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Welcome to Uncooked Foodie Friday! Each Friday, I submit one thing about what I’m feeding my canines a uncooked meals diet. This weekend, I’ll be doing meal prep in anticipate for my journey to Las Vegas. I’m SuperZoo sure 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 incorporates each pet model you possibly can consider for canines, cats, fish, reptiles, horses – you identify it, they acquired it. I’m capable of attend as an Trade Skilled, Press, and Retail (I symbolize our native uncooked meals co-op). I spend a few days strolling across the ground, shaking arms with model homeowners and representatives whereas searching for cool new issues that may profit these of us preferring pure options for our pets.
Who’s Taking Care of the Canine?
My higher half might be staying residence to deal with 5 canines and one cat and he’s so trying ahead to a interval of bonding (that’s sarcasm) with the entire 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 Canine
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’ve got 5 canines, 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 canines:
- 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 Hen Eggs
Yep! That’s rather a lot.
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 elements when doing meal prep for our canines. As a substitute, I add issues like duck necks and uncooked eggs to the bowl alongside their grind. I am making an attempt to verify every thing is roofed as a result of it may be overwhelming to feed 5 canines and I need to make it as straightforward for J as attainable.
Additionally, I’m going to be exhausted once I return from SuperZoo
and the very last thing I’m going to need 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 would like my arms, wrists, and arms.
Step 2: Equally distribute Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm between 5 chrome steel, 8-quart bowls and add sizzling 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 these items as a result of (1) a complete pork hearts are too wealthy and messy for the canines to eat and (2) the boyfriend isn’t used to feeding entire duck necks and sardines in the home so I need 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 the entire meat and different elements, mixing between every addition. I attempt to make it as equal as attainable.
Step 6: That is once I get “Elbow Deep in Uncooked Meat.” I dig my arms into every bowl and manually combine the elements collectively. Since I did some mixing (with an enormous 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
- Huge Spoons
- Measuring Cup
- Meat Intelligent
- Slicing Board
- Freezer Protected Containers
Is that this A Balanced Meal?
There’s a rising variety of people who find themselves centered on balancing each meal, which is fabulous as a result of it is necessary that our canines get the vitamins they should thrive. I select to stability over time, with the understanding that the water-soluble dietary necessities have to be met every day.
I stability via feeding a wide range of proteins and different meals, in addition to sustaining an understanding of the vitamins in my canines’ uncooked meals diet, tracked by way of a nutrient spreadsheet. This spreadsheet is accessible free of charge to Maintain the Tail Wagging Fb web page Supporters.