Feeding Your Live Food Dog Like A
King on A Pauper's Budget
Free or Dirt Cheap Sources for Organic Raw Dog Food
Many people have a false notion that feeding raw dog food will be too
expensive. For frugal dog owners, here are some ways to cut your
dog food bill.
Small meat processors usually know their clients who raise organically. If you are wiling to forage, many processors will share their green tripe, meaty bones and other healthy
Get to know organic farmers at local farmers’ markets . . . ask for substantial discounts or free cast offs on overripe veggies and fruit.
Visit your local organic juice bar, buy a small glass of veggie juice. Ask for free veggie pulp and add a little of your juice back into the free pulp for your dog and drink the rest yourself. You gain preprocessed veggie pulp for your dog and a healthy juice bar lift
for yourself . . . a true win/win.
Bartering is an age old custom . . .
trade meat and veggies with an organic supplier who needs services
or products that you can supply.
Dumpster dive at your local organic health market for overripe produce or ask the owners for deals on
produce/meat past the expiration date. Surprisingly, many
grocery stores have corporate policies which prevent them from
selling or giving you expired food directly because of the
liability. However, a kind grocer will often point you to their
dumpster at opportune times for free treasures.
Meet the organic gardeners in your
neighborhood . . . many will be happy to provide you with their fresh excess produce.
Overripe organic produce, excess healthy smoothies, expired eggs, veggie pulp from your juicing or expired raw meat in your own home doesn’t need to go to waste . . . your dog will love it.
Oriental, Mexican and foreign specialty markets often have unique
organic raw meat parts . . . work a deal with the owners.
Take a walk in the woods with an herb book. Learn to recognize dog healthy free herbs and weeds.
Grow your own wheatgrass and dog healthy sprouts then juice for you and your dog.
Do you live near the ocean or a lake? Many fishermen will be happy to share their catch of the day.
Know a hunter? Ask for contributions of venison, quail, rabbits,
and other wild game.
With these creative ways to feed your
dog on a budget, you will explore your world, make new friends and
enjoy fun scavenger hunts with your dog.
Dr. Patricia Whisnant
Veterinarian and Grass Fed Beef Rancher
P.S. Do you want to share your own fun adventures feeding your BARF
raw food dog? Feel free to email us with your ideas, stories,
pictures and suggestions. Being pet lovers ourselves, we
always enjoy learning and hearing from our visitors.
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