For those who don’t know, their diet consists of meat, bones, organs and supplements.
Chicken: Gizzard and Heart.
Beef: Chuck tender, Lungs, Knuckles
Pork: Boneless neck, Heart, Tongue
Mutton: Boneless leg
Fish: Mackerel, Canned Sardines, Smelt
Chicken: Whole without innards
Pork: Trotter, Ribs and Tail
Duck: Whole without innards
Beef: Liver and Spleen
Pork: Liver and Kidney
They occasionally get raw eggs in their meal as well.
They get supplements on alternate days besides coconut oil which is added into their meals daily.
Estimated cost for about 28kg of food per month: $150 – $180
We buy their food in bulk every month so as to save on delivery charges and we don’t have to call the suppliers on a weekly basis. How do we store 28kg of food you ask? Well, we got them a chest freezer!
My parents have been nagging that their food is taking up too much space in the fridge so the bf and I went to get a chest freezer specially for them. When we first got it, we were pretty pleased at how big it was and how there was still so much space for food. However, I have the habit of overbuying their food and we always end up with extras and within a few months, their food started piling up and the chest freezer was eventually filled to the brim. Don’t worry, they get fed the previous batch of meat first while the newest batch will be placed at the bottom of the freezer.
I’ve been reading up on how bone broth helps with joint health and since I’m trying to look for natural supplements, I decided to give it a try. We bought a 5.5L crock pot over the weekend and made a huge pot of pork trotter broth! We allowed the broth to boil for about 20 hours before turning it off and leaving it to cool. The broth will turn into a jelly state once it’s cooled.
The next step for us was to fill the ice cube trays! After that was done, the trays were put into the freezer. Two leftover containers of broth was put into the freezer as well. They get a cube a day for their meals and they absolutely love it.
Any noticeable difference in their health?
Lycan: Weight has gone back up to 15kg but as compared to a year back, we can feel his spine and ribs. His shape is more prominent even when he’s dry. He’s much more active and he can run and swim for longer periods of time, even longer than Lexie! His teeth are much cleaner even though we have never sent him for dental scaling and we don’t brush their teeth!
Lexie: Maintained her weight at 12kg instead of it fluctuating as compared to a year back when she used to refuse her meals. She has always been super active so not much of a difference in her energy level. Teeth are definitely much cleaner. When we got her at 4 months and brought her for her first vet visit that very same day, we were told that we have to brush her teeth regularly to prevent it from getting worse. Raw has definitely improved her teeth the same way it has with Lycan’s teeth.
Even though we occasionally do still face minor problems(loose stool), we are overall very pleased with how raw feeding has helped them. We have more or less given them most meat types found in the market so we’re hoping to start them on game meat soon!
PS. We will still do occasion updates on our diets if we try something new but there won’t be quarterly updates anymore.
Lycan, Lexie & Humom