@Sherry, no luck w/hubby huh?
Just want to let you'all know, I soooooooo follow this thread.
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@Sherry, no luck w/hubby huh?
Anywaaaays, I didnt even realize it was 2 weeks since we started raw!!! Today I got some pork meat. Here are the prices, let me know your thoughts on them:
1.29$ per lb for pork chops
1.49$ per lb for pork shoulder, boston butt (whatever that is)
2.49$ per lb for boneless sirloin pork (ummmm, keeping it for myself? lol)
1.99$ per lb for pork rib tips (long meaty, very meaty cuts with one rib bone)
Also looked at beef tongue and its 3.99$ per pound!!! Oh dang it!
I would for sure buy the shoulder. You can try to pork chop, but I would leave it whole. I like the pork rib tips but I prefer to get the whole slab and keep several bones together so they aren't a choking hazzard. When they can get the whole thing in their mouths, I remove it. Ribs are a good way to get them bone.
Lucy ate some cross cut ribs today and she does GREAT. I can give her anything with bone, no matter how small and she is very very slow and careful. Can't say the same for the bullys.
I think you are doing so GREAT! I am very proud of both Zeus and you. You are rockin' it .
edited to add: the puking and re-eating is totally not a big deal. They do that sometimes. Not a biggie . Mine used to do it quite a bit at the beginning, but they haven't in a long time.
wooo hoooooo for Lucy!!!!!! Maybe she is not gulping because she is smaller breed? I wonder sometimes if the risk of bloat is smaller on the raw diet, you know....
I got the shoulder, couldnt pass that. But the whole piece was a bit over 7lbs and I still have a hard time eyeing his portion. So, I chopped it - but not too small though. The piece that had bone in it - I left it weighing about 2 lbs. That way I know he needs to eat that in about 4 or more sittings.
Bloat is a HUGE problem in Bassets. She used to be free-fed until we brought the bullies home. She prefers to eat a few pieces of food at a time but now is on a schedule so will eat her whole meal or I have to take it up.
I love leaving it whole. I always feel better about them just gnawing on it when it is big . Zeus is gonna love that!
He is eating from the shoulder one meal - another meal chicken for bone. No problem with poop what so ever! Loving it! As soon as he sees me put down the towel - he hops on it..lol...HOPS like a bunny...lol
lol. I know what you mean. Stid sprints to his x-Pen when he knows its feeding time.
"I am normally not a praying man, but if you really are up there, please save me Superman!'' - Homer J. Simpson
I love the way they run and hop.....being so low and thick its so cute...lol
After being on raw for a month now and eating chicken, pork and turkey - I tried giving him a small piece of chicken liver today....ohhhh, I have been reading about lots of dogs that do not like the texture - but Zeus swallowed it and looked at me for more...lol