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Old 08-13-2014, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are going away for the weekend and a friend is coming to watch Bob Barker and the cats.

To make her life a little easier I was going to pre weigh their food and have it all packaged up and ready so she could just take it out in the morning and throw it in a bowl for them at night.

Now, all of my meat is currently frozen, should I just keep it frozen and roughly weigh it into the bags, and semi thaw it and weigh it properly, but then it would need to be re frozen.

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When I premake/bag my food, I always semi thaw/thaw and then refreeze. I label the bags and then take out what I need in the morning for that night/next morning to start thawing so I can feed.
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When I premake/bag my food, I always semi thaw/thaw and then refreeze. I label the bags and then take out what I need in the morning for that night/next morning to start thawing so I can feed.
So its not bad to semi thaw?

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I thaw(or semi thaw)/refreeze all the time. My normal routine is to separate the food (ordered in bulk) into gallon bags. I then freeze those bags. Each morning I take out 2 (or more) bags of food to make meals for that night and for the next morning/afternoon. I thaw them either in the refrigerator or leave out - depending on the temperature or the time I take the food out. That night after I fix their food, I refreeze. I then repeat the next morning (take out food to thaw, make food, refreeze). Repeat until bag is done and then I start on new ones. That has been my system for quite awhile now. It just works for us. Most times the food is just semi-thawed when I actually make their meals. I prefer chopping when it isn't totally thawed.
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No. I do it all the time since many of the bulk products I get are frozen in 30# blocks.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome thanks guys!

Meals have been premade for the weekend.

I usually just take out a container full the night before or morning of and leave it out to thaw and then come meal time just weigh it out. But less confusing for someone who is not use to it for me to throw it all together for her!
Here's hoping she doesn't pass out when she opens it ans smells the tripe

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For dog sitters I make it easier for them. I mix "See Spot Live Longer" into fresh/thawed meat so she can handle it better than when she needs to feed tripe or cut up chickens.
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All prepped and ready to go!!

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As a professional pet sitter I can honestly say your sitter will love the effort you've gone to. Rockstar!
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