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SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby silverbullet » 30 Dec 2017, 11:10

Can anyone recommend a low-cost supplier of dog food mince/tripe in the south east uk?
I dont want "artisanal" hipster poncey dog food that costs more than some restaurants, think more along the lines of bulk ordered 1kg frozen slabs of pink marble.
We add cheap fruit & veg to the dogs meals ourselves, so we dont want "complete meal solutions" either, just the mystery meat.
Happy to consider heart and liver too (diced or whole), thats how we currently feed the dogs but its currently too expensive buying it at supermarket prices.

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Re: SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby weimarbus » 31 Dec 2017, 17:14

Do you have any independent butchers near you, we get chicken carcases from ours for £1 -£1.50 a kilo, they usually have a problem disposing of trade waste and are happy to discuss and supply. Got to worth a try.
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Re: SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby silverbullet » 31 Dec 2017, 20:54

Thats my next stop, local butcher in he village for beef and pork hearts. If I have a regular bulk order they are going to be more interested.

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Postby lefty67 » 31 Dec 2017, 23:45

Try the nearest abbatoir, should be able to get cheap meat. One close to us even has it's own on site shop
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Re: SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby kentishvanman » 08 Jan 2018, 13:37

May help, may not.
I fed our 2 dogs, Lab.× and Border Collie, all their lives with complete dry food. Never had health probs. and condition top notch. I used Oscar Pet Foods delivered to the door in 20kg sacks. Good value and easy preparation. What came out of their rear ends was not the wet/smelly stuff that a lot of dogs produce either. I sometimes mixed supermarket tinned food in their bowls but that was probably more for my benefit than theirs. Was originally put on to it by Dr Roger Mugford.
Would not hesitate too do the same again. You have nothing to lose by giving it a try.
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Re: SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby silverbullet » 08 Jan 2018, 15:59

We used to buy from Oscar's but our Lab developed an intolerance to cereal at around 7 years (skin rash on chest, hair falling out in clumps), so we tried both on the BARF diet. His symptoms were gone in 4 weeks. We have stuck with it the last 5 years.

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Re: SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby Porkscratching » 08 Jan 2018, 17:07

I used to feed Dubdog complete dry food (James Wellbeloved) and like kentishvanman would add leftovers. By far the cheapest supplier was Zooplus. Excellent service and they do wet food as well. Those may be a bit poncey for you but worth a look.

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Re: SE dog food (meat) supplier needed

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 08 Jan 2018, 19:08

kentishvanman wrote:May help, may not.
I fed our 2 dogs, Lab.× and Border Collie, all their lives with complete dry food. Never had health probs. and condition top notch. I used Oscar Pet Foods delivered to the door in 20kg sacks. Good value and easy preparation. What came out of their rear ends was not the wet/smelly stuff that a lot of dogs produce either. I sometimes mixed supermarket tinned food in their bowls but that was probably more for my benefit than theirs. Was originally put on to it by Dr Roger Mugford.
Would not hesitate too do the same again. You have nothing to lose by giving it a try.


^^^^^ WHS especially the rear end.
I use/have used Skinners Field and Trial products for all my Border Collies - currently the Muesli one. They do a hypoallergenic version in this and also in the Life range:
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A Hypoallergenic Food Suitable For Adult Dogs With Sensitivities Or Allergies.

Skinner’s Life Sensitive Is Free From Wheat, Maize, Barley, Soya And Dairy Products. Contains Enhanced Levels Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin To Help Protect The Joints Of Your Dog And Our Unique Herb Blend Containing Herbs Known For Their Beneficial Properties.
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