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a little while ago i read something on a cat forum but not sure were

basically someone was saying that the bones you can get for dogs if you boil them in water for so long - then u can give them to cats n tthere softer n they enjoy them

this was a bengal forum i think or may off been on here

but i cnt find it or remember it or i may even dreamed it

but has anyone ever heard of that?
 

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Bones HAVE to be raw.... Cooking splinters them and can cause massive problems internally for the cat.

ONLY feed raw bones!
 

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Bones HAVE to be raw.... Cooking splinters them and can cause massive problems internally for the cat.

ONLY feed raw bones!
What she said!! Mine like to play with their bones once all the meat's stripped off :D
 

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yeah thats wot i thort n heffin has chicken wings anway

but i thort someone been going on about raw hide or something -iv probably dreamt it but it was buggiing me not being able remember were i thort id read it lol
 

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Alex, "raw-hide" is the soft inner layer of skin of an animal such as a cow.

Raw-hide "bones" are just pieces of raw hide rolled or twisted into a shape like a bone, so it is easier for the dog to get hold of it and carry it around. It is not actually made of bone, just a name that has been given.

What they probably said on the forum is if you take rawhide and boil it you can give it cats to chew on, as their teeth & jaws are not strong enough to chew on raw-hide otherwise. Some young cats like chewing softened raw-hide. :)
 

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I believe it is possible to cook bones in a pressure cooker until they turn to a mush which still contains the minerals, and this can be fed to cats. Can't say I tried it myself
 

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I believe it is possible to cook bones in a pressure cooker until they turn to a mush which still contains the minerals, and this can be fed to cats. Can't say I tried it myself
PP -- I understood that cooked bone is indigestible for cats. I am not sure what makes it become indigestible once cooked, but if it is pressure-cooked do you think it perhaps makes it more digestible? Just curious!:)

http://rawfed.com/myths/bones.html
 

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PP -- I understood that cooked bone is indigestible for cats. I am not sure what makes it become indigestible once cooked, but if it is pressure-cooked do you think it perhaps makes it more digestible? Just curious!:)

Myths About Raw: Are bones safe?
I don't know chillminx. I know we are always reminded that cooked whole bones splinter when chewed and that is a real danger. I read about the pressure cooking method ages ago when I could not find a suitable meat grinder here in uk but never used it myself.
 
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