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    Does anyone feed their dog organ meets &/or bones? Where is the cheapest place you have found these? I got excited when I saw it at a great price online but the shipping was soooo expensive!

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    Have you got a farm shop near you? That would be the first place I'd ask. In the meantime, a grain-free diet is a good substitute. We use Taste of the Wild for our little spoodle.
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    • #3
      I like Orijen. Grain-free and great Primal ingredients!
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      • #4
        I shop grocery store sales, wholesale restaurant food supply places that are open to the public, ethnic groceries (mostly for organs), butchers, and game processors. You do not need to buy a 'pre packaged' raw to feed a raw diet. That is the most expensive way to feed raw.

        If you are leery on going out on your own and want to ease into raw with a commercially prepared product, if you are in the US check out Bravo or Omas Pride......they might have a distributor in your town which will reduce shipping (since they order it on pallets). Still going to be more expensive, but can help you get through the beginning stages. Also check out yahoogroups for a local raw feeding group that can recommend places to shop in your area for the best deals.
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        • #5
          We were planning on ordering the meat/bones from the same place we order ours (they have pet mixes). However, once you factor in shipping its pricey!

          I've got him on a grain free food & will look into ethnic stores too!

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          • #6
            I try to do one meal a day raw. I combine chicken wings, cut up beef heart/liver and a raw patty from the pet store. She chomps through the wings like it was butter.
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            • #7
              I make up a batch of food for my Cavoodle that has kangeroo mince, chicken livers, beef heart and lamb kidneys which lasts through the week. Once a week he gets a section of marrowbone and he always gets the bone (except chicken) from any roasted meats I cook for the family.
              I can't help you with sources as I'm in Australia, but I just buy mine from the offal section of the supermarket. The most expensive thing is the kangeroo at $5 a kilo, everything else is 2 or 3 bucks a kilo.
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              • #8
                I belong to a raw feeding co-op in the Austin area and the prices make it easy for me to keep my dogs on a prey model diet. I would recommend searching the interwebs for one in your area.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                  I like Orijen. Grain-free and great Primal ingredients!
                  And very, very expensive. Raw is cheaper. We do Orijen for one meal and raw for the other. Using Orijen for convenience.

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                  • #10
                    Try a butcher shop. You can get chicken backs and necks for cheap.

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                    • #11
                      We used to always get free large bags of bones/scraps from HEB(big retail grocer in TX), but due to regulations I don't think they allow them to do this anymore. Local butchers usually just toss the stuff, so you can get it free or very cheap. Even @ Whole foods if you ask the butcher they will set aside trimmings from the day and let you have them free. Just go to local butchers and ask, I'm sure you will find one willing to work with you.

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                      • #12
                        Chocolate is toxic to dogs, don't give them any.

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