Does anyone here do this?
My main questions:
1. Where do you get your meat? I don't know of a butcher (other than the one at the local grocery store) and I think ordering it online would be cost prohibitive.
2. How much does it cost per month?
I have 2 80lb dogs, 1 20lb dog, and 1 10lb dog, so we go through a LOT of commercial dog food that isn't necessarily the best for them.
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I quit because my dog still developed allergies to beef and poultry,
You have to make sure to get the mix right. I think it is more expensive than commercial food, well, not more than the specialty food at the vets.
It was also time consuming (to me). If you did it in large batches and froze it, maybe not so much. And I was only. Feeding one small dog. But much more time consuming than pouring from a bag.
I do still believe it is better for dogs.
I'll check out the info you PM'd me!
I'll never go back to commercially produced again. :)
We started as a last ditch attempt to keep our then 6-month-old puppy off of a lifetime of steroids due to absolutely chronic diarrhea, and it was gone within a week. Because we started with a still-growing puppy,and were worried about him getting all the calories and nutrients he needed, we used a holistic vet to help us set the diet up. It worked so well, we've never looked back and didn't think twice about starting our second on raw when we got him.
I'm slightly embarrassed to say, I don't know how much it costs. We're in Europe and I do have a local butcher who gives me scraps and raw bones, so I get about half of their food for free. Because we have children (our own and others) in and out of the house all the time, and because I know dogs can shed salmonella through their coats (although I've never heard of a case of this being transmitted from raw feeding -every dog to human case I've come across has been from tainted dry food) I'm very conscious of what kind of meat the dogs get, and therefore don't give them anything we wouldn't eat ourselves.
We have two very active large-breed dogs, and tend to make up about three days worth at a time. At the time we started there weren't a lot of places to get the food pre-made, so we just sort of got in the routine of making it ourselves.
On a daily basis, they each get (roughly): 200-300 grams of meat (one day a week this is offal), which we adjust up or down depending on their weight and activity level, about 300 grams of vegetables blended in the food processor, about 50 grams of uncooked oats or quinoa, a good dollop of olive oil or coconut oil, a couple of omega three capsules and a vitamin. They get a small bone each night that they eat completely.
Hope that helps.
[This message edited by She11ybeanz at 3:16 PM, February 25th (Tuesday)]
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I recommend investing in a large freezer.
she would pick up the chicken with her teeth and shake her head side to side to shake off all the kale before eating
Did you have a butcher source or did you just grab the meat from the grocery store?