|Purred: Wed Mar 2, '11 1:05pm PST |
|Hi; for those of you who don't know me, I'm Shade's little brother. I'll let my mom tell this story...
When I converted Chaucer to raw in Dec '09 when I got him, he eagerly ate any raw that I put in front of him and he even used to growl when he got his favorites, such as game hens and rabbit rmb's. Then sometime around 6 months or so ago, something happened. I think he got a small bone stuck somewhere in his mouth, I couldn't find it and he cleared it himself, but after this time he refused to eat any rmb's for quite a while. I finally got him back to eating the smallest of rabbit and game hen ribs. Lately, I've even gotten him to try out some slightly larger bones, but I always keep them way smaller than what I give Shade or Smudge. Just so you all know, he mostly has been getting his bone content form whole prey quail and ground raw from hare-today.
Well, just now he was eating his rabbit ribs something made me go check on them and there he was pawing at his mouth, running backwards, etc. He won't let me look much in his mouth at the momment, but he seems to be acting normally now, so I'm hoping to get a good look in a bit when he's calm.
Anyway, have any of you run across a cat that just can't seem to handle even smaller rmb's? I'm thinking that maybe I should just not give them to Chaucer any more as he seems to be a bit incompetent at eating them and I'm afraid that he could really get hurt.
Any suggestions? I know that I can just cut them up really small too and he has his quail and the hare-today grinds. Sigh...
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