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Raw dog food brands

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by Buddy1, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Buddy1

    Buddy1 Member Registered

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    I am thinking of changing our raw dog food supplier, but there seems such a huge range of brands out there that I am not sure where to start. Does anyone have any recommendations?
     
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    What supplier are you currently using, and why do you want to change? Do you prefer a complete all-in-one with added veg & supplements (like Nutriment), or 'just meat', supplementing with other stuff as you see fit?

    Do you like to stick religiously to an 80/10/10 mix of meat, bone & offal, or are you happy with a 'lots of meat, bit of bone, bit of offal' approach?

    How important is cost? Or how the company source their meat?
     
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    I buy from a supplier who sources all meat from slaughterhouses in NL . So the animal has been passed as fit for humans before the cat C meat label is applied.
     
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    We buy from a local supplier, but it is a bit of a gamble as to what is in stock and recently there has not been much variety.

    At the moment I buy meat, offal and bones separately and try to do a rough 80/10/10 (but am not fanatical about the ratios). He hasn’t had a ‘complete’ before, but would be happy to try. He is not a fussy eater, but would be looking for mince or meat chunks rather than whole prey (he won’t touch this).

    Free range poultry products and a good variety of bones and meat would be preferable.
     
  5. JudyN

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    The company I use is Nurturing by Nature and I can wholeheartedly recommend them: Raw Pet Food for Dogs & Cats | BARF Diet - Nurturing by Nature They are sometimes low in stock of some things, but this is intentional - they like to buy what is in season/plentiful, which encourages owners to vary the diet and also matches how animals in the wild would eat - gorging on rabbits when they are in plentiful supply, and having very few when they are scarce, for instance. They stock plenty of free-range meat, and you can read about their values here: Our Values | Nurturing by Nature

    Their minces are mostly mixes of chicken and, e.g. offal, beef, lamb, fish, etc., but they don't specify ratios so particularly with the offal, there's a bit of guesswork. You can always use your dog's poo as a guide to whether he's getting a good balance though!
     
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    Thank you @JudyN. I hadn't heard of them - will look up the link now.
     
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    I had never heard of this company either I just had a look at their site and I have to say I was very impressed my 2 would love the chicken carcass stuffed with lamb and their prices look great as well.I am going to place an order and see how the boys get on with their products.:)
     
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    Yes, I was really impressed too.
    Am about to put in an order as well (you should ask for commission @JudyN:D). I have also made an order with 'Furry Feasts' to see what they are like. I hope there is going to be enough space in the freezer:eek:
     
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    I often think that! They're only a couple of miles from me. I did offer to 'proofread' their website for free as there were a lot of errors, and they were very grateful... But as far as I can see they haven't made any changes. I do wish website developers would offer proofreading/editing as part of their standard packages.
     
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    Mine also love Furry feasts:)
     

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