Reply To: Dog Treats of High Value (Discussion FE520)

Alana McGee

I buy 5-6 lbs of chicken hearts/gizzards, cook, chop, freeze in small bags. I will buy beef and pork roasts when on sale and do the same.

Most store-bought treats are sold in 7-8oz bags and are the equivalent of spending $8-12/lb and go up from there for the duck & rabbit. I think Zuke’s Rabbit treats are the equivalent of $19/lb. At that price I could feed my dogs smoked salmon!

My rule of thumb is if the meat is $5/lb or less, even after cooking, it’s more economical to buy meat and cook it. Plus I know what they’re eating.

The dogs will also work for dry kibble if I’m out of good treats.