Feeding your dog should be a fun, pleasurable and palatable experience. Kumason, my 117 pound American Akita has two meals a day. While everyone feeds their dog a different diet and in a different manner, here is what I do. I like to mix a small amount of boiling water into his kibble as it makes a gravy. I'm careful not to add too much water so that it doesn't become mushy. Once it cools, I add his probiotic which I give him around two times a week. I frequently add white rice and shredded cheddar cheese but not all the time. I don't want him to become over weight and put all that stress on his hips and joints, especially when he gets older. It's easier to maintain a good weight than it is to lose the weight. He gets kelp every day. Sometimes I give him cooked yams, sweet potatoes and carrots. The carrots I give him either raw or cooked.