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Interesting but not satisfying experience with ordering raw

post #1 of 13
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I ordered some raw rabbit medallions a week ago for Penny through PFD.

They charged about $33 for a 1 lb bag to be shipped.

Instead of shipping it overnight, they sent it 2nd day air. When it arrived yesterday, the dry ice had completely evaporated and the medallions were completely defrosted.

Oh - and they sent BEEF, not the rabbit I had ordered.

I called, told them what happened, requested that I get what I ordered, please, and asked what to do with the beef ones. They asked if I had any neighbors with dogs, and I said yes, so they said just give them away and they will resend out the rabbit for me.

I got into work this morning, and PFD's customer service had left me a weird voicemail saying that they can't send me the rabbit because they are out of stock, and that they had put 4 pounds of dry ice in and can't understand why it had all evaporated. (Uhm, hello, they should have shipped it OVERNIGHT, not 2nd day!)

Then they said that it looks like this raw shipping isn't working for them so they are probably going to stop offering it and they will refund my credit card for the purchase, and so sorry.



Mixed feelings for me - and now I need to place an order from another company. The stuff is EXPENSIVE, so I can only order a small bag - does anyone have any recommendations about where I can order raw rabbit from for Penny?
post #2 of 13
Have you checked to see if any stores near by is carrying the Medallions or any other raw frozen diets for cats?
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kisabre View Post
Have you checked to see if any stores near by is carrying the Medallions or any other raw frozen diets for cats?
Oh - whoops, you're right! There is ONE in my area. What a doofus I am!
Nevermind - and thank you!
post #4 of 13
Do you have a real butcher in the area ??? you may need to have it made

Call the store cause at least here the rabbit is avail only a hour away yet three stores carry medallions
post #5 of 13
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I just called them, and they have not yet stocked the rabbit, but had someone else call two days ago looking for the same thing, so they will look into stocking it and get back to me.

Way cool. They are in the center of town and easy to get to with parking nearby.

I just don't have a cost yet, but it HAS to be cheaper than having it shipped!
post #6 of 13
rabbit her is 23.99 for a 3lb
post #7 of 13
It's $15.99 here for the 3lb rabbit. All the other meats are $11.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
I just called them, and they have not yet stocked the rabbit, but had someone else call two days ago looking for the same thing, so they will look into stocking it and get back to me.

Way cool. They are in the center of town and easy to get to with parking nearby.

I just don't have a cost yet, but it HAS to be cheaper than having it shipped!
They might give you a good price if you place a regular order for so much rabbit a week. There's an independent butcher in our town who does that for the cat home, which doesn't feed raw, but has a couple of residents who need rabbit or venison due to allergies. He's even said he could get ostrich or nutria (a type of swamp beaver) on a regular basis, if needed.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by jcat View Post
They might give you a good price if you place a regular order for so much rabbit a week. There's an independent butcher in our town who does that for the cat home, which doesn't feed raw, but has a couple of residents who need rabbit or venison due to allergies. He's even said he could get ostrich or nutria (a type of swamp beaver) on a regular basis, if needed.
They aren't a butcher, they are a small, specialized pet supplies store. There is a butchery in my area, but I have no idea if they have rabbit - I've never seen any there, and I rarely go there as I am not a cook.

I would have no idea what to ask for as far as pre-prepared raw, that's why I was looking to buy the medallions.
post #10 of 13
a balenced( I use this loosely) raw for a cat

only needs 70%-75% muscle meat

15% organ meat

10% bone meat

5% optional veggies

that is all the is "needed" hence raw is far easier than homemade...

Rabbit needs taurine added
post #11 of 13
Those medallions are also available freeze dried, you just rehydrate them before serving. I have always doubted that they could safely get frozen food to me here in Florida.

I got some of the raw lamb medallions at a local store, my cats won't touch it, meh. It's still in my freezer, i don't know anyone who wants it.
post #12 of 13
Barf Direct in Maryland is the place I use. They are on the ball and I've never had a problem in 2 years of weekly shipments.

www.barfdirect.com


Just an example: A case of Rabbit = 7 two pound tubes. Price $65 for 14 pounds.

UPS Ground shipping, takes 2 days. Arrives completely frozen everytime!

Shipping cost is about $20

So $85 total. Equates to just over $6 per pound of Rabbit.
post #13 of 13
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Thanks, Nial!
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