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! A few essential tools are required to make processing meals, cleanup, and overall efficiency much smoother with raw feeding.
Knife

An obvious essential! Learn more about what knives are most helpful and what to look for here.

Scale

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.

Kitchen
Shears

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.

Cutting
Board

It is recommended to have a separate cutting board specifically for raw feeding for safety measuresBamboo cutting boards are non-toxic & easy to clean. Other commonly used materials are plastic and wood.

Meat
Bucket

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.

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Apron

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.

Cut
Resistant
Gloves

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!

Ziplock
Bags

Although not the most environmentally friendly, Ziplock bags often store leftover meat in a one-time use sanitary way.

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Meal 
Prep
Container

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!

Freezer(s)

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.

Non
Toxic
Cleaner

Since raw feeding does require frequent sanitization, a quality, non-toxic cleaner is recommended.