Post by Little Wise Owl on Sept 8, 2009 16:03:11 GMT -5
I just picked up a whole bunch of whole ground chicken carcasses for my cats, what will I generally have to supplement for them? (Assuming a great many of you own cats and dogs along with your ferrets)
Post by sherrylynne on Sept 9, 2009 20:54:20 GMT -5
When you say whole ground, do they include the liver and other organs? If so, then you don't need to supplement anything. I would watch their poops, though. Cats need far less bone and liver than ferrets.
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Post by sherrylynne on Sept 10, 2009 0:22:10 GMT -5
If cats have too much bone, they can become very constipated. I know I can't give NV raw to my youngest cat on a regular basis for just that reason. It contains 10% bone, and for him, it's too much. If a cat is on a frankenprey diet, you only need to give a couple chicken necks(or the equivalent) a week for bone. And with liver? Just a couple grape sized pieces per week does the job! Here's a really good link for cats and raw: rawfedcats.org/ They've got a lot of good info. Only problem is they are pretty fanatical about using whole meats instead of ground.