kcku wrote:Does anyone know how we can obtain low-grade deer parts such as offal, leg bones and the least human-desirable venison cuts at a reasonable price within a 50 mile radius of Harrison NY(southern Westchester near White Plains). Our family dog has developed a severe food allergy to either chicken, turkey, beef or pork (we don't yet know which). It causes infections that may become life threatening. We have put her on an elimination diet and she shows great improvement eating just venison and duck. However, we simply cannot afford the commercial vension and duck based dog foods. God bless you.
A few ideas: 1.
Have you contacted local venison processors? They probably have lots of deer parts your dog can gnaw on. 2.
Have you contacted local game wardens? They might make road kills available to you. 3.
Are there local deer farms, or people who have deer in enclosures? They might lose a deer occasionally, or be able to steer you to someone else in that industry who can provide some venison for your dog. 4.
Have you put out the word to local hunters? They might have last year's deer meat still in their freezers, and they'd give it to you for your dog to make room for this year's kill.
Not everyone would agree with me, but if your dog has an allergy to other foods, I have no problem feeding it even the good parts of a deer -- as long as a diet of venison doesn't turn the dog into a deer chaser.
Best of luck with your dog.
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