|Barked: Mon Sep 2, '13 3:43am PST |
|I do add vitamins and such back in, as I am using the recipe on catinfo.org. Lots of fish oil, some taurine, and some other stuff. According to the vet there, it is nutritionally sound with the additions, but maybe that is wrong? Among the cat people I have talked to it is kind of the standard. Before though, I was able to add more beef and pork as we had this great local meat market in my former location. I think the biggest problem is storing it right now. We don't have a big freezer, and we also don't have the funds to get an extra one (though as soon as I get a job that is the first thing on our list!).
I am sure they would order me a whole case (once I have room to store it!), and my boyfriend talked to them, and apparently they do normally always have it, they just didn't order as much as normal last month. I do worry about the high iron in it though, and basically no zinc, which is a big reason to feed beef in the first place.
As for ethnic markets, I kid you not, we went to EVERY SINGLE ONE in town, and this is a mainly Hispanic town. I thought for sure before we moved here I would hit the jackpot, but it has so far been incredibly disappointing. I can get some kind of weird stuff, like whole cow feet, and lots of beef tongue (but geeze it is pricey!). If I did manage to find tongue for a cheap price, would that be an acceptable large quantity beef replacement? I used to do cheek meat, and that stuff was the complete bomb, super cheap and nice and chewy for the teeth, but I can't find any here. That, and it seems like any pork I find has been plumped. Otherwise, there is one more market we want to check out that is a town over. If that doesn't pan out, I will probably contact the wholesale meat company that is back in my hometown (about two hours away), but again, that is more of a "once we have storage" thing.
Thanks for all the thoughts and tips, I really appreciate them!
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