|Purred: Thu Dec 12, '13 1:48am PST |
|I'm sorry, I've never posted on catster before but I panicked and here I am! Anyway:
I've been introducing my kittens to raw chicken necks (based on the advice of my local pet supply store) and the kittens have LOVED them. Friday is 7 months old and Thursday is 6 months old but they're pretty big for their age (Both around 8 pounds -- of muscle! Big kitties...) and they've really enjoyed gnawing and chomping on the raw stuff. Tonight though, Thursday was chewing on his chicken neck for a minute or two...and then he just swallowed the whole thing.
I've been watching him very carefully for the last 10 minutes, and he's happy and purring on my shoulder at the moment but I'm sort of freaking out about him choking on it later. Is this something anyone else's cat has done? Did it turn out ok? Since he seems fine and dandy, I don't want to take him to an emergency vet, but I'm still kind of scared? Ahh!
If anyone has any words of wisdom, please share them with me! And any advice on how to feed them chicken necks in the future? I've been careful about monitoring them every time they eat them, but Thursday was so quick with his creepy dinosaur eating goat move (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-k1XbvHhtg), I didn't even have a chance to stop him. :'( Should I just not give them chicken necks in the future? Is he going to be able to digest that whole thing? Auuuuugh, my usual vet doesn't open until tomorrow morning and I'm so nervous, I have no idea what to do.
Thank you for any help you can give!
 also, doing some googling, these "necks" were pretty small/skinny. They were about the width of my thumb, and maybe just a little longer? They weren't like some of these pictures, where the neck is the size of three fingers.
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