Muscle meat is the main portion of raw fed diets. It is important to know what items are considered as muscle meat in raw feeding. Some items are easy to determine what they are; but do not get caught up in the traditional labeling standards for meat, those do not apply in raw feeding. Below is a visual guide to what is considered muscle meat in a raw fed diet.
Wild game is safe to feed. Approved wild game items include venison, duck, rabbit, elk, and moose. Do not feed raccoon, wild boar, fox, and bear. All wild game should be frozen for a minimum of 3 weeks to ensure any parasites are killed before feeding. Meat purchased from a local butcher or grocery store is safe to feed without freezing.