Preparing raw dog food for our pack
I am in Austin, Tx. Our dogs eat raw meat. This video shows the preparation for each meal. After feeding raw for awhile, I got rid of the scale and notes and could just “eyeball” what my dogs needed. But I do recommend starting off with a scale until you get a grasp on what the weights look like. UPDATE: 1/2012 – I still feed raw meat to my dogs and spend about 0-0 a month to feed two 70-pound Boxers and a 40-pound Basset/Corgi mix. I feed a base of chicken (leg quarters) almost every day, turkey necks and turkey hearts and add a new protein once a week. I like duck and rabbit when I can find them in my supermarket. I also use beef and pork neck bones as treats. I shop around a lot for the best prices, but I do belong to a local Yahoo group (www.arfcoop.org) that is open to new members in the Austin area. This is a “raw feeding” group, meaning a group of people who feed their animals raw or home-prepared foods. The group buys in bulk from several suppliers and get discounted prices on meat. This is all “human grade” and some organic meats. Another great way to save money is to shop the local meat markets for the “throw away” parts – such as chicken frames, necks, hearts, turkey necks, pork trimmings, leg bones, etc. Dogs and cats can eat all of these parts and they are usually less than per pound. There are LOTS of different opinions about feeding raw (exact ratio of meat to bone, deciding whether to supplement or whether to use veggies or fruit, etc), but the …
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