View Full Version : Anybody order from Hare Today?

03-04-2006, 11:11 PM
The Nature's Variety medallions are evasive, and expensive. I can't find them locally, and can't afford the prices online. I have two dogs, and Emma eats about 3x what a normal dog her size needs, so I'd be feeding AT LEAST two pounds a day. I just can't do that, LOL. Anyhow, I can get ground meat and bones from hare today, delivered to my door, for just over $2 a pound. I can add my own veggies, as I have a food processor. I've heard a lot of good stuff about them, and I like the variety they offer. Any thoughts?

The URL is www.hare-today.com.

03-04-2006, 11:15 PM
I have not used them myself, but know of many who do and they all love it.

03-05-2006, 12:08 AM
Thats very interesting-sounds good.

03-05-2006, 04:55 PM
BTW, I wouldn't add veggies if I had healthy dogs. Emma doesn't do well on a normal protein diet. She needs to stay around 15-20% protein, and a raw meat is somewhere around 30%.

03-05-2006, 07:05 PM
Actually I thought raw meat was 15-20% protein? I will have to dig to find that info but I am pretty sure raw meat is fairly low in protein.

03-06-2006, 01:54 PM
I have it in my head that it's around 30%... not sure why;) Emma does need some vegetables, though, if for nothing else than her anal glands.

03-06-2006, 02:19 PM
It's definitely not 30%. Here is a post from the raw feeding list:

"Seriously, check out the USDA site -


And, if you've really got time on your hands, you can go to -


And type in a search for all foods based on protein content of a 100g
serving. You'll find all manner of things - including the fact that COOKED
(and dried) meat is higher in protein than raw because cooking reduces the
moisture content. You'll have to page through a few times before you get to
anything raw in the meat category.

Besides, if you look at bone being included, it drops the numbers a
bit...and organ meats tend to be lower in protein than muscle meats, too -
pork lung leaps to mind at what, 14%? Brains are around 10% protein. (type
in "by-products raw" to the USDA site and you'll get a number of choices to
look at on that site) Put it all together and what do you have? NOT a high
protein diet! Guesstimate somewhere around 17 % protein? Maybe more, maybe
less, not sure. The point is, the numbers DON'T MATTER. Wolves don't walk
around with calculators and spreadsheets trying to make their daily quota of

I know, I know, try telling that to the naysayers who are all high and
mighty with their percentages of this and that and you'll kill your dog with
ALL THAT PROTEIN and it's a wonder he hasn't fallen over dead yet..."

03-06-2006, 04:43 PM
Very interesting to hear... I wonder why more vets don't reccomend raw for seniors, and kidney and liver dogs???

Oh, wait... they can't sell it in kibble form.