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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Meat Saw Day

As you know, we feed all our dogs on Eagle Pack Dog Food from puppyhood to retirement. They thrive on this food and we are extremely happy to be in partnership with Team Eagle Pack!

To supplement the kibble we use various flavours of meat, either soaked as an extra flavouring with their meals or as calorie rich snacks during training runs and races (right, Clyde enjoying his snack at Carmacks checkpoint). We feed meats such as lamb, beef, salmon, chicken and BLT (NOT bacon, lettuce and tomato but the much more appetising beef, liver and tripe!!).

All of this meat needs cutting into snack-sized bites so today was our first of many "meat saw days" this season where we cut and bagged a few hundred pounds of meat to be used over the next couple of months.

During our research for Throwback Thursdays we came across a couple of videos which will show you a little about what happens on "meat saw day". Here is a link to a post called "Beef Flavoured Snickers" from Macgellan back in 2009.

Below is a video Ryne put together back in 2010.


Nessmuk said...

I can only imagine the prep work that goes on behind the scenes to get a team of canine athletes to the starting line!! This video was a nice peak into that side of the equation....thanks! LOL....I know organ food is nutritious but tripe.....yuck...no doubt the Dogs probably love it!

Barb, CO said...

What an interesting clip. As I prepare thanksgiving, I will be thinking about you all, with gratitude.

Margaret said...


Thanks so much for these videos - I am so glad the 4-legged team members get so much good "snack" food!

It was quite revealing to see the amount of effort and care that goes into keeping all your dogs fed, exercised, happy...awe-inspiring!!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!

marilyn cozzens said...

It is very interesting all the tasks that are needed to keep the dogs trained and raced. What an never ending to do list you have! Thanks for keeping us updated in all your activities. The videos were great. Thanks for the post.

Linda Toth said...

I remember this clip .. just as much fun the second time around.