Dog Food – Meat Grinder

dog food meat grinder

My Dog Food Meat Grinder

A commercial meat grinder is a great asset when making homemade dog food. If you buy one that is powerful enough you can grind up chicken bones along with the meat. This is a great way to supply calcium and cartilage to your dog. It is also ideal to grind up food for puppies, small dogs and old dogs that may have dental problems. It also makes the dog food more uniform for easy mixing, serving and storage. This is my meat grinder it is a Weston 1.5 HP. This grinder breezes through 10 pounds of chicken leg thigh quarters in a few minutes. It is extremely heavy duty!

Dog food meat grinder parts

Dog Food Meat Grinder Display of Parts

As you can see the meat grinder I use to make some of my homemade dog food has a handful of parts. The meat grinder assembles in minutes and is easy to clean. You will be making dog food in minutes.

Meat Grinder Plunger

Meat Grinder Auger

Pictured above is the auger and the plunger. The tray also has a safety shelf that I forgot to put on for the pictures. Obviously never stick your hands, fingers or toes down the hole. If you don’t think you can resist the urge to do so then don’t use this meat grinder. Nuff Said:)

Dog food meat grinder blades

 Meat Grinder Cutting Assembly

The picture above shows the cutting blade to the left and the screen to the right. The meat grinder comes with two screens and this is the larger of the two screens pictured. Basically, the blade turns in unison with a heavy duty auger and this drives the meat up to the screen where the blade cuts and chops it. The ground meat is then pushed through the screen into a waiting pan.

meat grinder

Super Nice Feature of this Meat Grinder

Occasionally you may try to grind something that is a little tough and this can jam the meat grinder. If this happens simply switch it to reverse for 5 or 10 seconds until it gets unjammed. Then turn it back to forward and away you go.

This meat grinder retails for around $750. It is a very heavy duty sturdy built meat grinder. This grinder also can be used for your own household grinding needs. A very handy tool.

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  1. Tracy Scheig says:

    Question for Ed. We have a young lab bird dog with allergies. We are going with your advice, but we have a lot of pheasant in the freezer. Can we grind the breast meat and use it in place of chicken or beef as needed?

  2. Hi Ed, Just found your website. I have a 12.5 year old Golden that I want to start feeding your cooked diet to. As I’m just going to try this to see if she will eat it…what % of fat for hamburg should I get? Eventually I might invest in a grinder, but now just want to by the beef already ground.
    Thanks you, Nancy

  3. what r charges……………..

  4. Hi! I have been using the Dinovite on grain free limited 6 ingredient dog food. I am switching them to either the raw or cooked recipe in the next few days. My question is, why are the eggs hardboiled in the raw recipe and raw in the cooked recipe? Thanks!

  5. Great photos of the meat grinder and I got mine at a well known supplier from what I found on the internet called One Stop Jerky Shop. I got mine for $699.99 with free shipping and I love it, it zips through full chicken pieces like butter. I saw their Tasin grinder too which was an option but since I am grinding so much the Weston was the best fit. Happy grinding everyone.

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