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Feeding a Species-Appropriate Diet October 18, 2011

Filed under: Pet Nutrition — Missus Mac @ 11:02 am

As I discuss on The Pup page, I encourage feeding your dog or cat a raw diet, also known as a species-appropriate diet (because that is exactly what it is). I have found that the best way for you to discover why and how to switch to the raw diet is to do your research. Listed below are the best resources I have found and personally used in the past when learning how to feed my pup a species-appropriate diet. I sincerely hope that you and your pet benefit from the resources below and your decision to feed raw!

This website has a quick start guide, and this is the way I feed my dog… it’s my favorite website for raw: http://www.preymodelraw.com/

http://www.skylarzack.com/rawfeeding.htm is another good one

http//rawfeddogs.net/

http://www.rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html

http://rawfed.com/myths/index.html

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawfeeding/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldrawguys/ (for older dogs and cats)

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/CarnivoreFeed-Supplier/

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/RawChat/

http://www.rawmeatybones.com/

I use these forums all of the time, so if you have any questions the people are really good about answering them:

http://dogfoodchat.com/forum/

http://www.dogster.com/forums/Raw_Food_Diet

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Now that you’ve done your research you may want to contact a veterinarian that supports the raw diet. Here is a list:

http://www.thedogbowl.com/PPF/category_ID/0_366/dogbowl.asp

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Are you ready to go shopping? Ethnic markets are a great place to find meat at bargain prices.

La Michoacana in Bryan is where I buy whole chickens to cut up as well as beef at more affordable prices. They also give away free bags of scrap fat/meat so just ask the guys behind the counter for some.

http://www.lamichoacanameatmarket.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=17

BCS Food Market is an Asian market in College Station. They have a lot of exotic meats and parts (like chicken feet for treats) for very cheap.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=BCS+asian+market&fb=1&gl=us&hq=BCS+asian+market&hnear=College+Station%2C+TX+77840&cid=14662027021703480150

Texas Tripe delivers to College Station as well as other cities in Texas and has some good prices for buying meat in bulk.
http://texastripe.com/

I have called around to the “meat markets” in the area, and none do their own butchering (that I know of) so the prices are on par with the grocery stores. If you know of any places that regularly have deals on meat, or if you spot a hot sale somewhere in town, please share with the rest of us!
Also, if you know of good places to find deals on meat, please share!

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Still feeding kibble? Wondering if what you’re feeding is good for your pup? Check out http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/
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For questions, comments, or just someone to share your raw feeding journey with, feel free to email me directly at BrazosRawFedPets@Gmail.com
-Christine

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One Response to “Feeding a Species-Appropriate Diet”

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