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Duck wings

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by urbantigers, Jun 12, 2017.


  1. urbantigers

    urbantigers PetForums VIP

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    I was browsing the frozen food section in a pet store today and noticed natures menu (think it was NM) did packs of frozen duck wings. I didn't check ingredients but assume they are just plain, frozen wings with nothing added. Would these be ok for cats? As far as I could tell by feeling the packet, they were a similar size to chicken wings, maybe a bit bigger. Kito loves a chicken wing so thought he might like these then wondered whether they'd be too big or the bones too hard. As they have a picture of a dog on the packaging I assume they are aimed at dogs rather than cats. Anyone tried these? I noticed they also sold turkey necks but these seemed large - too large for a cat?
     
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    Babyshoes PetForums Senior

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    Never tried them, I have a feeling that the bones might be a bit harder than chicken - not sure if too hard, but I think if it's too hard a cat would just leave it, wouldn't they?

    If they're cheap enough I'd get some to try, or buy a whole duck for your supper (assuming you eat meat) & take the wings off before cooking...
     
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    Elaine b37 PetForums Senior

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    I have often wondered if some of the treats designed for dogs would be suitable for cats? not giant dog bones of course! but one of the places I get cody's food does interesting treats for dogs like dried venison whereas the ones for cats all seem to contain cereals or sugar which I try to avoid.
     
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    I don't know about feeding duck wings to cats, but they have high proportion of bone to meat and have caused constipation in my dogs unless they I fed boneless meat as well.
     
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    I cut the wings off duck or turkey to give the cats. They don't crunch them up like they do chicken but the still gnaw at them and eat the meat
     
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    urbantigers PetForums VIP

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    I may give them a try then. I just hope Kito isn't one of those cats who over estimates his ability to crunch hard bones and breaks his teeth on them!

    I always give a boneless meal to counter the chicken wings I give Kito (they are raw fed so easy to do) so will do the same with the duck wings.
     
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