Sunday raw
Photo taken 31 October 2010

Sunday has been raw fish day for the past couple of weeks, since I discovered a local Asian grocery store that sells whole frozen sardines for CHEAP. This batch of sixteen little silver flippy-floppies cost $3.36. Each one weighs between 2 and 2.5 ounces, so two sardines, with a side dish of canned pumpkin and supplements, makes a meal. That comes out to less than 50 cents a meal, per dog.

And they both LOVE it. They’d probably love to have raw fish for every meal, but for the sake of nutritional balance and variety, we’re limiting it to once or twice a week.

Eats too fast
Photo taken 7 November 2010

They munch through their sardines way too quickly for this meat to have much dental benefit, I think. Bowpi, who’s quite adept at tearing meat from bones when fed other kinds of raw meat, surprised me with her ability to gulp half a fish at once. Fish is her speediest meal, especially compared to how she lingers over her kibble.

I’m going to look into different kinds of fish, as well.