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Nature's Variety raw medallions

post #1 of 9
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I bought a small package of NV raw medallions last weekend, just to see what my crew thinks of them. I tried giving them each a medallion, and most of my kitties were interested, but only ate the edges. I think they were still too cool in the middle. What is the best way to thaw these things out?
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Originally Posted by NinaCaliente View Post
I bought a small package of NV raw medallions last weekend, just to see what my crew thinks of them. I tried giving them each a medallion, and most of my kitties were interested, but only ate the edges. I think they were still too cool in the middle. What is the best way to thaw these things out?
I would suggest putting them in ziplock bags and then submersing them in warm (not hot) water. You definitely don't want to microwave these as it ruins the nutritional value of raw meat.
post #3 of 9
Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Then:

I put them in baggie and smush them up to increase the surface area and then put the baggie in a cup with warm water. They get to about room temp within a couple of minutes this way.

Others have said they mix a little warm water directly into the meat.
post #4 of 9
I, too, would thaw them in the refrigerator and use warm water for a few minutes before serving to get it to room temp.
post #5 of 9
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Thanks for the tips! I will try these ideas and see if the kitties are more enthusiastic about a warmer meal.
post #6 of 9
I thaw them overnight in the fridge and then put the container on the counter to come to room temp 30-60 min before feeding. Will do the warm water trick if not able to set out ahead of time.
post #7 of 9
thaw in fridge , then run Cool water or set them in a cool bath of water
post #8 of 9
I thaw a couple of them at a time in the fridge. Also, about 15 mins before I want to feed one I put it in a dish and set it on my old gas stove that will heat up to the perfect temp!
post #9 of 9
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I tried all your suggestions last night, and I had success! I offered medallions to 6 of the cats (Sprout eats seperately), and 5 of them got eaten!!! To be honest I'm not totally sure who didn't like it - they were all moving from plate to plate. I know Adam, Delilah, and Bastian were scarfing the raw down. I saw the other three nibbling, just not sure exactly how much each of them ate. (They got canned in the same meal, so I know they ate that! )

I'm planning on trying Sprout on the NV Instinct Lamb this weekend, and if he does okay with that I will try to switch all the cats over. I also got some of the lamb formula medallions yesterday to see if they'll eat those. I think ideally, at this point I'd like to switch to about 50/50 canned/raw. The only part I'm still trying to figure out is what is best to offer them for between-meal snacks!
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