🐾🥩 Feeding Raw Pet Grind 🐾🥩
At Circle C Farm, we feed our pet grind raw, not cooked, but frozen or partially frozen depending on the weather. During hot weather, we defrost it most of the way and let our dogs enjoy it like puppy ice cream, or we pop it out totally frozen and let them work on it for a while. If we're not giving them the whole container (1 lb), we thaw it completely and serve the amount we want, then keep the rest in the fridge for the next day or so. Our barn cats also love it, and we give them smaller amounts to prevent leftovers.
When introducing the raw pet grind to your dog or cat, start with a small amount, especially if you're switching from dry kibble. This is because it may take some time for your pet to get used to the rich flavor and nutritional value, which could make their stool a little loose. Adjust the amount based on the size of your pet, starting with a couple of tablespoons for smaller animals and up to 1/4 to a 1/2 pound for medium to larger ones.
Consider feeding your pet outside if you can, especially if they're messy eaters. If you're only set up for inside feeding, make sure to put them on something easy to clean.
Cooking the raw pet grind is unnecessary since it's meant to be fed raw. However, depending on your pet's unique needs, some may prefer or require it to be fully cooked, partially cooked, or browned.
Remember, we are not experts in raw feeding, so please consult your veterinarian as needed.
Our broiler chickens are a Cornish cross breed that thrives well on pasture grass.