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Old 01-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is putting together a bulk order which we can get delivered if we buy enough. Do these prices look OK? I don't have space or $$$ to go completely raw but anything less than $1.40/lb is cheaper than my kibble so I could maybe feed raw every other day. Also I need them on kibble when we travel (which is a lot for Nikon) since I'm not paying for that prepared dehydrated raw. I'm avoiding poultry because my local butcher sells turkey necks, turkey knuckles, and some breasts for about $1.20/lb and I'd like to support them locally for my poultry needs. I'd probably also avoid venison because I can get it for free. What should I get?

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I don't know if I'd do raw every other day. It won't be easy on the dogs system. You may end up with some digestive problems.

As far as the prices....I think they are fine. We order from mypetcarnivore who delivers to GR too. But I don't use MPC for more than just tripe and some other organ meat or exotic stuff. The poultry that you have access to, should make up your RMB's(Otto's?) Check out MPC and compare price. They do charge $10 for delivery but a few of us go in so we split that fee.
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You can probably pick up beef and pork hearts from your local butcher. The tripe prices are good, as well as the duck. I pay $1/lb for duck necks so the ground mix is a pretty good price.
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I thought about Otto's but Coke gets itchy and gassy on poultry so I can't really use it as a main source.

Maybe I'll just get knuckle bones and use them for treats/teeth cleaning.
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I thought about Otto's but Coke gets itchy and gassy on poultry so I can't really use it as a main source.

Maybe I'll just get knuckle bones and use them for treats/teeth cleaning.
This is what I do. He has no issues with it.
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Then make sure you get ground bone with your ground meat...dogs need to eat bone to have the balance, and the rec bones aren't ingested as an RMB would be. Turkey necks can be bought for about a buck a # in bulk. I buy a 30# case and chunk them into 1/3's. Or sweet talk the butcher into doing that for you for the same price!
The only problem I've had with raw feeding is finding good RMB protein to rotate, it's limited in variety cost-wise.
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That's also the problem with venison, by the time I get it there's no bones. So a turkey neck includes bone? Have you ever used turkey knuckles? Our butcher always has them by the case.
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turkey knuckles are fine....they are too expensive for me! The necks are full of bone and one neck from a tom turkey weighs almost a pound, so I cut them and add in more meat and organ. My dogs love turkey necks.
Venison bones are too dense, I don't feed any bones from red meat animals. Pork neck bones are as hard as I go, maybe some chops or small rib bones, I watch the dogs when they eat those.
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We get 40lbs chicken necks for $13!
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