What’s for dinner?

It occurred to me that I hadn’t mentioned raw feeding in a while. A little over 14 months after making the switch, we have settled into a routine that works well for both us and for the dogs. They have let me know their individual likes and dislikes. We vary the diet less than we did originally, just occasionally adding beef and once a week or so liver or gizzards.

We start with a heaping spoon of cottage cheese in each bowl.

 

 

Then add 1 tsp. of Missing Link.
One handful of vegetables or fruit then goes in each bowl. I have found that they like mixed vegetables still frozen, like tiny ice cubes, better than they like them thawed. Another favorite is apples, of which we have a plethora from a tree out front.

 

The main course is chicken necks. We are buying them in bulk at Gooseberries in Grants Pass and repackaging them to use 4 lbs per meal. They thaw fast if you forget to lay them out, are relatively cost-efficient, and have a good bone/flesh/fat ratio. Or at least the dogs are doing very well on them.

The adult girls get 7-8 ounces of chicken necks (2 to 3 depending on size) per night. Molly eats about 12 ounces, and Huxley gets a whopping 1 lb of necks.


I snapped this picture earlier today. While cleaning out the garage I found the puppy cave that we used for a couple of litters a few years ago. I washed it up and threw it in the floor of my office/guest bedroom. Soma decided that it was just right for catnaps.

It was cool and partly cloudy today and the animals tell me that fall is coming soon.

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2 Responses to What’s for dinner?

  1. Tavs says:

    My goodness, your kitchen counter looks like mine with all those dog bowls. Thanks for putting the diet up. It looks really easy if you can find the chicken necks!

  2. penni says:

    I can buy a 40# case of chicken necks for $16.95 — they really are easy to dole out. The dogs are so happy on raw food with clean teeth and breath, shiny coats and eyes. We have self-serve apples right now — my neighbor’s tree drops a half-bushel a day into my yard. I pick up a lot of them, but the dogs do well also.