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Pet mince

By Watson - 9 May 2012 48

Does anyone know of a butcher in North Canberra selling good quality pet mince?

I tried the Dickson butcher, but for some reason neither my dog nor my cat would touch their pet mince, and they are not particularly fussy.

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Pet mince
Watson 11:11 am 10 May 12

astrojax said :

i feed my girl either hearts from iga ainslie or turkey wings (or chicken wings, until woolies deli stopped stocking them – que?? get them sometimes from markets/civic chicken shop) much cheaper, good for her teeth and she loves them! [and sometimes, sardines] all with our leftovers, of course (sans onion)

Chicken necks are great too. I do feed a couple of those each day. Our last foster cat used to love them too. Used to steal them from under the dog’s nose if she got a chance.

Some offal is good for pets, so is some fat and bone. But I tried to add kidney once and – apart from the smell making me feel sick – they would not touch it and I had to throw out a whole batch of frozen meat.

Aeek said :

going OT but I love seeing dogs and cats living together. The cat provides endless stimulation for the dog, a larger dog can provide a safe zone for the cat, and they don’t compete the way two of a kind do.
Plus a dog that has been socialised by a cat is likely to be way safer with children.

The dog is ours, but the cats we just foster for the moment. Foster cats are beyond awesome though. Most of them were exposed to a multi-pet household at a very early age (some are bottle-fed from birth) and they are completely bomb proof.

If anyone wants a kitten, let me know! We have two 12 week old fosters and they are both lovely.

And added Spence to my list of places to check out. Glad I posted the Q here!

PBO 9:40 am 10 May 12

carnardly said :

What is in pet mince? Mooshed up dogs and cats?

lol

🙂

I always thought that it was funny that the Exotic meats shop was right near the pet shop at Belco markets.

Aeek 10:03 pm 09 May 12

going OT but I love seeing dogs and cats living together. The cat provides endless stimulation for the dog, a larger dog can provide a safe zone for the cat, and they don’t compete the way two of a kind do.
Plus a dog that has been socialised by a cat is likely to be way safer with children.

astrojax 7:18 pm 09 May 12

i feed my girl either hearts from iga ainslie or turkey wings (or chicken wings, until woolies deli stopped stocking them – que?? get them sometimes from markets/civic chicken shop) much cheaper, good for her teeth and she loves them! [and sometimes, sardines] all with our leftovers, of course (sans onion)

Postalgeek 5:59 pm 09 May 12

I’m tired. I read ‘pet mice’ and was enjoying the OP until I read the first few replies.

Now it’s quite dull (but informative) 🙁

CB43DW 5:55 pm 09 May 12

As an aside, Andy’s is great for other meat as well and has a great selection of smoked meats that he smokes on site.

We used to live in Spence in 2006 and that’s how I found him, We’ve moved but I still drive across town past countless number of butchers to buy his produce.

(And no, I’m not an employee or relative of his, just a very happy customer.)

CB43DW 5:52 pm 09 May 12

Andy’s in Spence.

Unlike other butcher Andy (the tall skinny bald guy) doesn’t put offal in his mince and therefore it doesn’t smell rank after a few days. I’ve had the mince for over a week in my fridge and it doesn’t smell.

Watson 5:42 pm 09 May 12

Some great tips there, thanks!

I was actually on your website today, Jordo. I might put in an order this week.

And will check the Lyneham butcher for some red meat mince too.

And I’ll keep the Phillip place in mind for if I need it.

Merle 5:30 pm 09 May 12

We’ve fed the dogs kangaroo mince from Powell’s Stock and Feed in Phillip for years and years. It’s not northside, obviously, but it’s not too far out.

Holden Caulfield 5:29 pm 09 May 12

Watson said :

So I was hoping to find a friendly butcher who could tell me exactly what goes in their pet mince. He would gain a loyal long-term customer!

Try the Lyneham butcher or even the one just outside Supa Barn in the city. They’ve been good for us in the past at handling slightly left of centre requests.

Jordo 5:03 pm 09 May 12

Check out our pet mince here http://www.jordoschopshop.com/chicken-pet-mince-bags-1.html it’s ground chicken wings/necks/carcases and nothing else. If you get 2 or more bags it’s less than $2kg. We also deliver our meat and pet foods free right across Canberra and Quangers.

Watson 4:40 pm 09 May 12

Holden Caulfield said :

We’ve just started feeding our cat the VIP Petfoods mince. He thinks it’s tops!

We got it from IGA O’Connor from memory.

The reason why I don’t want to feed supermarket pet mince is that it apparently has extremely high levels of bad preservatives (E223 mainly, I think) in them. Including VIP and Paws (same company). But if you want to buy cheaper brand name pet mince, Aldi sells 2 kilo bags for $7. It is my pets’ favourite, but again – no idea what goes in it.

So I was hoping to find a friendly butcher who could tell me exactly what goes in their pet mince. He would gain a loyal long-term customer!

I am not a fan of Petbarn (the service in Belco is so slow that I usually end up walking out without buying anything!) but I just remembered that I did buy some frozen pet mince at the independent pet store in Belco.

carnardly 4:37 pm 09 May 12

What is in pet mince? Mooshed up dogs and cats? lol 🙂

Zeital 3:23 pm 09 May 12

have you tried Pet Barn by any chance? they sell nice mince though i have only gotten it once as a treat for my puppy.

they in belco and majura park

Holden Caulfield 3:23 pm 09 May 12

We’ve just started feeding our cat the VIP Petfoods mince. He thinks it’s tops!

We got it from IGA O’Connor from memory.

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