A new Asian market opened near our house so I stopped by today to check it out. It’s a very nice, clean store, large variety in both their meat and seafood departments.
I got chicken drumsticks for .50 per pound, which is an excellent price, and good-sized sardines for .99 per pound. Everything else I picked up will be new for the dogs: beef feet, duck wings, and duck feet.
This was my first order with Reel Raw. Their products are more expensive than Big Dan’s but all of their meat is pasture raised, grass fed, free range, etc depending on the animal in question. And all meat and bones are 100% USDA inspected and approved and fit for human consumption; again a big difference from many of the other companies. Excellent customer service when there was a question about one of the items I wanted, and the box arrived exactly a week after I placed the order, very well packaged and everything frozen solid.
Shipping costs are always an issue with meat orders. Real Raw offers free shipping when product is ordered in 50 lb increments. My main reason for this order was to get pork for the dogs and I couldn’t touch their prices at the local grocery stores or Asian markets. I ended up getting a pork complete ground mix (80% meat/muscle, 10% bone, 10% organ), pork feet, pork hocks, pork liver, and turkey necks. The next time I order I will just get the ground mix and liver.
So the freezer is definitely now full and the dogs will be starting their fifth protein some time next week.
At this point the dogs have successfully tried the following proteins: chicken, fish, beef, rabbit, and turkey. Because of the variety, meals are easy to put together and the dogs love what they’re eating!
Below are some photos/menus of meals from the past week or so: