Ok, my kitties have had their first raw meal. Pics are uploading to photobucket right now.
But you know I have 25 baggies or so in the freezer with approx 6 oz in each bag.. Not all the cats like this. Some smelled it and walked away even though they were begging for the meat while it was going through the processor. Juan is going to buy me a grinder for the bones. Today I used bone meal.
Now, as far as Flower I put her out a measured 6 oz in a saucer in her crate. Or actually I had Juan do it as I was still bagging it up. 15 minutes pass and I hear her crying so I am thinking she didn't like it. As it turned out, she cleaned her plate and then went in the kitchen and ate for an additonal 30 minutes. She ate with more gusto the raw diet than any other cat I have. I couldn't believe it. She does't just like it......she loves it. It might be because her body is so needy right now and the others are not. They are all still on the Felidae and love it. She does not.
I also bought some cranberry capsules for urinary track health. I put extra taurine and also added some additional fish oil that I have for more of the "omega 3 oils". Plus I put a little extra salmon oil. And extra bone beal. And extra kelp. I also split the bones and scraped the "innerds" out and put that in it as well. I went to two stores and could not find chicken hearts so I bought gizzards and added extra Taurine. Another 1000 mgs.
Ah, the last pic is done uploading. Let me post.
Oh, and I like the idea of cases of chicken. I bet since we have a Tyson's factory in the town where I work and since I have many friends who work there and since my husband works with one of the managers at the sheriff's office, I bet we could get a real deal. I'll have him check on it. He buys cases of smoked port for 5.00... Chicken might be cheaper than that.
It's mostly just takes time to do this and after you have all the extra stuff you need, you dont' need to keep buying the vits all the time. So, I might slowly migrate them all. We'll just have to see. Some of them did not like it. Jimmy hated it. He smelled it and walked away. Star and Flower loved it. JJ loved it. Felix loved it as did Festus. Kissy like it. I'd say half liked it.
This is Flowers second helping. I didn't get a photo of her first helping but she licked the platter clean.
This is after her two meals. She has to be very very full...
Kissy likes it.
Star loved it.
Thank you so much. I have never seen little flower eat the way she did tonight. She ate as much as three of the other put together. There is something in it that she senses she needs.
p.s. I tasted the liquid before I put any raw meat in it. It tasted horrible to me.... Yuck.. Is that kelp?........ooooooowe
I am also going to have to get some stainless steel pans for them to eat in. The tin just won't cut it with moisture food. The use stainless or plastic now for their water and the dogs eat out of stainless. Guess I need it for the cats too.