Hey Guys, So as some have read I've had a flawless transfer to raw (with chicken at least) and is now wondering.. unlike dogs, cats (ferrets) need sufficient amounts of Taurine, or they can get great deficiencies..
My question is, how much Taurine do they need, and over what amount of time (with dogs, it's balance over time...)
Would Taurine 3-4 times a week be sufficient or do they need it everyday?
Also, how much organ do you guys usually give? or do you mostly rely on whole prey to cover bone/organs.
I have a bunch of pinkie mice i tried on the dog without success, I know that they are high in taurine, will a mouse a day be fine, or do they have to be more mature to have the proper amounts of taurine?
Any meat will provide taurine. The darker the meat the more taurine available....heart offers the best. No one is sure about the amount or even if they need it (we here believe they do). I feed chicken hearts daily or at least close to it...I use them as training treats. Pinkies don't offer much nutritional value, they're great training treats....adult mice offer the best balanced prey. According to what I've been learning recently, not enough calcium or bone but you can supplement that. ciao
Post by mustelidmusk on Aug 21, 2010 12:44:54 GMT -5
Lamb is another meat that is high in taurine. when feeding chicken feed dark meat since t has more taurine and higher fat content.
If you're feeding heart meat every day or two, and if you're being caertain to select gark meats every oother day or more often, you're probably feeding enough tausrine.
Additional supplements will not hurt. they're cheap, tasteless, and easy to mix into food.my 4 brats get 1000 mg every day or two....the 1000 mg is mixed into the meal, which is split among the 4 brats. -jennifer