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Welcome to Uncooked Foodie Friday! Each Friday, I submit one thing about what I’m feeding my canine a uncooked meals diet. This weekend, I’ll be doing meal prep in anticipate for my journey to Las Vegas. I’m SuperZoo certain subsequent week!!!
SuperZoo is an annual tradeshow held on the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s held in a constructing that’s the dimension of over 50 soccer fields and accommodates each pet model you’ll be able to consider for canine, cats, fish, reptiles, horses – you identify it, they obtained it. I’m in a position to attend as an Business Skilled, Press, and Retail (I characterize our native uncooked meals co-op). I spend a few days strolling across the flooring, shaking fingers with model homeowners and representatives whereas searching for cool new issues that might profit these of us preferring pure options for our pets.
Who’s Taking Care of the Canines?
My higher half might be staying house to care for 5 canine and one cat and he’s so trying ahead to a interval of bonding (that’s sarcasm) with all the animals. We’ve employed a neighborhood canine coach who’s going to have the ability to assist with the care too.
Meal Prep for Uncooked Fed Canines
I do meal prep a pair pf occasions a month, making sufficient meals (normally 60-70 kilos) to final 10-12 days. Now that we now have 5 canine, nothing has modified, I simply run out of meals a few days sooner than earlier than as a result of Apollo can pack it away (he’s a rising boy!).
That is what I’m going to be mixing up for the canine:
- 25 lbs Emu (muscle meat solely)
- 10 lbs Floor Duck Wings and Frames
- 5 lbs Duck Necks
- 10 lbs of Organ Mix
- 10 Chopped Sardines
- Four Cans Boiled Oysters
- 15 tbsp Natural Kelp
- 5 cups of Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm
- Four cups of Fermented Greens
- 1 dozen Uncooked Rooster Eggs
Yep! That’s lots.
I’m solely going to be gone for a number of days, and this meals will final greater than every week. I don’t normally add this many substances when doing meal prep for our canine. As a substitute, I add issues like duck necks and uncooked eggs to the bowl alongside their grind. I am attempting to ensure all the pieces is roofed as a result of it may be overwhelming to feed 5 canine and I wish to make it as simple for J as potential.
Additionally, I’m going to be exhausted after I return from SuperZoo
and the very last thing I’m going to wish to do is meal prep and there might be
loads of meals (we nonetheless have meals from my final meal prep) within the freezer.
My Meal Prep Routine
Step 1: Take off my FitBit and tie again my hair, as a result of I want my fingers, wrists, and arms.
Step 2: Equally distribute Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm between 5 chrome steel, 8-quart bowls and add scorching water and olive oil to hydrate (per directions).
Step 3: Whereas the Paradigm is hydrating, I begin chopping – pork hearts, sardines, and duck necks. I’m chopping this stuff as a result of (1) an entire pork hearts are too wealthy and messy for the canine to eat and (2) the boyfriend isn’t used to feeding entire duck necks and sardines in the home so I wish to chop them up so he doesn’t fear concerning the mess.
Step 4: As soon as the Dr. Harvey’s is hydrated, I add the fermented greens, equally distributing them between the bowls.
Step 5: I add all the meat and different substances, mixing between every addition. I attempt to make it as equal as potential.
Step 6: That is after I get “Elbow Deep in Uncooked Meat.” I dig my fingers into every bowl and manually combine the substances collectively. Since I did some mixing (with a giant spoon) every time I added an ingredient, this step is simple.
Step 7: Switch the meals into freezer-safe containers and retailer within the freezer till a day or so earlier than feeding (to permit time for thawing).
Instruments I Use for Meal Prep
- Stainless Metal Bowls
- Large Spoons
- Measuring Cup
- Meat Intelligent
- Reducing Board
- Freezer Secure Containers
Is that this A Balanced Meal?
There’s a rising variety of people who find themselves targeted on balancing each meal, which is fabulous as a result of it is essential that our canine get the vitamins they should thrive. I select to steadiness over time, with the understanding that the water-soluble dietary necessities should be met day by day.
I steadiness by means of feeding quite a lot of proteins and different meals, in addition to sustaining an understanding of the vitamins in my canine’ uncooked meals diet, tracked by way of a nutrient spreadsheet. This spreadsheet is accessible at no cost to Hold the Tail Wagging Fb web page Supporters.