|Purred: Tue Feb 15, '11 1:06pm PST |
|Yay for your kittens! Shade and Smudge never had a problem with bones either, but it might be because they were very "mouthy"; I don't know if they were still teething or not when I introduced bones. They had completely chewed apart some baskets that we had around the same time that I 1st gave them bones.
Anyway, I with liver, I usually just cut them up each a piece or two, I've never put down whole livers for them to tear apart. Remember that you don't want to feed too much liver at once, or you'll be in for a pile of soft, smelly poop, and I know that's what you are trying to avoid. Liver causes the feces to be loose, bone causes them to be hard. You want to mix organs and bone in the right proportions so that you end up with normal poop. Checking a cat's feces is one way that raw feeders keep an eye on how the raw diet is going. You don't necessarily have to feed liver with a bone meal, but it is a good idea to at least feed a bone meal before or after a meal containing liver.
Yes, you can portion out your meals in baggies, that's what I do, but I store them in the freezer and try to remember (he he) to put them in the fridge to thaw overnight for the next day. At feeding time I put the baggies in a bowl of warm water to bring the meat to "mouse" temperature before feeding.
I bet that your Whole Foods is going to be loving you!
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