Too long, did not read: I am wanting to know if there is enough variety in Bella's diet. Skip to last paragraph if you would like.
Hey there guys, my wife and I have been feeding Bella raw for over 6 months now (she's currently 10 months old) and are loving it. We are about to do another meat run to package up the next month's worth of food and I wanted to make sure what we are doing is right and see if it can/should be improved.
So, Bella is about 60lb (need to weigh her again tonight) and gets between 1.5-2lb of food each day. We prepare 1.5lb of food in freezer bags, which lasts one day, but give her a few spoonfuls of a ground MPC product with every meal (hence the range from 1.5-2lb). Usually the extra is green tripe, but sometimes duck, rabbit, etc. This extra is where our main variety comes from, and my main question is about variety.
Anyway, chicken and turkey are Bella's staples. She loves them both (especially chicken quarters), and almost all of her meals consist of some combination of chicken and turkey (quarters, necks, legs, gizzards). We do get the occasional beef tongue or pork roast but she is not as big of fan of those meats (unless it is ground beef).
So my question is whether Bella is getting enough variety? As stated, her main staples are chicken and turkey, but she always gets some ground tripe, duck, or rabbit. Also, the organ meats are almost beef or bison (mostly beef). I know she is supposed to have minimum 5 protein sources, but does it count to give her almost all chicken and turkey and then just supplement with the others, or do I need to bite the bullet and get some of the other more expensive products from MPC (or elsewhere)? Currently we stay right around $1.5/lb of meat depending on sales.
Thank you so much.