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Need new type of raw

vodka
February 25th, 2009, 11:55 PM
My dog has been on Mountain Dog Food- chicken with fruits and veggies. Normally my dog will eat ANYTHING, and has not wanted to eat his food the last couple days. He is healthy and will eat other things, so I am thinking it is not health related, but rather food related. I want to try either a different protein sourced Mountain food, or else try a different kind of raw for awhile. Problem is, I have found no other raw food comparable in price to the Mountain. I live in the Lower Mainland of BC. Can anyone recommend another company to me? I am hoping this was just an off batch of food or something and that he is not wanting to stop eating the MDF chicken altogether.

totallyhip
February 26th, 2009, 12:07 AM
why not try doing your own raw? we do our own? I get most of my stuff from Cloverdale (surrey meats) and our local butcher does the rest. Its great:thumbs up

vodka
February 26th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Thank you for replying. I will never put my dog on food from Surrey Meats again. I bought 50lbs thinking it was such a great deal and a day later my dog was vomiting profusely and was totally off his food. He was very sick. The only thing that changed was his diet. I appreciate that Surrey Meats are trying to get into the raw food industry, but I have to wonder about the quality, and the quality control. However, I sometimes buy raw bones or turkey necks from them. I just will not be trying any raw food diet with them again. Also, the food is quite bloody-watery once thawed, so out of those 50lbs, just how much is actual meat?

Another good source for meats such as organ meats, turkey necks and chicken backs are Penguin Meats in White Rock. And, if you order more than $100 at a time, they will deliver it to your house.

I work 6 days per week and have 12 hour days. I would love to make my own but I just dont have the time.

I have previously tried BrambleHills raw, but $65 for 30lbs is steep when I can buy MDF 40lbs for $50.

growler~GateKeeper
February 26th, 2009, 01:30 AM
There are a number of local raw companies:

Natural Instincts (http://www.naturalinstincts.ca/)
Club Canine (http://www.clubcanine.net/)
3P Naturals (http://www.3pnaturals.com/)
In The Raw (http://www.intherawpetfood.com/) packaged by North Shore Natural Pet
The Healthy Hound (http://www.thehealthyhound.com/)
Amore Pet Foods (http://www.amorepetfoods.com/)
Fresh Start Raw Food for Dogs (http://www.freshstartrawfoodfordogs.com/)
Urban Carnivore (http://www.urbancarnivore.com/)
Red Dog Deli (http://www.reddogdeli.com/)
Jake and Daiseys (http://www.jakeanddaiseys.com/)
Bare Necessitties, Abbotsford
Terra Natural Raw Dog Food, North Vancouver
Give A Dog A Bone, Abbotsford

vodka
February 26th, 2009, 03:53 AM
Thanks. I hope some are comparable to MDF when it comes to price.

MerlinsHope
February 26th, 2009, 12:51 PM
I have to tell you, that when you subscribe to commercial raw foods, you are basically doing the same thing as you were with kibble.

Part of the psychology behind serving natural foods, is to, well, do it naturally.

Why do you think a commercial product can outdo what you can easily do yourself at home???

Just go to the grocery store and buy real meat!

Good food, no matter in what form is always going to be most costly than poor quality foods, so be prepared to accept that. Somewhere on this section I put up a week's worth of raw menu,. I'll try to find that link and post it here.

You've already had a bad experience with a commercial raw manufacturer, so why are you seeking yet another? Just get natural meat for your dog!

Cheers and best of luck
MM
:)