The great thing about raw feeding your dog/cat, is how darn easy it is. If you live near a supermarket, you’ve found a source. A restaurant? A source. Restaurant supplier? Another source. A food co op? Well, there you go.
I usually just hit my local food store. I buy the cheapest cuts of meat at the best prices. I usually look for a bone in them for the benefit of their teeth. I go for all different meats, all different cuts. The idea is that it has a bone and is inexpensive.
I also buy tripe, liver (lightly cooked: Buddy can be a pill on this one), kidneys, hearts and stomach (often in giblets: very cheap) and give some raw eggs.
So try for packages of chicken wings and drumsticks; pork chops; meat stock cuts, like lamb necks; and anything else that fits the bill. I will often buy something with the dollar off sticker on it; that means that it’s on it’s way out, and if you know dogs: the stronger the smell, the better the eats.
For an example, my smaller cocker may get one chicken leg and an egg for a.m., and a small pork chop for dinner. Always raw and almost always with a bone. Raw bones are perfect for them, but be very cautious with cooked bones, especially chicken bones.
I watch Buddies, weight by his waistline. I like to see that vase shape going towards his tail. In other words, if I see him rounding that out too much, I pull back a bit. Perhaps that night after getting three lamb necks for breakfast, I’ll only give a spare rib for dinner. That’s usually very little meat, but lots of bone chewing time.
Raw feeding is so easy, species appropriate, and very economical. I hope that helps, and leave me comments on any questions or suggestions for future posts!