For feeding take a frozen bag out of the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours (store it in your fridge, if it is intended to be given the next day, fresh, thawed food should not stand at room temperature for longer periods of time).
Place it on a plate or get a plastic container to keep it in, such as the Lock & Lock Food Container, if you want to avoid any messes in your fridge or kitchen.
You will not have to think about that if you use plastic containers for freezing in the first place like suggested in my new comment above. 🙂
Do not microwave the food. Neither, flat bags or the containers do not take more than a few hours to thaw. Press one half of the thawed food out of the bag in the morning, reseal it and feed and the other half in the evening, if your dog is used to being fed twice a day.
Remember to take another package for the next day out of the freezer for thawing.
If you have not already added it to your batch during preparation, you can always add yogurt, cottage cheese, ACV, vitamins, fish oil or other additives as needed to the single servings when feeding them.
Note: If you are switching your Bull Terrier or any other dog from dry food, you may want to make it a slow transition, in case you notice runny stools in your dog for more than 1 day after feeding raw for the first time. Some dog’s stomach reacts sensitive to changes and needs some time to adjust.
In this case just feed half and half (kibble and raw) for about a week or two and then switch to completely raw. That should get your dog’s digestive system used to the change.
Here you find a list of valuable add-ons for your dog:
- Nutri-Pet NUPRO Dog Supplement 5lb
- Nutri-Pet Research NUPRO Joint Supplement for Dogs, 5lb
- Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (probably better priced at Walmart etc.)
- Grizzly Salmon Oil
- Now Foods Bone Meal