|Barked: Tue Oct 8, '13 8:00am PST |
Last month I had to make the move out of my apartment with Cobain, Rigby, and SO back into my parents home.
Trying to keep on the bright side of things....we now have a BIG freezer with lots of space for raw food!
Surprisingly, I have been able to get my mother on board with this as with the 4 dogs our bag of dog food ends up lasting 19 days, at $1.60/lbs.
I've found a raw supplier very close by that sells a product called "protein fusion" for the same $1.60/lbs price.
Essentially, this product is a ground brick that combines chicken, beef, beef organ, fish, and egg. While personally, I'd prefer to use whole meats, I've got 2 dogs that I cannot trust to eat whole bones properly, and unfortunately this is just what fits the budget right now.
I'm wondering if this would be adequate for the primary meal source? All 4 dogs are very active getting at least a 1-2 hour run off leash in the woods per day as we hike. On top of numerous bouts of fetch, and playing in the yard (as well as agility practice for 3 of them). I intend on adding some whole meats - chicken necks, beef ribs etc. to the dogs I can trust on a weekly basis.
What I'm most unsure about is the mixing of the meat sources and if this would be alright. As far as I know, none of these meats have caused an issue in raw form with my dogs before (although chicken wreaks havoc on Cobain when it's a kibble)
Another product I've found is bags of ground chicken and bone - would have to supplement some organ. It is significantly cheaper but not as "convenient" as it comes in 5lbs bags, and my mother believes that too much chicken will make them gassy.
It's difficult to work an ideal diet in on the budget I am given and when I will not be the only one responsible for feeding. So basically it needs to be as painless and straightforward as possible for them But I would like to get them off kibble and, permitting this will be adequate, this seems to be a decent substitute.
Any words of wisdom here?
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