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04-04-2014 08:49 PM
Flutter
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Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
A lot of the "fresh" meat in the grocery is previously frozen.
This is 100% true. Some of it has been frozen for quite a while too. Grocery store meat can also have been frozen, thawed, and frozen again. There's no danger to it, it just has the potential to make the meat less palatable.
04-04-2014 02:10 AM
David Winners
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Originally Posted by Lauri & The Gang View Post
Why? I see nothing wrong with feeding meats that have been frozen, thawed, refrozen and thawed again. That's exactly how I feed my pack. I buy 40-50 lb cases of meats (chicken parts, beef heart, etc) which is frozen. I let it thaw, repackage it into smaller portions and then refreeze. A package is thawed again when it's time to feed the dogs.

Been doing this for over 15 years and never had a problem.
A lot of the "fresh" meat in the grocery is previously frozen.

If you have the space, buying a quarter or half a beef will be economical and you know what you are getting. You can eat the tasty bits yourself and give what you are less comfortable cooking to the dogs.

David Winners
04-04-2014 01:43 AM
Lauri & The Gang
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It makes sense to me that buying fresh meat at my grocery store is better than feeding frozen meat,
Why? I see nothing wrong with feeding meats that have been frozen, thawed, refrozen and thawed again. That's exactly how I feed my pack. I buy 40-50 lb cases of meats (chicken parts, beef heart, etc) which is frozen. I let it thaw, repackage it into smaller portions and then refreeze. A package is thawed again when it's time to feed the dogs.

Been doing this for over 15 years and never had a problem.
03-31-2014 07:09 AM
jocoyn Thanks. I def want to do some research on it and consider. I like the available variety. One thing I have tried to avoid is hormones and antibiotics in the feed animals which is allowable at USDA facilities and for human meat. (Well poultry is not allowed to have hormones) followed by a strong preference for grass fed feed animals vs grain (corn) fed.
03-31-2014 02:00 AM
Springbrz
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Let me know if you try it. I am thinking that could work for me. The price is right, there is good variety and it is available locally.
I use Blue Ridge Beef. I haven't had any issues with it so far. I have been using it for a good 6 months. I have a picky eater with food sensitivities so my choices are very limited.

Currently, I feed the beef with bone and natural mix in a 50/50 portion.
I add in a little extra m/m or organ every now and then. Throw in a can of sardines once or twice a week and the recreational bone and you are good to go. My girl seems to be doing well.

ETA: Unless you have more than one dog, I find the 2 lb. chubs easier to deal with. That's just my choice.
03-31-2014 01:32 AM
Wild Wolf I got sent some free samples of K9 Natural freeze fried raw - the venison and the lamb tripe - and my two raw fed dogs loved it. I talked a bit about the company with the person who sent me the samples, and really liked everything we discussed about quality, sustainability, etc etc... I'd recommend it!

K9 Natural | Best Raw Dog Food for Healthy Dogs-K9 Natural
03-31-2014 12:43 AM
volcano I feed frozen raw, I thaw out a chicken 1/4 and throw it in the backyard.
03-31-2014 12:13 AM
jocoyn
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Originally Posted by GrammaD View Post
Has anyone here used the Blue Ridge Beef products?
Blue Ridge Beef: Products - Raw Meat for Dogs - Cats

I'm thinking about how to make raw work for my circumstances.....
Let me know if you try it. I am thinking that could work for me. The price is right, there is good variety and it is available locally.
03-14-2014 08:23 AM
Flutter There are small local companies in my area that make ground raw foods. There might be something like that close to you that no one but locals have heard of.
03-14-2014 07:22 AM
G-burg Another vote for K9-Kraving.. The dogs LOVE it!
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