|Purred: Tue Feb 26, '13 10:18am PST |
|I too would never willingly give my cats kibble. Even the good ones, like EVO, are too devoid of moisture and too much of their protein comes from plant sources rather than animal sources. Canned would be a much better alternative to kibble if you absolutely can't do the raw, but canned is much more expensive, at least for the upper end stuff.
I order from hare-today all year long with the 2 day Fed Ex shipping. It costs me about $28 in shipping to get the package to where I live in New York. I really like the diversity of protein sources that Tracy sells and I've never had a complaint with the quality of her products. As far as shipping during the summer months, there have been times when some of the meat was starting to thaw, but I've never had anything totally thawed out. I simply use the "starting to thaw" meat as the first I portion out and freeze back down.
As for Tracy's suppliers, this statement is on her home page:
"We raise rabbits, guinea pigs and goats on our farm.
All poultry and fish are USDA inspected all natural.
Pork, beef, llama and sheep are sourced from local farmers [no feed lot animals] and processed in a licensed state facility.
All grinding, cutting and packaging is done in our shop."
A few of the specific product pages have links to more information about the meat source.
Good luck! IMHO, raw does work out to be cheaper than canned and much healthier than kibble, and that makes it worth the time it takes to cut everything up and portion it out.
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