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LoveCharlie January 27th, 2012 03:30 PM

Considering switching to raw
 
[COLOR="Blue"]Hi, I've been trying to learn a little bit about raw dog food and I find it quite interesting.

For those of you who feed raw diets to your dogs, how much would you say it would cost per month to feed a 30 pounds dog. He is also not overly active.

Thanks.[/COLOR]

mhikl February 28th, 2012 02:22 PM

BARF for Cheap
 
LoveCharlie,
Do some scouting. I found a Chinese grocery store and got fair deals there for chicken backs and other meats. Then I found a butcher in the same location who now sells me chicken carcasses for 39 a pound. Liver and heart are inexpensive and from SuperStore I get headless Pink Salmons, frozen for around 59 / 100gr. But they also sell soup pieces (heads & trimmings) of good salmon, fresh, for about 40 / 100gr. My cousin gets the same deal in Nova Scotia as I am getting in Calgary.

I know someone who got over a hundred lbs of good packaged beef stakes for free- they were improperly dated and were being thrown out. He's eating them but they' would be perfect for the dog. So, lesson: inquire wherever you see a meat market or large chain grocer. You may get lucky. I always talk to the person in charge at the eat counter and I often come up with surprises.

I believe I spend about a dollar a day to feed my corgi and a friend new to the BARF diet is feeding his Golden Retriever for about the same he was paying for a high quality dog food. I'm surprised how little it takes to fill my dog so be careful not to over feed.


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