We always want the best care for our pets, right? Well, one of the most important parts of taking care of the pet is to make sure that they have enough food to eat during their meals. For those who have a cat or a dog as a pet, meat and bones are some of the most common items that are included in the diet.
The raw feed that the pets get is some of the most important food items in their diet. That is why it is essential that the pets get their daily intake of bones and meat for sure.
However, the pets often have minced or ground meat and bones. When it comes to meat, it can be ground in the meat grinder pretty easily and there is no hassle involved in the entire process. However, some of the meat grinders aren’t really that powerful when it comes to grinding the bones (but yes, there are some good meat grinders which have enough power to grind bones). Since the bones are tougher, grinding them in the meat grinder can actually harm the appliance or cause shorts and other electrical issues as well.
So, what is the solution to that problem? Well, you could always try grinding the meat without the grinder. But then, how does one grind the bones without the grinder?
Using Alternatives For The Grinders
When it comes to grinding the bone, the appliance needs to have strong motor power and other special qualities that unfortunately the regular meat grinders don’t have.
So, the users have to buy the specific bone grinders that are efficient enough to handle the grinding of the tough bones. But what if you don’t have a bone grinder to grind the bones?
Well, there are some other alternatives that you can use. Most people would recommend using the food processors and blenders that also help in the process of bone grinding. All you have to do is make sure that there are multiple bones added in the blender along with some water. This will ensure that the consistency of the mixture is maintained. You can push in the bones to make sure that everything has the same consistency.
But the same problem again arises that the blenders aren’t really that powerful enough to handle the tough bones. Plus, there are often complaints that are made that the bones that are minced raw in the blenders happen to have some bits and pieces stuck in the meat.
Now, that can be very dangerous for the pets as they might choke on these pieces and that will be another problem for sure.
So, what is the solution to that problem?
There are many things that you can do in order to make sure that the bones are softer after they come out of the blender after grinding. Adding water along with the bones in the blender is a very important step for sure.
This way, the blender or the food processor that you use will be able to mince the bones very nicely, all the while assuring that there are no additional large chunks of bone left in the mixture.
Apart from that, you also need to store the bones in your refrigerator for some days. Store the bones that are ground on the refrigerator for about 5 days in order to make them a bit softer. You need to ensure that these bones are sealed tight in a container when you store them.
The bones certainly have some amount of blood in them which can start to smell if not stored properly. Surely, you don’t want that kind of food for your pet, right? In case, you smell something odd, you can throw away the mixture.
If you want to store the bones for a long duration of time, you need to make sure that they are properly stored in the freezer. That way, when you take them out to feed the pets, the bones will be all fresh and ready to eat.
There is no doubt about the fact that having a grinder for grinding the bones is certainly one of the best options for the people with pets. After all, we want the absolute best for our pets. However, if you don’t have a grinder that is suitable enough to grind the bones, this is something that you can try out to have the best results.
About Faisal Khan
Hi, I am Faisal Khan from California. I am a shop owner and blogger. Blogging is my hobby actually. I usually love to do camping at different places. In this blog, I will write about some kitchen appliances.