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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You mentioned dehydrated raw is not an option so I suppose that's out. I guess there are people who mix with no issues - I just personally wouldn't. Take a look at the BRB chubs and decide about storing for shorter term. They are fairly small - can be packed away even in very small spaces. Not like traditional raw.
It's out because it's cost prohibitive. I'm only considering raw because some of it is cheaper than my kibble.

As far as I know raw is only good thawed and refridgerated for a few days, and probably not for more than a few hours at room temp (especially in the summer) so that doesn't really solve the storage issue since there is *no* fridge/freezer available.

I've mixed in the past with no issues. My dogs eat everything from kibble to leftovers to raw to table scraps. Sometimes mixed with kibble, sometimes separate. As long as Coke is not getting too much poultry or flax seed, they are fine.

Lisa, I wanted to get some tripe but keeping 2lb thawed....ick! The meat would be OK since it wouldn't smell and at home I can easily use 2lb in a few days, kept thawed and refridgerated. Too bad they don't package tripe medallions or something like that.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I bought a small fridge (like the dorm room ones) that is in our kitchen and is just for dog food. Right now I have about 3 pounds of tripe in there - defrosted it two days ago. It's in plastic containers with lids and I can honestly say that when I open the fridge I do NOT smell the tripe.
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I only have three dogs and give a heaping spoonful of tripe daily. I don't have problems with it going bad(2# plastic deli container) or stinking up my fridge. The mpc containers are thin and crack now and then, my only problem with feeding it!
I think anyone who raw feeds should be giving tripe on a regular basis, so many benefits w/ it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Where are you people finding all this meat for less than $1 a pound? Starting to think it's impossible in a city... It is either order from MPC or check out sales at the grocer. The best thing I have found is whole chicken for $.99/lb

I called a few butchers and they don't even know what green tripe is??!!!? what's up with that.
No hearts anywhere to be found. No organs aside from liver, either. Lame.

Anyone in the NW IL area have any sources?
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green tripe isn't something a butcher will have. It is considered renderings. Get in touch w/ MPC they deliver to your area!
Call an actual meat processing company outside the city for the organ and other stuff.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
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green tripe is not legal for a butcher to sell in the US.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:50 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Wrong choice of words. Not butcher, it was the packing companies in the packing district down in the lower side of Chicago.
Still would figure a butcher would know what green tripe IS. Regardless of whether or not they sell it.
I do order from MPC. Usually ends up around $2/lb for great variety, not much to complain about, but hey, would love to find another source.
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Brb does have an organ mix....it has heart in it as well, but also liver and kidney I believe.
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Does anyone know what the Breeder Mix is?
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breeder's choice? Blue Ridge Beef: Raw Meat for Dogs - Cats
I've been using it - like it so far. Putting some weight back on my female and she has a lot more energy.
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