Oh good! My boys like Goat too, and it is great because it's very similar to lamb, so it's super gentle on their stomachs. Then if you ever have an allergy pop up, you have a good, gentle base food to work off of if needs be.
Also, please post an updated menu with the new meats! You've got the variety, now we just need to work out any kinks and get a completed, finalized menu to be approved by Heather and you will be ready to graduate!
Let me know of course if you have any trouble getting them to eat the new meats, but I think you know the process by now.
Good fuzzes! That is good to hear. Some ferrets, no matter how long they have been on raw, still think "new" meats are poison. Like sherry's ferret Boris who has to be reintroduced to a meat if he has not eaten it in a month. Silly ferret!
So I've kind of been looking into some different commerical raw companies, do you think they'd be suitable for my guys?
There's a few local ones like Mountain Dog and Club Canine that make cat foods that I'm interested in. I can get raw food at cost price from my work, so I guess I'm kind of wondering if it would be the more economical way to go?
I'm starting school in September, so I'm trying to be as.. thrifty as I can be. I Just don't want to keep my kids on kibble. So just let me know what you think I guess? Haha and I'll grab some chicken after work!
Commercial raw is great. However, as it is typically ground I would not recommend it as the primary diet. You still need bones and chunks and such to clean their teeth or they will get bad tartar buildup and their teeth will rot. However, as long as you still feed a few bones/chunks a week commercial raw is amazing. It is a great way to add in variety that you might not get otherwise.
I have heard of Mountain Dog, but I forget if they were good or not (you have to watch out some commercial raw has ingredients in it that is Not ok for ferrets), and I have not heard of Club Canine. So you have links for them? I will ask Sherry too as I believe she is the one who mentioned Mountain Dog...
I use mountain dog, but the whole foods. Turkey hearts/livers/necks, etc. They do have some less than full meals, but if she sticks with the ones with "offal", "small breed" or the turkey for cats, she's good for a complete commercial meal. And since she can get at cost where she works, the whole foods would be well within her budget as well. She can get turkey, beef, chicken through them. Never heard of "club canine", but googled them. If she sticks with the cat version, she should be good. Another good one for her that she may be able to get since it's also Canadian based is Red Dog/Blue Cat. www.reddogdeli.com/products.php?id=48&page=Products%20for%20Cats I know it says "Chicken and Veggie", but the veggie contnt is 2%