Raw Feeding Tools
When you're entering the raw feeding world, it can be a bit hectic and overwhelming seeing all the equipment you need! With raw feeding, a few essential tools are required to make processing meals, cleanup, and overall efficiency much smoother.
An obvious essential! Learn more about what knives are most helpful and what to look for here.
One of the most underrated tools! Shears can be helpful and easier to use for specific meat cuts. The Kitchen Aid Shears are the most efficient both for use and cost.
Scales are needed to measure out serving sizes and to prevent overfeeding. Digital Scales are easy to use and cheap. Make sure to purchase a scale that has both metric systems and imperial.
It is recommended to have a separate cutting board specifically for raw feeding for safety measures. Bamboo cutting boards are non-toxic & easy to clean. Other commonly used materials are plastic and wood.
Meat buckets are helpful when defrosting meat in the fridge as it catches any leaking myoglobin. Cat litter pans are the perfect size to slide into a fridge shelf and big enough to thaw a good amount of meat at one time.
Aprons ensure that your clothes stay myoglobin-free as you are prepping. Many times there will be spillage of liquids that can quickly get on you.
Cut Resistant Gloves are especially helpful for those who meal prep for weeks in advance as it calls for many hours of rigorous cutting and ensures all of your fingers stay intact!
Meal Prep Containers
Prep containers are another method to store meat and prepped meals that are much more environmentally friendly. Beware of frozen meal prep containers, as they will crack if dropped!
It is recommended to have sufficient freezer space for meat storage. Many raw feeders have a designated separate freezer to store meat in. If you plan to feed premade raw, you may not need a separate freezer if you have enough space—many times, free or discounted freezers on Facebook Marketplace or Craiglist.
Since raw feeding does require frequent sanitization, a quality, non-toxic cleaner is recommended.