|Purred: Wed May 20, '09 4:05am PST |
|Good job Bicho! He pretty much sounds like he would be fine with the larger chunks of meat that would require chewing. Why don't you try it out? After all, if he doesn't like it/can't handle it , you can always cut them up smaller for him. I make the Instincts TC sometimes. I use half ground turkey with half chunked up chicken thigh. You don't have to use all ground meat in the recipe and this way they get in some chewing action.
Chicken necks have a larger ratio of bone to meat in them then, say a drumstick or a thigh, so you might want to offer something w/o bone for the next meal, but you don't always have to alternate between bone-in and no bone meals. It depends on the cat. Also, I noticed that you have liver in all of the meals that you mentioned in your original post. Depending on how much you have in there, you might want to cut back. While liver/organs should make up 10% of a cat's diet, that doesn't have to be in every single meal, but over a space of time, let's say a week's worth (although I'm sure there are different opinions about this).
For bone-y foods you can also try a game hen. I usually cut them up into quarters and my cats can easily eat a quarter of a game him in one sitting. Smaller chicken thighs w/ bone are really good too, and drumsticks, but drumstick bones are thick and sometimes hard for a cat to break through. However, remember that just scraping the meat off the bone is supposed to be good for a cat's oral health.
I still make the Instincts TC sometimes, but I've been getting lazy and starting to stick with the RMB's, chunked meat, and ground w/ bone and organ from haretoday.
Keep up with the good eating! Purrs!
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