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Raw feeders... where do you get your food from?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dandogman, Aug 25, 2013.


  1. dandogman

    dandogman PetForums VIP

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    Do you get your food from a butcher, abattoir, online supplier?

    What do you get and how much does it cost?
     
  2. Canine K9

    Canine K9 Bailey Woof

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    You going raw Dan? I`m considering it again and I`ll just get mine from supermarket and butchers and p@H raw section but then I only have 1 small dog.
     
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    local butchers now and green tripe our local pet shop gets it in really cheap....costs us very little to feed raw but we have landed lucky
     
  4. dandogman

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    I'm going part raw to begin with, we'll see how we go!
     
  5. bearcub

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    Mainly local suppliers and OH's work.

    And the supermarket if I'm on my way home and have forgotten to take anything out to defrost :rolleyes: I don't recommend that way, it gets really expensive.
     
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    Abattoirs for the main food they get, it is really cheap, fresh and good quality.

    For the other stuff I use suppliers, mainly DAF but I have used a couple other suppliers... I tend to chop and change them and I have been put off one of them because they no longer deliver themselves and only do it by courier so it is going to cost too much.

    I spend around £30 a month for 2 dogs, both roughly 25kg (been a while since they were weighed).
     
  7. tinaK

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    mainly from an online supplier and bits from the supermarket
     
  8. babycham2002

    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    In order of quantity bought on average (descending)

    The Dog Food Company
    David's Doggie Dinners
    Morrisons
    Local Butchers


    Willows main diet consists of chicken carcasses, veal ribs and pigs trotters, obviously with green tripe and offal added and smaller amounts of other meats
     
  9. Prowl

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    Davids Doggy Dinners
    Nurturing By Nature
    At Christmas I buy Natural Instinct Turkey ^^''
     
  10. BessieDog

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    MVM or Tescos. :D
     
  11. Emmastace

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    Abattoirs. Cow and Sheep stomachs, hearts, lungs, liver, and complete plucks from one and chicken necks and carcasses from another. Costs about £25 a month for two pointers including salmon oil, goat milk and yogurt and veg. Should be a bit less when little man stops growing.
     
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    Majority of it I get from Raw 2 Paw. I order 2 months worth at a time for around £60.00 (inc. delivery which is £8.95). I then get a few bits from the butchers too but don't spend much there luckily... chicken carcasses, pigs trotters and sometimes beef heart. I spend about £10.00 a month on those.
     
  13. tattoogirl73

    tattoogirl73 PetForums VIP

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    most of mine come from http://www.jaysanimalfeeds.co.uk/ but i also get some from my local butchers who raise their own pigs so i get lots of freebies. this month was my first feeding three dogs and a cat and i spent £50 :)
     
  14. sharloid

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    We get lamb ribs, pigs trotters and ears from the local market, pig heart from a catering butcher down the road, MVM minces from a pet shop in the city, bits of offal Morrisons and chicken carcasses from a few different poultry processing places.

    We probably spend £40ish a month for 3 dogs


    I hate to think what we spend on diesel! :eek:
     
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    Have you had the chicken carcasses from there? I wonder how many you get. 'per tray' isn't very helpful. :p
     
  16. Urbanhowl

    Urbanhowl PetForums Member

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    I use either MVM or where I order the Wolves raw food from (10 of them to feed!). I use to use The Dog Food Company as he was only about 10 minutes from me but I got really dodgy mince a few times so stopped.

    The amount I use MVM is lessening, but only because where I order the Wolves's food is so darn cheap! MVM is definitely the best quality I've tried... But nothing beats huge chunks of top quality beef trim at only £2 a kg and lovely big rabbits for just £2.50 etc. ;-) My raw food bill has dropped dramatically.
     
  17. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Really? Quality has always been fab for me which is why I only use him.

    Where are the venison ribs from?

    I use the Dog Food Company and add if I find supermarket bargains. Morrisons are fab. :)

    I've still not found a nearby abbatoir: is there a directory?
     
  18. Lauren5159

    Lauren5159 Lover of Terriers, loser of the plot.

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    I use a supplier... DAF if I need a stock up and have lots of freezer space and a local supplier if I just need a few things to stock up on... Usually once every two months I let the freezer get bare and make a big order...

    It works out £20 per month roughly for my two (not including delivery charges.

    But I'm very good at forgetting to take something out of the freezer so maybe twice a week, I visit the butcher :)

    Building a good relationship with your local butcher is a great thing... He throws in all sorts, free of charge when I pop by. He always says, "and here's a present from me for the dogs" :) Save a fortune on offal and boney meals through him lol.
     
  19. pogo

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    DAF for bulk orders
    Butchers freebies and I can order bits
    Hunters freebies
    Road kill
    Farms have a had a still born once
    Keepers of chickens ducks etc - I help slaughter unwanted birds in return for the animals

    Costs me roughly £15 a month to feed a 23kg and 50kg ish dogs
     
  20. Dogless

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    Local butcher for everything apart from green tripe (PAH) and fish, sardines and yoghurt (supermarket).

    My main staple is chicken carcasses which are free if from chickens they have butchered themselves or £2.50 / 15kg if ordered in from the abattoir.

    I get loads of stuff but it can really vary. Fairly often they will have a freezer clearout and give me a call saying that if I can get there that day they have some stuff for me; usual haul is a few bin bags full of all sorts of random stuff!

    It really helps to have a good relationship with a local butcher and buy all your own meat from them too - I always buy something for us even if it isn't needed that day when I call in. It also really helps if they bone out their own carcasses.

    I feed each dog (about 45kg and 48kg ish) just short of 2kg each per day (around 3.5 - 3.6kg per day in total) I would guess for about £10 - £12 per dog per month. Can be more or less, varies a fair bit.
     
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