So I finally bought some raw dog food (from a raw dog food company I would never recommend, by the way. They're scammers. I gotta find a new one), and he didn't like it. He's extreeeeemely picky. He ate the first bowl of it, but it took him a long time to eat it, and he will not eat it (at least on its own) since then. So I decided to at least get him off the regular dog food as a start. Since the day before yesterday, he's eating (cooked) ground turkey with brown rice (made with olive oil instead of butter), olive oil poured on top, and then I make the raw dog food I bought and put it on top of the turkey/rice mixture. He still tries to sneak around the raw stuff, but because I spread it like a butter over the top of all the good stuff, he winds up eating most of it. It's a start anyway lol.
Next round of ground turkey I buy, I'll give it to him raw. The stuff I already had was frozen from like...last year lol, and I'm not going to eat it, so I figured I'd cook it for him. I hope he'll like it raw.
The rice will eventually go. I just want to get him off the packaged dog food first. I've done a lot of reading lately that says that dogs' allergies are caused by an allergy to grains or glutens (in ALL store bought dog foods). I know that brown rice, quinoa, and millet are acceptable for humans in the instance of a gluten intolerance, so I'm wondering/hoping the same is true for dogs. He could stand to gain a few pounds and I'm sure the rice would help. He's not been itchy today so I'm gonna guess that something good is happening.
Can anyone who has raw pets tell me how they manage to afford all the meat?? There's a turkey place where I live who sells everything turkey. It's a restaurant/deli and the ground turkey you can buy there is almost four bucks a pound!
He'll go through a pound in no time, so that's pretty darn expensive for me. The health food store is no better. Would I get a better deal if I got in touch with a meat distributor? I have a cousin way up north who raises cows and...yeah. I guess I could call her. I don't know
Anyway, I'm excited! And talking a lot...lol
Any advice on the meat and how to get it cheaper would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!