I just did the shopping for what should be the entire month of March. It’s been a while since I shopped this way, rather than buying bits and pieces to supplement the two whole turkeys that I bought in November. Since it was so handy, I thought I’d share with you. This is a pretty realistic cost of raw food in my area, for a dog who can’t eat beef or chicken, and it gives you a nice breakdown of the balance I try to hit in Silas’s diet (minus supplements).
Meat with bones:
2lbs turkey tails: $4.50 ($2.25/lb)
4lbs pork riblets: $10.00 ($2.50/lb)
9lbs turkey necks: $17.91 ($1.99/lb)
3lbs mixed ground turkey organs: $8.50 ($2.83/lb)
10lbs whole turkey hearts: $17.50 ($1.75/lb)
1lb ground boneless pork: $3.50
5lb ground turkey thigh: $16.25 ($3.25/lb)
One pig snout. (These are a dried chew): $1.00
Total weight: 34 pounds. At 32 pounds, Silas should be eating about 25 pounds of food in a month. I overbought because some of the turkey hearts will be dehydrated for treats. I also can’t really count on the pork, so I bought it as an over-and-above thing. Total cost, including our very high sales tax: $84.88. If I could buy in more bulk I could save myself a good bit, but this is really the very most I can store in my freezer.