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  Are there products for cats ?
My daughter has a cat and is feeding most of the same products. The chicken and turkey MIX are ground so fine, that we cannot SEE or feel bones.  Just fine for cats.
And....lordy !  We have ground Salmon - no bones ! Our girlie cat
just goes nuts over that !
The Ostrich, Buffalo, Venison, Beef, Organ meat, and our
Ground Turkey gizzards, liver, and heart ALL have no bones.  Our Green Tripe is ground also. 
As you can see....there is quite a bit of variety for cats.
Why don't you have Broccoli in your mixes ?
We don t use broccoli in our mixes as it contains compounds known as "goitrogens".  Broccoli is also from the cruciferous vegetable family. This family (which also includes cabbage, mustard greens, radishes and brussels sprouts among others) while high in vitamin C and A, also contain oxalates.  
Oxalates can bind calcium in the diet and prevent its absorption, disrupting the Ca:Ph ratio in a raw diet if fed as a staple. Goitrogens bind iodine and if fed in excess can lead to hyperthyroidism. Dogs with existing thyroid issues(overactive/hyperthyroid) should avoid eating veggies containing goitrogens. The goitrogens in broccoli are inactivated with light cooking or steaming, which is easy to do at home if you wish to occasionally include broccoli in your dogs diet for the good things it contains, without the harm the raw product may cause.

We do use watercress in our Beef mix, which is also a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, however, it is low in goitrogenic compounds, and has a relatively high calcium content of its own. Watercress is a powerful neutricutical (natural food with medicinal properties) and is also extrememly high in vitamins A and C, and iron. It is used herbally as a digestive aid and to stimulate appetite. Great for those "picky eaters"! Watercress also contains Isothiocyanates (ITCs), which may have a protective effect on cancers of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. It also contains organosulfur compounds (which cause the characteristic "hot" taste of the watercress),which have the possible benefits of reduced risk of colon, gastric and lung cancers and inhibited tumor promotion. Finally, watercress naturally contains quercetin, one of natures strongest anti-inflammatories, it is reported to be effective in treating prostate related problems and is a known anti-oxidant. Watercress sandwich anyone?

  Is the lamb breast and riblet considered a RMB meal, they can eat the bone?
Yes they can, but a "whole" lamb breast weighs about 3 pounds or so,
which might be a bit much for the average dog. Also Lamb is very fatty
and rich - so can cause a little digestive upset if fed in huge amounts
at first. Luckily, it is an easy RMB to divide. A sharp chefs knife will
divide the breast between the "ribs" and can be sliced into riblets that
can be fed. The dogs eat the whole thing. And it is great for skin and
makes them smell really good (if you like the smell of lamb <G>)
Why can't I just combine Raw with kibble to make feeding healthier ?

In Pat Lazarus's book, "Keep Your Dog Healthy the Natural Way," under the topic of food combining he states:
"How you combine food groups can be crucial to your dog's health. Why? The digestive organs secret enzymes to break down food so it can be properly used by the body. When carbohydrates and proteins are eaten at the same time, the protein enzymes go to work first, and the digestion of carbohydrates must wait. While the carbohydrates are waiting around to be digested, they ferment and release toxins in the body.
Proper food combining might more aptly be called not combining foods: Give only meat (or other heavy proteins such as eggs or milk) at one meal, give carbohydrates (fruit & grains) for the other meal.
Vegetables, though may be given with either grains or heavy proteins."
She also mentions this can also help in preventing pancreatitis.
Also, grains and meats should not be fed together but veggies can be feed with either, with no loss of nutrients. Fruits, except apples, should be feed alone and at least twenty minutes before or after anything else.
  Do the ground venison or ground ostrich contain any bone?
No, only muscle meat - venison, ostrich, buffalo and salmon have no bone,
Duck and rabbit do. 
  How long is it safe to keep turkey, or other meat or poultry products,in the freezer?
Because freezing keeps food safe almost indefinitely, recommended storage times
are for quality only.  Refer to the freezer storage chart.
Which lists optimum freezing times for best quality.
http//www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/pubs/freezing.htm#chart

NOTE: Freezer storage is for quality only. Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely.
Poultry, uncooked parts      9 months

NOTE:
This is for meat frozen at 0, ours is flash frozen at -20 - which extends freezer life,
             as does our 3 mil. thick packaging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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