|Purred: Wed Jun 6, '12 5:52pm PST |
|Hi Patricia. Yes, it does matter. A properly constructed raw diet consists of 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, 5% liver, and 5% other secreting organ (like kidney). If you buy a commercial raw diet like Nature's Variety medallions, they have ground bone in them along with the other ingredients. If you were to decide to make your own ground raw food, you must either put bone in it or put in a replacement for the calcium like ground eggshells or a commercial raw supplement. If you were to feed a prey model diet, which consists of chunks of meat etc., you must feed raw meaty bones, such as game hen pieces, chicken necks, and rabbit boney pieces to provide calcium.
Small raw bones will not hurt your cat; as previously mention by Merlin, it is cooked bones that you must never feed to a cat or dog as they splinter.
I hope this helps a bit.
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