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lulu'smom 11-11-2013 10:51 PM

Maybe it's just me, but frozen raw is for the birds. :(
 
As I sit here holding my baby girl with a sweater on buried in her cuddle cup and shivering her guts out, as much as I love the frozen raw, it's just too big a pain!! Or maybe I'm just not disciplined enough to deal with it. What-e-ver, (as the kids I used to teach would say) I'm aggravated! I can't microwave it for about 20 seconds to make it an acceptable temp--that kills the enzymes that I'm feeding her raw for. If I forget to put it out earlier enough (which is what happens a lot with taking care of a toddler and a household hence the discipline remark) then I've got a shivering girl. I prepare her food every night before I go to bed and put in refrig, but she gets up making a beeline for the food--it's still really cold, then she's shivering. As I type this she's still shivering, but it's getting a little better.

Thanks for letting me rant!

cpaoline 11-11-2013 10:59 PM

Oh no poor baby.. I just cant get with the raw thing. I wouldn't want to eat raw food.

lulu'smom 11-11-2013 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by cpaoline (Post 1708537)
Oh no poor baby.. I just cant get with the raw thing. I wouldn't want to eat raw food.

You know, Cathy, I know how you feel. For me, I feel like with the commercial raws Lulu is getting the benefit of a raw diet, but many of these companies are treating their products to protect against salmonella, e coli, etc. (even though I understand our dogs systems are supposed to be able to handle salmonella) using HPP for frozen foods. Also, I don't have to worry if I'm doing it right doing it myself. I've been feeding her ZP and Sojos, which ZP is air dried and Sojos is dehydrated. I just felt like frozen was even closer to raw than those alternatives, but I think I'm going to have to go with freeze dried. It doesn't make me happy, but on top of freezing when she eats, I'm having to feed her too much to hold her between meals.

woodard2009 11-11-2013 11:17 PM

Hey Tina!! You know you could take enough raw for 3-4 days and put it in the refrigerator to thaw out. It won't go bad. If you do forget to take the raw out, you can put it in the sink in warm water. Just keep it in the packaging or put it in a ziplock bag or tupperware bowl. The bag or packaging would probably be best. I always take 3-4 days frozen raw out and put in fridge. Get in the habit when you take one out of fridge to feed, take one out of freezer to replace.

Wicked Pixie 11-11-2013 11:23 PM

I don't like to feed cold foods either, I try and make all their meals room temperature or warmer. What I do if the food is still a little frozen or chilled in the middle is to stand their bowls in another larger bowl that I put boiling water in. I use stainless steel bowls, so they warm up really quickly and take the chill off the food. If I am in a real hurry I pour a little hot water onto the food too.

AnnHelen 11-12-2013 01:06 AM

Aiiii ai ai mami ;) I don*t feed raw..if they where smart enough they would prepare their food too I think hihi..just my own little silly theory ;)

debrawade10 11-12-2013 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by lulu'smom (Post 1708521)
As I sit here holding my baby girl with a sweater on buried in her cuddle cup and shivering her guts out, as much as I love the frozen raw, it's just too big a pain!! Or maybe I'm just not disciplined enough to deal with it. What-e-ver, (as the kids I used to teach would say) I'm aggravated! I can't microwave it for about 20 seconds to make it an acceptable temp--that kills the enzymes that I'm feeding her raw for. If I forget to put it out earlier enough (which is what happens a lot with taking care of a toddler and a household hence the discipline remark) then I've got a shivering girl. I prepare her food every night before I go to bed and put in refrig, but she gets up making a beeline for the food--it's still really cold, then she's shivering. As I type this she's still shivering, but it's getting a little better.

Thanks for letting me rant!

I don't know..I'm not there yet! But I LOVED seeing your rant..lol! I would be like you, my three boys are grown, but I still wouldn't be able to get my act together, that is the reason I'm not going there...yet!

doginthedesert 11-12-2013 01:20 AM

My problem is that now it takes a lot more time to thaw stuff! In the summer we keep the AC on 80 (seems cold when it is 110 out) but we like it cold so the heat is only on 67. It takes a whole bird almost 20 hours to thaw on the counter vs maybe 6, so I keep ending up with half frozen meals these last few days. Usually I just microwave boneless something on those days but I feel ya. I mean I am not bothered enough to consider anything but home made raw (for me the whole world would have to topple over before I went back to the processed side- :) ), but winter is always an adjustment.


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