|Barked: Tue May 21, '13 8:15am PST |
|I've been reading up on the raw diet (thank you "So You're Interested in Feeding Raw" thread), finding suppliers in my area, and doing the math...
According to the Personal Raw Feeding Guide, both Cobain and Rigby are around the same in their needs. Approximately 0.5 lbs each per day.
Now it's been a while since I have fed a proper raw diet, and when I did it was grocery store purchased.
In my area there are 2 suppliers:
Country Lane: http://clpr.ca/Country Lane Website iWeb/Raw Food Orijen_files/RawPricelistDecember2012_R6_distributed.pdf
I train at Country Lane on Mondays, and while their stock isn't as diverse as Heronview's they do seem to be a bit cheaper. On top of that, I do not have a ton of freezer space, so a weekly pick up would work better for me that way.
My preference is beef and other "red" meats (aside from pork) over poultry just as in the past Cobain has had some sensitivity to chicken. Whether that translates to raw or not I am unsure. as well as Rigby tends to eat things without chewing and I am slightly concerned about her choking on the smaller bones.
As for pork, Cobain fell extremely ill about a year and a half ago after eating a pork hock. Not sure if that was the cause, but I am slightly nervous about it.
It seems that Country Lane is more geared toward frozen ground patties. I'm wondering if they are still as beneficial as full carcass portions. And those that have bone in the ground, if that counts as "bone" or should bone be included as a separate?
I'm attempting to work out some sort of tentative feeding plan to price out whether or not this form of feeding will be within our price range.
At a quick glance I wrote out:
Ground Beef $1.60/lb
Ground Organ $1.70/lb
Chicken Neck (because I am unsure of the bone in patties) $1.50/lb
With the 80-10-10 proportions, I got that to work out to be around $1.60 per day, or just over $11 per week. Which would be around what we are paying now for the kibble - if not a little less.
But, with me being new to this, would that even be appropriate? If it is, are there any supplements that I should add?
There's also the protein blend at the bottom of their price list which seems intriguing, if anyone knows anything about that.
I know, I should give them a call and ask these questions. But I'd like a few outside opinions before I get myself talked into buying things. As well as I just purchased a bag of kibble not too long ago so I have some time before taking the plunge there.
Edited by author Tue May 21, '13 8:16am PST
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