- Sep 16, 2010
- Bulldog(s) Names
- The Stig Racecar Driver and (Sweet Angel) Punkin Brutus
This post will be updated periodically. Rawfeeders!, please share your tips and advice you have and I'll add them to this list.
- Highly recommend that you get a chest freezer exclusively for your pup(s). This way you’ll be able to buy in bulk when meats go on sale, especially if the price is irresistible. If you don’t have funds for a new one, craigslist type sites are full of people trying to get rid of theirs. Also, get the biggest one you can afford or can fit comfortably in the room. I made the mistake of buying the small size, now my bullies’ food is taking over not only their chest freezer, but also my parents’, as well as my normal fridge freezer!
- There are many avenues on how to cut meat costs. A lot of rawfeeders are successful in joining co-ops in their areas as well as group buys. I aim for $1.50/lb per meal averaging the whole month taking into account every protein source. You can also join a local rawfeeding group where we exchange new meat deals, share contacts and other great info. Other members have befriended their butcher and ask them to save trimmings, old and freezer burnt meat.
- Save money by shopping according to the season! For example, turkeys go on sale during Easter and Christmas time, duck during Chinese New Year, get in touch with friends who hunt deer during the fall/winter months, sausage making time is in the beginning of the year so pork is the new black, rabbits starting spring, and so forth!
- There is a high chance that you may find that if your bully is allergic to kibble chicken protein, it will not be the case for the raw variety. Don't be afraid to try it, even for just one sitting.
- Variety is essential, although I have heard that some people feed exclusively one meat. To avoid developing allergies and to better our bulldogs' health, in general, it's best to aim for at least 3 protein sources.