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Where to get ground meat?

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Mezzanotte

Are you trying- to eat my- kibbles?!
 
 
Purred: Thu Mar 3, '11 8:09am PST 
Kitties are currently being switched from 50% dry Wellness Core/50% grain-free wet food over to 50% grain-free wet/50% Nature's Variety raw food medallions. Since the NV is quite expensive I'm looking at using the TC premix to make my own raw food and get them on that 100%. My kitties are currently picky and don't like chunks in their food so I'd have to start them out on ground meat.

I don't want to buy pre-ground meat but don't have a grinder at home. If I go to a butcher shop would they grind some meat for me? I don't have a lot of freezer space so I can't buy in bulk and stock up on online ordered meat. Just looking for info. on what others have done. Sorry if this seems like common sense but I'm a vegetarian.
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Penn & Teller

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Purred: Thu Mar 3, '11 11:16am PST 
Grocery store is fine, it's rare that something happens to grocery store meat. It's more often that something happens to cat food
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Mezzanotte

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Purred: Thu Mar 3, '11 11:34am PST 
Good to know! I assume then that the Tyson chicken livers package (plastic container) are fine to use for the TC premix also?
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BK

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Purred: Thu Mar 3, '11 4:39pm PST 
Grocery store meat is fine, as is butcher meat, but does the TC have bone? I don't know if a butcher would grind meat with bone for you.
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Mezzanotte

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Purred: Thu Mar 3, '11 5:40pm PST 
Yes they do include bone.
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Shade

My name is not- Kittyfloss!
 
 
Purred: Fri Mar 4, '11 3:50am PST 
Yes, you can use the grocery store livers. When I used to use the TC premix, I used 1/2 ground dark meat turkey and 1/2 chunked chicken and I never had a problem with it. I'm sure that a butcher shop would be happy to grind up a fresh batch of meat for you.

Purrs,
Shade
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Dillon

The Shepard
 
 
Purred: Mon Mar 7, '11 11:11am PST 
In adding to Shades' comment, a butcher would be more than happy to grind away for you.

Personally, my lot refuses to even consider grocery store packaged pre-ground meat. I know in the poulty meat, it's the anti-spoiling additive they abhor and, well, they don't like anything else but chicken thighs.
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