Budget-Friendly Tips for Raw Feeding Your Dog

Budget-Friendly Tips for Raw Feeding Your Dog

Raw feeding has gained popularity among dog owners seeking to provide their pets with a natural and nutritious diet.

While raw feeding offers numerous benefits, some may perceive it as an expensive option.(You can see more on raw dog food here)

However, with a few smart strategies and budget-conscious choices, you can successfully raw feed your dog without straining your wallet - especially if you follow the Healthy Active Pet program!

In this article, we will explore practical budget tips for raw feeding your dog, ensuring they receive the best nutrition without compromising your finances.

  1. Plan Your Meals and Buy in Bulk:

One of the key ways to save money on raw feeding is through careful meal planning.

Design a well-balanced menu for your dog that includes different proteins, fruits, vegetables, and supplements. By planning ahead, you can make a shopping list and purchase ingredients in bulk. Buying in larger quantities often comes with discounts, allowing you to save significantly on your dog's raw food.

And if you need help in this area we have a huge selection of raw dog food recipes and meal plans to follow

  1. Source Locally and Seasonally:

Look for local suppliers of raw ingredients, such as farmers or butchers, as they may offer more affordable options. Additionally, consider purchasing seasonal produce.

Fruits and vegetables in season are usually more abundant and cost-effective. This not only supports local businesses but also ensures your dog receives fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients without straining your budget.

  1. Embrace DIY Approaches:

Another budget-friendly tip for raw feeding is to embrace DIY techniques. Instead of purchasing pre-made raw food, consider making it at home.

This way, you have control over the ingredients and can tailor the meals to your dog's specific needs. Research recipes and guidelines to ensure a well-balanced and safe diet. Homemade raw meals can be more cost-effective and give you the opportunity to use affordable cuts of meat and economical produce.

And you can see HEAPS of recipes from our pet nutritionist here

  1. Utilise Free or Low-Cost Protein Sources:

Expensive cuts of meat can quickly escalate the cost of raw feeding. Instead, explore alternative protein sources that are more budget-friendly.

For example, you can reach out to local fish markets for fish heads, tails, or scraps that are often discarded but can be ideal for raw feeding. Additionally, make sure you include organ meats, which are highly nutritious and generally more affordable than muscle meat.

  1. Incorporate Raw Meaty Bones:

Raw meaty bones are not only essential for dental health but can also be a cost-effective addition to your dog's raw diet. They provide essential minerals, nutrients, and mental stimulation. Look for affordable options such as chicken wings, necks, or beef ribs, which can be obtained from local butchers or supermarkets. Always supervise your dog while they enjoy raw meaty bones to ensure safety.

  1. Seek Discounts and Sales:

Keep an eye out for discounts, promotions, or sales on raw food ingredients (we have heaps at Healthy Active Pet so check out our shop too). Many suppliers or online retailers offer periodic sales or loyalty programs that can help reduce costs. Sign up for newsletters or join online communities dedicated to raw feeding to stay updated on the latest deals and offers.


Feeding your dog a raw diet doesn't have to be a strain on your budget.

By implementing these budget-friendly tips, you can provide your furry friend with a wholesome and nutritious raw feeding experience without breaking the bank. Plan your meals, source ingredients locally and seasonally, embrace DIY approaches, utilise cost-effective protein sources, incorporate raw meaty bones, and take advantage of discounts and sales.

Remember, a healthy and balanced diet for your dog can be achieved while being mindful of your finances. Happy raw feeding!

You can check out our meal plans and raw feeding dog recipes here too

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