The Pan Rinse Method For Defrosting Raw Dog Food:
Is There an Alternative Way to Quickly Defrost Raw Dog Food without Hot Running Water?
Perhaps your kids (or inconsiderate roommate) used up all the hot water this morning? No worries, there’s another way – but, it will add about 10 more minutes to the process and require more attention.
What’s the Safest Way to Defrost Raw Dog Food?
Hands down, the safest way to defrost raw dog food is to take it out of the freezer and put it directly into the refrigerator. This method can take 12 to 36-hours depending on how much meat we’re talking about.
The next best way is to repeat the exact steps at the top of this article, except with room temperature water. It can take up to an hour to defrost your meat this way, but it is effective and safer (if bacteria is a concern).
Last, simply taking the meat out and letting it sit at room temperature will take somewhere between 2 and 4-hours to defrost. However, this is my least favorite option, because I have a tendency to forget about it.
And any meat that has been sitting at room temperature for more than two hours should be thrown out.
Should You Warm Your Pet’s Raw Food?
A 72-ounce package may take 3 to 5 hours. Cooked foods thawed by the cold-water method should not be refrozen. When thawing food in a microwave, always remove the food from the plastic packaging. Using your microwave’s defrost setting, defrost 8-10 minutes per lb of food.