|Purred: Tue Jul 16, '13 10:20pm PST |
|Iv been feeding raw for a month now. Ziggy will only eat chicken, turkey and chicken hearts. Anything else he turns his nose up and runs, including bones, liver and kidney, or if covered in can/hidden he throws it up.
Iv been feeding canned grain free friskeys in the morning to make up for the lack of bone, liver and kidney
I would like to replace some of the canned with a ground meal, but not all those added vitamins as on cat-nutrition and cat-info. How does this sound:
37oz chicken Meat/hearts/fat/skin
5.6oz bone (thigh/neck)
2.8oz each liver and kidney
1-2 eggs lightly cooked
1-2 cups water [just to add more liquid to there diet]
All ground together and put in jars. making sure the liver, kidney and bones evened out. Also thinking of doing one with beef (chicken bones). Going to see how they like this before making a different type and bigger batch
The night meal would be cut up meat/heart, so i purposely made the bone/live/kidney higher to make up for the night meal. Id still offer it at times
Ziggy menus been, All mornings Canned then rotating through chicken, chicken hearts and turkey. That is the only meat he will try and he can do pieces about the size of a quarter/dollar coin.
Iv tried hiding liver, kidney and other red meats in his food everything he throws it up. But Iv gotten ground from hare-today and he ate it fine. He even ate the whole ground rabbit (fur and all mixture) he will not touch the rabbit chunks I bought though, first time I bough beef from the store he ate the chunks no problem, second time he refused them I hid it in canned, he threw it up.
How can I introduce these without him throwing up? I would like to get at least one other meat in his diet. He goes crazy for his chicken (breast or thigh) and his turkey (I cut up a whole turkey, he only will eat the meat)
Iv tried duck hearts, chicken necks, crushed chicken wings, Cornish bones, duck pieces, rabbit pieces, ground goat, ground quail, ground mutton, beef chunks,chicken feet no luck.
I was thinking 6oz meals/cat/day
Neither seems to eat too much, iv been feeding 3-4oz/cat each night but sometimes there seems to be too much wasted food. I feed around 8-9pm and clean it up when I get up in the morning 8-9am.
I'm just wondering if 3oz/meal would be enough.
Eskimojo is 18 pounds he should be around 16-17 pounds, hes not very active
Ziggy's 12 pounds and a bit more active.
One things for sure EskimoJo is more playful and has lost a little weight that iv been trying to get rid of for around 3+ years, even tried prescription diet food he did not like (but ate).
He also does not charge into the bathroom (there feeding room) every time someone walks back there and act like he's starving even though he had food (EVO which he loved).
He truly surprised me he is the one I thought I would have a problem with, not ziggy. Ziggy has always liked meat, EskimoJo would never touch it. Ziggy was always the adventurous one who wanted to try new foods.
I will keep trying as they already seem happier.
So sorry for the long post
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