old and am looking into more natural foods… but it seems like the serving sizes are so different. we feed her 1 cup of dry royal canin per day currently.

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    • 4. lili  |  January 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Audrey,

      Boogie weighs about 24 lbs and I feed him about 1 1/3 cups of food daily. (that’s 2/3 cup per meal) Sometimes and little more, sometimes a little less. I am not super strict and consistent with the quantity. If he gets a lot of training treats during the day, I feed him a little less during mealtimes.

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      • 5. Audrey R  |  January 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm

        Thanks! As I mentioned, I’m looking into trying Honest Kitchen (more affordable option)… even now we don’t feed her the recommended amount of the traditional dog food. I seem to read different statements on how with natural foods you can feed them less because there’s less filler, and yet it would still be a lot more than I’m feeding her now. She doesn’t seem to have allergies, but does show signs of eventual arthritis.

  • 6. lili  |  February 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Audrey – sorry about the athritis! I think a Glucosamine supplement might help with that. Good luck with The Honest Kitchen – hope it works out for you! I am open to trying out other new ‘natural filler-free’ brands of dog food but I find THK to be more affordable than most.
    P.S. Boogie doesn’t like kibble <– super stinky gas!

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  • 7. Aria  |  August 15, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I’ve been feeding my dog soups for about a year and he loved it but I recently switched to stellas bc you can serve it as is so if I need to board him it’s much easier…he absolutely loves stellas and searches around his bowl for dropped pieces.

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