|Purred: Tue Nov 1, '11 4:13am PST |
|Hi Lucky, welcome to the U.S.!
Feeding pre-made raw will be more expensive than making it yourself or feeding a frankenprey or prey model raw diet. Since you are a college student, I would suggest not going that route if you are trying to save money, except maybe for transitioning purposes.
While it is ideal to feed the prey model diet using meat from grass fed, antibiotic free, free range animals it isn't really practical, even for those of us in a double income family. Those meats are hard to find and more expensive.
You definately want to avoid meat with any sort of additive. For instance, last night I picked up a package of turkey breast and saw that it had salt and sugar added to it, definately a no-no! Go to the local grocery stores and just look for fresh chicken, beef, lamb, pork, whatever fresh meat they have. If you live in an area with not so great stores, the liver and organs might be harder to come by. Many people also shop in ethnic stores for variety.
Just look around and see what you can source before you leap into the raw feeding. It's also ok if you chould decide to maybe feed 1 meal a day of canned and 1 meal a day of raw, just don't feed kibble and raw.
I hope that I helped a little. Feel free to ask more questions.
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