Raw Pet Food Freezer And Thawing Tips

What is the best way to thaw the food?

It is best to thaw the food in the refrigerator overnight. You can thaw in the sink but if you plan on going somewhere it would be best to put it in the refrigerator while you’re gone. Unless you’re going to be right back. Try to defrost more than one day of feeding. Stay ahead of yourself. Raw feeding isn’t about what you’re feeding today, it is about what you’re feeding tomorrow or the day after that. Do not defrost raw food in the microwave.

How long will it last thawed in the refrigerator?

The blends are the meat that you would buy for yourself at the grocery store. Once it is thawed the meat will still be good for up to 4 or 5 days. You have to remember that a dog's system is designed to handle more than we can. Their digestive system is short and can process food at a much higher rate then we can. However, if the meat takes on an ammonia smell, then it has gone too far.

How long will the product stay in the freezer?

If the product is kept frozen it can last from 6 months to a year depending on how cold your freezer gets. Texas Tripe recommends trying to stay within the 6 month timeline. Once you get past that point it could get freezer burnt. While being freezer burnt doesn’t ruin the food, pets may not like the taste.