Join Date: Jan 2011
Dogs Name: Rhapsody's Mystery of the Spanish Chest - "Dreizehn", Gaia's Bijort - "Ruthless"
Titles: UKC CH for Dreizehn, CGC for both, CA for both
Dogs Age: Born December 2010, July 2011
Gallery Pics: 5 Visit PatchworkRobot's Gallery
Thanked 16,101 Times in 4,640 Posts
Do you mean two different foods in one meal? I know a few people who do this (dry kibble) and I don't really see a point. Each food is formulated to be what a dog needs on it's own.
There are other people, myself included, who rotate foods. Most people that I know of who do this rotate with each bag. Using my household as an example, I rotate proteins with each bag but keep with the same food. So, my dogs eat Nature's Variety Instinct always but this month they're getting the duck formula. Then, when the next bag comes it will be the beef formula and the bag after that will be either salmon or rabbit. My main reason for doing this is so that my dogs don't eat the same thing all of the time - something I imagine to be quite boring. Occationally, when I run out of the current food before the net one comes in (I order online) I'll run to the store to get a small bag of a different brand (yet equally good quality) and they'll eat that for a few days. At first I'd switch over the food slowly (over a couple of days) so that their tummies could get used to it but now, after months of rotating the protein source, I can do a hard switch no problem. I've found that, in comparison to other dogs I know who eat the same food all the time, my dogs can eat just about anything with no stomach upset. I like this because if something happens to me or the food that we have and they have to get something new, for whatever reason, they should be able to handle that well.
Sometimes my dogs get some wet food (or pumpkin, or yogurt) added into their food but I don't really do it to supplement anything as much as to add a change to their food. I feed a good food and my dogs don't have any medical issues going on so I don't feel like my dogs need supplements.
No dog is at fault for being born into this world.