Hi, new guy here, just discovered the forum and registered today. I never dreamed I'd be "cooking" for a dog lol but here are the circumstances... My old dog of 14 years developed some skin sensitivity over time, we believe it was a developed allergy to wheat and/or corn products. Both dogs had been getting a good quality dry kibble, spritzed with water for years. We switched to Avoderm dry kibble and the skin problems went away! However, my dog who had always been an enthusiastic eater gradually (over several months) began to show disinterest in the Avoderm. We assumed she had just gotten bored or tired of the Avoderm. So we got some Wellness canned food and began making a slurry of sorts by blending some water into a couple of spoonfuls, then mixing it in thoroughly with the Avoderm kibble. It was an immediate sensation. We later discovered that my dog was losing interest in eating because of an advanced terminal illness that we were unaware of (she was in great health and that was her only symptom). Changing her food recipie bought her a few more months of enjoying dinnertime, we believe. Anyway, fast forward to today... we have a new arrival, a 12 month old Doberman male. To help with his stress/diet-change diareah, we are cooking a cup of boiled rice and mixing it in with the dog's food. That hot steamy rice really wakes up the aroma from the Wellness! Our dogs seem to really enjoy this combination and the warm food and we believe it provides good basic nutrition for them. Any comments welcome.