Well, considering the alternative causes of gradual loss of energy, fat is great!
It takes some experimentation to figure out feeding amounts, whether raw or kibble. Kabota eats so much less than Acana recommends, it worries me a bit, but his weight is good and he's very healthy. The vet says he's perfect, keep it up, but there's that little bit of fear, you know?Yup, it would be. However, at the moment I'm getting Acana dog food for about $7.50 a bag (usually, $70-$80), thanks to the help of some friends. Being in a constant cash crunch, I may stick with Acana for a while, at least till my friends run out of coupons they want to give away.
I was feeding them both the recommended amount of raw, based on their weight, according to what information I found. It was 24 ounces per day for Tara, based on 75 lbs, and about 22 ounces for Boone, based on 55 lbs. If/when I go back to raw I'll have to rethink those amounts I guess.