A few weeks ago, I posted a blog called "Chicken Paws." It was about how I'd found chicken feet at the local Super Wal-Mart and thought my dogs might enjoy them. I'd been considering putting the pups on a BARF diet (Bones & Raw Food) for many reasons, not the least of which was to reduce the poop-load in my new, tiny back yard!
You can read more about BARF here.
Well, we've been BARFing for a few weeks now and it's going well! My dachshund's skin problems are all but gone, the dogs all seem healthier and more energetic and I think the poop-factor is much improved (hard to tell, though with all the snow). And of course, the dogs LOVE their new diet.
I've been feeding them mostly chicken, but am worried because Ziggers has been wolfing down her chicken wings whole. Doesn't seem to bother her, but I'm a nervous mom. So I read that you can buy a meat grinder and grind up the meat, making it safer, but... I'm not in the meat grinding business and don't really wanna be. What to do, what to do?
So today, I happened to drive by a little shop in Wheat Ridge called "Rocky Mountain Meats." Hmmmm... I wonder if they could grind some meat up for me?
Well, apparently, Rocky Mountain Meats is THE place for BARFers! As soon as I uttered the words Dog Food, the owner showed me an entire freezer full of ground up meat especially for dogs! Bones and all!
Cost? Like... $1.29/pound! You can get Wild Game or a Chicken/Turkey mix; I bought some of each. I'll let you know how it goes over.