Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Dog’s Breakfast

I’ve mentioned before that we feed Tilley, Willow and Watson on a raw food diet (but not Titan -- he is too big and too picky to make it affordable), and have done so for years.  We buy our food in bulk (hundreds of pounds at a time) from a friend who mass-produces a variety of chicken and turkey recipes, which keeps the price down around $1.50/pound*.  This does not include the price of the three freezers we use for storage.  It’s not as convenient as buying a bag of kibble from store once a month, but we feel it is the best option for the health of our dogs.  Although raw diets seem to be gaining momentum in the North American market, they are far from the norm.  So imagine my surprise when I found that *grocery stores* in Australia have giant refrigerators full of affordable raw diets for dogs – approximately $6 for a 3kg package.  The meats are mostly chicken and turkey, but there is everything ranging from pork to beef to kangaroo.  I would love to see something like this in Canada one day.

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*It is definitely possible to feed a raw diet for much less if you work at it, but we are spoiled by being shorter on time than on money.

6 comments:

AareneX said...

Amazing! Look at all that stuff!

If I fed kangaroo meat to my shelties, do you suppose they would bounce around more? Do you suppose it's actually possible to bounce around MORE?

oregonsunshine said...

I think I may be jealous. I haven't found a place around here that makes feeding our 3 raw affordable. I wanted to feed raw, but we didn't have the space to store it to make it affordable. Then we move, I now have the freezer and space, but can't find affordable raw. Go figure.

oregonsunshine said...

I think I may be jealous. I haven't found a place around here that makes feeding our 3 raw affordable. I wanted to feed raw, but we didn't have the space to store it to make it affordable. Then we move, I now have the freezer and space, but can't find affordable raw. Go figure.

Funder said...

That's very cool!

Breathe said...

I just started hearing about this recently. I have tried going raw myself and it's tough!

Serena said...

most of my hunter friends donate their deer carcasses to people whose dogs eat raw diets. One of my friends in particular has a dog who is allergic to EVERYTHING (beef and chicken included) and he can pretty much only eat venison and kangaroo.
My kitty loves deer fat but she is spoiled rotten. >:p